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 […]

House restoration up in the air

The levitated position of a duplex house at 121-123 N. Main has left many drivers and walkers wondering if a historic home is getting ready to leave downtown. It’s actually part of a renovation project to return the house to a single-family unit, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “Unfortunately, upon start of the work, they […]

Nativity comes to life at Walk

Walk Through Bethlehem, a holiday tradition in north Oakland County, is back this year at Waterford Community Church. Guided tours through the indoor dramatic re-enactment, with Roman soldiers, merchants, townspeople, and shepherds speaking of Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection, take approximately 30 minutes and begin every five minutes. Stroll through various shops, and see […]

Dance with international troupe

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When the Moscow Ballet company brings their Great Russian Nutcracker dance production to the Fox Theater in Detroit next month, four Clarkston students will be there – with the performers on stage. “I’ll probably be nervous,” said Jacqueline Suida, sixth grader at Sashabaw Middle School with six years dancing […]

Mayor Haven seeks to preserve sense of ‘home’

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor New Clarkston Mayor Eric Haven learned a lot, campaigning door to door. “Residents love their Clarkston homes, both inside and outside the historic district,” said Haven, who won the top seat with 272 votes, 52.31 percent of the 520 total in the Nov. 6 election. “Even the many who […]

Nice-city candidates reelected

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Incumbents Sue Wylie and Rick Detkowski ran together for re-election to City Council, and both came out on top in the Nov. 6 election. “In both this election and the Council election two years ago, Rick Detkowski and I were the top two vote-getters, and those results indicate that […]