Community celebrates green during Garden Walk

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Flowers, music and art were enjoyed by participants of the Clarkston Garden Walk put on by the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, July 19. “This is our 12th year,” Event Chairperson Debi Moore said. “We have six gardens and we try to keep them together. They are within […]

Summer camp in television studio

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Campers learned studio production, editing, and effects at Independence Television’s (ITV) first ever summer camp last week. “They all learned how to use all of our cameras, they learned how to use our tricaster switcher, which allows them to do live productions,” ITV’s Media Producer Kevin Smith said. […]

Old cinema for sale

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The supernatural horror film “Stigmata” was on the Clarkston Cinema marquee months after it closed in 1999, according to The Clarkston News. Owners of the commercial property at 6808 Dixie hope any stigma has lifted since then, putting it up for sale last week. The building, which housed […]

Cultural learning at Bible school

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Children were immersed in Peruvian culture last week during Vacation Bible School at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. “The last couple of years we have been doing cross-cultural events and we’ve had a lot of fun visiting different countries by them coming to us,” Children’s Ministry Director Terri Miller […]

More to student success than test scores, officials say

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in Clarkston range from 46%-73% for meeting state benchmarks on standardized tests, such as the M-STEP, but that’s just part of the story, said Elizabeth Egan, Board of Education president. Student success after high school can be found in a number of fields, Egan said, from construction […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Importance of travel

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in Clarkston. My articles continued to show up in the paper, so everything’s probably seemed normal for you subscribers out there, but I’ve actually been on vacation. I traveled down south of the border to the beautiful country of Peru and hiked the 26-mile-long Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. […]

Workers busy with summer school construction

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Almost a year since voters approved a $75.98 million bond for technology and building improvements, workers are tearing up and replacing parking lots and fields at Andersonville Elementary, Springfield Plains, Bailey Lake and Clarkston High School. Andersonville’s updates will use $1,753,000 in bond funds for a new parking […]

More restaurants up for redevelopment on M-15

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The new FED restaurant, now open for business on South Main Street, isn’t the only M-15 eatery up for something new. The Old Detroit Burger Bar is ready to start renovations on the former Nickelodeon restaurant on M-15, north of Rattalee Lake Road. “That Nickelodeon’s been such an […]

Community support for art for special-needs adults

Community support for art for special-needs adults

Grand Knight Jim Bruso presents  the check to Picasso’s Grapevine Owner Leanna Haun and Cecilia and Robert  White. Photo provided BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Club Create Clarkston, a club where adults with special needs create art, recently received a $500 donation from Knights of Columbus Council 5436. The money will help the […]

Full day of fun at festival afterwards

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After the Clarkston Fourth of July parade, residents head to Clintonwood Park for the annual Independence Fest, a local tradition in Independence Township. The festival, with sponsors including Independence Township, City of the Village of Clarkston, The Clarkston News, and Bowman Chevrolet, starts at 11 a.m. and ends […]

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