Rush for Food makes impact

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Michele Robinson remembers the first year the gridiron heroes collected food for the first Rush for Food. “My son was a junior the first year we did it,” shared Robinson, senior services coordinator and volunteer coordinate at Lighhouse of Oakland County. “It was exciting. This community is […]

Golf outing, fundraisers to help heroes fight cancer

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Putt for charity at the ninth Annual Hero Foundation Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 26 at White Lake Oaks Golf Course. The Hero Foundation is a non-profit donating to cancer patients and their families. Some of their fundraisers and events include the golf outing, a wine-tasting, Bikes for […]

Pushback against E. Washington plan

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Residents of E. Washington Street were not impressed with a proposal to “fix” parking on E. Washington Street by improving the right of way in front of homes. “We’re not adding more parking on E. Washington – we’re trying to fix it,” said Parking Committee member Richard Detkowski at […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Parking solution needs many ideas

Someone once said “The road to success is paved with many parking spots.” Maybe that’s not an exact quote, but you get the point. As a member of City Council and the Parking Committee, I’m hoping to provide some insight into our parking efforts. To frame things correctly, we have two parking issues. The first […]

News in Brief

Parade in question City officials still hope to continue the annual Labor Day Parade, but they still need a group to spearhead it. Long-time sponsor Clarkston Rotary Club bowed out of the parade this year after 76 years. Organizations interested in sponsoring the parade should contact City Manager Jonathan Smith at 248-625-1559. Depot Park meeting […]

Crosswalk redesign could keep walkers safer

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor More crosswalks and better signs would help walkers stay safe in the city, Walkability Committee members said at the Aug. 3 meeting. Committee member Susan Wylie suggested an X-style crosswalk at Main and Washington, where two traffic accidents took place on July 28, one injuring a pedestrian. In the […]

Family history surprises

Tenth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Bullen family in Independence Township can trace their Clarkston lineage to Civil War veteran Francis Follett, who is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. It’s trickier to go […]

Inside/Out art program starts

Inside/Out art program starts

Denyse Couture of Clarkston Cultural Arts and Jillian Reese of DIA help install Inside/Out artwork  on Main Street. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Artwork came to town last Friday, as Clarkston Cultural Arts Council and Detroit Institute of Arts installed the Inside/Out exhibits. “We hope to create awareness and get […]

Pedestrian struck on Main Street

Pedestrian struck on Main Street

Firefighters and deputies help a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at M-15 and Washington Street. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Denise Engelberts was in her car at Main and Washington streets when she heard brakes slam and a woman scream. “A lady screamed, ‘Oh my God,’” said Engelberts, an ad […]

Parking demo success

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor One idea considered a “no brainer” by the city Parking Committee already had a trial run. Organizers of Harmony in the Park last Wednesday tried out new parking at Depot Park, changing it from parallel to angled. “It was a very much an impromptu thing,” said City Manager Jonathan […]