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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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When Your Car Turns its Mileage Over to 100,000, You Celebrate! [Video]

Does this happen to you?

You watch your car odometer turn over another mile, and you get this strange sense of pride that you actually caught it going to the next level. Whoo-pee!  But what about when it turns to a monumental number, like 100,000 miles?

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Hitchcock’s Movie “The Birds” Seems to Have Come to Life [Video]

This story is right out of a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller, The Birds.

A town in Texas is under attack by a family of angry birds who are turning a quiet neighborhood into a bird attack zone.

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Grand Cocktail Competition to Kick off Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2015 is more than a month away, however the pre-event, the Grand Cocktail Competition featuring many of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week GR is being launched nest Monday, July 6 to get the public involved in cocktail tasting throughout the month of July.

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GRandJazzFest Looking for Volunteers

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is looking for a few good men, and women. The need volunteers to help at the Jazz festival Aug. 15 and 16 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Parking Illegally Means a Ticket in US, but in Brazil…..Watch Out [Vidoe]

Let's fact it. We have all over stayed our welcome at a parking meter and gotten a ticket. Or, parked in a spot we shouldn't have, and, you guessed it, gotten a ticket. I'm okay with that. I know I was in the wrong. Maybe I was in the wrong trying to stretch a point, whatever, but I got the ticket.

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The Greatest Movie Characters of all Time

It’s summer, which means the movie studios are pulling out all the stops to get you into an air-conditioned theater to see the best that they can offer.

This past weekend, Ted 2 opened up, which features Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear.

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Escape Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong [Video]

This story was all over the news Friday, but in case you missed it, here it is.

A dangerous stunt being performed during a rehearsal for illusionist Criss Angel's new stage show went horribly wrong and a performer nearly died.

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