Bankers have local students’ back

Employees at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s Clarkston Branch, 8055 Ortonville Road, picked Blessings In A Backpack for their Days of Caring School Supply Drive this year. “What a wonderful surprise when Chris Garrett, manager of the new MSU Credit Union, called to tell us that Blessings In A Backpack had been chosen by […]

Tomatoes top house in township

Tomatoes top house in township

Steve Hutchins has been growing tomato plants at his home off Maybee Road in Independence Township for 30-40 years, but this year was special. “I’ve never had one grow this tall – about 12 feet,” Hutchins said. He planted it during Memorial Day weekend last May and it kept growing all season. And it’s all […]

Walk to school

Walk to school

Students, teachers, and parents from Pine Knob Elementary joined over 4,000 schools for International Walk to School Day, Oct. 5. The sunny walk began at 7:45 a.m. in the Salvation Army parking lot. They walked along Sashabaw Road to get to school. Photo provided

Chili connoisseurs

Chili connoisseurs

Bryson Miller, with his dad Dave Miller and Tenya Williams, at left, lines up chili samples for a fair assessment at the Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 6, hosted by Chatham House Interior Design, Lowrie’s Landscape, and Castlewood Custom Homes at 9539 Dixie Highway. Chili creator Lisa Schoff came away the winner of the annual cookoff contest, […]

New look, local focus for Ace

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Renovating the Clarkston Ace Hardware store on Dixie Highway has been a seven-days-a-week project for new owners Jason and Melanie Haley since the beginning of September. “It was well overdue for an overhaul,” Jason said. “We changed the layout completely to make the store easier to shop, get in […]

Professional Dental doubles in size, staff

Professional Dental of Clarkston has completed their move next door to 5748 Clarkston Road, greatly growing their practice. “We doubled the space to about 4,000 square feet,” said Dr. Brian P. Davidson, DMD LVIF, who has run the practice since 2008 with Dr. Amy A. Davidson, DMD, his wife. “We have nine treatment rooms now. […]

Optimists for new year

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club installed the new officers for 2016-2017 at Deer Lake Banquet Center, Sept. 27. The board will be led by Kathy Middleton as president. The Optimists also recently presented a $2,000 donation to the newly formed Clarkston High School Girls Field Hockey team for equipment. The team is in their first […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Family history

I’ve been working with genealogist, historian, city walker, and community activist Tom Stone lately on a project featuring families who have lived in the Clarkston area for generations. There are quite a few of them, which Stone notes speaks well of the community. Their family names are familiar, up on street signs and lake markers […]

Neighbors appreciate dog rescue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Chris Kemmer went above and beyond as a neighbor last spring, and her friend and neighbor Renee Rustile wants people to know about it. “Today is a celebration that wouldn’t be happening if she did not do what she did,” said Rustile at a birthday party for one of […]

Fun for kids

Fun for kids

Cole Hedstrom, at left, and Sam DeKoninck engage in an inflatable-jousting match in the Washington Street Kids Zone. Photo by Phil Custodio The Taste of Clarkston had lots of free entertainment and activities for kids, in addition to dozens of restaurant booths.

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