Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Across these great, fruited plains of America (including the frozen tundra of our Mitten State) folks are thinking about miracles — it is that time of year. Folks either believe in one miraculous birth or they don’t; they either believe in miracles or are hoping for one to intervene in their lives. What is a […]

Armed robbery in Clarkston

Armed robbery in Clarkston

By Phil Custodio Sheriff’s Detectives from the Independence Township Substation and Detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit investigate the crash scene at the gate to Lakeview Cemetery, 6:45 p.m., Saturday, where two jewelry store robbery suspects were rammed by one of their victims. According to police, two men entered the Clarkston Jewelry Outlet in […]

When the stars align just right, miracles can happen

When the stars align just right, miracles can happen

By Kate Konczal, Independence Township Building Department Merriam-Webster defines Predestination as “the belief that everything that will happen has already been decided by fate and cannot be changed.” There have been very few times in my life  where I have been rendered speechless. Totally, utterly and shockingly speechless.  Thursday, November 10  was one of those […]

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

All right. Okay. I get it. The year of our Lord 2016 has seen many highs and many lows. It has been one of those years where our patience for our fellow humans has been tested and pushed to the limits. Many folks, many of my own “peeps” (whatever that means) are angry for various […]

Goodfellow newspaper sales this weekend! Please give!

This weekend be on the lookout for folks standing in intersections! They will be selling newspapers to help fund local charities.

Goodfellow newspaper sales this weekend! Please give!

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Don’t hit the folks standing in the roads selling newspapers!” * * * I know it’s that holiday time of year because over the past six weeks I have put together area Goodfellow editions for area groups (boy, have I been putting together Goodfellow newspapers — but, I know, […]

Let your love light shine: Do something nice.

Let your love light shine: Do something nice.

You may not know or believe this, but I am kinda shy and this tends to lead folks to the conclusion that I’m emotionally shallow. I keep things close to the vest and, as such, can seem distant and not nice. That said, well, I remember what is probably the only “nice” thing I have […]

Despite what you think, be grateful

We all like being told what to do as much as we react positively to being called names like sexist, racist, bigot, homophobic and xenophobic. So, in the spirit of the Spirit of The Universe, I will take a collective, meditative, long, deep, breath, and tell all of you to take a damn chill pill! […]

Just when you thought you were being funny . . .

I am always amazed by readers. You guys and gals are what makes the world go ‘round and round. And, sometimes the world spins so fast, my head swims. I find interesting what will get your attention and what does not. I could write about a very serious issue, calling on all readers to take […]

Breaking News: Road woes

This is in Waterford, but still close enough to share for our road warriors: Consumers Energy has closed the eastbound outer lane of Walton Blvd. between Clintonville and Silver Lake roads in Waterford Township for concrete repairs that are the result of an earlier gas main break.    An eastbound lane will remain open to traffic in […]