Shinedown seeks ‘Attention’ at DTE

BY SERENA STAUFFER Clarkston News Intern Writer Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown is asking for your consideration once more, with the release of their latest album “Attention Attention.” “I just think it’s undeniably Shinedown; it’s the most Shinedown record we’ve ever made as far as what we are and what we represent,” said guitarist Zach Myers, […]

Garden fills backyard with lifetime of growth

Garden fills backyard with lifetime of growth

Patsy Carlson spent decades crafting a beautiful garden at her Independence Township home. Photos by Serena Stauffer BY SERENA STAUFFER Clarkston News Intern Writer In the mid-1970s, when Patsy and Jim Carlson moved into their “typical subdivision” home, there was only grass, spruces, and pine trees in the yard. Now, over 40 years later, there’s […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The pursuit of freedom

Anxiety and depression seem to be skyrocketing in recent years. The number of people enslaved to drugs is at epidemic proportions. Since I am in the people business, I wonder, “Why are so many people unhappy? Why are so many people in the grip of sadness and hopelessness?” Having just celebrated Independence Day, I’ve been […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Life is like a parade

There’s nothing like a hometown Fourth of July parade to show us (with resounding fanfare) some of life’s most important lessons, and Clarkston is no exception. Since summer attention spans can be short, I’ve compiled just a few of the things we can all take away from last week’s parade. Look for the popsicles: When […]

Join us for the Garden Walk, July 18

Join us for the Garden Walk, July 18

A single echo beats in the background at every garden featured on the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club’s 13th annual Garden Walk on July 18 – “You can do this.” Like at Karen Wiltfang’s home on Dixie Highway. “Everything is bigger,” Wiltfang says of the plants remaining from six years ago when she first opened […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Join together this Independence Day

I wish there was something I could do or say that would make people behave. The level of civil discourse in our country today is, well, increasingly not civil. In the infamous words of Rodney King, “Can we all get along?” Apparently the answer is no! This week we celebrate our Independence Day. July 2nd, […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Make time to remember God

It is already the end of June and summer is rushing by…again. It always seems that there is so little time and so much to do during this brief period of warmer weather in Michigan. I know that I so look forward to being able to relax, play and just be together with family and […]

Kids learn basics at robotics camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Kids were busy at work figuring what adjustments they had to do to their robots during RUSH Robotics Camp last week. They learned about NXT robots, built a robot and then learned how to move it a little bit at a time. “Then, we have them start […]

Postal clerk hailed as hero

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Marianna Weissenborn had less than a minute to get help when she started choking on some grapefruit. Fortunately, co-worker Ebony Turonek was there. “I thought I would die,” Weissenborn said at a recognition event at Clarkston Post Office, April 27. “I was so grateful and thankful, and I […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Birthday bash

I’ll be celebrating my birthday on Friday in town this year. I’ve been going south for a summer break the past few years to visit family in Alabama. It was getting to be routine, heading down to Huntsville and spending Father’s Day with my dad and brother, my June 22 birthday with family, then Hamacon, […]