News Nearby: Bloomfield Hills Unveils Plans for New High School and More

Happening around Birmingham this week: The West Bloomfield grandmother accused of shooting her grandson will stand trial and the Berkley marching bands win $1,000.

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:

BLOOMFIELD: New Bloomfield Hills High School Revealed

Designers show members of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education and the public what a 21st Century education experience will look like.

WEST BLOOMFIELD: Grandmother to Stand Trial in Shooting Death of Grandson

Sandra Layne, 74, of West Bloomfield, was in court Thursday. Her trial is expected early next year.

TROY: City Releases Applications of 6 Troy City Council Finalists

Troy City Council will appoint one of the finalists to Council at its Dec. 17 meeting.

ROYAL OAK: Franklin Fine Wine & Café to Open on Monday

“Soft opening” on tap to work out any problems for later grand opening.


Residents of the Dales neighborhood met with school officials for a follow-up meeting on Wednesday at the Digital Learning Center.


The program received more votes than Rochester Adams High School in the final round of online voting in the My TV20 “Battle of the Bands” Bracket Challenge.

CLAWSON: 2 Clawson Eateries Close Up While Another's Fate Looms

Dunkin' Donuts and Great Sport Coffee are officially out of business. Is a fast food joint next?

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