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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. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Tulip Time

Tulip Time is but Weeks Away and They Need Volunteers

Holy-shmoly...Tulip time is less than a month away.  Where did the time go.

Tulip Time in Holland, is one of the top, major festivals in the United State.  Maybe, international, since people do come from around the world.  It's a fabulous gathering in West Michigan.  But it doesn't happen without hundreds of volunteer putting in countless hours making it work.

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flickr/ daveparker
flickr/ daveparker

Titanic’s “A Night to Remember” Dinner Party at Public Museum

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opened to the public on Saturday, February 9th, and, already, many have enjoyed an up-close look at over 150 artifacts recovered from the Ships debris field. The stories these artifacts tell, along with exact replicas of First Class and Third Class cabins, the luxury and lore of the Ship, make a wonderful experience.

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Category: Grand Rapids News

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