See and be seen, know and be known

“Good to see you!” I overheard the man’s enthusiastic greeting, as his voice boomed through the halls of our Central Administration building. “Good to be seen!” came the response, with just as much gusto. This unconventional exchange gave me pause, and a smile. It is good to see and be seen. Today, 7,724 students entered […]

Quilters help local seniors in need

Seeing a need at Autumn Ridge of Clarkston Assisted Living, Carolyn Place of Clarkston asked the Independence Township Senior Center Quilting group for help. Answering the call were members Bonnie Herrera and Pat Reeves. Place, whose husband Don was a patient before his death at Autumn Ridge, provided lots of bright cloth to the group […]

Art woven with socialization at club

Club Create Clarkston learned some basics of basket weaving at their February meeting at Picasso’s Grapevine on Main Street. “This is their first time basket weaving,” said Robert White, one of the art and social club’s founders. Instructor Ethel Gill led the activity. Created in 2015 and meeting every third Monday, they also work on […]

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen awards

Daughters of the American Revolution, Clarkston’s Sashabaw Plains Chapter, awarded five Good Citizen awards in February to high school seniors in northern Oakland County. The DAR Good Citizen’s Award recognizes dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Meagan Ruggirello was the awardee from Clarkston High School. She is a leader in the CHS Leadership Program, on the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Now is the time to choose God

Somebody should do something! Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did […]

Paczki champ

Austin Steward was the paczki eating champion for 2018 at Neiman’s Family Market, having eaten four of the tasty pastries in the two-minute contest. “Take just a little bit at a time – many small bites,” Steward said of his winning strategy. Neiman’s sponsors the contest every year to celebrate Mardi Grad, this year on […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Athletes’ example for how to treat others

I really enjoying watching the Olympics. Every few years these global events break into the ordinariness of our lives and transport us to another land. I love to watch the excellent athletes compete and to learn some of their background, too. I also especially enjoy watching all kinds of sporting events I probably would not […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Clean Water Corps needs volunteers

Oakland County is home to hundreds of beautiful lakes. Ensuring that our lakes are clean and healthy is critical for local wildlife and property values, and supports the wellbeing of our residents and economy. The harsh reality is that Michigan lakes face many serious environmental challenges, including algae blooms and invasive species that crowd out […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Partnerships for student success

Editor’s Note: On Jan.15, the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education announced the resignation of Dr. Rod Rock, and the approval of Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan as the district’s interim superintendent. In his more than 20 year career with Clarkston Community Schools, Ryan has proven himself to be an extraordinary educator and leader. By Shawn […]

Author turns to childhood for inspiration

Author turns to childhood for inspiration

Terra Kern’s new book shares stories from her childhood. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Terra Kern’s first book features a main character close to her heart. “Jenna is me. Everything she goes through is an incident from my childhood,” said Kern of Clarkston. Her book “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” […]

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