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:
Oh Christmas Tree: Birmingham Welcomes the Holiday Season
Officials from Birmingham and Metro Detroit — as well as Santa himself — rang in the holiday season Wednesday night in Shain Park.
Your Guide to the 2012 Holiday Season in Metro Detroit
Looking for some holiday cheer within an hour's drive? We've got lights, Santas, parades and more happing in the greater Detroit area.
Also in this week's police blotter, a Warren woman is arrested for drunk driving while a man pulled over on Southfield is discovered with marijuana.
No One Home During Monday Morning House Fire
The fire began in the rear of a home on the corner of Lincoln and Clark, just outside of downtown Birmingham, around 9 a.m. Monday. The cause is still unknown.
Lululemon's Grand Opening Headlines Black Friday Shopping in Birmingham
Nearly 30 new shops, restaurants and salons have opened in downtown Birmingham in 2012, making this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday something to pay attention to.
Birmingham Looks to Bring Shoppers Downtown With New Ads
Dozens of downtown shops, restaurants and landmarks are featured in a series of new television ads.
Trader Joe's Targets December Opening at Maple and Telegraph
Nearby businesses look forward to Trader Joe's newest location in Bloomfield Township. Will Birmingham residents drive out to the new market?
Neighbors Fight Back Against Proposed Apartments on Park Street
The Planning Board delayed a decision on whether to rezone a property at 404 Park St. from residential to general business.
Seaholm Mourns Loss of Late Special Education Teacher Frank Ventrella
Ventrella, who taught at Seaholm for more than 20 years, passed away Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The funeral was scheduled for Wednesday.
Feature Photo: Roeper Chess Team Wins State Championship
Chess teams from the Roeper Lower School took home first place in the state club chess championship last weekend.
Brother Rice Wins 8th State Football Title in a Thriller
Not one, but two trick plays for touchdowns in the final 3:29 secures the win against Muskegon in Division 2 high school football state final, 35-28.
Country Day Football Can't Hang On in State Final Game
Grand Rapids South Christian scores 26 unanswered points in the second half to wipe out Yellowjackets in Div. 4 championship.