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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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Coffee Loving Bear Went a Little too far [Video]

Last year, when we took our Alaskan Cruise and tour, we saw several bears, from a distance, mind you. But, the bears we saw didn't look like this one who created a traffic jam in Alaska as it sauntered down the road with a coffee can stuck on it's head.

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Charlotte’s Web at Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre continues their Main Stage season this month with a Magic Circle production of Joseph Robinette’s dramatization of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web starting on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.

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The Warriors and the Cavaliers Meet on the Baseball Field? Could be [Video]

Game 7 is coming up! Game 7 to determine the NBA Champion. It will either be the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Golden State Warriors.

So in honor of the league's two best teams, we take you 'out to the ball game' and this  Sandlot parody.

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Meijer LPGA Classic - Round One
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Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythfield Country Club is Full of Fun and Food, and Golf, too

This years Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythfield Country Club is one of the most fun events in the West Michigan area. Fourty Three of the top fifty women golfers in the world are here this weekend, and all of the top ten players and money winners are here. What does that mean? You can watch the best women's golf in the world. But, there is more to this years tournament than ever before.

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President Obama, Hillary, Bernie, Ted and Donald at a Middle School Graduation? [Video]

The Internet is going crazy for an 8th-grader named John Aiello who delivered a hilarious commencement speech at his middle school graduation.

Combining his love of impressions and politics, Aiello brought the house down with his spot-on impressions of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and President Obama.

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Killler Whale Calf At SeaWorld San Diego
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Whales Traveling Exhibit Open at Grand Rapids Public Museum in October

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that a new exhibition entitled Whales: Giants of the Deep will open on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Interactive, immersive and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, this exhibit is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures.

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Stumped for a Father’s Day Gift? How About These

With Father's Day this Sunday, most people are usually stumped as to what to get dear old dad. Same old, same old, or, nothing at all.

Maybe you just have some family time, a cookout, a golf game, you take dad out for brunch/lunch/dinner, whatever. But, do you buy, or try to buy, him a gift. Hard isn't it.

Here are a couple of creative ideas I came across that I think would be super for your dad.

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Dads are Loving, Caring, Exciting, and, Sometimes Stupid! [Video]

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday. It's a day to honor our fathers or husbands for the wonderful, loving, exciting, caring and stupid things we do.

Ah, yes, the STUPID things we do. Let's all celebrate with some classic Father Fails!

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Zorro Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Zorro the dog came calling today.

Yes, Zorro visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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North Shore Animal League America's Tour For Life Pet Adoption Event
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TV Anchor Finds Dog in Hot Car. What did he do? [Video]

How many stories have we heard lately about children or animals left in a car on a hot day, with the windows rolled up and the car locked. Don't you know how dangerous that is?

A Denver news anchor does. His name is Kyle Clark and he works for TV9. He was out doing a report, and heard a dog crying in a locked car. What happened after that? Watch.

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America’s Diplomats Documentary Film Free to the Public This Wednesday at Ford Museum

Here is an exciting opportunity to learn about America's Diplomats, and the U.S. Foreign Service and policy.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, the World Affairs Council in partnership with the Gerald R...

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