Here are five tidbits of news and information we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.
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1. The weather
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 27 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 18 degrees.
2. Gasoline prices
- Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd: $3.19
- CITGO, 1050 E Grand River: $3.21
- Meijer, 8650 W Grand River Ave: $3.27
Play Euchre at the Brighton Senior Center today at 10 a.m. Drop in cost is $1.
4. Brighton Optimist Club Essay Contest
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship. Deadline for entry must be postmarked NO LATER than 1/25/13. Entry form and details can be found at http://www.BrightonOptimist.org, look under the 'Activities' page. For more info, call Bob Smith at 810-220-1478.
5. On This Day in History
According to History.com, on this day in 1970, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The farewell concert in Vegas was the final act in a drawn-out breakup that didn't become official until November 1969, but probably became inevitable in July 1967, when Motown Records chief Berry Gordy gave Diana Ross top billing over the Supremes. That move clearly signaled Gordy's intention to launch Diana on a solo career—something he may have had in mind from the moment he upgraded her first name from "Diane" and upstaged her fellow Supremes by making Diana the group's official lead singer.