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.
Local Animal Shelters are in Trouble. There’s Not Enough Room
West Michigan’s largest animal shelters are seeing large numbers of animals coming in, but sadly not enough are going out, as in being adopted.
Michigan Deer Hunters Are You Ready for Opening Day? There are New Rules!
Hundreds of thousands of deer hunters are gearing up opening day, but don't forget there are new reporting rules.
Love LEGOS? A LEGO Store Will be Opening in Grand Rapids Soon!
The LEGO store Bricks & Minifigs has announced that it will open in Grand Rapids on December 10TH at 2927 Breton Road.
Is Grand Rapids a Presidential Visit Kind of City? Sometimes!
Interesting Presidential history as President Harry Truman rode through the streets of Grand Rapids on 1948.
Is Grand Rapids a Friendly, Neighborly City? Survey Says Yes!
Latest survey to find the most neighborly and friendly cities in American Grand Rapids was ranked number five in the country!
Towne Club Pop Is a Great Michigan Memory. Is It Still Around?
Do you remember going to the Towne Club Pop Centers to buy a case of Pop?
When Can you Pass or Not Pass a School Bus in Michigan? Great Question!
Did you know in a single school year in Michigan, the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation reports drivers illegally pass stopped school buses with red lights flashing an estimated 111,960 times
Where is the Biggest Home in Michigan? Not Too Far and It’s Amazing!
How would you like to live in a 32,000 square foot home? It's not for sale, but it is amazing, and it's here in Michigan.
Is A New Dinosaur Coming To Grand Rapids Museum? Yes!
A set of Mastodon bones were found at an intersection along 22 Mile Road in Kent City last week.
Build a Building From Top Down? How is that Possible?
They are building a new structure right on the border of Greektown and the Central Business District of Detroit, and they are building it from the top down.