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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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M-F 5:30 am - 10:00 am

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Highway Driving Will Drive you Nuts

Highway driving will drive you nuts. Construction, of course is nuts, bad weather, sure, but really, it's other drivers. Everyone, but you of course, is out of their mind!

I was on a road trip this past weekend with heavy traffic, and while watching other stupid drivers, I made some mental notes of my biggest "honk -offs" on the road.

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Food! Some Yummy Michigan Food Discoveries

Food, good food, is a big part of my life. Sometimes, too big, but that's a discussion for another time.

I'm not a picky eater, but, I won't just eat anything. I want it good, well prepared, tasty. And, I'm always excited when I find a hidden gem in our city.

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Griffin Fans Excited Dan Cleary is Signed and the new Season Opens October 14

There's good news and excitement in Hockey Town - West this weekend. The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday signed veteran forward Dan Cleary to a one-year contract.

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Dixie Anderson Receiving High Honor in New York

Congratulations to our own Dixie Anderson!  She will be in rare company when she accepts a distinguished award this month from the Foreign Policy Association.

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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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Moxxi is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Moxxi the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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I Felt Like a Tourist in My Own Town

Have you ever taken the time to experience parts of Grand Rapids as a tourist would? It really gives you a new appreciation for how great our city is.

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“All Aboard!” The Pumpkin Train is About to Depart

 

It's just about time for the train to leave the station. I mean the annual famous Pumpkin Train of the Coopersville & Marne Railway.

Next weekend, and through October, the famous train rides the rails on Saturdays, September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th and on Sundays September 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Departure times vary by day and date, so check the web site at www.MiTRAIN.net for details. The friendly Conductor will call “All Aboard” at 20 minutes before each departure.

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ArtPrize Eight is Almost Here

Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

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Holland’s Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival Makes for Exciting Weekends

Much fun and celebration of the Latino culture is this weekend and next in Holland, during  the 16th Annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival (Tulips in spanish).

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It’s Time to Run With the Nuns

It's time, once again, to Run from....errr....wait a minute, With, the Nuns.

Seriously, the second annual, very fun, Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk is fast approaching on Saturday, October 1st. It will be through the rolling hills of the Franciscan Life Process Center 230-acre property. This unique race will feature seven live music stations along a 3.1 mile loop that winds through meadows and woods near the peak of autumn in West Michigan.

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