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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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‘The Sound of Music’ Coming Back to Big Screen in April

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest movie musicals of all time, TCM Presents: The Sound of Music, in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox, to select U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

The good news is that Grand Rapids has been chosen as one of the markets to show The Sound of Music, at href="https://celebrationcinema.com/">Celebration! Cinema North.

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Seat Belt Advertising Campaign Aimed at Tweens [Video]

Do you make sure your kids are buckled up when riding in the car? Sure you do when they're little and using car seats, but what about as they get older?  Is it just too much trouble sometimes?

Buckling up is such an important habit to instill in children at a young age. Parents need to lead by example and reinforce the message to make sure it sticks. And, there is a new advertising campaign beginning that urges parents to never give up until their kids buckle up.

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Tips to Avoid IRS Scams This Tax Season

It's not hard to believe that tax season is a scary time.

We're all stressed out over tax filing. What is hard to believe is the new component of tax time, identity theft and scams. We're hearing more and more stories about peoples refunds already taken by a scammer.

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Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Spectacular New Season [Video]

WOW! That's all I can say, wow! What a spectacular 2015-16 season Broadway Grand Rapids just announced.

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Does President Obama Read Mean Tweets About Himself? He Sure Does [Video]

Does President Barack Obama read any of the tweets about him?

Last Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel had a very special guest, President Barack Obama.

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