Library drops out of CIA funding

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Independence District Library Board voted unanimously, Oct. 16, to drop out of the Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) plan to widen Sashabaw Road from Flemings Lake Road to Clarkston Road. The decision is expected to cost about $250,000 out of the $7.2 million project, said township Supervisor Pat […]

Looking to help those with anxiety

Looking to help those with anxiety

CAYA Family Education Chair Jamie Graves with seventh grade volunteers Avery Sealey, Carly Graves, and Amy Wade-Tiffner, from the CAYA family education committee. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Nervousness, restlessness, panic, increased heart rate, rapid breathing—all these are symptoms of anxiety. Last week the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) […]

School board tours nature lab

School board tours nature lab

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Board of Education took a field trip at their Oct. 9 meeting to check out the new biodiversity lab completed by Renaissance High School students. RHS science teacher Suzie Miller and student Jordan Stepp gave the board a tour of the lab on the walkway outside […]

Right-to-work ruling against teachers’ union

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Teachers’ unions are appealing a ruling of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), saying they violated the state Right to Work Law. “We disagree with the finding,” said David Crim, spokesperson for the Michigan Education Association. “We are appealing the ruling and plan to let the legal process […]

Above par help for veterans treatment court

Above par help for veterans treatment court

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Golfers at the seventh annual LaLonde Charity Open in July hope to help a lot of veterans with $132,918.23 in donations. “The amount of money they’re able to raise is absolutely amazing,” said the Hon. Kelley Kostin, judge in the 52/2 District Court and the Veterans Treatment Court. […]

Campaign for state rep

Campaign for state rep

Independence Township Trustee Jose Aliaga kicked off his run for state representative of the 43rd district during a campaign fundraiser at Via Bologna, Sept. 26. Aliaga is running for the Republican party on a platform of lower taxes, less regulation and smaller government. “No matter if it’s election season or not, I’m still knocking on […]

Fall colors at peak

Fall colors at peak

Parent Volunteers, from left, Lauren Middleton, Rochelle Tersigni, Allyson Hemsworth, Melissa Tillier, Kelly Duty, and Dorine Klages helped make the Independence Elementary fun run burst with color this year. Photo by Jessica Steeley

Inspiration with Red Wings

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Pine Knob Elementary students learned about healthy living, the importance of education, and respect from the Detroit Red Wings event marketing team during an assembly. “We go to 115 schools a year, delivering an assembly where we talk about education, the importance of living healthy by eating right […]

Broncos run through color

Broncos run through color

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students raised money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) funded events at their annual fun run held Sep. 29. The school decided to switch it up this year and put on a color run for the kids. Parent volunteers threw blue, purple, green, orange and […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Farewell to Palace

Though I’m sure many Clarkstonites grew up with Pine Knob/DTE as their primary music theater, I grew up closer to The Palace. I attended my first concert there (Britney Spears) as a child and I’ve recently attended the last concert at The Palace, Bob Seger on Sept. 23. He gave quite a performance, playing all […]