Heading into history

There was probably a big 50-year anniversary celebration of the end of World War I in 1968, but I wasn’t born until the year after that so I missed it. I was here for the 100-year anniversary of the Nov. 11 armistice, though, now celebrated as Veterans Day. Folks started commemorating Great War anniversaries four […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Why ‘real talk’ matters

Can you remember the last time you had a real talk? I’m not talking about our usual polite exchanges about work or the weather. I’m talking about getting real. Over two days at Clarkston United Methodist Church, nearly 300 Clarkston High School students did just that at our fall CHS “Real Talk” event. Students learned […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Change begins within you

The best thing I can say about this current election cycle is that by the time you read this it will be over. Although the incessant analysis and second guessing will continue. Plus the very likely increasingly repugnant campaign for 2020 will kick into full swing. There will have been the declaration of winners and […]

A taste for wines of the world

A taste for wines of  the world

Wine tasters enjoy a sample of 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged at Rotary’s Taste of the Holidays. Photos by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club filled Bordine Nursery with wine and food enthusiasts during A Taste of the Holidays gala, Oct. 25. Folks enjoyed wines of the world, micro brewery beers, mixed spirits, and appetizers and […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Showtime for Halloween

Time goes by pretty quickly especially around this time of year, but I managed to enjoy some Halloween ambiance this year. The movie “Halloween,” for one. The 2018 version picked up after the first one, which was made in 1978, as if none of its nine sequels/reboots ever happened. That was good for me because […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Life can be challenging to say the least. Perhaps you’ve said a prayer like this when the alarm goes off in the morning. I hope it makes you smile. “Dear God, I’m thankful for today. Everyone is getting along and life seems good. I haven’t been grumpy, worried, impatient, anxious, or judgmental. Yes, God, it’s […]

Winterizing Bailey House

Winterizing Bailey House

The students climb scaffolding to work on the roof. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Construction Technology students are helping prepare the historic Bailey House for the winter. Shingles were delivered and hoisted to the roof, and students worked to hammer them into place, with help from their teachers and local professionals. The students learned about […]

KIRSTEN’S CORNER: Say yah to da U.P., eh

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. It is a good temperature, the leaves are changing, and there are fun activities to do around the state. I love going to the local cider mills. My boyfriend and I have been trying to go visit a different one each week over the last month. […]

Butterfly Ball

Guests enjoyed camaraderie and fellowship in their efforts to conserve and steward natural wetlands at the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy’s (NOHLC) Butterfly Ball, Oct. 5 at the White Lake Oaks Country Club. “It was obvious that the Wine Pull was a great success, selling out in less than an hour, and local comedian, Jason […]

Professional Dental celebrates decade serving Clarkston area

The team at Professional Dental of Clarkston is celebrating a major milestone, serving the community with excellence and professionalism for a decade. It was just over two years ago that Professional Dental of Clarkston doubled the size of their facility when they moved into their current location at 5748 Clarkston road. The new facility has […]

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