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Week in Review: Spirit Contest Results, Winged Demon Missing, World Series Fun 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.

  • Creator Buries Berkley Boneyard: The popular Halloween display was scrapped this year after large crowds forced the Public Safety Department to close it early last year, says Don Weiner of Troy.
  • : Here's what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe this holiday.
  • Get a Freebie from Taco Bell on Oct. 30 After World Series Stolen Base: San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan's move in game two Thursday triggers the chain's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion at locations including Berkley.

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  • : "We need to reclaim our voice and clean up our county and our country. Restore its strengths. Reduce it weaknesses. And replace its bureaucracy with a moral family oriented spirit we so desperately need," says Steven Zimberg of Huntington Woods.
  • Former River Rouge Mayor Urges 'No' Vote on Proposal 6: "There will be no cost for Michigan taxpayers. Our total cost will be paid by bridge user fares. This is truly a free bridge," John F. McEwan says in a letter to Berkley Patch.
  • VIDEO: Candidates Forum for Michigan's 9th Congressional District: Watch the candidates forum for the 9th Congressional District. The forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area and Patch.
  • : The drive at its Berkley and Rochester stores and on Facebook will benefit Detroit Dog Rescue.
  • Homes for Sale in Huntington Woods: Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some houses available in the area.
  • Show Your Tigers Pride: Post a pic!: It's time for Detroit area fans to rally. Post your photos and let's show the Bay Area just how "fanatic" you are about the Tigers.
  • January Trial Set for Driver Who Crashed Into Brooks Patterson: Anthony Prainito, 31, the driver of the Volkswagen Passat that Patterson's Chrysler 300 crashed into in Auburn Hills on Aug. 10, faces three misdemeanor charges.
  • Royal Oak Beats Berkley in Spirit Contest: As a prize, Patch will donate $200 in the name of the Ravens to Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Hospital and Berkley Patch ran a photo of the rival football team as its Facebook page banner Thursday.
  • Sporadic Outages Hit Phone Service Throughout Michigan: Business lines for Oakland County government offices and the city of Berkley were impacted Wednesday, but emergency callers could get through. 
  • : Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some homes available in the area.

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

  • : A multi-county task force has made progress on the I-96 shooter, offers $11,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspected shooter.
  • Letter Writer Supports Michigan Ballot Proposal 3: Ron Austin says he wants to move Michigan forward with more renewable energy.
  • Detroit Zoological Society to Host Salvation Army Drive: Clothing and household goods accepted Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11.
  • Berkley High School Marching Band Advances in 'Battle of the Bands': The school needs your votes to win $1,000 and a promotional announcement in My TV20's bracket challenge!
  • Meet Patch Blogger Kim Lifton of Wow Writing Workshop: The Huntington Woods resident, who shares tips on how to write effective college essays in her posts, talks about how she and partner Susan Knoppow, also of Huntington Woods, transformed helping neighborhood kids into a small business and more.
  • : It starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
  • : Find out when each city will conduct collection, what can be raked to the curb and more.
  • Ate It: Breakfast at Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria: The Berkley restaurant puts a twist on morning fare at reasonable prices.
  • Former Berkley Boy Scout Leader’s Name Surfaces in Child Sex Abuse Documents: The Boy Scouts of America created files on thousands of leaders and volunteers from 1965 to 1985, including 171 cases in Michigan.
  • How to Make Mystery Eyeball Deviled Eggs: Liven up your Halloween party in Berkley or Huntington Woods with these gruesome snacks.
  • Snacks Stolen from Hurley Field Concession Stand: The following information was supplied by the Berkley Public Safety Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
  • DTE Updates Berkley on Outages: Representatives explain what caused the July 17 substation fire in Royal Oak that impacted approximately 10,000 customers and say repairs are ongoing and credits are coming for consumers who have yet to receive them.
  • Have You Seen This Winged Demon?: Berkley resident Kyle Kleckner is offering a reward for the return of his treasured Halloween decoration, which was stolen last week from his yard on Royal.
  • Activist Temple Grandin: Autism Does Not Define Me: "I am a scientist and college professor first and a person with autism second," the author writes.
  • : Nearly 200 runners from Berkley and Huntington Woods finished the Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon on Sunday.

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