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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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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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Moms Are Pretty Special; Procter & Gamble Thinks So, Too [Video]

Is your Mom special to you? 

I hope so. 

I was very fortunate to have a great Mom who supported us through think and thin. And believe me, my twin brother and I could make a very thin moment thinner! Our Mom was a saint!

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Giving High Fives Tougher Than They Look [Video]

There are a lot of awkward moments in our lives.

But I think one of the most awkward is when we attempt a high-five and it doesn't quite go right.

You know what I mean?  You try to congratulate someone, reach out, try to slap hands and total miss!  Oh, the pain and embarrassment

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Polar Bear Cub Takes First Steps [Video]

Here is a real "awww" moment from the Toronto Zoo.

We have been to the beautiful and popular Canada zoo, and I can attest the polar bear exhibit is a beauty. Large pools, underwater viewing and a very realistic habitat all combine for a wonderful experience.

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