Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70s, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids' show. Andy just might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for over five decades. Originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana, Andy graduated from Ball State University, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community having served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also works with the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, among others. Andy is a busy father and grandfather with seven children and fourteen grandchildren. What's the the best part of his job? The ability to make a difference in the community.
Guess Who Made Architectural Digest’s Top 15 Places to Live?
Grand Rapids just made Architectural Digest's list of the top 15 places to live for design lovers. Really?
Remember the Herpolsheimer’s Train? It’s Back at the Public Museum!
What a great "blast from Grand Rapids past" this is. The Grand Rapids Public Museum has brought out the famed Herpolsheimer’s Passenger Train.
Which Michigan Tourist Spots, Traps, Are NOT Worth It?
What Michigan touristy towns/events/attractions are NOT worth the money or hype?
Dreaming Of A Nice Michigan Cottage Up North? How About This Bargain?
So many of us dream of having a place "up north" to get away to. Maybe it's on the water, maybe it's in the woods. Just the relaxation of getting away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life is worth it.
The Snowiest Cities in America? Grand Rapids Is One of the Top!
It's not winter yet and already we have broken snowfall records here in West Michigan because Halloween was shockingly snowy! Will winter be this way?
Is Professional Soccer Coming to Grand Rapids With a New Stadium?
Do you think this is the Grand Rapids version of "if you build it and they will come?"
Is There a Best Temperature To Keep Your House This Winter?
There are probably a lot of arguments that go on in your home over the winter. The temperature, right? It's too hot, it's too cold, and maybe it's just right. What are you to do?
Is Your Dog in Danger? Do Not Feed Them This Dog Food.
There is a big pet food/dog food recall happening now and if you have this food for your pet the FDA says "destroy" it immediately!
Will Hootie and the Blowfish Get Back Together? Michigan is Hoping Yes!
It was 1994 when a band named Hootie and the Blowfish became all the rage on the college rock music scene. Will they come back?
Take a Tour of Former Grand Valley State President’s Home. It’s for Sale!
Do you have $1.6 million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Boy do I have a deal for you! The historic home that served as Grand Valley State University’s official president’s mansion for 50 years