Pleasant Ridge

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers

September 5th 2014

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014)   Last year there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes in the Metro Detroit area in which 363 people lost their lives and over 35,000 were injured. And we are in the last month of the busy summer travel season […]

Earth Friendly Landscapes Presentation in Pleasant Ridge Sept. 18

September 4th 2014

Earth Friendly Landscapes Presentation in Pleasant Ridge Sept. 18 (SOCWA press release, Sept. 4, 2014)   Earth Friendly Landscapes: Practical Tips for Sustainable Lawns and Gardens Presented by Lillian Dean, Coordinator, Healthy Lawns & Gardens, SOCWA SE Oakland County Water Authority When and Where: Thursday, September 18th at 7PM Pleasant Ridge Community Center 4 Ridge […]

Library Costs Examined as PR Delays …w/ Huntington Woods

September 1st 2014

Library Costs Examined as Pleasant Ridge Delays Contract Vote with Huntington Woods (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 1, 2014) The Pleasant Ridge City Commissioners split their votes at their August meeting on a move to delay approving a five year contract with Huntington Woods for library services. City Manager James Breuckman recommended approving the contract, rather […]

Art Reception at Cork – “Visceral” Sept.10

September 1st 2014

Art Reception at Cork – “Visceral” Sept.10 (Compiled, Sept. 1, 2014) Wednesday, September 10, 4-10pm: Sip and See with happy hour all night with $5 glasses of wine, beer specials and small plate specials at Cork Wine Pub at 23810 Woodward Ave, Pleasant Ridge. “Visceral” is an art exhibition that incorporates anatomical elements to delve […]

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video)

August 28th 2014

Dignity, Diversity & Dreams: Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2014) Nearly 300 people make the Ferndale School District work, and this year they were welcomed back with a special breakfast courtesy of the Ferndale School Board, businesses and community members, and the new administration. Optimism filled the […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

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