County fair

Oakland County Fair returns to Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg, July 8-17. A free concert by TJ Craven and Grant Reiff will be on July 8 at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. Fair activities include a chess tournament in the historic Ellis Barn; animal exhibits; horse shows; family contests […]

Honors for local veterans

Visitors filled Independence Township senior center’s Bartsch Hall to meet local veterans and look at memorabilia from their time in service during the sixth annual Veterans Celebration. The military museum and ceremony honoring local vets was during the Independence Fest in Clintonwood Park.

Charles L. JAMES

JAMES, Charles L. of Clarkston; June 30, 2016; age 92; preceded in death by wife Imogene; father of Susan (David) Phillips; grandfather of Erick (Jennifer) Phillips and Melissa (Mike) Pankey; great grandfather of Jake, Libby, Charlee & Lucy; brother of Paul (Mary) and David (Betty). Charles was a member of F & AM Masonic Cedar […]

Council approves 2016, 2017 budgets

Clarkston’s 2016 budget amendment and 2017 budget resolution were approved unanimously by City Council, June 27. Council approved an adjusted 12.1056 mill operating levy for the General Fund budget. The levy was reduced from 12.5069 to reflect a 2014 resolution to lower the levy by 0.691 to compensate for additional library costs to city residents. […]

City names five events for Mills parking

Clarkston City Council selected five events for parking in the Clarkston Mills parking lot, per owner Ed Adler’s request. “It’s our property, not yours,” Adler said at the June 27 council meeting. “Something is going on here all the time. Some of these events are unbelievable. Waterford High School has their prom (photo op) here. […]

Blankets for kids

Blankets for kids

During field day fun outside at Sashabaw Middle School, June 10, students also worked hard inside to make 126 blankets for Children’s Hospital, Genesys, Hurley, and other medical facilities, for their Academic Service Learning project. Photo by Phil Custodio

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Feeling all alone

This past week in worship we heard the account of God meeting Elijah upon the mountain. Isn’t it interesting that God asks Elijah (not once but two times) “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9b and 13) Did God not know? Of course He knew, for God is omniscient, He knows all things. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: A knightly lesson

In one of my favorite scenes from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the king of Swamp Castle is instructing his guards to make sure the prince doesn’t leave the room until he comes and gets him. It’s not easy. “Don’t leave the room even if you come and get him,” the guard says. “No, […]

Thanks for supporting food drive

Dear Editor, Thanks to our very generous Nuview Nutrition clients who donated to our spring food drive. We donated over 200 pounds of non-perishable food items to Lighthouse of Oakland County – Clarkston, today! With students out of school for summer vacation, the need is a bit higher now and they were very appreciative. Packing […]

Fourth of July events

Clarkston area residents can celebrate the Fourth of July with activities throughout the day, starting with the parade through downtown at 10 a.m. The parade’s route is from St. Daniel Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive, eastbound on Miller Road, southbound down Main Street, then onto Church Street, ending at the Clarkston Community Education building, 6300 […]