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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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This is how you Move Furniture in Ireland [Video]

We're heading to Ireland this August for 12-wonderful days, and I hope you will come with us. Our trip is almost sold out, so it's up to you, to go or not to go, that is the question. The link, by the way, for all the information and reserving your spot, is at the top of this page.

Kathy and I are so excited to go, and I'm really hoping we run into these two guys, because it's obvious they are expert furniture movers.

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Betty "White Out" Tour At The Los Angeles Zoo With The Lifeline Program
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Betty White’s Review of “Deadpool” is History Making [Video]

Betty White saw the movie, Deadpool, that opened yesterday, and, thank goodness for the "bleep" machine.

Betty put this 'interesting' video review on Facebook, and called it the best picture of the year and gave it four "Golden Girls." Be ready for lots of 'bleeps.'

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Your Ireland Trip is Almost Sold Out! Are you Coming?

This coming August 11, my wife Kathy and I, along with YMT Vacations, will be hosting another wonderful River Listener trip, and this time we're going to Ireland, as if you didn't know. Twelve wonderful days on the Emerald Isle.

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Saugatuck’s Oval Beach is Loved by People Across America

I'm getting a big hankerin' for summer. Summer in Michigan is always the best. Spring and Fall as well, and Winter, well some of us just tolerate it. At any rate, I started nosing around YELP, the user review and recommendation website where anyone will weigh in on their experience at a restaurant, retail establishment, anything. So, I started poking around and found ratings and reviews about Oval Beach in Saugatuck. They were from people around the country, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York, and, this one from Hannah C. in San Francisco. She posted this picture and here is what she wrote:

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This is a Creepy Crawly Salad [Video]

We all buy prepackaged salad sometimes, right? And you check it out when you open the bag, right? You rinse it, toss it, making sure it's okay, right? Not always. But it's a good thing this lady looked at the bag carefully before she opened it.

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The NFL Season and Super Bowl Ends With a Hysterical Bad Lip Dub [Video]

All right, the football season is now officially over. The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 24 - 10 over the Carolina Panthers. But, it can't just end like that, game over, no football until the end of summer. What are we to do?

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West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

Here's a breaking news bulletin: local weathermen are forecasting perfect weather inside DeVos Place for the West Michigan Golf Show. For 28 consecutive years the Show’s never missed a tee time for winter-weary golfers needing a touch of spring—even if it’s indoors February 12-14 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids

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