Window art

Window art

Clarkston Cultural Arts members Aimee Baker and Denyse Loveless Couture check the placement of a found-object sculpture. Photos by Phil Custodio New found-object sculptures sit in the windows of the building at Main Street and Waldon Road, courtesy of Clarkston Cultural Arts Council members. “What you’re seeing within these windows are the result of a […]

Too much time online

Spending too much time face down in your cell phone can be a problem for children and adults, and both are needed to solve it, says Amy Metz, president of Clarkston High School PTSA. The parents group is working with teachers to talk about ways to use technology constructively, Metz said. “It’s a joint effort […]

Jackpot run

Jackpot run

Tom Batzos of Davison and Karen Morgan of Davison reach the finish line at the Jackpot Event 5K last Saturday at Independence Oaks County Park. The event was a benefit for St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Burton, celebrating its 100th year anniversary, and also included a two-mile walk and scavenger hunt. Christopher Collier came in […]

Newcomers too repetitive, reader says

Dear Editor, I cannot believe the letters in the voice of the people. They sound like they are in grade school, picking on people for what they think is said and dwelling on it. They need to get jobs or do something to keep themselves busy. They just say the same thing over and over. […]

Public Notices

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an Election will be held in the: CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Man of the people

This town took a punch to the gut with the loss of Bart Clark on Sept. 5. I was reluctant to believe it, when I heard about it that morning. Surely it was someone else, it’s not that uncommon a name, I thought. He was very involved in Clarkston Rotary Club and the Rotarians shared […]

A life fully led

Bartlett Lee Clark of Clarkston will be remembered for his local leadership and service to the nation and his hometown. “Bart struck me as one of the most genuinely good guys I have ever known,” said David Boersma, president of Clarkston Rotary Club. “Bart was the president of the club when I became a member […]

New senior services set for Sashabaw

New senior  services set for Sashabaw

Pat Kittle talks about the plans for the rehab center. Photo by Trevor Keiser BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Around $20 million of new development is coming to Independence Township, according to Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. In the next couple weeks residents should start seeing the land behind Rite Aid at the corner […]

Manhole work in Depot Park

Clarkston DPW workers and contractors started work last week to build up the paved path from M-15 to the south bridge in Depot Park. The project includes raising manhole cones, lids, and frames about five feet and adding dirt to fill in the gap between the road and walkway. It will result in a more […]

Future’s flying high with CAP

Future’s flying high with CAP

Lamont Williams Jr., with his mother Amy Williams, made a water bottle rocket for competition. “Mine won,” he said. “It’s been through a lot.” Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clad in camouflage and carrying a canteen, Lamont Williams Jr. of Clarkston helps keep the public safe at events around the […]