Every Sunday, 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:
Leslie Fender rode from Texas to Michigan to visit his doctor in Royal Oak.
Police believe a Madison Heights man took three violins and a trumpet from the Seaholm band room in March 2012.
PlayAway classes start next week in Ferndale.
The following information was supplied by the Royal Oak Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A look at jobs recently posted in the area. This week's listings include jobs with Clawson Public Schools and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Troy Gymnastics West will provide an additional 10,000 square feet of space, allowing the gymnastics center to take on more students and add more classes.