Andy Rent

Remember Witmark?
Remember the good old days of catalog showrooms? What, you say, is a catalog showroom? Simply, it was a retail location that also had a big printed catalog, sort of like Sears, that people ordered out of, too. And, probably the big one in town was Witmark.
Griffins Win Another “Big Time” Award [Video]
Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Griffins! Yes, we know they won the Calder Cup this year, way to go, but they also won another special award.
Their’ “LEGO – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” video won a Golden Matrix Award for Best Music Video at the 2017 Information Display and …
Fun Memories of the One-Hit Wonders From the 70’s [Videos]
Want to step back into the "way back" machine again, and go back to the 70's? Let's do it. I came across a great website the other day, I Love Classic Rock. And, this post went back to the classic one-hit wonders of the 70's. Wow, I had forgotten. So many hits by artists that were a huge p…
Free or Cheap, Fun Things to do in Grand Rapids
Are you looking for fun things to do in Grand Rapids, but you're on a tight budget? Well, I have an answer. How about FREE, or at least CHEAP, fun things to do. Believe me, there are a lot, and they're right in your own back yard.
Things and Places We Miss From Grand Rapids’ Past
Kiplinger.com published an article about obsolescence, businesses and things that have been a part of our lives for years, but because of emerging technologies, changing shopping/dining habits, are going away, never to be seen again. Our world is changing at a record pace.
Picnic Pops Concerts Begin Next Weekend
Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops is just around the corner, and this summer brings more classic pop/rock to Cannonsburg than ever, beginning next weekend! Here’s what’s new at the 2017 Picnic Pops.

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