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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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Cher Concert is Rescheduled and Will be in Grand Rapids January 11

The one and only Cher, whose phenomenally successful ‘Dressed to Kill’ Tour was postponed for several weeks due to the star’s recent illness, has now confirmed the newly rescheduled dates. The tour will now come to Grand Rapids on January 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are still scheduled to open the 7:30 PM show.

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Renowned Danish Artist Creates $1.2 Million Stained Glass Windows at Cornerstone University

Peter Brandes, with help from two assistants, have shipped over their workshop from Denmark to begin construction on the four, 23-foot stained glass windows that will be a beautiful reminder of the Gospel message on Cornerstone University's campus and to those who visit

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How About a Freshly-Made Espresso From a Pocket Espresso Maker [Video]

It's Sunday morning, and you may be having your morning coffee, reading the Sunday papers, and slowly getting your day started.

Maybe rather a big cup of coffee, all you want is a freshly-made espresso. Now all you have to do is buy one of those expensive machines to make it. Better yet, ... how about a machine that fits in your pocket.

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How Should Michigan Fund Higher Education Debate at GVSU

How should Michigan fund higher education is a question being asked across the state. In fact, across the state and nation, there has hardly been a time when greater pressure has been put on our colleges and universities to fulfill a dizzying array of functions. The demands are many: Colleges must produce  job seekers with competitive degrees.

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Pink Hues for October Mean Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]

For American women, breast cancer is the second most common cancer -- second only to skin cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise the consciousness about the potentially fatal disease that affects about 12 percent of women in the U.S.

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Tony Bennett’s, Lady Gaga’s ‘Cheek To Cheek’ Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 [Video]

Tony Bennett's and Lady Gaga's duet album, "Cheek To Cheek," debuted at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The album also hit No. 1 on the jazz and traditional album charts. Released Sept. 23 on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records, "Cheek To Cheek" features classic jazz standards sung by Gaga and Bennett in vocal duets and solo performances.

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