It's Friday and today's quote comes from Eleanor Roosevelt:One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
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 Kelly Robson and Katrina Brown talking about the Mom2Mom sale at Village Elementary this Saturday.
1. The weather
It will be partly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, according to the National Weather Service.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- : $3.99
- Shell: $4.07
- Mobil: $4.09
- Lowest price at in Highland: $3.87 at Citgo S Milford Rd near Watkins Blvd.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.84 at the Marathon station at Silver Lake and Lincoln.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.84 at Costco at 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd.
We also offer searchable and real-time traffic and fuel prices via Mapquest on our homepage.
3. Supreme Court Denies Appeal for Hartland Man
The Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a Daniel Arthur Ring, who was convicted of raping a friend's mother in June 2008, according to a story from the Press & Argus. Ring was sentenced in April to 35 months to 20 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct for raping a 56-year-old woman.
4. 3rd annual Mom's Time Out this Saturday
The Mom's group has organized the 3rd annual Mom's Time Out from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at Gracepointe Church, 228 Fourth Street in Brighton. Each mom (you don't actually have to be a mother to participate) gets a table and chair where they can scrapbook, nap, meditate, read books, work or shop. Vendors will be on hand throughout the day and every participating will get three healthy meals. The cost is $25. All proceeds fund the Mom's ministry at The Freedom Center.
5. Hartland trivia
Congrats to "Not Lazy" for correctly answering Friday's question — What were the names of J. Robert and Fanny Crouse's six children? Answer: Doris, Alma, John (Bob), Heinie (Henry), Bill, and Mary
Friday's question: How many books did Robert Crouse provide the Cromaine library for its collection when it first opened?