Young racer hits the big leagues

Young racer hits the big leagues

Michael Clancy Jr. is driving a bigger race car nowadays. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Michael Clancy Jr.’s racing career continues to take off. The 13-year-old is winning trophies at races around the country and recently signed a national contract with Made in Detroit. “I’ll wear Made in Detroit products […]

Phil in the Blank: Thanksgivingness

If all goes well, this Thanksgiving I’ll be celebrating with family down south. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to do that. I’m thankful for my work, 10 years now as editor of The Clarkston News. The first group of second graders I gave my newspaper history spiel in May of 2007 are now high […]

Wolf artwork adorns downtown

Wolf artwork adorns downtown

The Clarkston Cultural Arts Council has initiated its spread of wolves around Clarkston and Independence Township. In an effort to promote and encourage local art, CCAC has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network to create the Howling Wolves project, which will premiere Oct. 24. For the project, over a dozen life-sized, wooden […]

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 […]

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