Construction tech students renovate church

Construction tech students renovate church

From left, Jeff Peariso, Steve Wyckoff, and Henry Woloson are supporting a Clarkston Junior High Construction Tech project to renovate the historic Sashabaw Presbyterian Church on Maybee Road. Please see page 4 for story and more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation awarded a […]

Suspects sought in home invasion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Deputies are looking for four masked men who broke into a home, threatened to burn alive the couple inside, and stole their money, 12:59 a.m., Nov. 30, in the 7000 block of Chipmunk Hollow. A 63-year-old Holly Township man, who is still hospitalized in stable condition, said he and […]

Stuff bus for Lighthouse this weekend

Clarkston school bus drivers will be collecting non-perishable food, gift cards, and other gift items especially for teenagers at the 14th annual Stuff A Bus, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Kroger on Sashabaw Road at Maybee Road, and Neiman’s Family Market on Dixie Highway at White Lake Road. The busful of […]

Property was previously denied for rezoning

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When the city appears before an administrative law judge to defend a Historic District Commission decision next week, city attorney Thomas Ryan will defend it “The alternative is to have no one there,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the Nov. 27 meeting. “If no one is there, there’s […]

Superintendent rated 3/4 by school board

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Board of Education gave Clarkston Schools Superintendent Rod Rock an “effective” rating in the superintendent evaluation, or a score of 3. It is the second highest score, behind “highly effective,” or a 4. “The board thanks you for inspiring our students, staff and community and setting higher […]

Drinking law OK’d

A new city ordinance making the first underage drinking a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor will take effect on Jan. 1, after second reading on Nov. 27. The revised city Ordinance 133 on underage drinking of alcoholic beverages makes alcohol purchase, possession, and consumption by minors a civil infraction, like a traffic ticket, punishable […]

Student count

Clarkston Community Schools, combined with shared time services, counted 8,318 students during the Oct. 4 student count day, 68 fewer than last year. Slow growth for Oakland County communities is projected from 2010 to 2040. During this time the population of school aged children in the county is expected to decrease by six percent, said […]

Month-long Christmas celebration

Month-long Christmas celebration

Susan Marquis, campus pastor, with handmade gift ideas in the Bridgewood Church Christmas Story Experience marketplace. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Christmas Story Experience at Bridgewood Church on M-15 offers gift ideas helping people locally and worldwide. “We are so excited for the Christmas season at Bridgewood Church,” said […]

Mitten Trees downtown

This year’s holiday trees downtown are also Mitten Trees, adorned with mittens donated by citizens and visitors for local charities. The Main Street planters are planted with blue spruce trees which are lighted at night. Each spruce is decorated with a twig star made by Clarkston Farm and Garden Club member Betsy Travis. Downtown businesses […]



Fred Pellerito of O.A.T.S., now in Groveland Township, volunteered for the first time, Dec. 1, to sell Goodfellow newspapers for Clarkston Rotary’s Shoes for Kids program. “The Rotary helps out a lot – they’re a great group of guys and this is a great cause,” Pellerito said. The service organization has 311 children signed up […]

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