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5 Things to Know Today: Aug. 28, 2011

Plan ahead to make your tax payments or donate blood.

1. The weather

Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 53. Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 76 degrees.

2. Gas prices

According to DetroitGasPrices.com, the lowest reported gasoline price in the Novi area as of late Saturday was $3.66 per gallon at the Speedway on Haggerty Road and 14 Mile Road.

3. Think ahead: Summer taxes deadline approaches

Novi summer property taxes are due Wednesday by midnight to the Treasurer's office. Payments can also be submitted in the drop box behind the . Don't be late! Payments submitted past deadline will be given a 4 percent penalty.

4. Plan ahead: give blood

The American Red Cross is always in need of blood donations, and there are several locations where you can give blood this week:

  • Monday 1-7 p.m. at
  • Monday 1-7 p.m. at the
  • Tuesday 1-7 p.m. at
  • Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at
  • Friday noon-6 p.m. at

5. Back to school coverage

As the start date for quickly approaches, check with Novi Patch for and important information for the 2011-12 school year. You can get to know Novi's five new principals, learn how to pack a healthy lunch and more.

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