PHIL IN THE BLANK: Hamlet-ing it up

This month went fast. I’ve been busy with the Clarkston Village Players, preparing for opening night of Hamlet II next Friday. We’ve had our share of challenges, including springtime maladies having their way with the cast over the past few weeks. We have a new Ophelia. The original actress fell ill and unfortunately had to […]

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (CSEPAC) honored the hard work of all those working with students with special needs at the Sparkle Awards ceremony at Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, March 30. Over 250 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation. Heather […]

Poetry reading for award-winning writer

Poetry reading for award-winning writer

Lindsay Tigue of Clarkston is a poet, writer, and researcher. Photo provided Lindsay Tigue of Clarkston is celebrating the release of her debut poetry collection, “System of Ghosts,” with a reading at the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University on April 20. Tigue grew up in Clarkston with her parents David and Nancy […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]

Making a difference at Maker Girl

Making a difference at Maker Girl

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Hundreds of girls throughout the community experienced the wonder of engineering, math and science at the second annual Maker Girl Mania at Clarkston High School last Saturday. “It’s crazy,” smiled Abigail Nofar, Women in Engineering President at the high school as she watched girls busy in the cafeteria […]

KEISER’S ROLE: I’m still a Kid at heart

“”I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein I think one of the best things about having a kid (a boy especially) is that it allows me to revert back to childhood, a time of […]

20 years with Team RUSH

20 years with Team RUSH

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in Team RUSH put the final touches on their robot as they got ready for their upcoming Michigan State Competition this week. Each one of them know how special the program is to them and for others as Team RUSH celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. “It […]

Scouts learn design skills at derby

Scouts learn design skills at derby

Racers cheer at the Girl Scout Pine Wood Derby at St. Daniel Church, April 9. Scouts worked on their STEM skills, racing derby cars made from blocks of pine at the Clarkston Area Girl Scouts Pinewood Derby, April 9, at St. Daniel’s Church Cushing Center. Trophies were awarded to the Top 3 in each rank […]

PBS documentary exploring death features local man

A television documentary that explores and demystifies the topic of death will feature an Oxford man who’s been dealing with the Grim Reaper’s handiwork for most of his life. “Death is a taboo (subject),” said Matt Smith, a 43-year-old licensed funeral director, embalmer and restorative artist. “People are afraid of it. It’s funny because they’re […]

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