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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.

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Budweiser’s Clydesdales are out for Christmas [Video]

One more holiday tradition bites the dust -- Budweiser's famous Clydesdales ad won't air this Christmas season. What? Say it isn't so.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way Needs Volunteers for Reading Program

It's the season of giving, and nothing say giving better that giving time to someone who needs assistance.

This holiday season, consider giving back to our community by becoming a United Way volunteer. Schools of Hope and Kent County Tax Credit Coalition programs are looking for individuals interested in highly rewarding volunteer experiences. Please consider being a part of this great work and showing your support for Kent County!

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Breath Taking Video of Plan Landing on an Expressway [Video]

WOW! This is one, exciting and scary video.

A small plane, a Cessna 172, flying in Canada, loses power and has to land.....on an expressway in Quebec. This is amazing. Make sure you are watching full screen, and you'll feel as if you are really there.

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Big Scary Guard Dog Frightens Burglar Away [Video]

There seems to be a rash of home invasions in the Grand Rapids area lately. So, what to do? Alarm system? Extra lights? Make sure all doors and windows are locked? How about a guard dog?

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

More fun trivia questions used on "Andy in the Morning" with the game, Friday 5 the Hard Way.

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It’s All About The Side Dishes At Thanksgiving And Here Are Some Delicious Ones

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. The dinner for our family is always a bit hectic, but lots of fun. I just bought a turkey oilless-fryer, and I can't wait to use it, so the main course is taken care of, however, the rest of our menu always does seem to be the same each year. Not that it's not good, but I really wanted to look for some new ideas this year, and I got some help.

Kathy Landin of our TownSquare Media staff found some deliciously different recipe's that we may just try. At any rate, I wanted to share them with you.

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Guiding Light Mission Needs Men’s Clothing This Winter

Winter came a bit early this year. What a blast and rude introduction to what our coming winter may have in store. But, with the cold, comes the awareness that there are so many people in need, and we need to help them.

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Classic Grand Rapids Bands to Play at Founder’s Brewing Sunday

If you're from Grand Rapids, or, have lived here for the past twenty five or so years, Sunday at Founder's Brewing will be a musical deja vu's all over again. FeedBack is back!

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"Freckles" (Meaghan Alexis Photography)
"Freckles" (Meaghan Alexis Photography)
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Freckles the Cat is Looking for a Good Home [Sponsored]

Awww, what a sweet looking cat. It's Freckles, and Andy Rent talked about him on his "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Meijer Gardens’ ‘Christmas Around the World’ Trees Exhibition Opens November 26

Every Christmas season is a magical experience at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with their annual “Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World” exhibition.

Running Nov. 26 through Jan. 4, 2015, visit Meijer Gardens to experience over 40 international trees and displays, the enchanting Railway Garden and the holiday wonderland that encompasses it.

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Ballet “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at St. Cecilia Music Center Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble, a local non-profit ballet company, is gearing up to perform for its 22nd season, the beloved ballet story “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Excellent Service in Grand Rapids to be Honored This Thursday

It's not often excellence in service is recognized, is it. If we get bad service at a restaurant, or hotel for example, then we certainly talk about it. We complain, leave a bad tip, whatever, but when a server goes over and above board, maybe we thank them, but that's it.

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association are doing something about that, and will celebrate the sixth annual Impacting Hospitality Celebration recognizing outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids/Kent County hospitality industry through WAVE Awards and Grand Rapids Hometown Champions.

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