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.
Bye Bye Charley’s Crab Forever. Building Will be Torn Down
Do you remember all the wonderful lunches and dinners you had at Charlie's Crab? You celebrated anniversaries, birthdays, had romantic date, took family, clients and more to enjoy a wonderful relaxed time. But it's no more.
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?
Can We Stop Wrong Way Drivers on Grand Rapids Expressways?
Alcohol, drugs, confusion? What is going on when a driver get's on a Grand Rapids expressway going the wrong way? It's happened way too often and it's a killer, literally!
Which Michigan Tourist Spots, Traps, Are NOT Worth It?
What Michigan touristy towns/events/attractions are NOT worth the money or hype?
The Most Popular Christmas Trees in Michigan? Where Are They?
Did you know that Michigan ranks as the third leading producer of Christmas trees in the nation? We have the perfect climate and soils that allow our Christmas tree growers to produce a wider variety of trees than any other state.
Grand Rapids Bowling Alleys From the Past to the Present – Remember These?
If you grew up in Grand Rapids, or at least have lived here for much of your life, chances are you went bowling. But many of your past favorites are gone.
Grand Rapids is Losing Another Popular TV Anchor. Who?
The Grand Rapids TV market is losing another popular anchor, and it's another Sports Anchor.
Where Are Some Great Bakeries in Grand Rapids? Start With These!
Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is but weeks away. Planning the dinner menu is a daunting task for most. And what about all the sweet treats and desserts, pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more?
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.
Grand Rapids Police Department Adds New “Officers” to the Force
The Grand Rapids Police Department continues to grow with the addition of two new very special members.