Week In Review: Christmas Trees Stolen, New Steakhouse Coming to Birmingham

Here's 10 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 10 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:


Also in this week's police blotter: A man makes off with six packs of 5-Hour Energy drinks from Kroger, and a scooter and lawn equipment are stolen from area garages.


Birmingham School Board Formally Opposes State Education Overhaul

School board resolution echoes comments at Royal Oak informational meeting with Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie Markavitch.

Letter to the Editor: State Education Legislation is 'Bad for Birmingham'

Birmingham Board of Education argues house bills 6004, 5923 and state bill 1358 "create a new Lansing bureaucracy that tells Birmingham and other high performing schools how to operate."

According to Superintendent Daniel Nerad, the study is to determine whether Birmingham Public Schools "has a problem, and if we have a problem, what should we do about it."


Stoney River Steakhouse Receives City Commission Approval

Commissioners pass along plans for a new steakhouse to replace Max & Erma's Monday night. Meanwhile, residents complain about losing one of Birmingham's few family-friendly restaurants on Facebook.

A second request to open a Ducati motorcycle dealership was denied Monday after the applicant refused to provide key details, noting Ducati did not want certain information about their dealerships released.


"We've had a really impressive year," Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood said, noting the 2012 season was the best the city's golf courses have seen in five years.


Birmingham Celebrates Like It's 1933 to Raise Money for Museum

There will be live jazz, drinks from the 1920's, period attire and a chance to "celebrate" the repeal of prohibition at this fundraiser for the Birmingham Historical Museum.


Vote For Your Favorite Birmingham Storefront This Holiday Season

The Principal Shopping District is bringing back its Storefront Decorating Contest this year, challenging shop and restaurant owners to "let it snow" in their display windows.

Where To Buy a Real Christmas Tree In Birmingham

We asked and you answered, Birmingham. Here's your favorite spots to pick up a real evergreen for the holidays.


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