Comedy of ‘Hamlet II’

Clarkston Village Players hit the stage with “Hamlet II,” a loose retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy played for laughs, with an irritable ghost, a pregnant Ophelia, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern a la Groucho Marx. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, knows something is rotten – but finds himself quoting Edgar Allen Poe while debating whether to be, […]

Anime fans raise funds for Flint

Rhys Jahn of Clarkston went up north to Flint with her dad Derek Jahn to meet anime voice actor Bryce Papenbrook at Anime Flint Celebration, April 23. She cosplayed as Touka Kirishima, whose alias is “Rabbit,” from the anime show “Tokyo Ghoul,” during the event at the University of Michigan-Flint Northbank Center. Attendees spent time […]

White Cane sale

White Cane sale

Dan Wung of the Clarkston Area Lions Club raises funds on Main Street, April 29, during the Lions’ annual White Cane Week. Donations will support Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions Bear Lake Camp for Physically Challenged Youth in Lapeer, Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Beaumont Silent Children Fund, District 11A2 […]

James E. ZINK

ZINK, James E.; of Clarkston; formerly of Waterford; May 1, 2016; age 74; husband of Beverly for 52 years; father of Larry (Jenny) and Karen; brother of Tom (Carol); brother in law of Mari Ann.  Jim retired from General Motors in 2006 after 44 years of service.  Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint and […]

Douglas L. FOYTECK

FOYTECK, Douglas L. “Doug” of Clarkston; April 28, 2016; age 78. Husband of Karen for 54 years, father of Mark, Mike (Lisa) and Matt (Erin) all of Clarkston, MI; Grandpa of Lauren of Ann Arbor, Olivia and Andrew of Clarkston.  Doug was born in Chesaning, MI on August 3, 1938.  Preceded in death by his […]

Betty LANG

LANG, Betty of Clarkston; January 18, 2016; age 86; preceded in death by her husband Calvin and her daughter Diane (Harold) Lang-Smith; mother of Jackie (Mike) Bogle Doug (Heidi) Lang and Nancy (Dan) Scully; grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 15, sister of Helen Rosolino.   Betty and her husband owned the Clarkston Big Boy […]

Peter Douglas RICCARDO

RICCARDO, Peter Douglas of Clarkston; went home to be with our Lord April 28, 2016; age 57; Loving husband of Debbie, married 34 years; beloved father of Peter (Shauna) and Leigha Riccardo, proud grandpa of Charlee, son of Thelma and the late John Riccardo; brother of Mary Kay (Bob) Billington, Terry Riccardo, Lynn (Steve) Duffy […]

Site plan OK’d for Clarkston United Methodist Church

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted, April 25, to approve the site plan and special land use permit for expansion of Clarkston United Methodist Church on Waldon Road. A written agreement with Clarkston Community Schools is still pending on a storm sewer on school property off Waldon Road, next to the […]

Teacher recognized for excellence

Teacher recognized for excellence

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Faye Valtadoros won the lottery, taking home a $500 cash prize and $500 classroom grant. She didn’t have to buy a ticket – the Japanese teacher for Clarkston Community Schools just needed a nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award. “I got an email one day saying I was […]

Letters to the Editor

A call to contact city about expansion Dear Editor, The City of the Village of Clarkston is considering building a new garage for city vehicles and renovating the existing Village Hall at a cost estimated to exceed $440,000. There are no funds dedicated for this, no known financing in place, and the City Treasurer has […]