Gail Ann Curtiss

of Waterford; October 20, 2016; age 67. Loving wife of Robert for 45 years and beloved mother to Robert Jr. (Laura); Grandmother to Daniel and Adam; Sister to Mike (Debbie) McIntosh; Preceded in death by her parents and brothers James and Marvin (Gayle;) Gail graduated from South Haven High as Valedictorian in 1967 and Michigan […]

Bernadine Louise BECKER

BECKER, Bernadine Louise; of White Lake; October 19, 2016; age 92.  Preceded in death by her first husband William Weideman and second husband William Becker and siblings Virginia Tompkins, Charles Lewis, Madonna Sass and Marjorie Billingsley.  Mother of Susan (John) Bawden, Carol (Brian) Taylor and Mark (Terry) Weideman; grandmother of Lynn Zollner, Evan (Marissa) Davis, […]

Audrey Lee CINADER

CINADER, Audrey Lee of Clarkston, formerly of Troy; unexpectedly October 19, 2016; age 82.  Preceded in death by her husband Charles.  Loving mother of Dan (Becky) Cinader, Tim (Chris) Cinader and Jill (Joe) Goodall; proud grandmother of Jacob (Nicole), Matthew, Luke, Morgan, Jason, Alex and Anna; great grandmother of Nolan and Lilyahna.  Audrey was a […]

Treat time

Treat time

Violet Constable accepts a candy treat from Kelly Schaller’s Anna and Elsa, played by Kate Webb, at Friendly Forest last Saturday in Clintonwood Park. Photo by Phil Custodio

Prosecutor finds meeting violation, but no charges

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A review by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office found Clarkston City Council probably violated the Open Meetings Act last year, but no charges will be filed. “It does not appear that the violation of the OMA was intentional, but was the result of some confusion about the law,” said […]

Parking a problem for music kids

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Downtown Clarkston has a parking problem for Clarkston Conservatory of Music at 49 S. Main Street, said Giselle Graham, Kindermusik director at the conservatory, at the Oct. 10 City Council meeting. “We are definitely having an issue on parking,” said Graham, speaking during public comment. “We have 150 families […]

News in Brief

Sidewalk work OK’d Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Oct. 10, to approve a project by Brimacomb Landscaping for about 1,300 square feet of sidewalk work in the city, for $8,500. The city received four bids. Brimacomb offered the lowest square-foot price. Bids were also received from Carlo Construction for $9,936, 1,228 square feet; Joe Gustinis, […]

Forest of friends

Forest of friends

Brady and Everly Smith with Snow White, played by Montse Montserat, and Gwyneth Wells’ Dopey the dwarf. Photo by Phil Custodio Families filled Friendly Forest at Clintonwood Park, Saturday, enjoying fine weather for a fall October day. Hosted by Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and Clarkston Area Optimist Club, young Optimists and volunteers in colorful […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for incumbents Catallo, Sabol Dear Editor, Clarkston is a unique and beautiful place we proudly call home. Our combination of historic and contemporary neighborhoods, thriving business district, and the many events, activities and milestones that take place in our well-beloved Depot Park are the reasons people want to live, work and visit here. We […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Lights for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it will soon be trick or treaters out in the neighborhoods going door to door in search of candy from their neighbors. Holcomb Road residents in Clarkston have been asking City Council for help to keep the street safe. When the city had a police department, they would station […]