Pleasant Ridge

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

December 4th 2014

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for the […]

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video)

December 3rd 2014

2014 Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire and Thomas Treuter, Dec. 3, 2014) December 1 was a chilly night, but the people of Pleasant Ridge were kept warm by hot coco and community cheer. The Ferndale Schools Choir led a crowd of families in carols, before Santa Claus showed up to help the children […]

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed… Accident

December 2nd 2014

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed, Nature Center Caretaker Injured in Accident (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2014) Shelly and Eric Lazarus spent their lives helping teach others through their work with the Bloomfield Hills School District. But a tragic accident has changed things forever. The accident took place on I-75 just north of Flint. Various […]

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

November 30th 2014

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All […]

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 […]