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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.
"Perfect Wedding"/Circle Theatre
"Perfect Wedding"/Circle Theatre
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Comedic-Farce “Perfect Wedding” Coming to Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre's intimate setting is the perfect place for their upcoming production of Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding. Starting on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College, the show will run June 3 & 4, 8-11, 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 5 p.m. 

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To All Vegetarians and Vegans…How About a Good Steak [Video]

Are you a vegetarian, or vegan? Are you a little annoying to meat eaters?

We all know both, and I'll have to say my vegetarian and vegan friends are pretty much tolerant of us meat eaters. But, there's always a few who never let you forget it when your chowing down on a good steak, or some salmon or chicken. They ARE annoying!

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National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Gala
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Summer Camp for Your Kids? Try a Summer Theatre Camp

If you’re searching for fun activities for your kids this summer, how about the Van Singel Fine Arts Center for the summer theatre camp scheduled for June 27-30 from 9am to 1pm.

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London's New Urban Oasis Opens For The Summer
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Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Bird Nest With a Sad End [Video]

Oh, no, say it isn't so. But, yes, it is so. In other words, yes, this really did happen.

Someone set up a camera pointed at a bird's nest in a tree to capture a time-lapse video of eggs hatching. It begins very sweet with mother Robin tending to her nest of four blue eggs, and hoping they will hatch soon.  But, and I won't give the climax away, what really happened was so sad, totally unexpected and horrifying.  Want to watch?

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Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
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Van Singel Fine Arts Center has Exciting Lineup for Next Season

 

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center just announced an UNFORGETTABLE series of shows featuring three national touring musicals, four great concerts and a fun family comedy for their 2016-17 season.

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Local Woman Honored as one of the Top Women in Media in USA

Big congratulations to local business leader and publisher, Kasie Smith, president of Serendipity Media, LLC. Kasie is being honored as a member of the 2016 class of Top Women in Media, Entrepreneur category, by Folio Magazine.

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Dolly Parton Press Conference
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Dolly Parton Playing Grand Rapids This August

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced summer 2016 tour dates, including Grand Rapids!

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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GRPS Summer Food Showcase to Provide Info about Free Summer Meals

During the school year, thousands of Grand Rapids Public School students are provided with free meals. Meals they might not have if it weren't for the school progam.  But, what happens when school is out for the summer? Do they go hungry? Not to worry, its handled.

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You Tube/Disney Movie Trailers
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Johnny Depp Surprises People at Disneyland [Video]

It sure was a fun day at Disneyland in California, the other day. Johnny Depp was there. Well, sort of.

Depp recently surprised unsuspecting Disneyland visitors by appearing in a live video billboard promoting Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Weird Noises [Video]

You probably have to be a Matthew McConaughey fan to truly enjoy this, hey, it's entertaining.

Matthew McConaughey has made a lot of movies. He's also made a lot of weird noises in these movies. Follow me here.

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