Good Morning Hartland (8-31-11)
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Aug. 31, 2011.
It's Wednesday — happy middle of the week — and here are five tidbits of news and information that we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.
And remember always included in this Monday through Friday feature is a video (at right) from someone wishing every one "good morning" as part of a message to our community.
1. The weather
Watch out for scattered showers mainly before noon otherwise it'll be mostly cloudy with a high near 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A southeast wind will move the air between 5-14 miles per hour with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of rain is 40 percent. Tonight there'll be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies. The low is expected to be around 64.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Speedway: $3.85
- Mobil: $3.95
- Shell: $3.97
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.66 at the Mobil station at N. LeRoy and S. Long Lake.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.74 at Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd, in Green Oak Township.
3. Canadian man enjoys Hartland visit
Daniel Boyington of Toronto, Canada, said he was "refreshing" to him "how wonderful and courteous" the people of Hartland were when he visited his sister over the weekend, he wrote in a letter published Tuesday in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
"Even something as simple as letting a driver into the traffic while you are coming out of a mall is something we don't experience anymore," he wrote.
4. First year of LEGACY softball shines
Hartland's alternative high school softball team lost in the state final earlier this year by one run but enjoyed its first season ever, according to an article in September's edition of Community Life.
Highlights for the LEGACY team included a game vs. the Hartland senior citizen team and a come-from-behind win in the semifinals in the MAAA State Open Softball Championship.
LEGACY — which stands for Lets Educate, Graduate and Care for our Youth! — was founded in 1982 and has a current enrollment of more than 100 students. It holds its classes and programs at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center, which once was the main high school.
5. Hartland trivia
Congrats to Tammy Chinn who was the first to correctly answer Tuesday's question — What are the names of the five public elementary schools in the Hartland area? Answer: Charyl Stockwell Academy and Creekside, Lakes, Round, and Village elementary schools.
Wednesday's question: When is Hartland Heritage Day this year? Please answer in comments.