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 […]

Lost trailer located

A city DPW trailer which was once lost has been found. City Manager Jonathan Smith and DPW Director Mike Speagle are evaluating DPW equipment, during which the 18-foot flatbed trailer’s absence was noted. But it didn’t stay missing for long after that. “Miraculously, the trailer showed up parked behind the Baylis barn,” Smith said. The […]

Parliamentary training

Michigan Municipal League will lead a Parliamentary Procedure Training session for members of City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, and office staff, Monday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Clarkston Independence District Library. Topics will include public meeting procedures, public input at meetings, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Meetings […]

Poolmart moving to Dixie

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The story “Bowman to expand to north, south” in the Sept. 27 edition of the Clarkston News wasn’t clear about the fate of Poolmart & Spas, currently located in the expansion zone on M-15. “People were asking if we’re going out of business,” said owner Jim Bishop. “We’re definitely […]

Bath for Tomcat

Bath for Tomcat

Bryson Schroeder, 14, along with his parents Kurt and Debby Schroeder, and Phil Custodio from The Clarkston News, volunteered with a Bridgewood Church life group of veterans, Sept. 30, cleaning an F-14 fighter and O-2A Skymaster plane at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Military Air Museum. The group is open to all veterans and […]

Autumn at 90 degrees

Autumn at 90 degrees

Lacey, with her mom Jaci and uncle Jeremy St. John, enjoy the unseasonable warm late September weather at Depot Park, Monday. The high temperature for the day hit 90 degrees, more than 20 degrees above average and smashing the record high of 80 degrees, set in 1958. “It’s alright. We’ll take it,” Jaci said. Photo […]

Taste-ful music

Taste-ful music

Zoe Nygaard and her band is ready to rock Taste of Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This is the first year Zoe Nygaard will perform at this year’s Taste of Clarkston, but not her first time performing in downtown Clarkston. A few weeks ago, she performed for about an […]

Full power

Full power

Tony Hool of Independence Township DPW and Wendell Hutchinson of Hutchinson’s Electric check the wiring at Main Street and Depot Road, Monday afternoon, for Sunday’s Taste of Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio