Fall colors at peak

Fall colors at peak

Parent Volunteers, from left, Lauren Middleton, Rochelle Tersigni, Allyson Hemsworth, Melissa Tillier, Kelly Duty, and Dorine Klages helped make the Independence Elementary fun run burst with color this year. Photo by Jessica Steeley

Hearing for beleaguered Bailey House

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The future of the historic Bailey House is still uncertain, but the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously, Oct. 4, to not move forward with demolition at this time. They want to hear a plan to save the house, presented by Clarkston resident Sam Moraco and […]

Four candidates vie for three seats on City Council

Incumbents Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, and David Marsh and challenger Scott Reynolds are running for three open seats on Clarkston City Council in the Nov. 7 election. Eric Haven, 69, is employed as Director of Gift and Estate Planning for the Woodside Vision Foundation and has lived in Clarkston 44 years, since 1973. Why are […]

Advanced Disposal takes over for Smith’s

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Advanced Disposal is joining the Clarkston community, taking over Smith’s Disposal and Recycling this past week. “Our people have been putting in long hours during the initial transition,” said Gregg Asciutto, site manager. “We’re pleased to be here, pleased to work with a quality company and quality group of […]

Brady Lodge back in business after renovation

Brady Lodge back in business after renovation

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After several years of renovation work, Bay Court Parks’ Brady Lodge held its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday, Oct. 5. “It turned out better than we could have possibly imagined. It came together very quickly this summer – asphalt, parking lots, new concrete paths, paint, electrical. […]

Bus benefit under big top

Bus benefit under big top

Barbara Rolling, Independence Township Senior Division supervisor, at right, was ringleader for an evening of fun at Bucks for Buses, Sept. 27 at Overtyme Grill. The circus themed event raised money for the township Senior Transportation Program, which provided more than 7,169 rides and traveled 77,159 miles in 2016. So far this year, they have […]

Drive against ‘gerrymandering’ gathers steam

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Volunteers have been hitting the streets lately to collect signatures against “gerrymandering.” “We’re about halfway there – it’s impressive,” said Henry Woloson of Independence Township, who is supporting the Voters Not Politicians grass roots effort. They’re looking to collect about 315,000 signatures to place the issue on the November […]

Taste takes over downtown Main

Taste takes over downtown Main

The crowd fills Main Street. Photos by Phil Custodio Bright blue sunny skies greeted crowds of food fans at the 2017 Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. It was elbow-to-elbow during much of the annual event, in which local restaurants offered samples of their best entrees and desserts on Main Street.

How strong the mayor?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city attorney is expected to weigh in on who gets to appoint members of the city Historic District Commission at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council members and residents were at odds over a proposed amendment to city ordinances regulating the matter. “I should be able throw names up […]

At work to beautify city

Members of the new Clarkston Beautification Committee got to work on their first project last week, cleaning and weeding garden beds at Main and Washington streets for the Taste of Clarkston. “This is great – we posted this on Facebook and people just showed up,” said Committee Chair Jennifer Detkowski. The cleanup is just a […]

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