Final way to go green at Preserve

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor With spring sprung and Earth Day this past weekend, people are looking for ways to go green. All Saints Cemetery offers the ultimate green alternative – all natural burial in The Preserve, 44001 Nelsey Road. Response has been very positive since they started offering green burials 10 years ago, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: The past can hurt

Phil in the Blank columns through the past few years have well documents my efforts to be healthier, lose weight, run faster and farther, etc. One thing I’ve learned throughout the whole experience is the futility of looking backwards. Worrying about overindulging for the holidays doesn’t help anything, and since eating is a coping mechanism, […]

Building autism awareness on wheels

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Kathleen Weger of Independence Township is raising awareness of autism with a colorful car she painted herself. She painted puzzle pieces, a symbol of autism, on her auto in honor of her son, Joseph Adam Weger, for the National Autism Awareness Month of April. Folks are invited to paint […]

Bowman’s classic car show

Bowman’s classic car show

Bob Johnson won the top prize at the car show with his 1955 Chevy Bel Air Hard Top. Photo by Phil Custodio Classic cars filled Bowman Chevrolet’s front lot during its annual classic car show and Easter Seals Michigan raffle, April 22. Hosted by Red Wing Justin Abdelkader, the event raised money for Easter Seals […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Once fearful, now bold in faith

Easter is a wonderful day to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Less than two weeks ago, millions of His followers gathered across the globe to declare that “Christ is risen, He’s risen indeed.” Two thousand years have passed since the resurrection and Christians are still celebrating the same thing. If you think […]

Book battlers

Book battlers

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Wacky costumes and teams with creative names filled Springfield Plains Elementary Battle of the Books competition last week. Springfield Plains, Andersonville and Davisburg elementaries competed in the 7th annual Fourth Grade Battle of the Books, a 10-question competition based on six books from different genres. Students dressed up […]

Hunt for eggs

The bright sun gleamed as children eyed the colorful eggs covering the field at Springfield Oaks Activity Center last Friday. They anxiously waited until the horn sounded and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held by Springfield Parks and Recreation began. Once the field was empty of eggs, kids opened them up to find special treats […]

Successful food drive

Successful food drive

Carly Secoy, Adrian Schirr and Cindy Crandell check out the enormous amount of donations received for Nuview Nutrition’s food drive benefiting Lighthouse of Oakland County, Clarkston. “Our clients came through in a big way, as well as teaming up with Neiman’s Family Market, was hugely successful. Not only did we have all that is in […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Greatest rescue mission of all

This Good Friday and Easter, millions of people gathered in churches all over the world to remember Jesus’ death on the cross and to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Easter is the story of the greatest rescue mission and miracle in all of history. God came to earth to offer us, and all people, hope and love and grace and healing and purpose. Through the cross […]


A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending my day with Mrs. Murray’s ninth grade history classes at Clarkston Junior High School. The students were assigned a project to interview someone born before 1955 and the teacher asked me to come in and teach the students some interview techniques. Since I studied education […]

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