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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Kathy Rent/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Kathy Rent/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Breakfast Out is Fun and Delicious in Grand Rapids

Breakfast , they say, is the most important meal in the day. That's why on the weekends, my wife Kathy and I love going out for breakfast. Not that the Rent kitchen isn't a good one. We can make killer omelets. I make killer pancakes from scratch. But, hey, I don't have to do the dishes when we're out.

So I thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite breakfast spots.

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Courtesy Circle Theatre
Courtesy Circle Theatre
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Cats is Coming to Circle Theatre in May

Circle Theatre, will open their Main Stage season with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS starting on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.

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You Tube/Bad Lip Reading
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Hillary and Bernie Debate Like You’ve Seen Them Before [Video]

It's time for another Bad Lip Reading episode of Hillary and Bernie. This time it's their recent debate and it's better than the real one!

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Brotherly Love has no Bounds and is True Inspiration

Truly, brotherly love has no bounds. Especially for Hunter and Braden.

This is a heart-warming story about a 16-year-old Michigan boy who is supporting his nine-year-old brother, who has cerebral palsy, by putting his brother on his back and walking 111 miles.

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The EE British Academy Film Awards: Dinner - Red Carpet Arrivals
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Tom Hanks and James Corden With Tom Hanks Greatest Hits [Video]

This is a brilliant piece of show biz.

James Corden, of The Late Late Show with James Corden, had Tom Hanks on the show and they acted out snippets from Tom's illustrious film career, from Big to the Toy Story movies. You're gonna love this!

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Bing Goei/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Refugees Coming to West Michigan a Good Thing?

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is continuing their 3-part series on immigration this coming Monday, evening, April 25 with Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans speaking.

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CASA of Kent County
CASA of Kent County
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Pinwheel Garden is Beautiful at St. Mark’s Church in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Pinwheel Garden is planted, and it looks beautiful!

In downtown Grand Rapids at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lyon and Division, the garden is a reminder to not forget the 1,059 children in the Kent County foster care system. There is a  pinwheel for each child.

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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The Free Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup Announced for Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, having just announced their Summer Concert Series lineup, now is announcing the lineup for the free Tuesday Evening Music Club. The Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings, and are free to Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests—throughout July and August.

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