Welcome to the annual "year in review" articles that newspapers and magazines run to fill the void between Christmas and the new year. Quite often this involves a top ten list, a biggest disappointment list (usually in sports), or notations with arrows indicating whether celebrities, politicians, or athletes are moving up or down.
Our city is a small city. Ten top stories would be pushing it so we settled on four. Curiously each of the four stories center on four different women who played starring roles in the accomplishments, high drama, intrigue, revelation and sound and fury that was The City of Bloomfield Hills in 2013. The stories occurred in a chronological order that more or less coincided with the seasons of the year. We have no "up" or "down" arrows to place but three of the stories, current ending, is bitter sweet. The other is promising at least for now.