Every weekend, 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: Erica Coulston is Oakland's Elite 40-Under-40 Winner
Bloomfield Hills entrepreneur Erica Coulston received the Oakland County 40 Under 40 Award this week, introducing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during Thursday's State of the County Address.
WEST BLOOMFIELD: Arrest Made in West Bloomfield Father of Seven's Murder
Detroit Police initially had no leads in the case of Samir Hannawa, who was killed in early November in Detroit. Now police believe a Detroit man, arrested for another murder in early January, may be responsible for Hannawa's death.
TROY: It's "Wicked Awesome": Troy-Based Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men Expands to Over 40 Locations
The hometown company creates the ultimate "haircut experience" for men and has now expanded to eight different states.
ROYAL OAK: Royal Oak Pushes for Suicide Prevention In Wake of Gun Range Tragedies
City officials are looking for ways to reduce the risks of suicide in Royal Oak after two people committed suicide at Woodward Avenue's Target Sports.
Ferndale residents share recent owl sightings. "A lot of folks don't realize they're there because they're out doing their thing at night," a biologist says.
Birmingham Superintendent Daniel Nerad listed his administration's plans for upping security at all Birmingham school buildings during the Tuesday night school board meeting.
CLAWSON: Relay For Life of Clawson Kicks Off Fundraising
Though Relay for Life is more than three months away, participants will gather for a rally at Clawson City Hall on Feb. 27 to celebrate their fundraising efforts so far.