Making a float, checking it twice

Making a float, checking it twice

Team RUSH members Audrey Dekonink, Jenna McCleese, Parker Szachta, Elizabeth Williams, Meghan Finnerty, Kyle Kaufman, and Evan Bennett make laminated paper snowflakes for their Holiday Lights Parade float. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Dozens of students on Clarkston High School Team RUSH have been spending hours after school to build […]

Goodfellow papers for Shoes for Kids

Kelly Barker of Clarkston and her daughter Kennedy Tillman, a senior at Clarkston High School, joined more than a 100 volunteers selling Goodfellow newspapers for Shoes for Kids. “I began volunteering because I was a member of the Clarkston Optimists and the Clarkston Rotary was looking for volunteers,” Barker said. “When I told Kennedy about […]

$278,615 more for 3-year police contract

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Nov. 27, to renew its contract with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for police services. The new, three-year contract increases costs for police service by $278,615 overall. Annual costs in the 2019 contract year increase by 0.56 percent, $23,935, compared to 2018; by $126,600, […]

Wednesdays for Rotary

Beginning in January, The Clarkston Rotary Club will be meeting on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Buck Shots, 7048 Gateway Park Drive, instead of Monday. “We’re anticipating the Wednesday time will be more convenient for people wishing to enjoy dinner and fellowship while planning activities and events aimed at making the Clarkston community an even better […]

Community honors for Fife

Current and former players, colleagues, friends, family, and the community will honor recently retired Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6:20 p.m. before the Wolves take on Wayne Memorial High School. “Let’s pack the gym with students, current and former McGrath campers, alumni, colleagues, friends, and family to say thanks […]

Open auditions

Clarkston Village Players hosts open auditions for their March 2019 production of Something to Hide by Leslie Sands on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions and must be 18 years or older. […]

Elves at theater

The Clarkston High School Drama Club, with special guest the CHS Mime Troupe in cooperation with Clarkston Village Players, presents the 2018 Children’s Theatre and MIME tour production of The Elves and the Shoemaker by Karen Boettcher-Tate, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m, and 3 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. and […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Holiday lights in dark

The weather forecast looks decent for Saturday right now, with clear skies and 29 degrees. Hopefully that holds out for the Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday evening downtown. I’ll be trying my luck with my camera, hoping to get decent photos of colorfully lit parade floats and vehicles in the 6 p.m. darkness. It’s always a […]

Champ award for robotics team

Independence Elementary robotics team NASA won the Championship Award at the FIRST Lego League robotics qualifier in Armada, Nov. 17, earning a place at the state competition on Dec. 15. The award recognized the team’s core values, excellence, and innovation in their projects with this year’s theme, “Into Orbit.” This season, they were given three […]

Reader rues too many road taxes

Dear Editor, One of the many road tax increases the state is now extracting from our wallets to “fix the roads” recently cost over $400 for us to register just two vehicles for one year! And if your license plate is 10 years or older? Sorry, the law says you must pay an additional $5 […]