County fair

Oakland County Fair returns to Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg, July 8-17. A free concert by TJ Craven and Grant Reiff will be on July 8 at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. Fair activities include a chess tournament in the historic Ellis Barn; animal exhibits; horse shows; family contests […]

Fourth of July events

Clarkston area residents can celebrate the Fourth of July with activities throughout the day, starting with the parade through downtown at 10 a.m. The parade’s route is from St. Daniel Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive, eastbound on Miller Road, southbound down Main Street, then onto Church Street, ending at the Clarkston Community Education building, 6300 […]

Free park concerts

Free park  concerts

The Mickeys launched the 2016 Concerts in the Park series, June 10. The Kalamazoo band, fronted by identical twins Amy Sherman and Julie Peebles, with Bascom Peebles on electric and acoustic guitar, and Tom Rogers on bass, performed a blend of Americana, alt-country and folk music. Singer Jayme Orr of Wixom opened the show. The […]

Plant exchange

Over the years, Deana Richardson of Clarkston has taken home Balloon Flowers, Obedient Plant, Chinese Lanterns, Begonias, Bear’s Breeches, Phlox, Helleborus, plus herbs and vegetables from the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club Perennial Plant Exchange. “Who doesn’t like free plants,” Richardson asked. Richardson has over 150 varieties of plants in her rural garden. She will […]

Fund raiser at Oakhurst

Oakhurst Golf and Country Club hosts the Guest House Golf Classic, Monday, June 13. The day includes a shotgun start, four-person scramble, grilled lunch, 18 holes of golf, dinner, tournament and individual golf awards, and silent auctions. “This annual outing is an excellent way to relax with clients or friends,” said Lisa Drummond, Guest House […]

Free concert

Clarkston Community Band performs a free concert titled “America the Beautiful” at 7 p.m., May 24, at the Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center. The free concert will include patriotic selections as well as classics such as a medley of tunes from Frank Sinatra and Oklahoma with a special guest vocalist. This year’s concert will […]

Celebration of the arts

It’s that time of year again – Clarkston High School’s annual art show is back and full of unique artwork and amazing talent. This event has been around in many communities for many years, and now it’s Clarkston’s turn. This past year, Clarkston High School started its first Art Club in order to push students […]

Surviving with help from friends

Surviving with help from friends

Amy Eiden, with her loyal dog Maggie. Photo by Phil Custodio Amy Eiden of Springfield Township has walked at Clarkston’s Relay for Life for years, supporting her friend Teresa Wynn’s team. On Saturday, May 14, walkers will hit the track at Clarkston Junior High School for her, as well as everyone else affected by cancer. […]

Hamlet II with CVP

Hamlet II with CVP

Cyrano Jones’ Hamlet discusses a new view on life with the ghost, played by James Hoxsey. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Village Players’ Hamlet II by Sam Bobrick, a loose retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as a comedy, continues May 13-15 and 19- 21. The shows are at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Call […]

Comedy of ‘Hamlet II’

Clarkston Village Players hit the stage with “Hamlet II,” a loose retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy played for laughs, with an irritable ghost, a pregnant Ophelia, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern a la Groucho Marx. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, knows something is rotten – but finds himself quoting Edgar Allen Poe while debating whether to be, […]