Week In Review: Rally for the Rutherfords, Charity Premiere of 'Oz' Benefits Dwarf Advocacy
Here's 12 stories you may have missed on Birmingham Patch this week.
Are you spending your Sunday catching up with last week's news? Here's the top 12 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:
Birmingham Police say last Friday's robbery of Comerica Bank is similar to several recent bank robberies in Royal Oak, Berkley and Madison Heights.
The incident happened just over a week after two bikes worth more than $5,000 were stolen from the Woodward Avenue bike shop.
Birmingham's Palladium 12 will host a charity premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful to raise money for dwarf advocacy and honor the extras from this Michigan-made film.
Meanwhile, a third applicant, Crush, will return to the Birmingham City Commission in two weeks with another request for an economic development license.
At the Monday night City Commission meeting, residents complained about a pending lawsuit with Townhouse and police chief says seven Birmingham businesses sold alcohol to minors in 2012.
Anthony Melchiorri, star of the Travel Channel's 'Hotel Impossible,' listed the Birmingham hotel as one of his favorites in the world.
A 'Rally for the Rutherfords' is planned for Feb. 27 to raise money for Harlan fifth grade teacher Chad Rutherford and his family.
Expenditures continue to grow and if the district does nothing, they could face a $10 million deficit by 2016, officials say.
While Birmingham's 2012 MEAP scores exceeded state averages, the district saw a 10 percent drop in the percentage of students proficient in fifth grade science.
In addition, 13 players received medals for their performance during the Michigan Scholastic Team Championship, held earlier this month.
The new Pierce Elementary running club will prepare students for the Martian Invasion of Races this spring in Dearborn.
The U.S. Senator spoke in Birmingham Monday morning as part of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's Government Forecast Breakfast.