Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey

Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey

A Grosse Pointe Woods resident, I am the Regional Editor for about a dozen Michigan Patch.com sites. I grew up on the East Side of Detroit, attended Regina High School and then Michigan State University, where I recieved a bachelor's degree in journalism and English. I've worked at newspapers in the South — including The State in Columbia, SC, as well as dailies in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Wilmington, NC. I've been a business reporter, city editor, and copy desk chief.  In Michigan, I've written for the Metro Times, Detroit Free Press, and the Grand Rapids Press. I've also am a contributor to a soon-to-be-published book about all things Michigan. Most recently, I was the founding managing editor for Model D, an online magazine about Detroit, and helped its parent company launch news sites around the country. Email me at clare.ramsey@patch.com.

Recent Contributions

Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you thin
Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you
Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newton, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you think
Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you thin
'The Hobbit' Opens Dec. 13; Showtimes, Theaters and Finding Tickets Now

'The Hobbit' Opens Dec. 13; Showtimes, Theaters and Finding Tickets Now

The next big blockbuster of the season is appearing in theaters around Clawson soon—with midnight showings planned Dec. 13. Advance ticket sales are happening now.
Today is St. Nicholas' Feast Day -- How Do You Celebrate?

Today is St. Nicholas' Feast Day -- How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 – How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 – How Do You Celebrate?

Many put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6: How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6: How Do You Celebrate?

Many in Marion will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 — How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 — How Do You Celebrate?

Many put out their shoes or stockings overnight in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 – How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6 – How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many put out their shoes or stockings Wednesday in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.
St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

St. Nicholas' Feast Day is Dec. 6—How Do You Celebrate?

Many will put out their shoes or stockings Dec. 5 in hopes that St. Nicholas will leave them a little something for his Dec. 6 feast day. Read about the tradition.