Marines land at Everest

Marines land at Everest

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The United States Marine Corps visited Everest Collegiate High School and Academy last week for Detroit Marine Week. “Once a year the Marine Corps holds a Marine Week, which is a week where we try to bridge the gap between our communities and the Corps,” said Major Alfred […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Not so serious

The Clarkston Village Players’ late summer production is excellent. They’re staging the comedy satire “Underpants,” written by Carl Sternheim and adapted for the U.S. stage by Steve Martin. I wondered going in whether Martin’s humor from Saturday Night Live, “Three Amigos,” and his other stuff would come through. Yes, it does. The ending, in particular. […]

THE HEALTHY CHILD: Make lunch an A+ experience

By Adrian Schirr With the new school year upon us, it’s time to revisit those bad habits we vowed to break last year. My son can’t be the only one who comes home from school exhausted and famished. It’s quite the show, really. With his backpack still strapped to his shoulders, his mission is clear: […]

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Darrell H. Cooper will talk about and sign his books at Brioni’s on Sept. 17. The books are free, with donations benefitting SCAMP. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor “The man with the simplist taste is always satisfied.” “My daddy told me, son always wear yore spurs, you don’t never know […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Awaken to God in face of disasters

As I write this, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida after already devastating much of the Caribbean. It is being called the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. Our prayers and well wishes go out to all the people affected by this natural disaster as well as to all the other recent extreme weather events. […]

Broadway agent kicks off lecture series

Broadway theater agent Susan Schulman kicks off the new Oakland Town Hall speaker season, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m., at the St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. Schulman, author of “Backstage Pass to Broadway, True Tales of a Theatre Press Agent,” will discuss her experiences with top New York City actors and […]

Flower power

Flower power

Summer’s over for the kids, but for flowers the season continues for another couple weeks. Gail Reading and the rest of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club work hard to keep the planters on Main Street looking nice. Photo by Phil Custodio

Eagles, Legion join forces for kids

In a joint effort, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3373 and American Legion Post 377 collected school supplies over the past month and donated 100 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, and markers to two Clarkston schools to be given to grade school children in need. “The Eagles motto is ‘People Helping People,’ and the American […]

Plane view of town

Plane view of town

Bob Redner owns and flies a T-6 advanced trainer, which was used to train pilots during World War II. Two hundred feet in the air at 115 mph over north Oakland County, pilot Bob Redner wanted to know if his plane was approaching the Clarkston area. The two light-blue water towers of Independence Township fit […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Thankful for Labor Day

Anyone out there have fun Labor Day plans? Maybe going on a weekend-long trip or spending the day with family? Before this weekend, I want to inform you all of the origins of Labor Day, because, as a child, I thought it was about expectant mothers rather than the American Labor Movement. First established as […]

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