SPIRITUAL MATTERS: New ministries at Calvary

If you have driven by our Clarkston Campus on Bluegrass Drive recently you have probably noticed that our church is under construction. We are delighted to be expanding our family ministry space for children and youth ministry, and our fellowship space to accommodate even more community, fitness, and recovery gatherings and events. This is certainly […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Farewell to Palace

Though I’m sure many Clarkstonites grew up with Pine Knob/DTE as their primary music theater, I grew up closer to The Palace. I attended my first concert there (Britney Spears) as a child and I’ve recently attended the last concert at The Palace, Bob Seger on Sept. 23. He gave quite a performance, playing all […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: New season for CVP

The new Clarkston Village Players season is well underway, with one play under their belts and the second set to hit the stage this weekend. The players put on a great show with Steve Martin’s “Underpants” in August, a comedy inspired by an early 20th century German drama. CVP’s new production of the comedy “Here […]

Mandisa joins fellow American Idols in inspirational concert

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A music tour coming to town is called “Rise Out of the Dark.” Mandisa and Danny Gokey, both American Idol alum and featured performers, have first-hand experience with that. “We really want to use our stories to help bring some other people out of the dark,” said Mandisa in […]

Art contest finalist

Clarkston artist Margret Grace McDermott is among five artists vying for the top spot in the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. McDermott’s 24-by-18-inch oil on panel and linen piece is titled “Tête-à-Tête: Champagne and Roses.” The MI Great Artist winner will receive a […]

Investor grabs bit of change with Bitcoin

Investor grabs bit of change with Bitcoin

Christian Bodenmiller, with his fiancee Mikela Beelen, made a killing off Bitcoin. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Christian Bodenmiller of Clarkston invested in Bitcoin in 2011, he spent about $120 on 300 of the cryptocurrency, about $2.50 each. “I thought that was expensive at the time,” said Bodenmiller, 23. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Will you let Jesus make you a world changer?

The United States of America is a nation blessed by God. Throughout history, there has never been a people as blessed as we are. Although one could look at other nations and civilizations from the past and see greater accomplishments, the modern times have provided the setting where not only can we be a great […]

Cub Scouts enjoy annual campout

Cub Scout Pack 163 in Clarkston held their annual fall campout last weekend at the Holly State Recreation Area. Close to four dozen scouts and their parents arrived Friday evening at the park’s organizational campground, where co-pack leaders, Adam Anderson and David Harpster, had a spaghetti dinner prepared. Scouts experienced the basics of camping—from setting […]

5K for disaster relief

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Disaster Relief at Work (D.R.A.W.) is helping those hit by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey get back on their feet and invite you to join them this Saturday for the first Bucket Run 5K. Held at Fort Clarkston, 7127 Dixie Highway, all proceeds go to D.R.A.W. Executive […]


Despite the good weather we’ve been having of late, summer has definitely turned the heat down, showing we are indeed on our way to the brisk season of autumn. Michigan is one of the best places to be during this season; the state abounds with ever-changing tree colors, bountiful cider and donuts, and several infamous […]