Clarkston News Editorial: Seasonal Thoughts

Clarkston News Editorial: Seasonal Thoughts

Some seasonal thoughts: think local This, the last week of November, 2018 brings to mind two issues we hope readers will consider. Say, ‘Thank You.’ Give a shout of thanks to the Clarkston Community Schools district, administration, athletic department and athletes. Athletes on 2018-2019 squads have already given locals lots to cheer about — and […]

Radcliff OK’d for HDC

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council voted 5-1 to appoint Jennifer Radcliff of Clarkston to the Historic District Commission. Mayor Eric Haven and council members Al Avery, Jason Kneisc, David Marsh, and Scott Reynolds voted “yes.” Haven made the nomination, citing Radcliff’s experience with Clarkston history as a historian and history advocate. “Her […]

News in Brief

Clarkston Road work City DPW placed and graded 12 yards of 21AA stone in the usually flooded low spot on Clarkston Road, just east of Main Street, but the measure is only a stop-gap, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “It was a temporary step to allow people to get through there,” Smith said. This work […]

Service a family affair for volunteer of year

Service a family affair for volunteer of year

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award winner Jennifer Barrett, with Marie Clifford, interim executive director, at right, and at left, Gina Garavaglia, social media and event coordinator. Photo provided BY KATHY SHELTON Special to the Clarkston News When Jennifer Barrett’s grandmother passed, her family honored her memory by adopting every long-term care […]

Opening on Township Board

With Andrea Schroeder heading to Lansing after a successful campaign for the 43rd District state representative seat, the Independence Township Board needs a new trustee. Applicants must have been a registered voter in Independence Township for at least 30 days. Trustee responsibilities include fiduciary management, attend township board meetings, and participate in board decisions. The […]

35 missions over Germany during World War II

35 missions over Germany during World War II

World War II veteran Jim Manilla, with his daughter Cam Manilla of Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Newly arrived in World War II England, Jim Manilla received an unexpected visitor. “Believe it or not, I was shining my shoes and I looked up and my brother (John) is standing […]

Goodfellows with thousands of shoes

Goodfellows with thousands of shoes

Clarkston Rotarian Joel DeLong, with a few of the 1,400 pairs of shoes needed for the annual Shoes for Kids program. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Goodfellow newspapers are on sale next weekend, hawked by volunteers downtown and in the community. The annual Clarkston Rotary fund raiser will be on […]

Downtown office expansion OK’d, sans parking

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council voted 5-2, Nov. 12, to approve a site plan for a 1,432-square-foot second floor addition for 55 S. Main Street, Clarkston Family Dental. Council members Al Avery and David Marsh voted against the plan, saying it does not provide parking as required by city ordinance. According to […]

New speed signs, patrols on Holcomb Road

City Council voted unanimously, Nov. 12, to approve two speed-control signs and police patrols on Holcomb Road for a total of $9,470. As recommended by the Planning Commission, the two 13-inch Radarsign LED solar-powered, your-speed-is signs, with software, shipping, and two-year warranty, will cost $7,500. The signs will be mounted on posts on the 25 […]

Small biz Saturday

Parking will be free in the Clarkston city lot at Main and Washington during Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Also, shoppers can win a prize in Oakland County’s Small Business Saturday contest. Grand prize is $5,000; second prize is $2,000; and third prize, a $500 voucher toward air travel at Bishop Airport. To enter, text […]