10 Stories You May Have Missed Last Week on Rochester Patch

Perhaps you were buried in baseball? Or busy frosting cupcakes in maize and blue? If you're catching up now, here's a look at the top news.

 Perhaps the biggest news for frustrated drivers was the opening of Crooks Road, north of Hamlin. South of Hamlin remains down to one lane in each direction. The project is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 1.

 The lights are going up downtown and the show will be extended this year to Jan. 6, 2013. 

A rainy Saturday left the Rochester Hills with 1,000 leftover pumpkins. While sales have been brisk since this story, there are still hundreds left.

The Museum Still Has Pumpkins —and the Food Pantry Has Families in Need This story offered an idea for Rochester residents wanting to help the museum and the local food pantry.

Rochester Hills Fire Department Dedicates 9/11 Memorial The memorial includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and Fire Chief Ron Crowell says the memorial has already had a lot of visitors.

 West Middle School student Ben Bishop shared his unique experience of speaking at the Paul Ryan campaign rally.

Red Wings Alumni Mickey Redmond Visits North Hill Elementary with the Red Wings School Assembly Program While talking about healthy diet and exercise to North Hill students, Redmond also made a prediction about the hockey season and it looks like it will come true.

Michigan Humane Society Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to Rochester Hills Fire Department The four O2 Fur Life masks are "an important tool in making the fire department full-service," said Mayor Barnett.

OU Grizzlies Coach Kampe: We Make Basketball Stars With 29 years at the helm of the Golden Grizzlies' men's basketball program, Kampe discussed the up-coming season.

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