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 […]

‘Escanaba’ on stage

Clarkston Village Players present “Escanaba in Love” by Jeff Daniels, Jan. 12-14, 19-21, and 25-27 at Depot Theater. The prequel to “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” “Escanaba in Love” runs the gamut from slapstick humor to warmhearted drama. In this funny and at times bawdy play about the Soady family and their men-only deer camp in […]

K-9 donation in officer’s name

The Heroes Need Hope benefit at Deer Lake Athletic Club, 6167 White Lake Road, will feature a special dedication to Sgt. Collin Rose, a Wayne State University K9 police officer killed in the line of duty, Nov. 2016. Prevention Concepts and Solutions, which is hosting the event from 5-10 p.m., Jan. 27, will be donating […]

Theater auditions

Clarkston Village Players has open auditions for its March 2018 production of “Swan Song, A Study in Terror” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. Characters include a recently bereaved heiress, age 25-30, somewhat otherworldly; her fiancé, 30-ish, charming, assertive; […]

Lights, state champs on parade

The Holiday Lights Parade will be on Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., from Renaissance High School to the corner of Miller and Holcomb. New to 2017 are three cash awards – $250 for the Most Creative STEM Award, sponsored by Advanced Disposal; $250 for Best Overall Float, sponsored by Team RUSH; and $100 for the Clarkston […]

Christmas Market

Clarkston United Methodist Church’s World Christmas Market and Cookies-by-the-Pound sale, formerly Alternative Christmas Gift Fair, will be on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The annual event at the church, 6600 Waldon Road, provides shoppers with unique and handcrafted gifts ideas for their loved ones or donations to […]

Family foibles

The “Morning’s at Seven” theatrical run continues this weekend at Depot Theater. The Clarkston Village Players bring the trials and tribulations of four sisters, Cora, Ida, Esther, and Arry, to life, as they deal with the troubles caused mostly by the men in their lives. Performance dates are Nov. 24-26, Nov. 30, and Dec. 1-2. […]