Eagle Scouts honored

Boy Scout Troop 192 celebrated the achievements of new Eagle Scouts Isaac J. Ekstrom, Brandon C. Graham, and Dawson L. Holloway at their Court of Honor, Aug. 13, at North Oaks Community Church. Ekstrom’s Eagle Project included clearing invasive weeds from the Springfield Library pond. “Scouting has been quite an experience for me – it’s […]

Game of books

Game  of books

Abigail Finnerty rolls the oversized dice in a game of Yahtzee at the Summer Reading Carnival. Photo by Phil Custodio Kids celebrated the end of Summer Reading with a carnival at the Clarkston Independence District Library, Aug. 13. They played games for books and other prizes, enjoyed some icy treats, and put their rock climbing […]

Making music

Making music

Singers  Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan sing a heartfelt duet at DTE Energy Music Theater during the Josh Groban: On Stage show, Aug. 13. The performance featured Groban’s music theater favorites accompanied by Detroit area orchestra and choir performers, as well as special guests McLachlan and Foy Vance. Photo by Phil Custodio

Keiser’s Role: What is the truth?

Well, now that the Aug. 2 election is over I am ready for November to come so we can get that election over as well. Not that I am anxious to necessarily vote, but I am ready for the presidential candidates to be the main topic of every conversation. It wouldn ‘t be bad if […]

Tons of Trucks

Tons of Trucks

The annual Tons of Trucks event hosted by the Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors was tons of fun as kids of all ages got to climb aboard the big rigs and honk some horns. The event also included train rides, wagon rides and tasty treats. Photo by Trevor Keiser

Park music

Park  music

Kids look to see what will happen next in Guy Louis’  musical story. Photo by Phil Custodio Guy Louis from Worlds of Music entertained a park filled with kids with stories accompanied by his guitar, ukulele, and other instruments at Harmony in the Park, Aug. 3. More than 150 people went to the “Musical Play […]

A trip years in the making

It took years of fund raising for Girl Scout Troop 13059 of Clarkston to make their trip to Belize. “A three-year journey ended at about 1 a.m. on Monday morning, July 25,” said Girl Scout Leader Wendy Need. “I said good-bye to my girls and chaperones after an amazing trip that was three years in […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK:Fall on stage

Just like every year, once the Fourth of July has gone by, summer is pretty much over. Still lots of hot days to endure, but stores have been filled with back-to-school inventories for weeks, with Halloween already making an appearance. Kids will be back in school when the Clarkston Village Players’ next show, “Lend Me […]

Story trail

Story trail

Katie Byrne, her kids Taylor Byrne, Devon Byrne, and Adrian Byrne, and Sophia Stephighson read a couple pages on the trail. Kids are invited to walk the Storybook Trail at Springfield Township Library. “It combines books and reading with the park and physical activity,” said Cathy Forst, library director. “It’s a good use of the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Sing a new song

When facing difficult times in our life, what should (or, what do we do)? Often, when facing those times, I find myself turning to the Psalms. Many of the Psalms were originally words written for worship as part of the sung liturgy. These words reflect great joys, struggles with sin and the peace of forgiveness. […]

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