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Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest Returns to Heritage Park June 15-17, 2017

TweetCANTON, Mich. — Canton Liberty Fest returns celebrating its 26th Anniversary with three action-packed fun-filled days from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 in Canton’s beautiful Heritage Park, adjacent to the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, June 16 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Major sponsors for this annual community event, include: AmericanRead More


PHOTOS: QLINE (M-1 Rail) Detroit Grand Opening Weekend — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities For more information about Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar, visit www.QLINEDetroit.com.


PHOTOS: M-1 Rail Presents the QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities


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


PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make the Future Festival — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More


PHOTOS: 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, Mich. This high-profile community event highlights the efforts of area businesses and community organizations to Make Earth Day Matter.  The festival offers a wide variety of exhibits, attractions and activities. It featured dozens of green/wellness products, services & program exhibits, displays of vehicles & renewable energy systems, Food & Farm areas with local & organic products & food service along with free samples, giveaways and show specials. Other activities included dancing and live music entertainment, a WholeRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will fire up the weekend of Jan. 20-22 in spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast. The festival committee is replacing some of its winter-driven events with a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities from Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Open ice skating became an “ice fishing” rink and tube sledding was transformed into Patters’ Game Lane.


PHOTOS: 9th Annual Garden City Chili Cook-off, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 9th annual Garden City Chili Cook-Off, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show. It featured Live Music, Beer, Chili, Petting Farm, Bounce House, Face Painting, Wagon Rides, Vendors, Hot Rods, Motorcycles and more. There were 24 teams participating in the chili cook-off. Tastes were available for $1 and bowls of chili were $3 each. All this located at the northeast corner of Ford Rd. & Middlebelt, in the Town Center Plaza. Proceeds benefit several local charities including The Goodfellows, United Needy, The Straight Farmhouse, andRead More


PHOTOS: 2016 Vibe Credit Union’s Pumpkinfest of the South Lyon Area

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2016 Vibe Credit Union’s Pumpkinfest of the South Lyon Area. Pumpkinfest kicks off Friday, September 23rd at 6:00p.m. The Biergarten/Main Stage on Wells St. will open at 6:00 PM, for further details visit the Biergarten Page under the Food and Drink tab. Saturday, the Festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the annual Pumpkinfest Parade.  This year’s Parade theme is Halloween Heroes!  Information can be found under festival forms tab, here on our website.  After the parade, stop by the Craft Show at Millennium Middle School and then join us downtown for food, music,Read More


PHOTOS: 2016 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, MI — Part Three

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Royal Oak for the 2016 Ford Arts, Beats and Eats festival. In this gallery, look for highlights of the event: art booths, live music and restaurant booths. The festival has something for everyone. Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort today announced that 415,000 people visited the annual Labor Day weekend festival, nearly breaking the record set in 2010 with 423,000 attendees. While festival organizers work to tabulate all of this year’s results to be announced in October,Read More