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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 16

Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies today, with a high near 48 degrees. Friday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 28 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 48 degrees.

2. Thansgiving Feast Celebration

Join other seniors for friendship, a traditional Thanksgiving feast, and musical entertainment. Enjoy performances from the Senior Center Barbershop Quartet followed by Friends in Song. The suggested donation is $5. Dinner will be served at noon at the Chelsea Senior Center.

3. Leaf Pick-up

Leaf pick-up by the Dexter Department of Public Works is continuing. The goal is to have collection complete by Nov. 30. The DPW will be focusing on leaf pick-up on Monday and Tuesday of each week (weather permitting). Residents should not put any debris (garbage, sticks, etc) in the leaf piles and should not rake leaves into the road, ditches, storm drains, or parking spots. Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through the last Saturday in November (due to the Thanksgiving holiday). Village DPW provides brush chipping service on Wednesdays.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Thursday night:

  • $3.58 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.59 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.59 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.59 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.59 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Nov. 16, 1907: On this day in 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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