Kids Give Reminder About Sunday Christmas Pageant, Dance and Say 'Good Morning, Hartland!'
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Dec. 15, 2011.
It's Thursday and more unDecember weather is going on (Better than snow and ice, I'd say). Here are some tidbits of news and information that we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.
Please also don't miss our video greeting (at right) from children and a pianist from the Hartland United Methodist Church who will be performing Life From Bethlehem, a Christmas pageant that takes place during 10 a.m. services Sunday. BTW, we think their dancing is awesome.
1. The weather
Drizzle before 7 a.m., then expect showers betwenn 7 a.m. and noon as temps fall from the 50s during the day to around 42, according to the National Weather Service. It'll be very windy, with a west southwest wind between 17 and 21 miles per hour. Tonight, mostly cloudy with a low of around 27 degrees with similar wind speeds.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Shell: $3.29
- Speedway: $3.32
- Mobil: $3.42 (cash is 10 cents lower)
- Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.25 at Citgo.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.18 at the BP station on Owen Road at U.S. 23.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.13 at Costco at 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd.
3. Sheriff reports increase in anonymous tips
Tips to the Crime Stoppers from Livingston County have increased 43 percent from November 2010, leading to the arrest and conviction of 19 people and $3,750 paid to callers, according to a WHMI-FM (93.5) report.
Sheriff Bob Bezotte told the station that the tips help because budget cuts have resulted in fewer deputies on the road in the area. The tip line is 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
4. Hartland native involved in proposed baseball training facility
Hartland native and baseball coach Rob Morris would be involved in baseball training facility proposed in Genoa Township by SWAT Elite Sports, according to an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
The Genoa Township Planning Commission considered approving plans Monday, the article said. The facility would replace a former sporting goods store at 3600 E Grand River Ave and backers hope to open by Feb. 1.
Morris, who played college baseball, had the idea to bring the facility to Livingston County, the article said.
5. Hartland trivia
Thursday's question: What type of building that fits Hartland's character has a roof type called gambrel? Please answer in comments.