Pleasant Ridge

…A Pleasant Ridge Cool Construction Story (video)

September 18th 2014

The Road Going Down, A Pleasant Ridge Cool Construction Story (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2014) For many people the closest attention they pay to road construction is to give dirty glares past orange barrels in the middle of traffic jams. But in a peaceful part of Pleasant Ridge, the reconstruction of Cambridge Blvd. […]

In Ferndale School Board Race, Warnick Wants Old Seat Back

September 15th 2014

In Ferndale School Board Race, Warnick Wants Old Seat Back (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2014) Former School Board Trustee Keith Warnick is on the ballot against incumbents Karen Twomey, Nan Kerr-Mueller and Jennifer LaTosch for the Nov. 4 election. There are three spots up for election. LaTosch was appointed in 2013 after former President […]

Ferndale Marching Band Makes Grand DIY Entrance (video)

September 12th 2014

Ferndale Marching Band Makes Grand DIY Entrance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) Members of the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band made the trek from the high school all the way to the DIY Festival Friday night. Led by police escorts they crossed Woodward Avenue at Marshall and made their way through the neighborhood […]

Kids Clothing Swap in Ferndale, All Welcome Sept. 13

September 12th 2014

Kids Clothing Swap in Ferndale, All Welcome Sept. 13 (compiled, Sept 12, 2014) A special kind of clothing swap takes place Saturday in Ferndale to benefit Ferndale Friends of Different Learners Parent Group and Ferndale African American Parent Network. The swap takes place at Renaissance Vineyard Church, 1841 Pinecrest, Ferndale. Here’s how it works: Drop […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

September 10th 2014

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids

September 9th 2014

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids (Oakland County Health Division, Sept. 9, 2014) With reports of Enterovirus D68 on the rise through the country, Oakland County Health Division has come out with a fact sheet about the infection. Reports vary as to whether this has been confirmed in Michigan or not, though […]

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips

September 6th 2014

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips (City of Berkley, Sept. 6, 2014) There are 330,000 customers in the DTE Service Territory without power. Power restoration is estimated for Monday, September 8th. A number of linemen from other states are coming in this afternoon and evening to help restore power. Strong winds have caused power lines to […]