Lecture series kicks off with Vanderbilt expert

Eliott Engel kicks off the 2016-2017 Oakland Town Hall lecture series on Oct. 12 with a presentation on the Vanderbilts. Engel, dubbed the “Stand Up Scholar” and expert on North Carolina history and British literature, is the first of four speakers in the new season. “I like the lineup. We always have wonderful speakers,” said […]

Comedy with southern charm

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Comedian Chonda Pierce brings her Happily Laughter After tour to Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Road, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. “As a Christ follower and a church girl, any time you can get together with people of like mind and your heart kind of in the […]

Fine weather for a Ren Fair

Fine weather  for a Ren Fair

The Vulgarian delegation, led by special guest Tia Ballard, princess of Vulgaria by way of Paris (Texas), were in charge of the 3 p.m. joust at Saturday’s Michigan Renaissance Festival. Photos by Phil Custodio Visitors from all over crowded into Hollygrove off Dixie Highway for the first fine-weather weekend of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Unlike […]

‘Tenor’ kicks off season

‘Tenor’ kicks  off season

Steve Sanger’s Tito Merelli, at left, and Shaun Pittman as Max share a special drink. Photo provided by Emily Dowd The Clarkston Village Players opens their 2016-17 season with Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” this week. The opera-themed farce is filled with mistaken identities and romantic shenanigans to have you rolling in the aisles […]

Labor Day parade

Bryan Neiman and John Schmidt of Neiman’s Family Market will lead the Clarkston Labor Day Parade as Grand Marshals, Monday, Sept. 5. The parade will start at Saint Daniel Catholic Church at Holcomb and Miller Road at 10 a.m., go down Miller Road to Main Street, south to Church Street, and ending at Renaissance High. […]

Downtown job fair for restaurant

Union Joints’ Honcho restaurant, under construction on Main Street, hosts a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6; and 2-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8., at the Union Woodshop, 18 S. Main Street. They are hiring all positions for the Latin street food and coffee restaurant – taco builders, baristas and lead barista, dishwashers, […]

Miah Mile

Walk or run a mile for Mental Illness Awareness and Hope, Saturday, Aug. 13. The Miah Mile event will be at Lake Orion High School track, 495 E. Scripps Road, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. “The goal of this event is to educate the public and bring awareness to the community about the various […]

Wheelchair Daze at Independence Oaks

The 36th Annual Wheelchair Daze Picnic is on course for Aug. 6 at Independence Oaks County Park, but more volunteers are needed. “We need compassionate, kind people to help people with disabilities,” said Lori Gruenberg, organizer. “The picnic has served people with disabilities for over 30 years,” she said. “It’s something they look forward to all year, […]

Reading program

The Springfield Township Library hosts the Library Olympics on July 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Shiawassee Pavilion next door to the library, and Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team on July 19. The library’s theme this year is fun with sports, and as well as encouraging kids to read this summer. Participants in the Summer […]

Garden Walk

The Clarkston Garden Club hosts the Clarkston Garden Walk from 12-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. The walk will feature six local gardens, along with musicians, working artists, refreshments, Artisans Market at the Clarkston Independence District Library, and area restaurant specials. All funds benefit library gardens, town planters and school programs. Tickets are $15 in […]