Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist 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 grandchildren. I have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. We 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.
This “Skrunkly” Dearest Kitty, Kringle, Needs a Loving Home
Kringle is ready to steal your heart with his crinkly ears and many talents. He has learned the trick "spin" and we are also working on "fist bump".
Why is Grand Rapids Green Well Restaurant Closing?
For the past 15-years, The Green Well has been one of Grand Rapids must-dine, go-to restaurants in the popular East Hills neighborhood. But, they have decided to close, but for a very good reason.
Bell’s Oberon Beer Release Date for This Year Just Announced!
If you are pretty darn tired of Winter, cloudy rainy or snowy days, here is really good news. Spring is just around the corner because Bell's Brewery just announced the release date of this years Oberon Beer, March 20.
Tax Filing Season Begins Today! Are We Ready for the Fun?
Watch out filers, because the IRS has made many changes this year since the pandemic benefits have ended, and if you do your own return you need to be sure you are up to date on all the new stuff.
Football at Calvin University? First Hire a Coach, Now Find Players!
Calvin University decided there was something missing in their sports program, football. So, football is on it way!
Do I Need to Worry About Flooding at My House in Grand Rapids?
Finally, FEMA is updating flood zone maps for Grand Rapids and surrounding area to help plan for next possible major flooding event.
Today is MLK Day – Will You Get Your Mail?
The Post Office is closed today in honor of MLK Day, so no home mail delivery. That also means government agencies, banks, and many corporate offices will close for the day. Courts and Federal Offices will be closed, as well as Post Offices, with mail delivery resuming on Tuesday. City, and county offices are closed, the Secretary of State offices are closed as well.
Where is the Best Affordable Place to Retire in the U.S? It’s in Michigan!
Website Realtor.com says the best, most affordable place to retire in the U.S. is in Michigan
Bed Bath & Beyond Closing Stores. Will Grand Rapids Lose Theirs?
Bed Bath & Beyond, one of the leaders in home goods, has said they are on track to close 150 stores as they struggle financially.
A Grand Rapids Look Back, and Where Are They Now?
What ever became of the buildings around 45 S. Division in Grand Rapids?