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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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Grand Rapids Public, Children’s and Art Museum’s Create Reciprocal Membership Benefits

This May the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (GRCM) and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to offer reciprocal membership benefits. That means GRPM members can visit the GRCM and the GRAM during the month of May and receive free general admission, and all other benefits that the GRCM and the GRAM provide to their members. GRCM and GRAM members can in return visit the GRPM and receive free general admission, free planetarium shows, free carousel rides and FREE admission to the special exhibit The Robot Zoo!

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Lake Michigan High Speed Ferry Begins 2016 Trips to Milwaukee Today

The Lake Express Ferry is launching its 13th season of service today, Friday, April 29, providing modern high-speed ferry service daily  from Muskegon to Milwaukee, and back.

The four-engine powered, 148-ton, 248-passenger- carrying ferry takes only two and a half hours to cross the lake. The ferry is able to transport cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pets.

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GRandJazzFest has Great Lineup for August Event

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation announces the performance lineup for the fifth annual festival being held Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids. Eleven diverse acts are on tap for West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

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Paul McCartney Will Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena August 15

Paul McCartney will be bringing his One on One Tour to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Monday, August 15. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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Nursing a Highlight at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opens their new mini exhibit Nursing: A Dynamic Profession, today, Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.

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Some People, Some Facebook Posts… Some Really Dumb Ones

Are you on Facebook? Read it, post on it, share on it? Most of us do Facebook, but, you'll have to admit not everyone on Facebook is playing with a full deck because we've all read some of the dumbest posts.

All of have had days when we say or do something totally dumb, but I've found some real Facebook winners on Ranker.com. No matter how bad your day seems to be going, rest assured that these dumb Facebook posts are enough to make the average toddler feel like Einstein. Try these on for size.

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Breakfast Out is Fun and Delicious in Grand Rapids

Breakfast , they say, is the most important meal in the day. That's why on the weekends, my wife Kathy and I love going out for breakfast. Not that the Rent kitchen isn't a good one. We can make killer omelets. I make killer pancakes from scratch. But, hey, I don't have to do the dishes when we're out.

So I thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite breakfast spots.

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Cats is Coming to Circle Theatre in May

Circle Theatre, will open their Main Stage season with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS starting on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.

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Hillary and Bernie Debate Like You’ve Seen Them Before [Video]

It's time for another Bad Lip Reading episode of Hillary and Bernie. This time it's their recent debate and it's better than the real one!

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