Pleasant Ridge

PR Mayor Issues Voter Turnout Challenge to Beat HW

October 31st 2014

PR Mayor Issues Voter Turnout Challenge to Beat HW (Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger, Oct. 31, 2014) Historically, Oakland County Voter Turnout has been higher than any of the other 82 counties in the state. Within Oakland County, I am happy to say that Pleasant Ridge has always been at the top or slightly behind […]

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

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) 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. […]

Ferndale School Board Candidates…CFF Forum (video)

October 27th 2014

Ferndale School Board Candidates Discuss Issues at CFF Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire and Keith Dalton of TDG “Presents,”  Oct. 27, 2014) Candidates for the Ferndale School Board met at a forum on Oct. 25 that was hosted by Citizens for Fair Ferndale. The forum gave candidates a chance to share their views on a […]

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin

October 23rd 2014

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 23, 2014)   As transit plans develop along the Woodward Corridor, one particularly sticky area is the intersection of I-696 and Woodward. Here, where Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods and Royal Oak meet, there are over and underpasses, bus stops, and precarious crosswalks leading […]

Pleasant Ridge Resale Boutique Oct 25-26

October 23rd 2014

Pleasant Ridge Resale Boutique Oct 25-26 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 23, 2014) A group of volunteers in Pleasant Ridge has come up with a fantastic way to raise money for the Pleasant Ridge Foundation: A pop up Pleasant Ridge Resale Boutique. On Oct. 25-26 at the DPW Yard (corner of Maywood and Gainsborough, East of […]

The Deer, the Pig and the Cockatoo: A PR Love Story (video)

October 19th 2014

The Deer, the Pig and the Cockatoo: A Pleasant Ridge Love Story (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct.19, 2014) “There’s a reason people call stubborn people pig-headed,” said Tracey Leigh Bechard Magiera. The Pleasant Ridge mother and friend to animals everywhere knows this first-hand. Magiera can often be seen walking in Pleasant Ridge with one or […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

Ferndale Marching Band’s Brave New World Free Oct. 22

October 17th 2014

Ferndale Marching Band’s Brave New World Free Oct. 22 (Compiled, Oct. 17, 2014) The Golden Eagle Marching Band will be performing their 2014 show, “Brave New World” on the FHS football field on Wed, Oct. 22 from 8-9pm at Ferndale High School. This is a FREE performance! Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by […]

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase

October 13th 2014

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2014) Competition from other cities is one of the reasons Ferndale has struggled to attract people to work the polls on Election Day, said City Clerk Cherilynn Brown in a memo to City Council. That’s why Brown and the […]

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