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.
Total Cuteness in Holland Elementary School With a Real Life Duck Parade
This is a tail of a momma duck and all her little ducklings parading through Holland Heights school, and they do it every year.
Where is the Best Travel Spot in the U.S.? USA Today Says Mackinac Island!
UpNorthLive.com reported that Mackinac Island is getting the top spot in tourism, being named the best summer travel destination in the country by USA TODAY.
School Bus Driver Passes Out. What Did a Thirteen Year Old Do?
How fast do you thing you would react if you were on a bus full of kids and the bus driver passed out?
Michigan Gas Prices are Falling! A True Surprise! What Happened?
AAA says around Michigan the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.62, 9 cents lower than last week. However, around here, West Michigan, you can find even lower prices.
Like Camping? Michigan is 7th Best Camping State in the Country!
If you're into camping, then you probably have your favorite spot or spots to pitch a tent, camper, RV, whatever, and Michigan is one of the top states to camp.
Child Dies From Flu Here in Michigan. Should You Get a Shot?
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in Michigan for the 2022-2023 flu season, and that's a hard pill to swallow, so to speak.
A Coming Together of Rivals Michigan and Michigan State in Basketball
Bitter rivals one minute and holding hands in unity the next. That is what is happening tomorrow, Saturday, at U of M and Crisler Center when Michigan plays Michigan State in Big Ten Basketball.
Inside the Haunted Flanagan’s Irish Pub in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Flanagan's Irish Pub in Grand Rapids has a history of strange things happening such as glasses and other items flying off shelves on their own.
Is Grand Rapids’ Flanagan’s Irish Pub Haunted? Paranormal Folks Say Yes
Over the weekend Grand Rapids was visited by the Detroit Paranormal Expeditions. They wanted to visit Flanagan's downtown on Pearl street because they had heard stories of very strange things happening such as glasses and other items flying off shelves on their own.
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.