Butterfly fans plant garden

Butterfly fans plant garden

George White of Clarkston explains how to plant the butterfly-friendly plants. Photo by Phil Custodio Butterflies on their migratory journey south have a new place to stop, thanks to Bailey Lake Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 70876. The fourth grade Girl Scouts, Hannah Berndt, Lauren Butcher, Abby Finnerty, Isabelle Henry, Ella Kurmaniak, Caitlin McGivern, Heidi […]

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

Seven saluted for service to Clarkston community

From left, Michele Robinson, Addison Gale, Denyse Semann Couture, Rich Little, Dennis Hughes, AJ Anderson representing Boy Scout Troop 189, and Jim Brueck were honored for turning their love into servicing the community, May 23. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Honorees at the 32nd Clarkston Community Awards […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: History alive

These last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of learning about some of Clarkston’s history and the history of The Clarkston News. I attended a history presentation put on by the Clarkston Area Historical Society at Clarkston Elementary and I presented some history about The Clarkston News to second graders visiting the newsroom. This recent […]

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis to build local club

Kiwanis Club representatives Linda Ann Heldt and Larry Memmer check out the local area, including The Clarkston News, during their three-day tour last week. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Kiwanis are coming to Clarkston, hoping to set up shop this summer. Representatives of the community service club visited the […]

Exercise and learning during school ACES Day

Exercise and learning during school ACES Day

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Kids jumped, ran and danced throughout Clarkston elementary schools as they celebrated ACES Day, May 10. “ACES Day stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously and I know it’s a big thing in Michigan,” North Sashabaw Elementary Physical Education Teacher Michael Keeler said. The intent is to get the […]

Freedom for all in PRISM club

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Tolerance and acceptance are pinnacle in Clarkston High School’s PRISM club, a space for LGBTQ students and their allies. “In terms of how it’s changed over last year to this year, it’s become a lot more normal at the school,” said co-founder and member Daniel Ephlin. “Last year, […]

Sampling the vineyard tastes of spring

Sampling the vineyard tastes of spring

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Fine wine and an array of hors d’oeuvre were enjoyed by guests at the Clarkston Rotary Wine Tasting last Thursday night. The event drew in many Clarkston residents, as well as people from all over the county. Wine samples were available from six different Michigan wineries: Laurentide, Hawthorne […]

JACK’S JOURNEY: What do we do with our lives?

On a perfect Earth, my advice to soon-to-be graduates would be this: “follow your dreams – no matter how big or how small – and turn those dreams into a reality.” Well, as you probably have come to find out, the Earth we are on is not very perfect. Unfortunately, life is set up so […]

Home to visit

Mary Graybiel, 102, of Arizona lived in Clarkston for 22 years and returns home every year. “It’s to see my beautiful friends and relatives,” said Graybiel. “I love the Concerts in the Park, all the beautiful surroundings, the lakes. They’re so beautiful here.” She also makes it a point to see her friends at Oakland […]