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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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Humane Society of West Michigan Receives $4,500 State Grant

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) announced the Michigan Companion Animal Welfare Fund check-off will fund projects totaling more than $155,500 for 26 shelters this year, including the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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Lynne Cheney Speaking in Grand Rapids on April 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host Lynne Cheney as she visits Grand Rapids on April 14 to participate in a luncheon program, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy, commemorating former first lady Betty Ford’s 97th birthday.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will join his wife at the conversation.

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What is Life Like as an Undocumented Immigrant? Find Out Thursday at GVSU Downtown

One of the true hot buttons in American politics today is immigration reform with strong feeling on both sides of the issue. However, one of the sides we haven't heard much from are immigrants themselves, especially undocumented immigrants. What is their life like?

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Crue Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Crue, a 1½-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier/mix dog, came calling today.

Crue, or, actually, Cruella, visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Tax Refund This Year? What Did You do With it?

It's one our favorite times of the year, tax time! Yes, the filing of those exciting tax returns.

How did you do this year? Did you owe something? Maybe you got a refund. And, if so, what happened to it? Spend or save, that is the question.

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Grand Rapids Latin Music Concert Features Superstar Pepe Aguilar

 

Van Andel Arena® and the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Arena Authority’s Community Inclusion Group (CIG) announced that it will host its third annual Latin Music Concert with another legendary figure of Latin music slated to perform. Ranchera and mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar will headline this year’s event on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM in Van Andel Arena. Following performances from Toby Love in 2013 and Ramon Ayala in 2014, Aguilar will become the third primarily Spanish-singing artist to perform at the venue.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has officially declared it such once again in Michigan. And, it is vitally important the we acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child maltreatment in all of its forms.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Season Finale at St. Cecilia on April 23

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be performing their final concert of the 20141-5 season at St. Cecilia Music Center featuring David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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