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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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Don’t Do This at Home! Funny Barbecue Flops [Video]

Have you fired up the grill this weekend?  After all it is the Memorial Day weekend, but since it's already Monday, what are you waiting for?

Saturday, I posted some fabulous recipes for some 'killer' barbeque foods.  And, if you're still challenged on what to cook, it's still here on our website.  But, today I thought it would be fun to find some hilarious barbeque flops.  I mean, there folks shouldn't be allowed near a grill.

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Memorial Day: When a Soldier Comes Home [Video]

The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.

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High School Talent Show has Some Amazing Talent [Video]

Many High Schools in West Michigan hold talent shows.  We have a lot of talent here, and it deserves to be shown.  There is a high school in California that held their own talent show, and it was pretty amazing.

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Grand Rapids City High Middle Ranked Among “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”

Big CONGRATULATIONS to Grand Rapids City High Middle school.  City High Middle has been ranked the 21st most challenging high school in the Midwest by The Washington Post. It is ranked the 4th most challenging in the state and is among the top 2% of high schools in the country.

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Peyton Manning’s Graduation Speech at University of Virginia [VIDEO]

This is a must-watch video for you.  It's Peyton Manning's graduation speech to students at University Virginia.

Now, Peyton Manning may be a Denver Bronco who will best be remembered as a Colt, but for a few hours this past weekend he was a Cavalier.

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Amway co-founder Rich DeVos at Baker Book House Tonight

Amway co-founder Rich DeVos will host a final meet-the-author event to celebrate the release of his fifth book, "Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Co-founder of Amway.” DeVos will greet members of the public this evening, May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Baker Book House, located at 2768 East Paris Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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