Preserving history for kids

Third in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Six generations of Sally Hadden’s family has lived in the Clarkston area. “The foundation of my family has been laid here and is still here. We are […]

Eagle garden

Eagle garden

Clarkston Eagle Scout Max Wyckoff was awarded for his Eagle project, building a rain garden at the south Depot Park pedestrian bridge. Mayor Steve Percival presented the Eagle Scout with his award at the Dec. 12 City Council meeting. Work on the garden will continue in the spring at the bridge, which was donated and […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Burn to return

The new year has begun, and for me that means 2013 v.2. That’s the year I made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight and managed to do it. I still don’t quite know how. I know how it worked — I ate less and exercised more. What I don’t know is how I managed […]

Holiday art

Holiday art

Caroline Fletcher and Katie Miller work on their paintings. Photo by Jessica Steeley Clarkston girls painted pictures and made Christmas cards for their families during The Artist’s Apprentice workshop, Dec. 20 at Renaissance High School. Pamela Palmer instructed the girls on how to blend landscapes and create snowmen themed Christmas cards. The eight little artists […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: A column by Jessica Steeley

Christmas is finally here. In a few short days families all over Clarkston—and the world—will be opening presents under the tree on Christmas morning and marveling at all the cookies Santa ate. I’ll be having an unusual Christmas this year. Almost every year since I can remember I’ve spent Christmas Eve sleeping in the twin […]

Music fun, worthwhile for A Cappella singers

Music fun, worthwhile for A Cappella singers

Clarkston A Cappella singers rehearse a number. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Detroit Voice, a subset of Clarkston A Cappella, was selected to be on the new 2017 Best of High School A Cappella compilation. This is the third time Detroit Voice has been featured on the compilation, Clarkston […]

Historic figures leave lasting impression on artist

Historic figures leave lasting impression on artist

Steve Zirwes’ made Sitting Bull artwork with a gravestone rubbing and bull’s skull. BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Getting off a boat at Martha’s Vineyard, Steve Zirwes sees the line, “A mission from God.” The sighting happens en route to John Belushi’s grave, located at a cemetery on the other side of the […]

Volunteer vet honored for service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A stroke meant the end of Keith Overby’s career as an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy, but the beginning of volunteer opportunities throughout the community. “That stroke retired me, but I didn’t give up,” said Overby of Springfield Township, 64, who had a stroke while on duty at the Independence […]

When the stars align just right, miracles can happen

When the stars align just right, miracles can happen

By Kate Konczal, Independence Township Building Department Merriam-Webster defines Predestination as “the belief that everything that will happen has already been decided by fate and cannot be changed.” There have been very few times in my life  where I have been rendered speechless. Totally, utterly and shockingly speechless.  Thursday, November 10  was one of those […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: A cold world

Snow and ice arrived later than before this winter season. I was wearing shorts just a couple weeks ago! That lulled me into a sense of complacency, and I found myself lacking in proper gear last Thursday for my afternoon run, when it got down into the 20s. Oh yeah, I though, I’m supposed to […]

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