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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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Circle Theatre Kicks Off with ‘Keep the Change: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin’

Circle Theatre produces an annual theatre and concert series that features many of the area’s best vocalists and musicians. Live performances in an intimate setting gives all audience members an up-close and personal experience unique only to Circle Theatre.

Kicking off the season on April 3 is the concert Keep the Change: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin.

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Conductor Bob Bernhardt Leads Grand Rapids Pops for ‘Best of Broadway’ This Weekend [Video]

New Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will join the Grand Rapids Pops in his first performance in his new role on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids.

Bernhardt will be joined by Michigan native Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman for Best of Broadway, a Fox Motors Pops series concert featuring the Broadway stars from Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.

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Dog Gets Really Excited When His Owner Comes Home [Video]

If you have a pet, mostly dogs I would say, you know how happy they are when you come home. 

I know that Riley the Wonder Dog, our dog, is always thrilled when I get home, rubbing and licking me. And that's only after several hours of being away.

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Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
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Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy.

Company representatives have presented a $25,000 contribution to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices. The contribution will support new business development centered on commercializing ag-technology ideas and inventions.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Teams with Tom Hanks for Music Video [Video]

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen has a new, single out.

The Canadian artist had her first monster hit, "Call Me Maybe," a couple of years ago.

Now, with her sophomore album out, it looks like she might have another hit on her hands.

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Television Host “Fires” her Food on Show, Literally [Video]

The Food Network is a staple of most household TV watching, wouldn't you say?  We get to watch all those chefs cook, teach us new techniques and recipes. We never see a real "fail" so to speak.  But, that's not the case on Swedish television.

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