You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby? Every week, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near Ferndale, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.
Here's what's been happening nearby this week:
BERKLEY: Gretel the Peacock Adopts Berkley Family
The wayward bird – actually called a peahen because she's female – showed up Christmas Eve on Columbia and has made a new home for herself with the delighted Mlutkowski family.
BLOOMFIELD: Bloomfield Trader Joe's To Open Doors Jan. 15
The much-anticipated opening in Bloomfield Plaza is just a week away.
BIRMINGHAM: Junior League Looks to Stop Human Trafficking During Detroit Auto Show
The Junior League of Birmingham will join SOAP, a nonprofit run by Birmingham native and human trafficking survivor Theresa Flores, during the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
WEST BLOOMFIELD: Greater West Bloomfield Area Residents Can Earn Rewards for Recycling
Rizzo Services, the new trash hauler in West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake, is offering a reward program for those in the township that recycle.
TROY: Troy Schools Receive Grant for Elementary School Program
The project is one of six to receive funding from Oakland County Arts, Culture & Film grants.
ROYAL OAK: Ethics Debate Continues in Royal Oak
Commissioners want more information on recent ethics investigation released to the public.
CLAWSON: Clawson Shool Board Seeks New Member
Before his first board meeting, newly elected Brad Batur resigns, leaving an open seat.
FERNDALE: New Ferndale Gaming Lounge Offers Digital Playground for Community
Activ8 celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Thursday.