News Nearby: Guess What's Coming to Royal Oak? And More

Here are this week's most interesting stories from nearby towns.

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:


Retail, a gallery and new places to eat are projects planned to open (or already have) this fall.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham's Christmas Tree Will Be Artificial This Year

The city voted to purchase a $30,000 artificial tree for Shain Park Monday, citing cost-savings and safety issues. Several residents oppose, noting "I would rather have a Charlie Brown tree than a $30,000 plastic tree."


Longtime residents Eric and Susan Murrell serve as stewards of the charming, handmade box, from which neighbors can borrow books on the honor system.

FERNDALE: Should Backyard Fires Be Allowed in Ferndale?

Open burning is currently illegal in the city, but officials are working on an ordinance that would make fire pits legal with certain restrictions.

CLAWSON: Hunter's Clawson Teen Center Debuts Makeover for New School Year

Clawson has a brand new After School Zone.

TROY: Copycat? Recall Janice Daniels Group Seeing Red Over No Troy Recall Signs

Some say new signs from No Troy Recall bear a striking resemblance to signs from Recall Janice Daniels – what do you think?


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