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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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This “Sign Spinning” guy is Amazing [Video]

You know all those people you see on the side of the road promoting businesses? They're holding, or wearing signs, maybe even costumes. They're pitching pizza, taxes, all sorts of things. They're kind of annoying, aren't they. Well check out this guy. I might just buy his product.

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Peter Wege Gun Collection on Display at Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has been collecting for 160 years and prides itself on being the community’s institution of collective memory – where people, their stories and things are gathered together and meaning is shared. The Museum is pleased to announce a recent addition to the collection, the Peter M. Wege Gun Collection, which is now on public display in the “Be Curious” gallery for a limited time. The Wege Gun Collection includes a variety of firearms and knives Mr. Wege collected throughout his lifetime.

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Davenport University Will Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

As a way to recognize veterans for their military service, during times of war or peace, Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the W. A. Lettinga Campus, Sneden Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the military will display vehicles and equipment like those currently used overseas. Visitors will be encouraged to sign a

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Pillsbury Bake-Off
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47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Let’s you Pick the Winner of $1-Million Dollars

The 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest was held in Nashville, Tennessee Monday, and 100 amateur cooks from across the country competed for their chance to win more than $1.3 million in cash and prizes. There were four category winning recipes selected by the judges and now they advance to the competition's final stage—an online public vote.

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Girl Scouts and Goodwill are Looking Your Dresses

Fun. Fashion. Civic Engagement. Eco-consciousness....all wrapped into one great dress drive led by Girl Scouts!

It's all part of the second annual "fashion-forward" program called Every Dress Has a Story - and the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan and Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan to make it possible.

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