Be Your Favorite Superhero at Farmington Founders Parade and More News Nearby

Also happening around West Bloomfield this week: Donald Trump will speak at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi this May, and the Bloomfield Township police chief retires.

You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby?

Every Saturday, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near West Bloomfield, along Orchard Lake Road and beyond.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:


Registration is limited to 70 parade entries for the July 20 Farmington Founders Festival Parade.


Bloomfield Township Police Chief Bowden Announces Retirement

Kirk Bowden, who has worked in Bloomfield Township since 1977, announced this week that he'll be stepping down effective May 16. 

West Bloomfield

Sandra Layne Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in Death of Grandson

Jurors determine that the West Bloomfield grandmother gunned down her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman.


Birmingham Baby Dies After Mother Falls Asleep Breastfeeding

The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office said the death, which happened last Wednesday, was an accident. 


Donald Trump to Speak in Novi This May

The Oakland County Republican Party will have another big name speak at its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Surburban Collection Showplace.

White Lake

Lakeland Track Athlete Hit By Car

During training along Bogie Lake Road, the student athlete was struck by a car after falling into the roadway.


Troy Transit Center Expected for Completion in August

Don't miss the train! The $6.62 million project on the Troy-Birmingham border has pushed back its completion date by one month, according to city officials. 


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