‘A taste of Michigan’

Spring was in the air last Thursday as patrons came out to support the Clarkston Rotary Club at the annual Spring Wine Tasting, which feature Michigan wines. Wineries included Bel Lango out of Cedar, Black Star Farms from Sutton Bay, Laurentide, Lake Leelanau, Mari Vinyards, Hawthorne Vinyards and Chateau Chantal from Traverse City. Clarkston Rotary […]

Food truck fun

Food truck fun

The Clarkston Mills parking lot was packed Friday night as crowds made their way downtown to enjoy the Inaugural Food Truck Rally, presented by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce. Trucks included Andiamo’s, Streetside Sushi, Living Foods to Go, Matt & Mo’s, The Mean Weenie, Kona Ice, Monkey Business Concessions, and Curbside Cuisine.

Scout leader named Citizen of the Year

Clarkston News Staff Writer Jennifer Herrmann was shocked and stunned when she found out she was named Clarkston’s Citizen of the Year. “Being recognized for the things I do is not something I seek out. I just truly enjoy helping others,” she said. “It’s completely unexpected.” She added it’s an honor to be selected for […]

Keiser’s Role: My heart is in Clarkston

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others – Gandhi As I sit down and write this, I have just returned from the 31 Annual Clarkston Community Awards where “do gooders” were recognized for the different ways they have contributed to the community. Recognition categories included Citizen of […]

Learning school history

Learning school history

From left, Paige Cox, Jeremy Frye, Issac Lopez, Alex Aldridge, and Rockiya Johnson with historic documents collected so far. Photo by Phil Custodio Renaissance High School students are busy bringing the history of their school to life for their Academic Service Learning Project. The project to document the history of the building is led by […]

School honors

School honors

Clarkston High School and Renaissance High School Top Scholars for 2016, selected based on academic performance, activities, and service, are Michael Baker, Olivia Baylis, Amanda Casetti, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Trevor Chamberlain, Emma Curd, Madison Czopek, Claire Foley, Clarie Galligan, Nathaniel Gipe, Hannah Grindling, Rachel Horton, Derek Joslin, Sadie Knill, Jack Kuczmanski, Diana Marsala, Erin McNeil, Kailan […]

Community makes impact with weekend of work

More than 1,000 volunteers hit the streets of Clarkston and Davisburg for My Habitat Clarkston’s Community Impact Weekend in April. Projects at 41 locations included wheelchair ramp construction, sewing projects, homeless hygiene kits packaging, yard clean-up for 16 local seniors, local garden preparation, landscaping at the Habitat Oakland County home in Independence Township, handrail installation […]

Poetry slam

Almost two dozen poets took the stage at the 10th Annual Poetry Slam at Clarkston High School, May 13. The poets represented all grade levels at the high school, including 2013 CHS alumni Trevor Torres. Poets were selected based off video submissions and printed copies of their poems, which was done so as to evaluate […]

Soldier of the Year

Soldier of the Year

Thomas Bullen, with his sisters Emily, at right, and Diana, at graduation from Basic Training. Emily graduated from Clarkston High School in 2010 and Diana will be graduating this year. Photo provided Thomas J. Bullen, 19, earned the 101st Airborne Division Soldier of the Year award for 2016. “Knowing I represent one of the greatest […]

Award for longtime peace advocate

When Mary Hennig heard the words of Jesus commanding people to “love one another,” she took them to heart. “There is nothing more than loving,” said the 95 year-old “We only have two rights. One is to love and the other is to forgive.” That is why if you stopped by her house off Allen […]

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