Every Saturday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond.
Here's what's been happening nearby this week:
BLOOMFIELD: Feature Photos: A Fine Send-Off for Assistant Fire Chief
Lyal Bigger ceremoniously retired as Assistant Chief of the Bloomfield Township Fire Department after nearly three decades of service.
WEST BLOOMFIELD: Car Crashes Through Keego Harbor House
Family was home at the time of car crash Thursday; no serious injuries were reported.
BIRMINGHAM: Zazios to Close at End of January
The Birmingham restaurant at Woodward and Maple will close at the end of the month to make way for an as-yet undisclosed development.
ROYAL OAK: Hippie Pizza: Give Pizza a Chance
Pie-maker says research shows "people in Royal Oak are all about peace, love and cooperation" and late night convenience.
FERNDALE: Local Music Blowout Expands to Ferndale
After 15 years in Hamtramck, the nation's largest all-local music festival will expand: two weekends and three cities, now including Ferndale venues.
BERKLEY: Metro Detroit Food Critic Recommends Two Berkley Restaurants
Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria and Vinsetta Garage are among the 13 venues where Molly Abraham suggests diners can expand their horizons in 2013.
CLAWSON: Job Hunting? Here's Who's Hiring in Clawson
Check out this list of several recent job postings from Clawson businesses.