PHOTOS: 2017 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show and Outdoorama in Novi, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. for the 2017 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show and Outdoorama. Here in the Great Lakes State…the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.   Whether you own a cottage, are looking to purchase, or rent, or your primary home is on the water, this show is for you.  Shop and compare designers, furnishings, lakefront builders and realtors, boats and docks, vacation services and financing, all in one place, all readyRead More

New Owner Looks to be the Big Man on Campus at University of Michigan

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — William Kaufman plans to open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location on the University of Michigan campus. The student body of the University of Michigan represents approximately 38 percent of the total population of the city of Ann Arbor. Kaufman’s newly signed development agreement of two Dickey’s locations will be carried out with the first location opening in May 2017 at the Washtenaw Commons Retail Center. Kaufman’s second location will open in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan Campus. “We’re excited William Kaufman isRead More

Reunion at the University of Detroit Mercy Features Dick Vitale

TweetDETROIT —  Oakland ran off to a 52-34 first-half lead and stopped an end of the game rally by Detroit Mercy to take a 89-80 victory at Calihan Hall.  The Golden Grizzlies got 23 from both Jalen Hayes and Sherron Dorsey-Walker and Martez Walker added 20 in a Horizon League contest. A spirited and large crowd enjoyed ESPN’s Dick Vitale as he addressed the present day Detroit Mercy Titan supporters.  His 1976-77 team was honored in a 40th season reunion celebration.  The pep-band was energetic and kept the iconic fieldhouseRead More

Want Free Beer? Come to Comedy Central’s Tuesday ‘Detroiters’ Premiere

TweetDETROIT — Comedy Central is taking a cue from Plato, who once said, “He’s a wise man who invented beer.” They haven’t invented a new brew, but they have created a hot new 10-episode series, called ‘Detroiters’  set and filmed right here in the Motor City. And, to celebrate, they want to buy you a cold one tomorrow night at select metro Detroit bars during its season premiere Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 p.m. (ET). ‘Detroiters’ stars Detroit-native, Sam Richardson (of HBO’s ‘Veep’) and Clarkston’s own Tim Robinson as aRead More

Flint Residents File $772 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Government for EPA’s Negligence in City’s Water Crisis

Tweet DETROIT — A group of more than 1,700 Flint residents have filed a $772 million lawsuit against the U.S. Government for the negligence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its failure to prevent the public health catastrophe known world-wide as the “Flint Water Crisis” from occurring. The 37-page complaint was filed here today in U.S. District Court by Jan Burgess and 1,706 other Flint residents. The lawsuit seeks a judgement against the EPA for damages incurred by Burgess and the other plaintiffs in the amount of $772.4 million orRead More

GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan

TweetDETROIT  — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) today announced establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020 and create nearly 100 new jobs. The companies are making equal investments totaling $85 million in theRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition @ Zehnder’s Snowfest

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Mich. Friday was country night inside the warming tent. 98 KCQ hosted its annual Karaoke Contest Finals competition. There were four finalists in the junior division and five for the adult division. When all was said and done, Danielle Harper won the junior division with her performance of “Put Your Records On.” Then, Codi Follen won the adult divison with his rendition of “Ol’ Red.”

Attendees: 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth is a big hit

TweetFRANKENMUTH, Mich. — You may have seen ice sculptures before…but how about giant sculptures made out of snow? There are dozens of them on display at the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Mich. “It’s going to be a knight chess piece, but we’re hopefully going to make it into a unicorn,” said snow sculptor Jeff Schmalenberg. “It’s nice to be outside for many hours during the day. Everybody is super friendly and cool. We all talk and hang out and encourage one another. It’s a really nice community.” While manyRead More

WATCH: 2017 KCQ Karaoke Finals Competition at Zehnder’s Snowfest

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this  video, watch for highlights of the 98 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition. This year’s finalists in the junior division were: Shyan Sweeney of Otisville, Danielle Harper of Sebewaing, Sarah Faladeau of Clio and Madi Brock of Davison. As for the adult division, the finalists were: Codi Follen of Grand Blanc, Carson Robertson of Birch Run, Seth Ruddock of Flint, Julie Moore of Clio and Aubrey Brannon. Stay tuned for the winning announcement at the end with JimRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin were LIVE in Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 25 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. Stay tuned for photos from the 98 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition in a future gallery.