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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.
The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
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The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs Appointed to New Detroit Bridge Authority

West Michigan will have a strong voice in the design, construction and financing of the new international Crossing between Michigan and Canada. The Right Place, Inc., CEO Birgit Klohs has been appointed to serve on a new six-person Crossing Authority.

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Released On Tuesday, September 23 (PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records)
source: 	Interscope Records
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Released On Tuesday, September 23 (PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records) source: Interscope Records
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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Releasing Jazz Album in September [Video]

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are joining forces for 'Cheek to Cheek,' their upcoming cover album of classic jazz hits. Check out their cover of 'Anything Goes' in the video here.

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Grandwich 2014 Contest Announces Top 10

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Neighborhood Ventures announced the top 10 finalists who will compete to win the title of Grandwich 2014.

On July 8, over 30 restaurants entered their sandwich creations into a competition to determine the best Grand Rapids sandwich of 2014

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David Walkotten of Ring Cam (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
David Walkotten of Ring Cam (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
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Ring Cam is Taking the Country by Storm [Audio/Video]

It's one of the most special and memorable moments in a woman's life. The man she loves finally 'pops' the question, will you marry me. It's a scary moment for the man, but a beautiful moment for the woman.

That moment, however, is all to often becomes a fading memory. So, wouldn't it be great if you could capture that intimate time in your life forever?

Now you can.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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