Rookie Myatt Snider wins Menards 200 at Toledo in first ARCA start

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TOLEDO, Ohio — If rookie Myatt Snider wasn’t exactly sure of his ability to win going into his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race, he’s more than convinced now. The 21-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina driver, in the No. 22 Original Louisiana Hot Sauce-Cunningham Motorsports Ford, won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoon at Toledo Speedway. “I knew Cunningham Motorsports was capable of doing it; I just wasn’t sure if I was capable,” Snider said from the 7-Up Winner’s Circle. There were indeed several newRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival — Part One

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Lake Skinner Recreation Area for the 33rd annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. The annual offers top-name entertainment, hot air balloon flights, wine tasting, kids faire, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits and lots of food. Hot air balloon lifts begin at sunrise and rise into the sapphire skies above Lake Skinner. Wine tasting features different premium wines from numerous Temecula Valley wineries as well as others from Southern California. This year’s musical guests included Phil Vassar and Parmalee on Friday, Jimmy EatRead More

New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 5/24

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This week’s questions: What tiny Caribbean island has an Irish harp on its flag, a shamrock-shaped passport stamp, and St. Patrick’s Day as an official national holiday? At what time does Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer’s alarm clock go off on workdays when he’s not traveling? How many digits are there in the serial numbers on all U.S. paper currency now in circulation? The name of what Greek goddess is an anagram of her mother’s name? What legendary figure of the Old West served as a technical adviser to silentRead More

It was Polish Music and Dancing at Comerica Park, 46th Annual Event

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DETROIT — It was the 46th annual Polish-American Night at Comerica Park and Chris Ozog emceed the festive event. About 28,000 were in attendance for the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays. New this year was the Wayne State University Polish Club, who led the procession of dance troupes. They joined the 380 dancers on the field along with the Polish Scouts, who handled the Honor Guard. Also accompanying the Honor Guard was the PRCUA Zakopane Dance Group. Despite two massive homeruns by Miguel Cabrera theRead More

PHOTOS: AmericaJR Takes You On A Tour of Hell, Michigan — Part Two

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AmericaJR.com’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited the small community of Hell, Michigan. The community is near the border with Washtenaw County, about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Ann Arbor. Hell is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Pinckney via Patterson Lake Road. Henry Ford considered building some manufacturing facilities in the area but decided against it. On July 15, 1961, a postal substation was established at Hell, operating from May 1 through September 30. It remains at the back of the general store, although the United States Postal Service does notRead More

Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 5/27

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Look for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, May 27, 2016: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Rated PG-13. 144 minutes. Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. -James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult; Director: Bryan Singer “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Rated PG. 113 minutes. Adventure, Family, Fantasy. -Mia Wasikowske, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway; Director: James Bobin “The Ones Below” Rated R. 87 minutes. Thriller. -Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, Laura Birn; Director: David Farr “Holy Hell” Not rated. 100 minutes. Documentary. -Will Allen, DimitrusRead More

Phil Vassar, Parmalee perform at chilly Temecula Valley Wine and Balloon Festival Friday night

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LAKE SKINNER, Calif. — Temecula has always been known for its beautiful wineries. Combine that with hot air balloons and you are here at the 33rd annual Temecula Valley Wine and Balloon Festival. The weather was cloudy and windy on opening night–Friday. Temperatures began in the mid 60’s when the gates opened at 3 p.m. and dropped to the mid 50’s when the festival closed at 10 p.m. “We just started, I have coconut champagne that I’m trying and it’s delicious,” said attendee Nara Davis of Eastvale. “I’m excited forRead More

PHOTOS: San Diego Zoo Centennial Celebration @ Balboa Park — Final Set

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Balboa Park for the San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration. It was the Zoo’s way to say “thank you” to the community for a century of support! The spectacular evening was filled with excitement and fun, including: Family-fun crafts, food, face painting, hands-on activities…and an opportunity to set a Guinness World Record, Live bands, dancers, and Dr. Zoolittle, Animal presentations by Zookeeper Rick, Free entrance to several Balboa Park museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Photographic Art and featuringRead More

WATCH: Highlights from the 2016 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival #tvbwf

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Lake Skinner for the 33rd Annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. A total of 16 wineries participated in this year’s festival. Headliners include Phil Vassar and Parmalee on Friday, Jimmy Eat World and Neon Trees on Saturday and Rodney Atkins and Kristian Bush on Sunday. In this video, look for interviews with attendees and highlights of the festival. You’ll hear from Josh Grose from La Mirada, Emily Sangren from La Verne, Sarah Stribling from Temecula, Nara Davis and Darren Thompson from Eastvale along withRead More

Movie Review: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the perfect way to cap your college semester

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Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron reunite two years later for “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” This movie is coming out at just the right time as most students have already completed finals and are on their summer break. The movie starts out with moaning sounds as Mac Radner (Rogen) and his pregnant wife, Kelly (Byrne) are having sex in their bedroom. Mac noticed that Kelly was starting to look naucious. Seconds later, she puked on his head. It was something that didn’t agree with her stomach. What a wayRead More