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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 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), 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 grandchildren. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 13 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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Courtesy Tom De Vette
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Do You Remember Towne Club Pop?

Ahhh, the good old days. If you're from Grand Rapids or have lived here a long time then you probably remember Towne Club Pop. I do. When I first moved here it was a little bit of heaven when you could go to the Towne Club Pop centers.

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Carol Rosegg, 2016
Carol Rosegg, 2016
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$20 Dollar Tickets for Broadway Musical “Rent” at DeVos Performance Hall

Here's some exciting and affordable news. Broadway Grand Rapids announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $20 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical coming to Grand Rapids.

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Red Water Group
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A Fun Night of Food, Wine, Beer and Philanthropy

 

There is a ton of delicious fun planned next Saturday night at Cork Wine & Grille at Watermark. It's a night you won't want to miss.

It's an unforgettable night of food, wine, beer, philanthropy & fun!

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Courtesy Collette
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Your Best Vacation Ever is Waiting for you in Italy

Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food, stunning architecture, incredible history can only mean one thing, Italy. More specifically, Tuscany.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre Announces Their New Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was founded in 1925 and has been both the anchor of and the gateway to live theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 92 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2017-2018 season line-up.

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A Blast From the Past in the 80’s [Video]

The 80's decade seems to hold so much fascination for people. Cable TV was coming into it's own, and early video games were a kick.

Thirty-seven years ago I began doing morning radio here in Grand Rapids after several years on TV, and I've never looked back...

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Lincoln Center and St. Cecilia Begin a New Season

The collaboration between St. Cecilia Music Center here in Grand Rapids and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been so successful, that it shows no signs of slowing down, and a new season is about to begin.

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"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
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Whitecaps Adding New Food at Fifth Third Ballpark and You get to Pick

Pass the Tums because it's time once again to add some new food to the Whitecaps ballpark menu, and us fans get to pick it again this year. How about some fried Spam with Mac and Cheese and bacon on a bun? Mmmmmm...!

The West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are ready for the fans to have their say! The eighth-annual fan voting contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight started yesterday, and runs through Friday, March 3rd.

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