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.
Did a Dog Actually Graduate From GVSU? Well, Sort Of.
Grand Valley State University's Twitter page, @GVSU, just announced that their unofficial mascot, Bryson the Corgi, had just graduated.
It Has Been Missing for the Past Two Years and Now It’s Back!
Finally, one of the most exciting exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and certainly something that makes Grand Rapids a unique place to visit, will be spinning again! Of course, I mean the classic 1928 Spillman Carousel.
Are Rent Prices Coming Down in Grand Rapids? Quite Possibly!
The price of everything is going up these days with gas leading the way as the price of a gallon here in Michigan has set records. But, you know what's interesting, rents may just be coming down here in Grand Rapids.
Isn’t it Natural to Drive Your Tractor to School? In Cedar Springs It Is!
It was a special day at Cedar Springs High School yesterday because it was Drive Your Tractor to School Day! Honestly, what a great thing to do!
Are You Ready for the Tulips? Tulip Time Begins This Weekend
It's hard to imagine, but it's actually TULIP TIME, in Holland! And, it's going to be back in full swing this year!
Are You Still Longing for Marie Catrib’s Restaurant?
Marie Catrib's restaurant was such a unique place in Grand Rapids. Located on Lake Drive in the East Hills neighborhood, her food was unbelievable.
A Grand Rapids Classic Restaurant Memory of The Place to Dine, Hattem’s
It was a mainstay in the Grand Rapids restaurant scene for decades. Hattem's Cafe, originally a convenience store that opened its doors in 1910, grew to become one of THE places to dine in Grand Rapids after prohibition ended in 1933.
Is Your Cigarette About to be Banned In the U.S.? Maybe!
The FDA, Food and Drug Administration, is going to issue their plan to ban all menthol cigarettes and menthol and menthol flavored cigars.
Did You Know Grand Rapids Has The Number One High School in Michigan?
Congratulations to Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School. They have been ranked the #1 high school in the state of Michigan by U.S. News & World Report.
Didn’t See It? Watch Miggy Hit Big Number 3000 and One More!
It was a huge, exciting milestone when Miguel Cabrera reached the 3,000 career hits Saturday at Comerica Park, becoming the 33rd player in major league history to do so.
Women’s Tackle Football is a Real Thing in Grand Rapids
I honestly didn't know this was a real thing. Women's Tackle Football is alive and well in Grand Rapids. We have a team, the Grand Rapids Tidal Waves!
Remembering the Grand Rapids Floods of 2013! They Were Devastating!
April 2013 was a calm and peaceful time in Grand Rapids until the skies let loose with more rain than we had ever seen in modern times.