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Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
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Mackinac Island Opening for Historic Season Including War of 1812 Battle Bicentennial [Video]

While the Great Lakes still have some ice on them, Mackinac Island is about ready to come alive.

It has been a long winter, with ferry service to Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan just getting back into operation. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry said it plans to start passenger service Tuesday.

Bob Benser, Jr.'s family owns two hotels, a bed-and-breakfast and Murdick's Original Fudge on Mackinac Island. The bed-and-breakfast is open year-round, but the hotels -- The Chippewa Hotel and The Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa -- are opening May 9, just in time for Mother's Day, he told "Andy Rent Show" guest host Tim Harris this morning on 100.5 The River.

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Andy Rent/100.5 The River
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Weekend Adventures in Hawaii

My group's Hawaiian adventure is under way with a weekend of exploration, entertainment, eating and remembrance.

About three dozen other folks from Grand Rapids and West Michigan are with me on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape with YMT Vacations.

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Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Fern Grotto and Kaua’i Island [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group is currently on the island of Kauai, and Fern Grotto was among the highlights on Sunday.

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The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
The white sands of Waimea Bay glisten in Waimea, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: ‘Hawaii Has It All’ [Video]

100.5 The River's Andy Rent and about three dozen listeners of The River are touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday and spent through this morning on the island of Oahu, which considers itself the heart of Hawaii. Today, the group tour is headed to Kaua'i, the Garden Isle.

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Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city, its state capitol and a Pacific Ocean pearl. (Photo: Andy Rent/100.5 The River)
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Hawaii Kings Tour: Arrival in Honolulu

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived in Honolulu on Thursday. Ch

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Darren McCollester/Getty Images
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Davenport University President Richard Pappas Visits on Davenport’s Excellence in Business Gala

Davenport University President Richard Pappas this morning shared his enthusiasm for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala on "The Andy Rent Morning Show" with guest host Tim Harris on 100.5 The River.

At the May 2 event, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., CEO and Chairman Blake Krueger is being honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala. The benefit is at DeVos Place.

The gala, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport, has U.S. merchant mariner and author Capt. Richard Phillips as keynote speaker. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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YMT Vacations
YMT Vacations
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Hawaii Kings Tour with 100.5 The River’s Andy Rent and YMT Vacations

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape. The trek includes explorations of the rich history and tradition of the Hawaiian Islands along with relaxation, entertainment, food, libations and culture.

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"Marvin"
"Marvin"
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Marvin Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Marvin, the 5-month old Staffordshire Terrier mix visited the studios for Wet Nose Wednesday.  Marvin is one great dog.

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Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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Grand Valley State University is Green

 

Grand Valley State University has been named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the fifth year in a row. The university is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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Michael Buble Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 25

Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Grand Rapids with an 8 p.m. EST show at Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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John Daly Tees Off a Woman’s Mouth! [Video]

Some words of advice: Don't try this at home!

This just doesn't seem possible or safe.

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(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Gilda’s Club’s 3rd Annual Zumbathon is May 3

For the first time since the doors opened at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, both organizations will come together to Zumba® along with supporters of both cancer support organizations. Though this is the 3rd Annual ZUMBATHON, it’s the first time both organizations will benefit from the event, as the "meet in the middle".  It takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

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