Pleasant Ridge

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 […]

Transit Summit Connects… Communities and more (video)

November 24th 2014

Transit Summit Connects Business, Faith, Education Communities and More (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2014)   Who cares about public transportation? Judging from the diverse crowd at the Build Business Build Transit summit on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, it’s pretty much everybody. The summit brought together people in the faith community, […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

November 17th 2014

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of […]

Red Cross Blood Drives – Ongoing List of Opportunities to Save a Life

November 16th 2014

Red Cross Blood Drives – Ongoing List of Opportunities to Save a Life (compiled, updated Nov. 16, 2014) Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, […]

Ridge Fine Art and Handmade Wares Show Nov. 22

November 15th 2014

Ridge Fine Art and Handmade Wares Show Nov. 22 (press release, Nov. 15, 2014)   EVENT: Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show WHEN: November 22nd, Saturday 10AM to 5PM WHERE: DRAYTON AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale , MI 48220 ½ mile South of I-696 and two block West of Woodward (turn onto West […]

…Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer…

November 12th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer, Through the Winter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2014) An orphaned fawn has found a pleasant home among the beautiful trees, and lush backyards of Pleasant Ridge, where residents bring her food each day and track her whereabouts online. Though the doe, named Baby, is […]

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video)

November 11th 2014

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2014)   The last of the kale has been harvested. The samples of farm fresh foods have all been consumed by curious and hungry children. And the Friday afternoon produce stand has been packed away for the winter as the community […]