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News Nearby: Local Music Festival Expands to Ferndale, Car Crashes Into Keego Harbor House

Happening around Birmingham this week: Bloomfield Township says goodbye to former assistant fire chief, Lyal Bigger, and Royal Oak Patch profiles Hippies Pizza.

Every Saturday, 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: Feature Photos: 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.

WEST BLOOMFIELD: Car Crashes Through Keego Harbor House

Family was home at the time of car crash Thursday; no serious injuries were reported.

TROY: What's Happening in Troy This January

From tons of library programs to family fun nights, you'll be busy — not bored — in Troy this month.

ROYAL OAK: Hippie Pizza: Give Pizza a Chance

Pie-maker says research shows "people in Royal Oak are all about peace, love and cooperation" and late night convenience.

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.

BERKLEY: Metro Detroit Food Critic Recommends Two Berkley Restaurants

Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria and Vinsetta Garage are among the 13 venues where Molly Abraham suggests diners can expand their horizons in 2013.

CLAWSON: Job Hunting? Here's Who's Hiring in Clawson

Check out this list of several recent job postings from Clawson businesses.

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