A taste for wines of the world

A taste for wines of  the world

Wine tasters enjoy a sample of 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged at Rotary’s Taste of the Holidays. Photos by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club filled Bordine Nursery with wine and food enthusiasts during A Taste of the Holidays gala, Oct. 25. Folks enjoyed wines of the world, micro brewery beers, mixed spirits, and appetizers and […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Showtime for Halloween

Time goes by pretty quickly especially around this time of year, but I managed to enjoy some Halloween ambiance this year. The movie “Halloween,” for one. The 2018 version picked up after the first one, which was made in 1978, as if none of its nine sequels/reboots ever happened. That was good for me because […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Life can be challenging to say the least. Perhaps you’ve said a prayer like this when the alarm goes off in the morning. I hope it makes you smile. “Dear God, I’m thankful for today. Everyone is getting along and life seems good. I haven’t been grumpy, worried, impatient, anxious, or judgmental. Yes, God, it’s […]

Winterizing Bailey House

Winterizing Bailey House

The students climb scaffolding to work on the roof. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Construction Technology students are helping prepare the historic Bailey House for the winter. Shingles were delivered and hoisted to the roof, and students worked to hammer them into place, with help from their teachers and local professionals. The students learned about […]

KIRSTEN’S CORNER: Say yah to da U.P., eh

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. It is a good temperature, the leaves are changing, and there are fun activities to do around the state. I love going to the local cider mills. My boyfriend and I have been trying to go visit a different one each week over the last month. […]

Butterfly Ball

Guests enjoyed camaraderie and fellowship in their efforts to conserve and steward natural wetlands at the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy’s (NOHLC) Butterfly Ball, Oct. 5 at the White Lake Oaks Country Club. “It was obvious that the Wine Pull was a great success, selling out in less than an hour, and local comedian, Jason […]

Professional Dental celebrates decade serving Clarkston area

The team at Professional Dental of Clarkston is celebrating a major milestone, serving the community with excellence and professionalism for a decade. It was just over two years ago that Professional Dental of Clarkston doubled the size of their facility when they moved into their current location at 5748 Clarkston road. The new facility has […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Hope for animals

I was a bit star struck last Wednesday when Erica McCarthy and Gretchen Terpening of the Canine Companions Rescue Center stopped by the office last Wednesday, along with Rumble the dog in his little red coat (due to his injuries, he can’t regulate his body temperature properly). The puppy’s rescue from abuse and neglect struck […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be a peacemaker, not a wimp

Karl is upset that his wife constantly comes home late after work, but he says nothing. Why? He thinks he is being like Christ by not saying anything; but he does give her a cold shoulder. Pam disagrees with her coworkers at lunch when they slander her boss, but she’s afraid to speak up. “I […]

Love of music, scholarship

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac presents Kerry Price in a Grand Night for Singing, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9, at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford. “This lady is absolutely fabulous,” said MaryAnn LaMonte of Waterford, president and chairman of the group’s Dora Dawson Scholarship Fund. “She’s so much fun. I saw her play […]