County fair opens next week

The Oakland County Fair returns to Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, July 7-16. “The Oakland County Fair celebrates Oakland County’s rural agricultural heritage and gives kids the chance to see farm animals up close,” said Oakland County Parks Executive Officer Dan Stencil of Clarkston. “There is something for everyone, from exotic animals and […]

Millpond Porchfest

Clarkston Community Historical Society hosts the Millpond Porchfest, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, June 25. The event features musicians on eight porches around the Millpond on Main Street, W. Washington, Holcomb Road, and Miller Road. Musicians, who are donating their talents, include The Pat Cooper Irish Band, Annamarie Evans Trio, Mike Baker, EW3 Mike Evans, Mountain Echo […]

Concerts in the Park

Vinyl Underground plays classic hits to kick off Concerts in the Park in Depot Park this Friday, 7 p.m. The summer concert series starts with local talent Danny Runey at 6 p.m. Concessions are available on site benefitting non-profit organizations. For more information about the 38th Annual Concerts in the Park, visit

Kiwanis info meeting

Kiwanis Club Clarkston hosts an informational meeting on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Buck Shots Bar and Grill, 7048 Gateway Park Drive, to provide more information about Kiwanis. For more information, check,, or Facebook at “Michigan district of Kiwanis.”

Warren home featured in SCAMP Tour

Martin and Tracy Warren along with son James are stepping up and opening their Clarkston home to hundreds of guests for the 2017 SCAMP Home Tour. Martin and Tracy bought their home in 2011 sight unseen and moved to Clarkston from California to be a part of the local community and to enjoy the serene […]

Plant exchange

Clarkston Farm and Garden Club hosts its annual Perennial Plant Exchange, 8:30 a.m., June 3, in the M-15 and Washington Street parking lot. Trading of potted plants starts at 9 a.m., with order determined by drawing – one plant pick at a time. Dig, divide and thin the number of plants to trade. Pot plants […]

July 4 parade

About 10,000 spectators are expected for the Clarkston Fourth of July parade, 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 4. The parade will line up at St. Daniel Catholic Church, march down Miller Road onto Main Street, through downtown, then left on Church Street ending at Clarkston Renaissance High School. Two stops are planned for singing the “Star […]

Memorial Day parade

American Legion Post 63 leads a Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony on Monday, May 29. Clarkston High School Marching Band, Post 63 Color and Honor Guard, Squadron 63 Sons of the American Legion, Unit 63 Auxiliary in the parade, and vintage military vehicles provided by Terry and Muriel Shelswell marches from Depot Park to […]

Angels’ Place Race celebrates 10th anniversary

Angels’ Place Race, a 5k/10k run in Clarkston, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with its annual event on Saturday, May 13. The race, which begins and ends at St. Daniel’s Church, includes a 10k run, 5k run/walk, and 1-mile family fun run. In addition to medals for top finishers in each category, lots of […]

Comedy on stage

Comedy on stage

From right, Steve Sanger as Hal Savage, Susan Steigmeyer as Bernice, and Sara Sanger as Cindy Savage rehearse a scene in Clarkston Village Players’ comedy “Self Help.” Bernice, the maid, needs help using the intercom in the comedy farce, which opens May 5. Call 248-425-5842 for tickets. Photo provided by Emily Dowd