Pleasant Ridge

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

March 18th 2015

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board […]

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

March 17th 2015

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills. […]

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

March 17th 2015

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the […]

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser

March 14th 2015

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser (C. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) The stars came out for the annual Ferndale Education Foundation fundraiser on March 13. The theme of the red-carpet gala was the Oscars, with attendees dressed as movie characters.  Tables paid homage to famous flicks like Cleopatra, West Side Story, Cleopatra, […]

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

March 14th 2015

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a […]

Ready to Run: Nonpartisan Conference Helps Women Get Involved in Politics April 18

March 8th 2015

Ready to Run: Nonpartisan Conference Helps Women Get Involved in Politics April 18 (compiled, March 8, 2015) Is your network full of untapped political leadership potential?  Do you know women who should consider running for elected office?  Are there women in your circles who wish to lead a more political life?  Invite them attend Ready […]

Haven Establishes Foundation To Fund Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention, & Treatment Programs

March 7th 2015

Haven Establishes Foundation To Fund Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention, & Treatment Programs (HAVEN Press Release, March 7, 2015) HAVEN, Oakland County’s center for the treatment and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, now in its 40th year of supporting and empowering survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, has established an IRS-approved […]

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators

March 6th 2015

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has made the decision to close the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. The doors will close Aug. 31, unless new management is found.  The Center sits in a location central to several synagogues […]

Help Send a Reporter to Washington DC for Housing Conference

March 6th 2015

Help Send a Reporter to Washington DC for Housing Conference (Editorial, Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) Hi there. I’m Crystal Proxmire, publisher of the local online news site Oakland County 115 News Hub ( www.oc115.com), and I’ve got a fundraiser going on at www.gofundme.com/oc115.com. I have been the only reporter digging into ethical and legal […]

Ferndale’s Impi Robotics Team Wins District Event, Presents at Governor’s Summit

March 5th 2015

Ferndale’s Impi Robotics Team Wins District Event, Presents at Governor’s Summit (video) (C. Proxmire, March 5, 2015) Team Impi Warriors from Ferndale Schools (number 1025), named after a Zulu warrior, has claimed two major victories this week. First the robot-building teens finished first after their qualification matches in the March 2 district competition in Standish. […]