Summer opening

Summer opening

From left, executive chef Mike deBruin, Tony VanHulle and sous chef Calen Pepera of The Fed Community interview an applicant on the front deck of their new restaurant at 15 S. Main Street. The farm-to-table eatery, the former Clarkston State Bank, is expected to open by the end of June or beginning of July, VanHulle […]

News in Brief

Closed Memorial Day The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Deadline for classified ads is Friday. Tedder office hours State Rep. Jim Tedder’s open office hours include Friday, May 26, 4-5:30 p.m. at Leo’s Coney, 6325 Sashabaw Road. “I am committed to making government […]

New commander seeks to serve vets

New commander seeks to serve vets

Kimberly Lambouris will soon take the commander post at the Clarkston American Legion. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As the American Legion Post 63 prepares for Memorial Day remembrances on Monday, Kimberly Lambouris of Davisburg is preparing to assume her duties as leader of the post. “I am very proud […]

Public comments on school millage

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Board of Education hosts a public hearing Monday, May 22, at 6:45 p.m. about the district’s proposed 2017-2018 property tax millage rate. Board of Education President Steve Hyer said they’re proposing the same millage they’ve had for several years, 18 mills for non-homestead properties and seven […]

Hands up for art

Hands up for art

Daejah Sotelo, senior, points at  her art work at the Clarkston Community Schools art show. Photo by Jessica Steeley

Spring into arts

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The arts are blooming along with May flowers throughout downtown this spring. This weekend, the Gateway hosts an atrium filled with artwork at the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council’s second annual Art in the Atrium silent art auction. The May 20 event helps fund the council’s ongoing efforts to sponsor […]

Thou shalt not park on Church St., sayeth city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor On-street parking on East Church Street is no more. Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, May 8, to prohibit East Church Street parking east of Buffalo to the city limits. E. Church Street residents have been complaining to the city for months about restaurant employees parking in their neighborhood late […]

Wind helped spread parking lot fire

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Winds gusting to 20-25 mph intensified a parking lot fire destroying seven vehicles on May 8, investigators say. “That definitely contributed to the rapid spread of the fire,” said Fire Inspector Greg Brandt of the Independence Township Fire Department. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist stopped to […]

Learning the law

Learning the law

Respect for Law students checks out the court from the judge’s point of view, courtesy of the Hon. Joseph Fabrizio and the Clarkston Area Optimist Club. Photo provided Students learned about the law in local courts during Clarkston Area Optimists Club Respect for Law program this past April. Fourth graders visited Judge Joseph Fabrizio’s courtroom […]

News in Brief

Board shelves open enrollment The Clarkston Board of Education further discussed limited Kindergarten open enrollment at their May 8 meeting. Though most members of the board weren’t against it, no one was enthusiastically in favor of the idea. They decided to shelf the discussion to be held again next year. Clarkston resident Kevin Webster made […]

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