Week in Review: Hogger's BBQ Closes, Kids Trick-or-Treat, Red Cross Seeks Help After Hurricane Sandy and More

Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.

We shared a lot of good information last week and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights.

  • Undefeated Berkley Steelers Head to League Super Bowl: The junior varsity squad will play the Romeo Junior Bulldogs for the Oakland/Macomb Youth Football Association championship Sunday, Nov. 4, at Hurley Field.
  • New Day Dawns for Reopening Maple Theater: Bloomfield Township's one-and-only landmark theater is about to embark on a new business model that is more focused on customer experience.
  • : Daylight Saving Time ended early Sunday morning and State Fire Marshal Richard Miller is encouraging residents to keep fire safety in mind while turning back clocks.
  • Berkley Education Association President Urges 'Yes' Vote on Proposal 2: "Collective bargaining is one way all stakeholders can come together and work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve quality, save costs and give our children the education they need to compete in today’s global economy," Mary Lou Gleason says.
  • Police Release Surveillance Photos of Man in Connection with I-96 Corridor Shootings: The images were taken at the Brighton Mobil Gas Station on Oct. 27.
  • Former Clawson Patch Editor Survives Hurricane Sandy: “It’s been a crazy last few days," says Nicquel Terry, who now lives in New Jersey.
  • Comedy Show Raises Funds for Michigan Dyslexia Institute in Berkley: Leslie Ann Thompson, who was named 2012 "Best Local Comedian" by Hour Detroit Magazine, performs Friday, Nov. 9, at O'Mara's Restaurant.
  • Your Guide to the Nov. 6 Election: Find out where the candidates stand, what the proposals ask, how to vote by absentee ballot and more.

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  • U.S. Sen. Carl Levin Visits Berkley High School: The lawmaker was scheduled to speak with Advanced Placement government students Thursday afternoon about current events and life in the Senate.
  • Hogger's BBQ in Berkley Closes: The restaurant was forced to shutter operations after failed negotiations with its landlord, according to an e-mail sent to customers, and plans to reopen in a new location.
  • June Moon Furniture Celebrates First Birthday: The shop on Coolidge Highway in Berkley was set to hold a reception to mark the occasion Thursday evening.
  • Detroit Zoo's Mayor of Amphibiville Leaps into Office: Gabriel P. J. Graydon, 11, won the race for Mayor of Amphibiville by submitting a 100-word essay describing his qualifications for the position.
  • : You can purchase and donate food to the Gleaners Community Food Bank during Patch's virtual food drive. Our goal is to collect $10,000 through Nov. 17 to help feed the area's hungry families.
  • : Show us you, your kids and your pets in costume. We want to see your spooky decorations, too!
  • : Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System sign letter of intent to combine operations.
  • Honor Those Who've Battled Breast Cancer: Upload a photo of your loved one to our tribute gallery and share a little something about their life.
  • Art Students Boo-tify Berkley: Berkley Eyewear celebrates Halloween with colorfully painted pumpkins created by Berkley High School class.
  • Berkley Marching Band Makes Final Four Cut in Battle of the Bands: The school needs your votes to win $1,000 and a promotional announcement in My TV20's bracket challenge!

[Do you know of important news or events during the coming week? Leave a comment to let us know!]

  • A Tearful L. Brooks Patterson Returns to Work: The Oakland County executive returned to work Oct. 30 in Pontiac for the first time since he was injured in an August crash.
  • Red Cross: Blood Donations Needed to Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy: Donors in unaffected areas across the country, including Berkley and Huntington Woods, are urged to give as emergency responders assess damage.
  • : Who's hiring in Berkley and Huntington Woods? Here's a sampling of ads to help you land just the right job!
  • Oakland County Oncology Nurse Experiences the Other Side of Cancer: Cindy Menzies has been cancer-free for seven years and now uses her experiences to encourage her patients.
  • 7 Questions for Berkley High School Band Director Alan Posner: Find out about his long-term goals for the marching band program, the band's pre-game ritual, its performance of Korean pop star PSY's catchy dance tune 'Gangnam Style' and more.


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