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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 19

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 showers likely again today, mainly after 2 p.m. Friday night it will be cloudly with a low around 39 degrees.

2. Sushi Workshop for Teens

Impress your family and friends by learning to make your own vegetarian sushi rolls during this hands-on program at the Dexter District Library today at 7 p.m. This program is open to teens in grades 6-12.

3. Political Signs

Please remember that political signs must not be placed in the village right-of-way which is generally the area between the sidewalk and the curb in front of your home. If you do not have a sidewalk, please keep the sign closer to your house than the road.

4. Gas prices

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

  • $3.64 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.65 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Oct. 19, 1781: On this day in 1781, Gen. Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, VA., bringing the American Revolution to a close. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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