Pay-to-park in June?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Paid parking could come to downtown before the start of summer, if a plan by the city Parking Committee comes to fruition. Committee member Jason Kneisc proposed a pilot paid-parking program in the city lot at Main and Washington streets, during the April 20 committee meeting. “Baby steps, to […]

Comedy on stage

Comedy on stage

From right, Steve Sanger as Hal Savage, Susan Steigmeyer as Bernice, and Sara Sanger as Cindy Savage rehearse a scene in Clarkston Village Players’ comedy “Self Help.” Bernice, the maid, needs help using the intercom in the comedy farce, which opens May 5. Call 248-425-5842 for tickets. Photo provided by Emily Dowd

Rezoning request tabled

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Plans are on hold for 42 W. Washington Street, after City Council tabled a rezoning request. Mayor Steven Percival, who made the motion to table, thought the issue was being rushed. “My concern is we’re pushing this to a motion before the council has any time to review the […]

News in Brief

Crossing count Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies are conducting a pedestrian count on M-15 this week for MDOT, to determine if more crosswalks are needed. There has to be at least 20 crossings in the timeframe, 7-8:15 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m., to show a need, said Lt. Larry Perry to Clarkston City Council. Crosswalks are needed […]

Final way to go green at Preserve

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor With spring sprung and Earth Day this past weekend, people are looking for ways to go green. All Saints Cemetery offers the ultimate green alternative – all natural burial in The Preserve, 44001 Nelsey Road. Response has been very positive since they started offering green burials 10 years ago, […]

White Cane Week

Clarkston Area Lions Club members will take to local streets and store fronts from April 28 through May 6, White Cane Week. Donations will be used to support sight and hearing projects including Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions Bear Lake Camp for Physically Challenged Youth in Lapeer, Penrickton Center for Blind Children […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: The past can hurt

Phil in the Blank columns through the past few years have well documents my efforts to be healthier, lose weight, run faster and farther, etc. One thing I’ve learned throughout the whole experience is the futility of looking backwards. Worrying about overindulging for the holidays doesn’t help anything, and since eating is a coping mechanism, […]

Community impact

Volunteers will make an impact all over the area during the Clarkston/Davisburg Community Impact Weekend. Projects during the event on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, include saddle and counter cleanup, gardening, building a vegetable stand, painting, and other work at O.A.T.S.; yard cleanup and work on the irrigation system at Ferry Farms; stock and organize […]

Building autism awareness on wheels

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Kathleen Weger of Independence Township is raising awareness of autism with a colorful car she painted herself. She painted puzzle pieces, a symbol of autism, on her auto in honor of her son, Joseph Adam Weger, for the National Autism Awareness Month of April. Folks are invited to paint […]

Bowman’s classic car show

Bowman’s classic car show

Bob Johnson won the top prize at the car show with his 1955 Chevy Bel Air Hard Top. Photo by Phil Custodio Classic cars filled Bowman Chevrolet’s front lot during its annual classic car show and Easter Seals Michigan raffle, April 22. Hosted by Red Wing Justin Abdelkader, the event raised money for Easter Seals […]