Lighting contest

Lighting contest

Mayor Steve Percival draws the winner in the Clarkston Holiday Lighting Contest. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Mayor Steve Percival drew the winning entry in the Best and the Brightest Holiday Lighting Contest, Dec. 22. The winners, Tom and Sally Lamb of 37 Robertson Court, were nominated by James Schultz. The Lambs are both retired […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Burn to return

The new year has begun, and for me that means 2013 v.2. That’s the year I made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight and managed to do it. I still don’t quite know how. I know how it worked — I ate less and exercised more. What I don’t know is how I managed […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for supporting Shoes for Kids Dear Editor, The success of the “Shoes for Kids” program is predicated on so many factors including the weather, but more importantly the support by the Clarkston community. “Shoes for Kids” has been the Clarkston Rotary’s signature community project for the past 38 years. It takes the collaborative efforts […]

Party for the troops

Party for the troops

Our Lady of the Lakes students Brady Burton, James O’Kane Parisi, Dayanara Martinez, Sophie Johnson, and Brooklyn Robak assemble care packages for troops overseas. Photo by Phil Custodio In lieu of a classroom Christmas party, students at Our Lady of the Lakes collected items and packed 150 boxes for troops overseas, Dec. 22. “This is […]

Comedy farce with Players

Comedy farce with Players

Gene (Ben Hetes) proposes to Marisa (Bailey Fitzpatrick) with a pretzel ring as Bailey’s mother Kay (Beth DeGuise) reacts in horror. Photo provided Clarkston Village Players present “Consider the Oyster,” comedy farce by David MacGregor opens with the Detroit Lions winning the Superbowl. As he is celebrating with his fianceé and roommate, Gene breaks his […]

Holiday art

Holiday art

Caroline Fletcher and Katie Miller work on their paintings. Photo by Jessica Steeley Clarkston girls painted pictures and made Christmas cards for their families during The Artist’s Apprentice workshop, Dec. 20 at Renaissance High School. Pamela Palmer instructed the girls on how to blend landscapes and create snowmen themed Christmas cards. The eight little artists […]

Larry S. Nicol

Nicol, Larry S.; of Clarkston; Dec. 29, 2016; age 66; son of Dorothy (late John) Nicol; loving husband of Tracy for 41 years; loving dad of Leslie (John Swisher) Wayne, Melissa (Antonio) Edwards; dear brother of Linda (Butch) Chapman, Claudia (Gary) Sanders, Johnna (the late Patrick) Cadwallader, Deanna (Gill) Warden, Rodney (Kim) Nicol; beloved Papa […]

Thomas R. COFFEY, 71

COFFEY, Thomas R.; of White Lake; suddenly January 2, 2017; age 71; husband of Donna (LaForge) for 50 years; father of Tom (Patty) Coffey, Suzanne (Kevin) Ottenbacher, Robert Francis and Michael (Melanie) Coffey; grandpa of Kaitlyn & Dylan; brother of Karen (late Lou) Conti, Darlene (Bud) Maguffey, Rob (Kathy) Coffey, Don (Nancy) Coffey, Tim (Cynthia) […]

Ryan A. MARTUS

MARTUS, Ryan A.; of Clarkston; December 31, 2016 due to a motorcycle accident; age 31; son of Carol & Fred; father of Michelle Sloan; brother of Christina Martus; grandson of Shirley Getty; uncle of Lilly, Gavin & Kora Chappell; boyfriend of Sarah Ifrate; preceded in death by his grandparents: Harold Getty, Mary & Bill Martus. […]