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 […]

Downtown flowers vandalized

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Vandalism of downtown Clarkston’s flower planters is still shocking to their caretakers. “It felt very violating, it felt like somebody went into my house and trashed my office,” said Diane Putvin, co-chair of Clarkston Village Planters. The plants were attacked during the night of June 15 or early […]

Bear-y good picnic

Bear-y good picnic

Bella Bear says goodbye to the kids. Photos by Jessica Steeley Kids enjoyed games, crafts and dancing at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Bay Court Park last Friday. They brought an array of stuffed animals, from dolphins to dogs to rabbits and, of course, teddy bears. Bella Bear took pictures with the kids, led […]

Ninth graders awarded for academics, service

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston ninth graders were recognized for their academic achievements and perfect attendance during the ninth grade awards last month. Clarkston Junior High (CJHS) Principal Adam Kern commended the students for being the first class to do some different things around the school, such as completing two musicals, starting […]

Eagles help campers

Eagles help campers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary donated a total of $1,440 to SCAMP at their last school-wide meeting of the 2016-2017 school year last week. Students Madeline Lewis and Aubrey Conner presented the $1,000 check to Aimee Baker, a representative form Clarkston SCAMP. The money was raised through different school-wide fundraisers and […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Embrace your life!

The atmosphere in Clarkston is thick with endings and new beginnings. Seniors just graduated from Clarkston and Renaissance high schools, students throughout the district are out of school for the summer and some students have said goodbye to their old schools and are preparing to venture into a new building next school year. While many […]

Foreign exchange students heading back home

Foreign exchange students heading back home

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Three students are leaving Clarkston to return to their home countries as the school year comes to an end. Eva Meisl, Maria Ubilia and Aylin Cetin are going back to Austria, Chile and Turkey after their school year abroad in America through the Clarkston Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. […]

Field fun

Field fun

Students at Springfield Plains Elementary enjoyed a day in the sun during their field day on June 7. From water balloon tosses to sack races to tug of war, the kids experienced a few hours of pure play outside the school walls. They raced through an inflatable course, passed a hula hoop while linked at […]

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