Pleasant Ridge

These Metro Detroit Sisters Didn’t See Businesses That Catered to Them, So They Built Their Own

Excerpt: Culture, community, and collaboration inspired sisters Tahura Holly, Jahura Hobby, and Humayra Bobby to open their own small businesses to fill different needs they saw in Metro Detroit.The...

September Is National Preparedness Month: ‘Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.’

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual opportunity for families and communities to help raise awareness and take steps to be better prepared for emergencies. The theme this...

Main Street Magic: Developing Downtowns for 20 Years

A commitment made two decades ago to treat Oakland County’s downtowns as assets has more than paid off as Main Street Oakland County marks its 20th anniversary.Main Street is...

Pleasant Ridge Art Student Designs Signs That ‘Say Their Names’

Excerpt: When Christina Krysiak saw the long list of police brutality victims online, she was shocked. Although the 19-year-old art student from Pleasant Ridge didn’t have a history with activism, she felt...

Neighbors That Care in Pleasant Ridge Seeks to Inspire a National First Responder Support Campaign

Neighbors That Care delivers supplies and offers services to COVID-19 first responders. Image courtesy of Neighbors That Care Neighbors That Care, a resident-driven initiative in Pleasant Ridge that provides food...

Pleasant Ridge Adds Public Art with Two New Murals

Excerpt: Two local artists have brightened up the public spaces of Pleasant Ridge. The city commissioned Rich Ayers of Hazel Park and Ouizi of Detroit to paint murals in...

Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods....

Ferndale Set to Begin Bike Lane and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements This Spring

Excerpt: The City of Ferndale is improving its bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure with a number of upgrades this spring and summer.Building off work completed in 2016, Ferndale is constructing...

Destination Downtown

When Doug Jones decided to open a wine bar, he couldn’t have picked a better location. Wine Social, located in downtown Lake Orion, overlooks the picturesque Paint Creek and...

Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy,...