Pleasant Ridge

Survivors of Violence Need Not Leave Beloved Pets Behind

February 1st 2019

Survivors of Violence Need Not Leave Beloved Pets Behind (Lara Mossa, Feb. 2, 2019) PONTIAC, MI – It was 2001. Dr. Tracy Thompson knew she had to do something. Thompson had only the clothes on her back and a hastily-packed suitcase when she left her husband. He had tried to hold her against her will […]

A FAB way to help fill the gap for Ferndale Schools Fine Arts, Drawing Saturday

February 1st 2019

A FAB way to help fill the gap for Ferndale Schools Fine Arts, Drawing Saturday (Amy Butters, Ferndale Schools parent and FAB member, Feb. 1, 2019) Ferndale, MI- When I was in college, my mom used to randomly send me a little money. I had a small income from my campus job, but she just […]

Huntington Woods Rallies to Shield Drag Queen Story Time Visitors

January 26th 2019

Huntington Woods Rallies to Shield Drag Queen Story Time Visitors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2019) Huntington Woods, As toddlers and parents arrived to the Huntington Woods Library Drag Queen Story Time they walked down a pathway lined with the supportive smiles and signs of nearly 300 people who showed up to shield them from […]

Resources for Those in Need 2019

January 19th 2019

Resources for Those in Need 2019 Oakland County, MI – Here is a list of resources for shelter, food, medical care and more. This list will be updated if other resources are found. If you know of any please email editor@oc115.com. Shelter Welcome Inn—Covenant Presbyterian Church 21575 W Ten Mile Rd, Southfield 48075 (248) 677-8757. […]

The Faygo Book Author to Speak in Pleasant Ridge Jan. 24

January 18th 2019

The Faygo Book Author to Speak in Pleasant Ridge Jan. 24 (Kurt Metzger, Jan. 18, 2019) Pleasant Ridge, MI- Many of us grew up touting our local soda/soft drink brands as the BEST! I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where the Barq’s brand was king. Red Creme Soda was my go-to beverage of choice, followed […]

Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Announced

January 18th 2019

Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Announced ​Waterford, Michigan – Beginning Friday at noon, the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2019. About 250 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, looking for the top 40 young […]

Oakland County Commissioners Sworn In, Democratic Majority Begins

January 9th 2019

Oakland County Commissioners Sworn In, Democratic Majority Begins (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 9, 2019) Pontiac, MI- “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”  The quote from Margaret Mead graced the back of the program for the Inaugural Ceremony for the […]

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9

January 6th 2019

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9 Pontiac, MI- The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 session and will welcome six (6) new members, including Thomas Kuhn, Penny Luebs (pictured, middle), Gwen Markham (pictured, right), William Miller, Kristen Nelson and Angela Powell (pictured, left), as well as 15 […]

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks

January 3rd 2019

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks Lansing, MI – The number of days one can set off fireworks in Michigan has been reduced from 30 to about a dozen since Public Acts 633, 634, and 635 were signed into law at the end of 2018. Bills were introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park […]

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City

December 23rd 2018

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 23, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau clearly demonstrate the wide social and economic diversity that exists across communities in Oakland County. Utilizing data collected by the American Community Survey over the 2013-2017 period, I have […]