Partnership with Easterseals

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Continuing the Clarkston for Life initiative, Clarkston Community Schools has partnered with Easterseals Michigan to provide individualized counseling at North Sashabaw Elementary (NSE). “This is exactly what Clarkston for Life is focused upon. We are very pleased to partner with Easterseals on this effort and we will have […]

Candle Factory closing at end of year

Candle Factory closing at end of year

The candle-making machine at the Davisburg Candle Factory. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A charming brick building located in the center of downtown Davisburg has spent the better part of the year up for sale. The Davisburg Candle Factory has been around since the 1970s and offers a unique […]

Building experience

Building experience

Jacqueline Gergle and Luke Bechtell work on a project at Clarkston Family Farm. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston’s Construction Technology Program’s first year is in full swing, volunteering to help with several building projects. “What we want for the kids is for them to get some hands-on experience. […]

Bat time

Bat time

Jacob Schmitz checks out an Egyptian Fruit Bat. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Second graders at Independence Elementary learned about the importance of bats and their conservation during a presentation featuring four live bats. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about bats, and so, the more we can teach people that bats […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Happy Halloween

Did everyone enjoy this past weekend full of spooky fun? Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year did not disappoint with the treats, the costumes and the scares. The days leading up to Halloween started out strong with a haunted house on Thursday, the 26th. I spent the evening with friends up at Full […]

School savings up $1.6M

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools received an Unmodified Opinion on its audited financial statements for 2016-2017. This is the highest opinion an auditor can give, said Mary Beth Rogers, business office director, at the Oct. 23 Board of Education meeting. “It’s an excellent audit, they spoke very highly of our […]

Survey says public wants trails

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Park users want more trails and paths, according to Independence Township’s recent Parks, Recreation and Seniors (PRS) Department survey. Nearly 90 percent of the 150 responses to the survey said they favored expanding trail and path facilities. Also of interest are pickleball courts, indoor/outdoor pool, indoor gym, natural […]

New Lighthouse on Dixie

New Lighthouse on Dixie

Community leaders help the Lighthouse Clarkston settle into their new location. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Lighthouse Clarkston celebrated the opening of their new, centralized location at 5850 Dixie Highway with a ribbon cutting last week. “I hope it gets the word out to all of Oakland County that […]

Learning from grandparents

Learning from grandparents

Fourth grader Kristyn Cooper traces the hand of her grandfather, Thomas Dinko. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Generations were connected at Bailey Lake Elementary during Grandparents Day last week. Principal Glenn Gualtieri said they had nearly 2,000 guests come to the school. Students could show off their classrooms, as […]

On the run for PTA projects

On the run for PTA projects

Logan Babbish, Kaitlin Woodward, Carson McIntyre and Evan Schneider are pumped for the Fun Run. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Children collected Popsicle sticks for each lap they completed during the Pine Knob Elementary Fun Run, Oct. 13. “The fun run is a way for us to raise money,” […]