Park art

Park art

Aubrie Singleton, 4, paints a work of art at Clarkston Cultural Arts’ Easels in the Park, July 14, in Depot Park. The council offers free art opportunities during the Friday Concerts in the Park. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Music magic

Music magic

Dan Medawar and Mark Harrington of Magic Bus. Photos by Phil Custodio Magic Bus rocked Depot Park at Friday at Concerts in the Park. The band, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion ; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve Carie, drums; Steve Richards, bass guitar, vocals; Mike Bruner, keyboard; Dan Medawar, guitar, […]

New downtown mural

New downtown mural

Artist Ryanne Shiner puts the finishing touches on the mural. Photo by Phil Custodio The front of the FED restaurant in downtown Clarkston has a historic clock and outdoor dining on a deck, but the alley side looks nice too, thanks to a mural painted by artist Ryanne Shiner of Waterford. The art teacher at […]

GEORGE SCHILLER

SCHILLER, GEORGE, of Clarkston, passed away on July 17, 2017 at the age of 98. Beloved husband of the late Christine. Loving father of Gabriele (Russ) Preston and the late Ingrid Schiller. Proud grandfather of Damon (Lidia) Harrington and Russell (Betty) Preston. Dear great-grandfather of several great-grandchildren. George loved woodworking and created beautiful furniture and models. Funeral Service Thursday, July […]

Richard R. SMITH

SMITH, Richard R. “Rick”; of Clarkston; July 14, 2017; age 70; preceded in death by his parents Melvin Henry and Olive Louise and his sister Karen; brother of Hank (Linda); beloved uncle of Erin (Joe) Warner and special great uncle to Jasmine and Savannah.  Rick was a proud Vietnam Veteran and retired from GM after […]

Fast times at the fair

Fast times at the fair

Aidan Stark and Lennon Bingham enjoy some race car thrills at the Oakland County Fair Big Rock Amusements carnival. The fair runs until Sunday July 16, with grandstand events, contests, fair food, livestock, and many other activities at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. For more information, please visit www.oakfair.org. Photo by Phil Custodio

Emma Jean BERQUIST

BERQUIST, Emma Jean; of Davisburg; July 10, 2017; age 82; preceded in death by her beloved husband Hilding “Jr.”; loving mother of Jeanne (Jerry) Lumm, Suzanne Gaddis, Samantha (Matt) Brown and Timothy (Margee) Berquist; proud grandma of Jennifer (Luke) Hoppel, Jill (Nate) Dault, Johnathon Brown, Alex Berquist, Samuel Brown, Drew Berquist and Jeremy Berquist; great […]

Ind. Twp. Board, 6-28-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE June 28, 2017 A. A Regular Budget Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given: Drew Kuczera, Boy Scout Troop 199 C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, […]

Ralph E. BARTHEL

BARTHEL, Ralph E., D.D.S., 80, long-time resident of Shelby Township, Rochester Hills, and currently Clarkston, passed away on July 7, 2017.  Born January 13, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan, to Gertrude K. (Haug) and Paul H. Barthel, Sr., Ralph grew up in Detroit with his dear late brother, Paul (Joyce) Barthel, Jr. On July 15, 1961, […]

Community works together to kick off SCAMP with picnic

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]