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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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First Ever Sailplane Grand Prix Happening in West Michigan

West Michigan is set to host the first ever FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA. The Sailplane Grand Prix is international aviation’s ultimate aerial racing competition. Fifteen of the top pilots from the United States and Canada will compete over seven days for two coveted qualification spots for the Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) World Championships (South Africa, November, 2016).

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Their Bikes Were Stolen so Police to the Rescue [Video]

We have had some awfully bad news of late, Police shootings, people shooting Police officers. We have hit a turbulent time in America, seemingly with bad news after bad news. However, there is some good news out there, and it comes with some very big hearts.

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UICA Hosts “superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial” Beginning in August

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will play host to a very interesting traveling art exhibit, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. It will be on exhibit from August 18 - October 23. Superusted presents the work of seventeen artists from five states across the Midwest including; Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Grand Rapids Symphony D&W Picnic Pops Kicks off This Week

The Grand Rapids Pops series strikes up the band this summer with the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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Fashion and Style Will be new Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion to open a new fashion exhibit, Inspired Style, on August 6. This new exhibit is a collaborative fashion project, where students used the Museum’s fashion Collection for inspiration to create new, modern interpretations of the historic pieces.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 6
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Embarrassing Hammer Throw by Olympic Athlete [Video]

Okay, this didn't go as planned.

An Olympic track athlete from New Zealand, who will be at the games in Rio, will hopefully make a better hammer throw when in competition.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY!

Here is some exciting news, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY! Yes, absolutely free admission from 12 to 5 p.m. thanks to support from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

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Some Fun Comedy to Brighten Your Saturday [Video]

We haven't seen Dana Carvey for awhile. He was such a staple on Saturday Night Live for so many years, the Church Lady, and all of his impressions. So, let's visit with him, and his famous impressions, again!

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