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:
FERNDALE: Ferndale Coach Fired Over 'Inappropriate Texts' to Student
Inappropriate text messages to a student surfaced last weekend, according to the district.
ROYAL OAK: New Bakery Opens in Royal Oak
Brooke Wilson, owner of Love & Buttercream, is baking scrumptious treats in Royal Oak.
BERKLEY: Crispelli's Adds Breakfast to the Menu
French toast, Belgian waffles, eggs gratin, bacon, smoked salmon, pastries and more are now available at the Berkley restaurant seven mornings a week.
CLAWSON: Clawson High School Awarded Meemic Foundation Grant to Fund Science Program
The school recently received a large donation from a Michigan-based insurance company.
The Birmingham Board of Education held a regular meeting Oct. 2.
TROY: Troy Police Officer Receives Award for Saving Family from House Fire
In May, Troy Police Officer Christopher Huck forced open the door of a burning Troy home, alerted the family inside and led them to safety.