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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.
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Sixteenth Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Is Saturday [Audio]

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Saturday in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

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Photo by James Keivom-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by James Keivom-Pool/Getty Images
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Do Something Nice for Your Parents Day [Video]

I'm officially nominating today as "do something nice for your parents day."  Seriously, I think today, you should do something nice for your parents. It doesn't have to be a big thing.  It can be as little as a simple phone call, a visit, lunch, dinner, whatever. Do something that says I love you and appreciate everything you have done for me.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Grand Haven’s Farmer’s Market has an Education Station This Morning

The Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Grand haven Farmer's Market today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with a special twist.

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Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
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9/11 Mobile Exhibit Memorial Will be in Grand Rapids September 10 and 11

The “9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit” marking the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids beginning September 10 through the 11th and is part of the 13th annual Scout Salute and Community Day of Remembrance.

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Courtesy Shoreline Jazz Festival
Courtesy Shoreline Jazz Festival
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Great Jazz Coming to Muskegon August 23, 24 [Video]

The West Michigan Tourist Association announced the inaugural two-day Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival featuring musicians in contemporary jazz, will be at Heritage Landing in Muskegon Aug. 23 and 24.

Headliners include Alex

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