114 new parking spots

114 new parking spots

City Council member Richard Detkowski describes new parking plans for Clarkston at Monday’s meeting. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council member Richard Detkowski was jubilant at Monday’s meeting. “We have new parking spots – kudos to the (Parking) Committee,” said Detkowski, also a committee member, after a series of […]

Last stand for historic home

Last stand for historic home

Sam Moraco points out some pieces of the Bailey house that will be preserved. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Oakland County worked for more than a year and “confirmed all efforts exhasted” before condemning the almost 150-year-old Bailey house to demolition. For Sam Moraco of Independence Township, that’s not nearly […]

No Labor Day parade

This year’s Clarkston Labor Day Parade has been cancelled. “Nobody has come forward and, even if they did at this point, it would be near impossible to pull everything together,” said Jonathan Smith, City Manager. Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of organizing and sponsoring the annual end-of-summer parade after 76 years. The Rotarians decided to […]

Reader sees economics, not race, dividing U.S.

Dear Editor, The racial violence at Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend was tragic, and it was sad many political leaders would not denounce it as such, but Americans make an equally tragic mistake in believing condemnations of white supremacists by the nation’s top political leadership will, alone, make the underlying problem go away. Indeed, focusing too […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: High school fun, but move on when time

Opening a door is harder when the house is new, and I feel that myself, along with other new college students, are going to have a somewhat difficult time parting from the only community we know. I write this from the new house my mom has just bought with my little brother and kittens rolling […]

Clarkston Rocks this summer

Clarkston Rocks this summer

Colorful Clarkston Rocks, ready to be hidden somewhere in town. Photo provided Have you walked around town lately, looked down, and noticed a painted rock? Good! You’ve just been Clarkston Rocked! Hundreds of children and adults are making Clarkston Rocks this summer, painting, planting, hiding, and finding the colorfully decorated stones all over the area. […]

Smiles planted around town

Smiles planted around town

Clockwise from front, Paula Orminski, Judy Hespen, and Raeann Stanks are ready to distribute arrangements as part of the Lonely Bouquet project. Photo provided Good cheer bloomed all over this week when Clarkston Farm and Garden Club members distributed fresh floral arrangements in the International Lonely Bouquet project. Nearly three dozen members of the garden […]

Clarkston Wolf sighted in land down under

Clarkston High School grad Maxwell Palese began an exciting study abroad program in Perth, Western Australia, in early August. Maxwell graduated Clarkston High School in 2015 with an International Baccalaureate diploma and began his college career at Kalamazoo College studying biology and economics. Following two successful years at Kalamazoo, Maxwell applied for a very selective […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Embrace God’s inconvenient truth

Recently, I spent a few weeks talking about the wisdom of God with our local church. I am convinced that God wants to have a manifest expression of His wisdom, like in the days of Solomon. When Solomon’s time came to claim the throne, the Lord appeared to him and said, “Ask! What shall I […]

Grad takes summer hike on Appalachian Trail

Grad  takes summer hike on Appalachian Trail

Jordan Robak of Clarkston bought a backpack and hit the trail for 2,200 miles this summer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Jordan Robak of Clarkston decided he needed to get away for a while this summer, he decided to go for a walk. It turned into quite the hike […]

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