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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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A Police Officer Protects and Serves the People…and Ducks [Video]

Here is a 'feel good' moment from Wisconsin.

A local Eau Claire Wisconsin Police Officer noticed a car stopped on the road with it's hazard flashers on.  He surveyed the situation and then.....well, I'll let the video finish it.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Ben Folds With the Grand Rapids Symphony Tickets on Sale now

Saturday night, October 18, 8 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall, will be one of the most entertaining nights you will have spent with the Grand Rapids Symphony.  Why? Ben Folds will be there.

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Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet - Courtesy Arts Council of White Lake
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet - Courtesy Arts Council of White Lake
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White Lake Guitar Fest in Montague Hosts Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet This Weekend

Here is a fun thing for you to do this weekend.  The the beautiful drive up to Montague and head over the the Howmet Playhouse. The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet is playing there.

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Don’t Do This at Home! Funny Barbecue Flops [Video]

Have you fired up the grill this weekend?  After all it is the Memorial Day weekend, but since it's already Monday, what are you waiting for?

Saturday, I posted some fabulous recipes for some 'killer' barbeque foods.  And, if you're still challenged on what to cook, it's still here on our website.  But, today I thought it would be fun to find some hilarious barbeque flops.  I mean, there folks shouldn't be allowed near a grill.

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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day: When a Soldier Comes Home [Video]

The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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High School Talent Show has Some Amazing Talent [Video]

Many High Schools in West Michigan hold talent shows.  We have a lot of talent here, and it deserves to be shown.  There is a high school in California that held their own talent show, and it was pretty amazing.

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