Warm N' Cozy Organizers Thank Volunteers, Community and Say 'Good Morning, Hartland!'
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Dec. 7, 2011.
Wednesday is here. 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 Peggy Seebaldt and Debbie Zajac of the Hartland Women's Club, who thank their volunteers for the help with organizing this year's Warm N' Cozy and the community for attending.
1. The weather
Expect partly sunny skies and a high near 37 degrees with winds out of the west northwest between 7 and 14 miles per hour and gusts as high as 21 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, more clouds roll in with a low around 24 degrees as winds stay about the same.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Speedway: $3.45
- Shell: $3.49
- Mobil: $3.55 (cash is 10 cents lower)
- Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.26 at Citgo.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.29 at the Marathon station at Silver Lake and Lincoln.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.22 at Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd and the Citgo station at E Grand River and O'Doherty.
3. Hartland details why policy fits new anti-bullying law
The Hartland School District doesn't need to change its anti-bullying policy to fit under a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder, says Scott VanEpps, the district's assistant superintendent of personnel and student services, in an Livingston County Daily Press & Argus article.
He said the policy is based on one put forth as a model by the Michigan State Board of Education.
"It's comprehensive and it covers all aspects of students, in any manner, should be free from threat and intimidation and harassment, and it doesn't matter how or where it occurs. If it adversely affects students, its covered," he told the newspaper.
"I greatly respect anybody's effort to help us all create an environment of civility toward one another. It didn't take legislation to bring about any kind of change in our school in dealing with this issue, (however).
"As educators, as adults dealing with young people, it's always been our responsibility to provide expectations and guidance for how we're going to treat one another in our school environment and we do that day-in and day-out, and I think we do a pretty good job of it."
Deneweth's Garden Center, 13790 Highland Rd, is holding a Made-in-Michigan Gift Basket Benefit Workshop from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday where the $5 per person entry fee will be donated to Village Elementary School for the school's holiday adopt-a-family effort.
5. Hartland Trivia
Congrats to Linda Bowen who correctly answered Tuesday's question — On Monday, the Hartland Community Council held one of its regular meetings. What main event does the group plan every year? Answer: Memorial Day activities (rose clark also deserves credit for noting another important event the group organizes — Hartland Heritage Day).
Wednesday's question: What local business — which sits on the old Burgress property — has its main building modeled after a Victorian carriage house that once stood on that land? Please answer in comments.