Pleasant Ridge

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education

February 28th 2015

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education (C. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) The SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference is hosted each year by Oakland University, with the aim of giving educators and social workers tools they need to understand how best to work with LGBTQ […]

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner

February 28th 2015

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) Those who support Ferndale Schools and the Ferndale Education Foundation are getting ready for the fantastic annual fundraising dinner that takes place on Friday, March 13 at Club Venetian Banquet Center. The theme for this […]

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For

February 27th 2015

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, Feb. 27, 2015) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or dating partner. It knows […]

Crossroads Jazz Band at PR Community Center March 7

February 27th 2015

Crossroads Jazz Band at PR Community Center March 7 (Friends of Huntington Woods Library, Feb. 27, 2015) On March 7th, Crossroads will perform at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center (4 Ridge Road) beginning at 2 pm.  Crossroads is an all family member band that performs various styles of instrumental jazz. The show is collaboration between […]

Fifth Gear Plays Music in the Woods March 8

February 27th 2015

Fifth Gear Plays Music in the Woods March 8 (Friends of Huntington Woods Library, Feb. 27, 2015) The Friends of the Huntington Woods Library and the BART Board present “Music in the Woods” on March 8th. Fifth Gear will perform at the Huntington Woods Library at 2 pm.  Fifth Gear plays music that spans multiple […]

Earth Friendly Landscapes Presentation in Pleasant Ridge March 26

February 26th 2015

Earth Friendly Landscapes Presentation in Pleasant Ridge March 26 (Leslie Jones, Feb. 26, 2015) Earth Friendly Landscapes: “Healthy Lawn Care for Watershed Protection” Presented by Gary Eichen Bio-Turf Lawn Care Manager, Mike’s Tree Surgeons When and Where: Thursday, March 26 at 7PM Pleasant Ridge Community Center 4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge 48069 (1 block W. […]

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March

February 26th 2015

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March (Oakland County One Stop Shop, Feb. 26, 2015) Business owners and entrepreneurs, take advantage of the following seminars and sign up for one of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center March workshops. You’ll benefit from our hands-on business seminars delivered by an experienced staff and network of public and private […]

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed

February 25th 2015

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) Over thirty seniors and some other guests enjoyed a lively yet informative presentation from Don Ferguson of the Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Office about how to avoid scams. According to the Attorney General’s data, 30% of senior citizens fall victim to […]

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

February 23rd 2015

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to […]

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

February 21st 2015

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community […]