WATCH: Fresh Thyme opens for business in Canton, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on Ford Road in Canton, Mich. This is the second new grocery store to open within the city in the last two weeks. Fresh Thyme features an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen and health supplement products. The store donated all of its Boar’s Head hot dog proceeds to The University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. FreshRead More

PREVIEW: Ian & Chad from A Great Big World to perform at The Ark on March 26

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ian Axel and Chad King from the pop/rock duo A Great Big World will hold an acoustic concert on March 26 at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich. They are best known for the hits “Say Something” and “Hold Each Other.” Musician Allie Moss will serve as the opener for that show. I spoke with Ian and Chad during an exclusive phone interview last week. First, I asked how they got started in the music business. “I met Ian at NYU, we both were studying theRead More

Emagine Saline Luxury Movie Theatre Grand Opening Set for March 18

TweetTROY, Mich. — Michigan owned and operated, Emagine Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce that its 10th Michigan theatre will open in Saline, Michigan on Saturday, March 18. Emagine Saline will feature 1,000 seats in 9 state-of-the-art luxury auditoriums including EMAX Theatre, Emagine’s premium large- format experience featuring Dolby’s Atmos® sound system. Emagine Saline is located at the intersection of E. Michigan Avenue and Industrial drive at 1335 E. Michigan Avenue Saline, MI 48176. Emagine Saline has been meticulously designed to provide luxury upscale features and amenities that will raise theRead More

President Donald J. Trump: Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

TweetYPSILANTI, Mich. — On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for the automotive industry. The NHTSA will work with the EPA to use a data-driven process to conduct the Midterm Evaluation of the CAFE-GHG standards according to its original timetable.  The Obama Administration broke its promise to automakers and rushed the Midterm Evaluation to a premature conclusion earlierRead More

PHOTOS: Busch’s Fresh Food Market opens for business in Canton, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the new Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Canton, Mich. The brand new, state-of-the-art grocery store features a JB Smokehouse’s BBQ restaurant, a Starbucks coffee shop as well as craft beer and wine sections, along with gelato and juice bars. The 56,000-square-feet  building formerly housed a closed Farmer Jack grocery store. It is located at the southeast corner of Cherry Hill and Canton Center roads. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. For more information about the new Canton Busch’s store, visit http://www.buschs.com/locations/1156

EXCLUSIVE: Win a pair of tickets to see “A Great Big World” on March 26 @ The Ark

TweetAmericaJR has teamed up with The Ark to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see “A Great Big World: An Evening with Ian and Chad.” Allie Moss will serve as the opener. This show will take place on March 26, 2017 inside the beautiful Ark in downtown Ann Arbor. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuneful singer/songwriter duo A Great Big World consists of Ian Axel and Chad King, who got together as music business students at New YorkRead More

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market continues expansion in Michigan; 57th store coming to Canton on March 22

TweetCANTON TWP., Mich. – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on healthy and organic products and groceries, will open its eighth Michigan store in Canton (43480 Ford Rd., Canton) on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 a.m. The store will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with prominent local officials at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.  The first 250 shoppers, aged 18 and older, in line on Wednesday morning will receive a free bag of healthy groceries. “We’re thrilled to be opening our eighth store in Michigan.Read More

TV host Jeannie Mai encourages women to get their heart checked

TweetTROY, Mich. — Television correspondent Jeannie Mai from the FOX daytime talk show “The Real” was the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Go Red for Women luncheon. She spoke before 600 attendees inside the Somerset Collection’s center court. Mai shared an important message that women–not just men–need to be screened for heart disease and strokes. It’s something that can affect everyone no matter their gender, race or ethnicity. In fact, the TV host said her uncle had heart disease and died from it. Mai said he wasRead More

PHOTOS: Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey @ Yost Ice Arena

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Yost Ice Arena for the Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers college hockey game. Minnesota scored the first goal of the game at 15:25 into the first period. Then, they followed with two more goals in the second period. The Michigan Wolverines finally responded with a goal at 16:23 into the second period. Later on, Minnesota scored their fourth goal on an empty net at 18:08 into the third period.

WATCH: Jeannie Mai from “The Real” at 2017 Go Red for Women Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from The Somerset Collection in Troy, Mich. for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon. In this video, watch for the keynote speech by Jeannie Mai, television correspondent and co-host of “The Real.”  She supports the campaign because it helps women of all nationalities take charge of their health. In addition to the expo and silent auction, attendees heard an inspiring message from the noted celebrity. Mai talked about her uncle who passed away from heart disease and some lifestyle changes that she madeRead More