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 near the Greater West Bloomfield area and beyond.
Here's what's been happening nearby this week:
BLOOMFIELD: A Fine Send-Off for Assistant Fire Chief
Lyal Bigger ceremoniously retired as Assistant Chief of the Bloomfield Township Fire Department after nearly three decades of service.
The Jan. 21 event also includes a walk, performances and service projects.
HARTLAND: Livingston County First in State to Use New Snow Plow
The Tow Plow will be used on I-96 and US-23 starting this month.
FERNDALE: Local Music Blowout Expands to Ferndale
After 15 years in Hamtramck, the nation's largest all-local music festival will expand: two weekends and three cities, now including Ferndale venues.
Preschoolers from the Midvale Early Childhood Center helped collect hats, mittens and scarves for Lighthouse of Oakland County.