More restaurants up for redevelopment on M-15

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The new FED restaurant, now open for business on South Main Street, isn’t the only M-15 eatery up for something new. The Old Detroit Burger Bar is ready to start renovations on the former Nickelodeon restaurant on M-15, north of Rattalee Lake Road. “That Nickelodeon’s been such an […]

Fast times at the fair

Fast times at the fair

Aidan Stark and Lennon Bingham enjoy some race car thrills at the Oakland County Fair Big Rock Amusements carnival. The fair runs until Sunday July 16, with grandstand events, contests, fair food, livestock, and many other activities at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. For more information, please visit www.oakfair.org. Photo by Phil Custodio

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

By Jim Tarrant, Executive Director Michigan Press Association Traditional media has been getting a bad rap lately. Icons in the newspaper industry like the New York Times and Washington Post are accused of providing “fake news” to their readers all too often. Sadly, this moniker is perpetuated most often by those who are unwilling to […]

Community works together to kick off SCAMP with picnic

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]

Celebrating red, white, and blue at July 4 parade

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor July 4 downtown was All-American, with thousands of spectators clad in red, white, and blue lining the streets from St. Dan’s to Renaissance High School for the annual Independence Day Parade. The march featured 94 entries, kicked off at 10 a.m. by the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard […]

On the march

On the march

American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard and other veterans lead the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Government groups pull for city in lawsuit

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association want to throw their two cents into a Freedom of Information lawsuit in Clarkston. The non-profit corporations filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of the City of the Village of Clarkston in its case […]

News in Brief

Seats for election Filing deadline for partisan and non-partical candidates, including Clarkston City Council, is 4 p.m., July 25. Three council seats, currently held by Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, and David Marsh, are up for a vote in the Nov. 7 election. Check www.michigan.gov for nominating petition and affidavit of identity forms. Wheelchair Daze Oakland […]

EDITORIAL: Kudos to arts council, DPW for garden work

Many thousands of The Clarkston News closest friends and neighbors streamed by our downtown home, and our front garden looked great thanks to the efforts of the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council and city DPW. The artistically minded volunteers of the council already signed up to take care of the gardens across the street next to […]

Car crash at Fourth parade

Folks watching the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade got a scare when an entrant, a ’57 Chevy, accidentally crashed into a trailer in front, at the corner of Buffalo and Church. “Luckily the people in between the float and car jumped out of the way and no one was injured,” posted witness Daniel Rineer on […]