Donor drive means freedom on road

Donor drive means freedom on road

Friends and family of David Watson, with the keys, gather at Revability in Clarkston to celebrate the success of a community fundraiser in his honor. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After almost 14 years without driving, David Watson is eager to get back behind the wheel. “I want to get up […]

Candy for the cause

Candy for the cause

Norris Caudill collects a donation from a driver on Main Street at Washington Street, kicking off the Easter season with the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, raising money for people with intellectual disabilities, March 23. Photo by Phil Custodio

Depot Park work

Renovation work on Depot Park is underway, and the public is invited to help. “If anyone wants to be a part of it, we would love to have you,” said City Council member Eric Haven, also a member of the Friends of Depot Park Committee. The committee is working with Clarkston Area Optimist Club to […]

City OK’s ban on coal tar

City Council voted unanimously, March 26, to approve new regulations on driveway sealants in the city. The new ordinance bans the use and sale of coal-tar-based sealants. It also requires residents to get a one-time permit from the city to apply sealants on their driveways. City council will set a fee for the permit at […]

Elliott Foundation donates $30,000

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation of Clarkston presented a check for $30,000 to the Rochester, Mich., based Assistance League of Southeast Michigan, March 19. The funds will be used for Operation School Bell, which provides local elementary school children with a warm winter coat, hat, gloves, socks, school clothing, book, hygiene kit, and large […]

Pleading for safe schools

Pleading for safe schools

Clarkston High School senior Kylie Kalinowski talks to classmates about students and teachers lost in last month’s school shooting in Florida. Photo provided by Courtney Blackett BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor About 200 Clarkston High School students took part in the National School Walkout last Wednesday, but walking out of class wasn’t the point. […]

City backtracks on Buffalo one-way vote

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Buffalo Street will remain “two way” after Clarkston City Council reversed an earlier decision. “I honestly thought we were sending it out to be discussed with (city engineer) Gary Tressel – whether it would work or not, not that we were making a permanent decision,” said Council member Sharron […]

Mystery in music

Mystery in music

From left, Sandra Deering, Eileen White, Verne Vackaro, Gina Joy Roemer, Katie Hendrikson, and Sean Harbert react to a puzzling piece of evidence. Photos provided by Emily Dowd, ejphotos.com Clarkston Village Players presents “The Swan Song, A Study in Terror,” by Mike Johnson, March 23-25 and 29-31 at Depot Theater. Katie Hendrikson stars as Olivia […]

Writers ‘optimistic’ about respect

Writers ‘optimistic’ about respect

From left are the Clarkston Optimist Club Essay Contest winners Sara Houstina, Catherine Laube, and Parker Szachta. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Area Optimists’ 2018 Essay Contest, March 14, asked students “Can society function without respect?” “We received 15 excellent entries this year. They were wonderful,” said Optimist Kelly […]

Optimists honor Students of the Year

Clarkston Area Optimists honored three students with 2018 Students of the Year awards – Layla Jordan of Andersonville Elementary; Hannah Budzynski of Clarkston Elementary; and Emma Tisdall of North Sashabaw Elementary. The students, their teachers and principals, as well as family were invited to breakfast at the Feb. 28 Optimist morning meeting. The principals and […]