Talented broncos

Talented broncos

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students showcased their talents at the school’s annual Variety Show. Students were singing, dancing, doing gymnastics and playing a variety of instruments for the audience. Pianist Cayla Cogan performed a rendition of Fleur De Lis, cousins Marco Richardson and Reid Logan left the audience laughing with […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Curtain falls

About now’s the time I get hooked on the theater experience, looking at one weekend more for the Clarkston Village Players production of “Self Help.” I have a role in the comedy play, which started back in February during auditions. Not so much during the weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night a couple […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Harrison’s celebrated the opening of their new home accessories store located at 5932 S. Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony with family, friends, and fellow Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, May 5. Owner Kevin Harrison and Amanda Browe and Melanie Johns-Secreto offer a variety of stylish lamps, furniture, and other items for the […]

A fine day in the park

Mother Nature gave families a sunny, warm day to enjoy Kids Day in the Park at Clintonwood Park, held by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors. The free event included over 20 activities sponsored by local businesses. Activities included making a bird feeder, making bubbles, archery, milking a cow, visiting the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department […]

Day to celebrate Ryan

The legacy of Ryan Kennedy continues to live on in Independence Township as the memorial playground built in his honor opened with a ribbon cutting on Saturday morning. “Today is a beautiful day,” said Kim Karp, Ryan’s mom, before apologizing she might cry. “It’s okay because it’s a happy day and sad day all in […]

Bike cab

Bike cab

Pedestrians can get some pedal-powered rides downtown, with Hometown Pedicab approved for business. Clarkston City Council voted, April 24, to approve access for the bicycle carriage through Depot Park. The Pedicab route is through downtown to Dixie Highway mostly during dinner hours. Photo by Phil Custodio

Learning service to others

Learning service to others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Celebrating 14 years of community service, Independence Elementary held their annual SOCKS Day event Friday, April 28. SOCKS, Serving Our Community Kids Style, is an Independence tradition where each grade level pairs with a different organization and spends the day helping them. “There are different community partners at […]

A day of science

A day of science

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary students experimented with circuits, centripetal force, fingerprinting and human x-rays during their Festival Day on April 28. The event is an Andersonville tradition incorporating science in a fun, hands-on learning approach for the students, Festival Day Co-Chair Michelle Herkowitz said. Andersonville partners with Cranbrook Institute of […]

Kids stand by classmates

Kids stand by classmates

The “Stand by You” students gather together in the spring sun by Springfield Plains Elementary. Photos provided For their variety show Friday, April 28, a group of Springfield Plains Elementary students performed an angelic act to “Stand by You” by Rachel Platten. “The show provided compassion, friendship, a strong message of acceptance and community. There […]

PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Tips to reclaim energy, weight management

By Frank J. Granett R.ph. So you want to reclaim your vitality. Not feel tired after a long day’s work and spend quality time with your family? If you think a magical pill, monster drinks or a pot of coffee is the answer, think again. Reclaiming your health and vitality as well as ultimately gaining […]

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