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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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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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Tim Horton’s Employee Treated by Students she Helps [Video]

I'm always looking for "good news" stories. I think we need feel-good news since all we hear on TV are the bad stories. It can get depressing. So, here is my "good news" for the day, about a woman in Canada.

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St. Cecilia Music Center Hosting Fabulous Wine Tasting Benefit May 1st

All of West Michigan is invited to one of the best wine tastings of the year at St. Cecilia Music Center on Friday, May 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Just Married Couple Visit Sick Grandmother in Hospital [Video]

There was a big wedding planned by Matt and Jamie. The biggest moment of their lives was going to come off without a hitch, or so they thought. The day was wonderful, the ceremony was beautiful, the reception was ready to go, but there actually was one little hitch - Grandma Pat wasn't there.

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Skydiver Drops Camera and it Survives [Video]

This is an amazing video.

A skydiver accidentally dropped his GoPro camera at 10,000 feet in the air after jumping, and the tough little camera recorded the entire, dizzying trip back to Earth and amazingly survived the crash down.

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