Pleasant Ridge

Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County

November 9th 2014

Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County (compiled, Nov. 2, 2014) Birmingham The City of Birmingham and the Piety Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host the traditional laying of the wreath on Nov. 11 at the Civil War and WWII Monuments in Shain Park, across from Birmingham City hall as 151 Martin […]

Huntington Woods Tops Pleasant Ridge with 66% Voter Turnout

November 8th 2014

Huntington Woods Tops Pleasant Ridge with 66% Voter Turnout (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 8, 2014) Just before the Nov. 4 elections, Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger challenged residents to have a higher voter turnout than their neighbors in Huntington Woods. He shared this challenge with the oc115, along with years of data that showed the […]

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

November 7th 2014

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open […]

Ferndale Schools Closes DLC, Modifies Alt. Ed Program

November 7th 2014

Ferndale Schools Closes DLC, Modifies Alt. Ed Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2014) For years anxious neighbors around the Taft Building at Allen and Fielding in Ferndale have complained about fights, drugs, and even incidents of weapons used in and around the building that housed adult alternative education programs for the Ferndale School District. […]

SOCRRA Offers $6 Recycling Bins in November

November 3rd 2014

SOCRRA Offers $6 Recycling Bins in November (SOCRRA Press Release, Nov. 3, 2014) SOCRRA and its 12 member communities are pleased to offer a special sale on recycle bins during the month of November, 2014. Residents of Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy […]

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

November 2nd 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered […]

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and… (video)

November 1st 2014

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and other Crimes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 31, 2014) Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper does not like seeing kids on a professional basis, whether it’s because they have gotten in trouble or because they are a victim. The internet and cell phones make it easy for young […]

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 […]