SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Christmas continues in spirit

The first few days of each New Year are usually focused on trying to get things back to “normal” after a busy and festive holiday season. I also find myself reflecting on the past year and sometimes making some resolutions about how I want things to be different in the new year. My resolutions usually […]

Brenda’s Beat

A column by Brenda Dominick 2018 – bring it on! So I’ve decided to take a positive approach to reflect on all things 2017 and look forward to 2018…just because…why not? Every week or so, I show a couple of motivational videos to my kids in hopes they will get inspired, or at least get […]

First Black Belt at Clarkston school

Anna Lyscas of Clarkston earned a First Dan Black Belt from American Martial Arts Academy (AMAA), Dec. 19. This was the first Black Belt awarded at the Clarkston location. Lyscas is 11 years old and a student at Sashabaw Middle School. She has been learning karate since September 2012, and joined AMAA in December 2013. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: So long ’17

This year went by fast, as usual. Parking was a big issue in downtown Clarkston at the beginning of the year and it still is now. There have been a few setbacks. I remember keeping a lookout daily for that parking kiosk to show up at Washington and Main every day in July, then in […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: A New Year – a new you!

The Christmas season is a unique time for a lot of reasons. I look forward to it every year with anticipation. It marks the end of one year and the beginning of another. For some, that is good news and for others, it brings a sigh of worried anxiety. I remember getting an “etch-a-sketch” one […]

Buses filled for Lighthouse

The community donated more than $500 in cash and $400 in gift cards, and filled two school buses with non-perishable food items, personal care items,and toys, including a bicycle, at Stuff a Bus, Dec. 9-10. “We want to thank everyone in this wonderful community for your generosity and helping make this event a huge success,” […]

Realtors collect toys for hospital

The members of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors banded together over the past month and have donated hundreds of toys to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Along with the Detroit Association of Realtor, NOCBOR members began collecting new, unwrapped toys on Nov. 11 and delivered a large van filled with toys on Dec. […]

Eyes OK

Eyes OK

Kellie Shelton of the Clarkston Area Lions Club scans a child’s eyes using the Project Kidsight system at the Rotary’s Shoes for Kids program, Dec. 9. The Lions offer the free vision screening for children on the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. They take photos […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Alumni always welcome

Each year at commencement, I give a gift to every graduate. My gift is both a promise and a wish. The gift (a humble red thread) represents the promise of the lifetime connection our students have to our schools, the Clarkston community, and to each other. Likewise, it is my wish that our alumni will […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Closing time

The curtain has fallen (or more like slid across the stage) on the Clarkston Village Players show I’ve been working with, “Morning’s At Seven.” It’s my fourth production so far, all with CVP within the last couple years. Its closing leaves me with the same bittersweet sense of accomplishment and loss I’ve felt with the […]