In brief

Fall Craft Show

FLINT — The Waterbrook Christian Academy,6100 Richfield Rd., will hold a Fall Craft Show, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $2 at the door. There will be many vendors. They are still accepting vendor applications by calling 810-577-8096. Sponsored by the WCA PTO. — G.G.

Gov. Whitmer signs proclamation marking November as Homeless Awareness Month

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring November as Homeless Awareness Month.

“I am a proud life-long Michigander who is dedicated to making this state a great place to live for everyone. Right now, Michigan has far too many people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness” said Whitmer. “This is why I am proud to proclaim November as Homeless Awareness Month to raise awareness of this issue and to ensure that all Michiganders have a comfortable, safe, and warm place to call home.”

Many dedicated organizations in our state continue to make a difference in the lives of many homeless citizens in our community. However, more than 65,000 citizens throughout Michigan experienced homelessness in 2018. The number of families affected by homelessness or are at-risk of having inadequate or unstable housing continues to be a significant community issue. — G.G.

AAA: Michigan gas prices down 10 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN — Gas prices in Michigan continue to decline, falling another 10 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.41 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 24 cents less than this time last month and about 31 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $36 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $11 from when prices were their highest last May.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration data shows that demand for gasoline grew from 9.59 million b/d to 9.78 million b/d last week. This latest rate is approximately 520,000 b/d higher than last year’s rate at this time. Growing demand, amid tight gasoline supplies, has contributed to a nominal increase in the national average. Gasoline stocks decreased for a fifth consecutive week by 3 million bbl to 220.1 million bbl, which is 6.1 million bbl lower than last year’s level at this time.

“Despite the increase in demand nationally, Michigan’s gas prices have continued to decline,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The Michigan state average is at its lowest level since February.”

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.49 per gallon, about 6 cents less than last week’s average and about 26 cents less than this same time last year. — G.G.