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:
BIRMINGHAM: No One Injured During Christmas Day House Fire in Birmingham
A fire that began in the garage of a home on Kennesaw, in the city's Poppleton Park neighborhood, left one Birmingham family out in the cold on Christmas.
BLOOMFIELD: Authorities Investigate Gun Rumor at Lahser High School
The Bloomfield Township Police Department looked into a rumored threat of a shooting on Dec. 21, but said it was unsubstantiated.
WEST BLOOMFIELD: Stories of Soviet Jewish Soldiers Featured in New Holocaust Memorial Center Exhibit
'Lives of the Great Patriotic War' remains on display through Jan. 27 at the Farmington Hills museum.
TROY: Map Out Your After Christmas Shopping Strategy in Troy
Retail experts predicted Dec. 26, as well as the other days following Christmas, will be one of the busiest shopping seasons this year.
ROYAL OAK: Stagecrafters Announces Executive Director
Mary Ann McCourt will be in charge of managing daily business operations, grants and fundraising.
FERNDALE: 'America's Next Top Model' Search Comes to Ferndale
Open casting call will be held at P&A Scholars Beauty School in Ferndale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 4.
Mitzvah Day is so popular this year that there is a wait list for volunteers.
CLAWSON: Video: Clawsonites Decorate the City for Christmas
Check out how your neighbors kept the holiday spirit alive by decking out their homes.