Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

Power of poetry at slam!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was a day for youth to find their voice and inject their creativity into words at Bailey Lake Elementary last Friday. Anne Martinez and Carol Barber’s fifth-grade classes wowed their guests with talent, wit, and reality at their Poetry Slam. This event has been an ongoing tradition […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]

Sweet memories at the dance

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Annaliese Dunlap made an extra memory at the Clarkston Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday night. She got to lead the 7 p.m. dance with her dad David Dunlap to a special tribute song, “Papa Daddy,” written by her grandfather, Jerry Calow, when she was 3 years old. “Please complement all […]

‘Inappropriate’ relationship does Rock in

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The community was rocked this weekend with news that Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock tendered his resignation over an “inappropriate relationship” with a 19-year-old former student. News of the resignation has social media a buzz, has drawn the attention of Detroit broadcast media and has been […]

Big 2018 plans in township

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer There is much to look forward to in 2018 in Independence Township, said township Supervisor Pat Kittle.  “Here in the township, I am continuously amazed at the amount of support people are willing to give to an important project,” Kittle said. The Miracle League of Clarkston, a non-profit […]

Reprieve from bitter cold forecast this week

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer With temperatures dipping to -11 with 14 mph winds, shoppers and diners still made their way downtown. Jodi Crandall of Clarkston ate outside with her family at Honcho Latin Street Food and Coffee Restaurant on Main Street, thanks to the igloo-shaped waming tents in use there. When asked […]

Brenda’s Beat

A column by Brenda Dominick 2018 – bring it on! So I’ve decided to take a positive approach to reflect on all things 2017 and look forward to 2018…just because…why not? Every week or so, I show a couple of motivational videos to my kids in hopes they will get inspired, or at least get […]

Girls make holidays bright at kids hospital

Andersonville Elementary students Layla Jordan, 10, and her friend Payton Robinson, 10, started planning their journey of giving in September, much earlier than most people start their Christmas shopping. These adorable girls with hearts of gold  “warmed up” fellow students and staff to fulfill one special mission–the “Wishing Warm Holidays” Project. They wanted to give […]