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WATCH: 420 Day celebrated in Ann Arbor, Michigan (U of M campus)

TweetAmericaJR’s Mike Wrathell reports from the University of Michigan central campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. 420 day is known as “marijuana culture’s high holiday.” April 20 has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the legalization of cannabis. In this video, watch for interviews with Arleen Kosak, Owner of Stairway to Heaven, Madison Ortiz with Hemp-Infused CannaSmack and two University of Michigan students.    


PHOTOS: 2016 Livonia Tree Lighting ceremony at Civic Center & Library

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason and Gloria Rzucidlo were LIVE at the Livonia Civic Center on Tuesday evening for the 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Attendees could sing Holiday carols with the Livonia Civic Chorus, visit Santa, make holiday crafts, watch a magic show and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Refreshments will be served at Civic Center Library. It featured hundreds of families, friends, and even scout troops, etc. The special event was co-Sponsored with Livonia Rotary Club, Livonia Libraries, Livonia Civic Chorus and Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Livonia.


PHOTOS: 2016 Wayne County Lightfest along Hines Drive

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team recently took a stroll down Hines Drive to check out The Wayne County Lightfest. It is open now through December 31, 2016 for families to enjoy! The entrance for the Lightfest is on Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland. The address for the Lighfest is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland. As the Midwest’s largest and longest drive-through light show, Lightfest features more than 47 giant animated holiday themed displays. The entire light show has been converted to environmentally beneficial LED lights. LightfestRead More


85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Announces Sponsors, Bands, Balloons, Floats, Character/Novelties and Equestrian Units

Tweet Hollywood, Calif. – The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, produced by Associated Television International and presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, who will serve as Grand Marshal, and will be joined by four other Former Grand Marshals of the Parade to help celebrate this historic occasion in style, including:  Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner. Today the parade is announcing sponsors, bands, balloons, floats,Read More


PHOTOS: The Holiday Season is Officially Underway in Downtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Campus Martius Park for the 2016 Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. In this gallery, look for photos of musical performances and ice skating teams. Four-time platinum recording artist Aaron Neville, along with Olympic skating champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White headlined the evening’s entertainment, with appearances by local Detroit musical acts and five metro-area skating clubs. Returning groups include Detroit Skating Club and Arctic Figure Skating Club, the Dearborn Figure Skating Club’s nationally recognized synchronized skating team, the Crystallettes; and the award-winning U-M Synchronized SkatingRead More


WATCH: 2016 Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Campus Martius Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Campus Martius Park for the 2016 Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. In this video, watch for highlights of musical performances and ice skating. Four-time platinum recording artist Aaron Neville, along with Olympic skating champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White headlined the evening’s entertainment, with appearances by local Detroit musical acts and five metro-area skating clubs. Returning groups include Detroit Skating Club and Arctic Figure Skating Club, the Dearborn Figure Skating Club’s nationally recognized synchronized skating team, the Crystallettes; and the award-winning U-M Synchronized Skating Team.  


PHOTOS: Pewabic Pottery’s Holiday Showcase Opening Reception in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzcucidlo was LIVE at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit on Thursday evening. Pewabic debuted its latest signature handcrafted giftware during the Holiday Showcase Opening Reception—at its historic location on E. Jefferson in Detroit. An unparalleled Detroit gift buying tradition, this exciting evening includes a first look at Pewabic’s latest handcrafted for the holidays giftware, a full array of traditional Pewabic wares, and ceramic art created by over 80 artists from around North America. Light refreshments, adult beverages with a featured cocktail created by McClary Bros. and Two James Spirits,Read More


PHOTOS: Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village in Dearborn — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Greenfield Village for the Hallowe’en festival.  The celebration of Halloween dates back long, long ago at the end of summer and the harvest season.  Cornstalks, witches, ghosts and goblins were everywhere. We had the chance to walk the pumpkin-lined streets.  I hear there were over 1,000 pumpkins along the entire route, and I believe it.  Spooky thrills awaited us as we headed toward The Top Hat Sideshow.  Two magicians asked for a volunteer to put his head in a guillotine.  Uh oh…….SwallowingRead More


Hallowe’en underway at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI

TweetDEARBORN, Mich. — The mid 20th-century comes alive with the sights and sounds of Hallowe’en at the Greenfield Village.  The celebration of Halloween dates back long, long ago at the end of summer and the harvest season.  Cornstalks, witches, ghosts and goblins were everywhere. The AmericaJR.com Web Team had the chance to walk the pumpkin-lined streets.  I hear there were over 1,000 pumpkins along the entire route, and I believe it.  Spooky thrills awaited us as we headed toward The Top Hat Sideshow.  Two magicians asked for a volunteer toRead More


Blackhawk Network Survey Reveals How Consumers Can Get the Most from Gift Cards

TweetPLEASANTON, Calif. – Gift cards are a go-to gift giving option and have been the most requested gift item nine years in a row according to the National Retail Federation, but sometimes people receive gift cards for a retailer that they don’t frequent and the card goes unused. In fact, according to a Blackhawk Network survey, 51 percent of consumers currently have unused gift cards. Many of these shoppers (79 percent) say they have unused gift cards because they either forget about them or received cards for a retailer, restaurantRead More