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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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Restaurant Week’s “Grand Cocktail Competition” Begins

The Grand Cocktail Competition kicked off summer in the city in Grand Rapids this past weekend. You can gather at some of the 29 restaurants, meet their bartenders and mixologists competing, and enjoy some creative cocktails throughout the month of July through August 4.

The most votes gathered online by August 4 will decide the “People’s Choice” Grand Cocktail Competition winners in both categories.

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“Minions” Opened at Celebration! Theatres This Weekend [Video]

The much anticipated movie, "Minions," just opened at Celebration! Theatre's this weekend, and it sure looks fun. Have you seen it? Are you planning to? Whatever your answer, here is a fun preview.

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Pooping Baby Faces in Slow Motion are way too Cute [Video]

This is way too cute.

Pampers created a commercial with babies. Okay, that's pretty natural, babies and pampers go together. But, this one has a super cute twist. The babies just happen to be going poo-poo in their Pampers, and Pampers caught it all in slow motion. 

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Comedian Mike Epps Playing Grand Rapids in October

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hopaudience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 31 at 8 PM.

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Average Americans Fail U.S. History Test [Video]

The 4th of July, 2015, is behind us, and it was a wonderful weekend as we celebrated our creation of this country when we declared, and fought for, our independence from Great Britain. But, after watching this video I have to tell you, America, we have a problem!

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Maria From Sesame Street is Leaving Show [Video]

Well this is a sad, but happy, story. It's the end of an era on Sesame Street as Sonia Manzano, the actress who has played Maria on the PBS children's program for 45 years, is retiring, but happily, of course.

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