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Week In Review: Seaholm Mourns Special Ed Teacher, Neighbors Protest Apartments

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:

Holidays

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.

Police/Fire

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.

Business

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?

Government

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.

Schools

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.

Sports

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.

 

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