Monday, January 29, 2007

Where to Buy the Cheapest Car Fuel In Cleveland

In my gut I knew I should have stopped to buy fuel for my car today. The sun was out, the price was under $2.00 and who knows what will happen tomorrow. This reminded me that I had heard about a website updated daily that tracks the best fuel prices each day. It's called Cleveland Gas Prices (I googled). They list the top (bottom?) least expensive stations discovered at 8am this morning. $1.89/gallon was the lowest price and Twinsburg Ohio was the winner at that price. You could buy it at $1.94/gallon at the Circle K in Berea or BP in Cuyahoga Heights. $2.25 was the highest price listed and they were all Speedways.

The site is more than just where to find good prices. Today they had a Poll: when you go on vacation, do you tend to take toll roads, divided four lane hwys, 2 lane roads, etc. (Would it not depend on where you are going?) There is a section on the latest fuel or car technology news (today an article on General Motor's work on hydrogen fuel).

It also led me to another cool site: Fuel Economy, where you can find the most fuel efficient cars - and they even cover a few cars from 1985. Mostly it's the 90s to the present.

And lastly, if you yearn for us to be less dependent on petrol, you can check out Willie Nelson's Bio Diesel site. He has outlets (mostly in the south) but his bio diesel is distributed Nationwide. You can imagine it's not a stale, dry site! Willie is even selling bumper stickers and hats that say Bio Willie :-) Peace Out 3C

Good 'Read' About Tremont

When I lived in Rockville Maryland I volunteered to put together a newsletter for my neighborhood. We were big on civic associations in Rockville, and they were not like homeowners associations. Most neighborhoods in my city had a civic group. We were called the Twinbrook Citizens Association(TCA), with about 1500 homes, a yearly party, lots of attendance at planning commission and council meetings, and monthly meetings. Here in Cleveland, if you are paying a monthly homeowners or condo fee, you have regularly scheduled meetings. But Tremont comes the closest to my experience in Maryland. They have block clubs, very active ones. I just read the best neighborhood newsletter I have read in years. which is what prompted me to write this blog. My shout out goes to the Tremont West Development Corporation(TWDC) for this 12 page newsletter, pointing out new businesses, restaurants, events, a yearly round up, updates on the Christmas Story House, reminders of Block Club and TWDC meetings. Tremont is a great model for neighborhoods around the City. The newsletter shows why it's such a coveted place to live. If you read the newsletter you might just feel the energy coming through the pages like I did. Peace Out - 3C