SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Goodbye to summer

“Where has summer gone?” It seems like just yesterday that we couldn’t wait for warm weather after another long winter. Now school has started again and conversations have already turned to what kind of winter will we have this year. Life turns very quickly and summer seems so very fleeting. I have found that we […]

Dickens of a lecture to launch speaker series

Oakland Town Hall 2018-2019 Lecture Series kicks off, Oct. 10, with a discussion of Charles Dickens. Author and lecturer Dr. Elliot Engel presents “The Dickens Nobody Knows” about the 19th century author’s life and the roots of his unique imagination. The four-lecture series is presented at the St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Avenue in […]

Local artist featured at ArtPrize

Local artist featured at ArtPrize

Artist Michael Hendrix, with his work, “Lady Liberty.” Photo provided Michael Hendrix, 40-year resident of Independence Township, entered his three-dimensional artwork “Lady Liberty” in ArtPrize 2018, his third time in the largest art competition in the world. “Lady Liberty” will be in the Acton Institute, 98 E. Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. “This is especially […]

Music in Depot Park through Girl Scout Gold project

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Emily Herrmann enjoys music and wants to bring it to everyone through her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Herrmann, a Clarkston High School senior, wants to install a Outdoor Musical Playground in Depot Park, which she chose because she wanted to make an impact in her community […]

Lifelong Clarkston artist picked for national art show

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer For local artist Margret McDermott, reaching the national art stage has been a long road. Both her mother and grandmother were artists, so art was something she was surrounded by her entire life. “Art is an antidote for all of the crazy things going on in the world,” […]

Medcenter Pharmacy shares family values

BY BRENDA DOMINICK  Clarkston News Staff Writer The Medcenter Pharmacy team and David Sakstrup, owner and pharmacist, and co-owner Edward Ghannam, send big thank you’s to all their customers for voting them Best Pharmacy and Best Pharmacist. “We appreciate your support and your continued business,” Sakstrup said, adding they care about their service and their customers. […]

Stay hydrated with American Water

BY BRENDA DOMINICK  Clarkston News Staff Writer  American Water won Best of the Best Water Supplier this year, and owner Jim McNulty says he’s very appreciative of his customers. “I would like to thank everyone that voted for us to win our 7th best of the best award in a row. It’s an honor to […]

KIRSTEN’S CORNER: A dream come true

A column by Kirsten Isbell I have grown up and lived in Clarkston my entire life and let me tell you, it has truly been a blessing. I am currently finishing up my last semester at Arizona Sate University. As I am finishing up, I am working for The Clarkston News and it is an […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: De mini-what?

“Substantial compliance with the law.” This was one of a couple legal concepts/phrases brought up at the special meeting of the City Council last week. City attorney Thomas Ryan mentioned it when discussing the shifting deadlines lately for candidates interested in running for City Council. I might have scoffed to myself. “Substantial compliance?” I’ll be […]