Saturday, May 6th, 2017

 

WATCH: Our First Ride on Detroit’s New QLine Streetcar (M-1Rail)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was invited to be one of the first passengers on Detroit’s New QLINE Streetcar. The project took 10 years to complete from the concept phase to passenger operations. The new QLINE had added $7 billion in development along the Woodward corridor. Each streetcar weighs 87,000 pounds. It can travel up to 30 mph. QLine is powered by a 750 volt lithium ion battery and runs 60 percent off wire–the greatest portion on the United States. Free rides will be offered to everyone for the QLines opening weekendRead More


PHOTOS: 77th annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival — Part Two

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team was LIVE at the 77th annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival. The festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  They have something for everyone — Mid-America rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, various displays, games, free entertainment, a pancake derby, and arm wrestling. Their syrup producers are located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and the ever popular maple syrup cotton candy. For more informationRead More