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The Andy Rent 100.5 River Golf Outing is June 23rd

It's almost here.  The second annual Catholic Information Center Andy Rent Golf Outing presented by FOX Honda.  

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Salvation Army Looking for Nominations for Doing Most Good

National Doughnut Day is coming up soon, Friday, June 6, and The Salvation Army is celebrating the 77th annual National Doughnut Day by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoS)
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Jazz Great Chick Corea at St. Cecilia This Fall [Video]

For 131 years St. Cecilia Music Center has upheld its mission of promoting the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of the residents of West Michigan. Today, St. Cecilia Music Center is known by audiences and artists alike as one of the finest establishments to hear and see world-renowned musicians.

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Capt. Richard Phillips Talks with 100.5 The River’s Tom Cook [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

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.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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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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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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Win Two Tickets from 100.5 The River to Davenport University’s 2014 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Honors Betty Ford in Grand Rapids

I had the pleasure of attending the news conference and luncheon with Rosalynne Carter, wife of former President, Jimmy Carter, and of course, former First Lady, at the J.W. Mariott today.

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April 7 is National Beer Day!

April 7 -- today -- is unofficially National Beer Day!

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Today is National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day!

The American Heart Association is encouraging all of us Americans to lace up and get moving today, April 2. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is getting more active. The association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, 60 minutes a day for kids.

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