Resources

Facts about Carbon Monoxide

February 19th 2016

Facts about Carbon Monoxide (City of Pleasant Ridge Press Release, Feb. 19, 2016 – UPDATED Feb. 21, 2016) We were saddened last week by the loss of one of our residents to carbon monoxide poisoning due to malfunctioning heating equipment in the house. We urge all of our residents to review this Carbon Monoxide Safety […]

Resources for Food, Shelter and More in Oakland County

February 9th 2016

Resources for Food, Shelter & More in Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 4, 2016) The following resources have been gathered from many sources. If you know of any to add please contact editor@oc115.com. Thank you in particular to The Royal Oak Library for providing the basic list that we have added to. DAYTIME WARMING CENTERS Welcome […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

December 28th 2015

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Dec. 28, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Last month I started a quest to find some counseling help for a young adult in my life. They did not currently have health insurance and were having trouble finding someone that would see them. I started with Easter Seals as […]

How to Change Your Name in Michigan

November 15th 2015

Local Lawyer Love: How to Change Your Name in Michigan (Erica Moise, Nov. 15, 2015)   I’ve been getting quite a few requests for information regarding how to legally change your name. If you don’t want to hire a lawyer, and you want to do it yourself, I’ve decided to publish the outlined process for […]

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees

November 15th 2015

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) Trees. Everyone has them or lives near them. Yet there are many mistakes people make in their care. Pleasant Ridge residents were recently treated to a seminar on trees that can help people in any community understand the nature of these beautiful, […]

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists

October 1st 2015

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists (John Lindenmayer, Executive Director League of Michigan Bicyclists, Oct 1, 2015) The following is a summary of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL), Motor Vehicle Code (MVC) and Administrative Rules pertaining to bicyclists. Local ordinances may not supersede the MVC, MCL or Administrative Rules unless explicitly specified in statute. For more […]

Health Dept. Gives Tips on Avoiding Insect Bites

August 13th 2015

Health Dept. Gives Tips on Avoiding Insect Bites (Oakland County Blog, Aug. 12, 2015) Ah, the great outdoors! What’s better than exploring? But mosquitoes can put a damper on any camping trip, vacation, or exploration. Oakland County Health Division has some great tips on how to prevent those pesky little bites! To prevent mosquito bites: […]

Preventing Drowning Deaths

July 22nd 2015

Preventing Drowning Deaths (American Heart Association, July 24, 2015) Warm weather, sunny days, poolside barbeques and trips to the beach. Yes, summer is here, and with it, the dangers of drowning. Over 3,500 people die each year due to drowning. Of those, one in five are children. Drowning is the leading cause of death among […]

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum

May 11th 2015

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2015) People cried.   And quite possibly that was the point. Opening up about suicide – whether you have lost a loved one, someone who survived an attempt, someone who has thought about it, a teacher, a counselor, a healthcare provider or […]

Tips for Working with Home Improvement Contractors

April 24th 2015

Tips for Working with Home Improvement Contractors (LARA Press Release, April 24, 2015) Spring has sprung and many homeowners will start home improvements or building projects. Before you do, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers some important tips that will help you find a good contractor, and avoid common and often […]

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