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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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Draft Day Opened at Celebration Theaters This Weekend…did you see it? [VIDEO]

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number-one pick.

That's the basic premise of Draft Day, the sports movie that opened this weekend at Celebration theaters and across the country, and I can't wait to see it

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS)
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Santana, John Legend, Jackson Brown, Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow and 25 More Stars at Meijer Gardens This Summer

So much talent...so many concerts...so little time!

Ahh, summer!  The Fifth-Third Bank Meijer Garden's Summer Concert series is ready to go, and what a line-up.  It all begins on Sunday, June 1 with Carlos Santana!  Some old favorites and many new favorites will be at the beautiful Meijer Garden's this summer.  Are you ready?  Heeeeeeerrr they are!

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Brann's Burger Bash
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Brann’s Restaurants Support The Boys & Girls Club

Burgers are the All-American food.  Yum!  Can't beat a good old hamburger, and, it's hard to beat one from Brann's.

How long has it been, a zillion years that Brann's has been a part of the Grand Rapids community?  Okay, not that long, but we're all proud that Brann's is Grand Rapids own.

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Courtesy: Grand Valley State University
Courtesy: Grand Valley State University
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Twins are all Over Campus at Grand Valley and it may be a World Record

There was a pretty cool event at GVSU this weekend.  Fifty-two sets of student twins plus 12 sets of alumni twins may set a world record, and it certainly set a mood for a festive, family celebration April 6 at Grand Valley

University Communications and Alumni Relations hosted an event for current students who are twins and alumni twins. There are 101 sets of twins enrolled at Grand Valley, more than half came to the event. That has to be a record, right? 

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(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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2Cellos Take on AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and it’s Amazing [VIDEO]

If you haven't seen this video, you'll be sharing it with all your friends once you do.

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, really rock it out by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music.

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