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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist 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 grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We 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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Elliott’s News to Reopen at New/Old Location

There's good news for downtown Grand Rapids. Elliott's News, nearly 105 years old, will be back in business very soon. They had to close their doors earlier this year due to renovations and changes at it's old location, 50 Monroe, NW, and it was a sad day for many. But now, those frowns can turn into smiles.

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Tomorrow is the Last Day to Stuff the Bus for Kids

Heart of West Michigan United Way is at again Stuffing the Bus! They know that way too many school children may not have the school supplies they need when school begins, so they want to be there for them.

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You Tube/Jeff Quitney
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Seems That West Michigan Was A Very Romantic Place in 1949

Romance was in the air all over West Michigan in 1949. At least that's what Chevrolet said.

I stumbled upon some fantastic films, the 1949 Chevrolet travel series "Road to Romance," and this one featured West Michigan. What a classic it is.

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Picnic Pops Classical Fireworks are Tonight

You've waited for it, and now, it's here. The D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Classical Fireworks concert. Your patience has paid off, but don't miss it because it is tonight!

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Courtesy Mercy Health
Courtesy Mercy Health
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Heartside Health Center’s Annual Back-to-School Bash Coming August 12

Heartside Health Center, a community benefit ministry of Mercy Health, will open its doors to the neighborhood and community partners for a day of information, food and fun, Saturday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Courtesy GRPM
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Beer, Puzzles and Grand Rapids Public Museum Makes for Fun

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is offering a special Beer Explorers experience August 15, Puzzles & Pints! Adults, 21 and older, can enjoy craft beer while trying to solve puzzles, games and brainteasers in the traveling exhibit Mindbender Mansion.

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Courtesy Windmill Island
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The Tulips May be Gone But Windmill Island is in Peak Bloom

When you think of Windmill Island in Holland, what do you think of? Tulips, of course. Thousands and thousands of beautiful tulips. But they only bloom in the spring, just in time for the Tulip Festival.

So, after that, there is nothing to see except for the historic Windmill, right? Not on you life.

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Dominick Mastrangelo
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Women Will ROCK at Picnic Pops With Grand Rapids Symphony

Yes, Women Rock! I've told that to my wife for years. I mean it.

And, I also mean Women will Rock tonight and tomorrow night at Cannonberg Ski Area for week three of the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

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Aurora is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Aurora, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, came to visit.

Andy Rent talked about Aurora with Trudy from the Humane Society of West Michigan on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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