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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.
Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
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The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Coming to Van Singel Fine Arts Center

The Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation presents one of Van Singel's favorite groups, Glenn Bulthuis and Friends, returning on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. to perform the "Music of Simon and Garfunkel". Glenn and his 12 piece band will play 26 Simon and Garfunkel classics.

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Courtesy Feeding American West Michigan
Courtesy Feeding American West Michigan
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Drive to Stamp Out Hunger is This Saturday

This Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year.

Saturday, May 14, letter carriers here in West Michigan and around the country will be going door to door collecting food for local hunger-relief charities. In Grand Rapids, that food will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan.

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"Prada"/Humane Society of West Michigan
"Prada"/Humane Society of West Michigan
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Prada Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Prada the dog came calling today.

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

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Tired of Your Cat’s Smelly Litter Box, Damages, Meowing? No Worries…Sell it! [Video]

Are you sick of your cat? Like really fed up and want to get rid of it? No problem.

Don't just kick it out of the house or turn it in at the Humane Society. Get some cold, hard cash at WeBuyAnyCat.com.

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Courtesy GRPS
Courtesy GRPS
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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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Hundreds Of Tropical Butterflies Displayed At The New Natural History Museum Exhibition
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GRPS Students Visit Lake Michigan Because of a Unique Business Partnership

It began as a conversation three years ago between a local company and officials from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). And, it sparked a unique partnership that the school district says serves as an inspiration for other businesses to get involved in enlightening inner city school children. And, the result of the meeting between Open Systems Technologies (OST) and GRPS?  Eleven field trips this Spring to Lake Michigan’s Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon and Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven for nearly 700 fifth graders from 9 GRPS schools.

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You Tube/Marvel Entertainment
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Captain America: Civil War, Running Away With Box Office [Video]

People are raving about the new Avengers movie, Captain America: Civil War, and the box office is turning the raves into cash.

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