Road race in the park

Road race in the park

Julia Hurley and Morgan Zach join hands as they finish the race. Racers filled Independence Oaks County Park for the Fourth Annual Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, Nov. 13. Runners and walkers enjoyed a sunny morning on the tree-lined trails, back roads, paved parks roads, wood bridges and hills.

Rock at the race

Rock at the race

Anthony Fink and Gabriella of the Clarkston band Sail perform at the Back Roads Half Marathon after race party at Independence Oaks County Park, Nov. 13. Photo by Phil Custodio

Cemetery run

Cemetery run

The Clarkston Wolfpack running club gathered for their traditional Halloween Graves Run, Oct. 29, from Depot Park. Photo provided

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Tech advances

It was fun trying out Clarkston Chiropractic’s new cryotherapy technology at their recent ribbon cutting celebration. You step into the chamber and it blasts you with super-chilled mist, which gets down to minus 240 or so. Two or three minutes in there is a full treatment. I went for two. It definitely gets the blood […]

Pups hard, fun work for Leader Dog trainers

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Raising puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind is hard work. “But it’s fun work,” said Ginger Rossow, who with her husband, Glenn, has raised eight Labrador Retriever puppies so far for the Rochester based non-profit group. “We’re kind of hooked, and we love labs.” They have been raising […]

Mystery dinner

Mystery dinner

Gangsters and molls enjoyed dinner and solved a “murder” at Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network’s second annual Murder Mystery Dinner, Oct. 20, at Pine Knob Mansion. Everyone was invited to dress the part of a 1920’s Great Gatsby partygoer, and the Clarkston Village Players were on hand to provide the clues. Photo […]

Forest of friends

Forest of friends

Brady and Everly Smith with Snow White, played by Montse Montserat, and Gwyneth Wells’ Dopey the dwarf. Photo by Phil Custodio Families filled Friendly Forest at Clintonwood Park, Saturday, enjoying fine weather for a fall October day. Hosted by Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and Clarkston Area Optimist Club, young Optimists and volunteers in colorful […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Lights for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it will soon be trick or treaters out in the neighborhoods going door to door in search of candy from their neighbors. Holcomb Road residents in Clarkston have been asking City Council for help to keep the street safe. When the city had a police department, they would station […]

Bankers have local students’ back

Employees at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s Clarkston Branch, 8055 Ortonville Road, picked Blessings In A Backpack for their Days of Caring School Supply Drive this year. “What a wonderful surprise when Chris Garrett, manager of the new MSU Credit Union, called to tell us that Blessings In A Backpack had been chosen by […]

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