Pleasant Ridge

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video)

December 14th 2014

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video) (Crystal Proxmire, video by Amy Probst, Dec. 14, 2014) At 8:30am Sunday a rumble like thunder was felt at least five miles away from 9 Mile and Northwestern Highway, where a 17-story building was demolished by implosion. North Park Plaza was built 42years ago. Oakland Community College bought […]

… Help with S. Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28

December 12th 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help with South Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28 (Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 12, 2014) The City of Royal Oak is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Alliance For Housing to conduct a point-In-time count of homeless individuals on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Volunteers are needed. This one-day, approximately […]

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season

December 10th 2014

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season (Brett Tillander, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Co, Dec. 10, 2014) It’s Holiday Basket time at the Boys & Girls Club and we have numerous club families needing some extra support during this holiday season. Many of you have helped out in […]

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

December 4th 2014

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for the […]

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video)

December 3rd 2014

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire and Thomas Treuter, Dec. 3, 2014) December 1 was a chilly night, but the people of Pleasant Ridge were kept warm by hot coco and community cheer. The Ferndale Schools Choir led a crowd of families in carols, before Santa Claus showed up to help the children […]

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed… Accident

December 2nd 2014

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed, Nature Center Caretaker Injured in Accident (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2014) Shelly and Eric Lazarus spent their lives helping teach others through their work with the Bloomfield Hills School District. But a tragic accident has changed things forever. The accident took place on I-75 just north of Flint. Various […]

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

November 30th 2014

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All […]

Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting Dec. 1

November 27th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting Dec. 1   (Compiled, Nov. 27, 2014) Come together as a community to light our Christmas Tree, share in songs and refreshments, and most especially to strengthen bonds with each other during this special time of year. We must not forget there will be that most important visit from the one and […]

…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Baby Makes Her Move: Pleasant Ridge Deer… (video)

November 24th 2014

Baby Makes Her Move: Pleasant Ridge Deer Transported to Nature Preserve (video)   (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 24, 2014) Baby is now safe. The fawn born this spring in Pleasant Ridge has finally found a new home, away from the traffic of 696 and Woodward Avenue. The doe had been the darling of the community […]

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