School job fair

Clarkston Community Schools is hosting a district job fair to hire for transportation and nutrition department positions on March 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Central Administration Office Board Room, 6389 Clarkston Road. Candidates may also call John Lucido, executive director of Human Resources, at 248-623-5419 or visit the HR page at

Open auditions for ‘Leading Ladies’ on stage

Clarkston Village Players hosts open auditions for their May 2018 production of “Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. Auditioners read from selected scenes. Scripts will be provided. Actors must be 18 years old or older, and are free […]

Conservancy group meeting

The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy hosts its Annual Meeting this Saturday, Feb. 24, at Cedar Crest Academy, 8970 Dixie Highway, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The free event will include a recap of the non-profit group’s 2017 conservation work, family-oriented, hands-on activities, and information on how to create welcoming environments for wildlife on […]

Meeting of the Backyard Birders

The Clarkston-Area Backyard Birders Club will meet at The Gateway lifestyle store on M-15 on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will include discussion of bird issues, recent developments, and preview of migration highlights and what observers can expect to see at area nature centers […]

On Deck Saturdays Start March 10

On Deck Saturdays Start March 10

A pergola with a retractable shade…awesome!  Learn about this great product and many more at the On Deck Saturdays at Dillman & Upton beginning Saturday, March 10, from 10 am to 2 pm in Downtown Rochester.  In addition to seeing all the latest deck materials and design ideas, meeting several pro builders in one place is a big plus […]

Angels Place dinner

Mr. B’s Roadhouse, 6761 S. Dixie Highway, hosts a fundraiser for Angels’ Place Race from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22. A portion of the customer’s total bill will go towards the May 12 Angels’ Place Race at St. Daniel Church. This race event includes a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, 5K Bruce Clifton Run and […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]

Engineering nights

Oakland Schools host four Family Engineering Nights for children ages 10-15 to explore engineering with hands-on activities and events. Events are on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest, 8211 Big Lake Road, Clarkston; Thursday, March 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest, 1000 Beck Rd., Wixom; Thursday, March 15, 6-8:30 […]

Group seeks to preserve history

The Preservation Clarkston Committee invites the community to a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtside Room at Deer Lake Athletic Club to discuss the preservation of community’s resources for future generations. “The first meeting is to form a network of people to assure the historic nature of the community is […]

Birders Club to talk bluebird nests

Featured speaker at the Jan. 31 meeting of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club will be Mark Jones, a volunteer at the Oakland County Parks who has monitored bluebird nest boxes for over 30 years. “From Mark we’ll learn some surprising things about the importance of bluebirds, and how to attract and protect them through proper […]

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