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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.
Al Sharpton, Spike Lee Lead Gun Violence Protest After "Chi-raq" Premiere In NYC
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It’s Time to end Gun Violence. Will you Join in? [Video]

Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, strangers and friends are finally beginning to speak out about the horrible loss of life through gun violence.

How many lives have been lost? Thousands, maybe millions.

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The Golden Globe Nominees are Announced

Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid have just announced the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be held January 10th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and broadcast live on NBC. Ricky Gervais will host. Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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The Blue Marble

 

Here is an iconic photo taken 43 years ago that no man had seen before.

It was on December 8, in 1972 that astronauts on the Apollo 17 spacecraft took a famous photograph of Earth, a photo that came to be known as "The Blue Marble." Ph...

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Lots of Fun and Excitement during Christmas in Grand Rapids

There is lots of excitement and fun things to see and do in Grand Rapids during the holidays. The Meijer Gardens is a must with their Christmas Around the World. But wait, there's more.

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Lots of Love From Santa to Deaf Child as They Sign Together [Video]

There have been several heart-warming stories regarding Mall Santa's this year. In the past we've all heard the "bad Santa" stories, but just recently the tender story of the Santa at Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville and his loving talk with a boy with autism.

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Here are the Top Toys for Christmas

Do you have your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping finished, wrapped and ready to go? Are you kidding?

Okay, seriously, most of us are still madly rushing about gathering presents and are somewhat clueless as to what to by the kids and grandkids.

Have no fear, I have this handy-dandy guide to the top Christmas toys of 2015, thanks to Ranker.com. Whether you’re looking for popular 2015 toys for your own kids, a niece or nephew, or pretty much any other kid you’d care to gift with one of the best Christmas presents ever, you're covered!

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Star Wars:The Force Awakens is Almost Here. What’s Your Favorite Star Wars Movie?

The anticipation continues to grow. Star Wars:The Force Awakens will be in theaters next week. Tickets are selling so fast it may be the biggest Star Wars film yet. Will it be the most popular? Nobody knows yet, but it's been a long time since a new episode has been released, so demand is huge.

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The Mighty Wurlitzer Fires up at the Grand Rapids Public Museum For the Holidays

This holiday season the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has a great holiday planned for all organ lovers everywhere with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts, “Holiday Cheer” performed by the duet of Stephen and Rose Warner. 

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