Every Saturday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond.
Here's what's been happening nearby this week:
ROCHESTER HILLS: 4 Dogs Die in Sunday House Fire in Rochester Hills
House bulldozed after blaze at 2400 block of W. Auburn Road.
FERNDALE: 2013 Blowout Music Festival Schedule Released
The High Strung, Dutch Pink, Duende, Audra Kubat, The Hounds Below, Deastro, Jeecy and the Jungle, Wall Clocks and Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas are among the performers scheduled to play in Ferndale.
ROYAL OAK: Local 212 Opens on Fifth Avenue
The new downtown restaurant features an eclectic craft cocktail list and steak among its extensive menu.
BIRMINGHAM: Books Are Back For Birmingham Residents
The Books-A-Million chain's newest store takes over a familiar space for local bookworms just outside the Birmingham border in Beverly Hills.
Royce Benjamin of Bloomfield Hills said his family cheered on his son at the Boston Marathon and headed to the finish line when the explosions occurred.
TROY: Principal 'Finishes' Boston Marathon in Troy
Bombings cut short Pam Mathers' 26.2 mile race, but she crossed the line days later with the support of students and staff at Hamilton Elementary School.
CLAWSON: Clawson Teen Recognized for Courage in Fire Situation
At Monday's Royal Oak City Commission meeting, 14-year-old Arthur Davis was praised for his quick thinking and mature demeanor.
BERKLEY: Berkley Ranks Among America's Most Challenging High Schools
The school came in at No. 9 in Michigan on The Washington Post's 2013 list.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP: Volunteers Needed for Oakland Township 'Clean Scene' Event
The 44th annual clean-up event will begin at Township Hall at 9 a.m. May 4.