Fire on Dixie

Fire on Dixie

Springfield Township firefighters hose down the fire in the restaurant. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Hopes for the holidays went up in smoke for those at the Lakes Grille on Dixie Highway, destroyed in a fire Monday, but members of the community are stepping forward to help. Darren Graunstadt at LA Cafe has an […]

Little library renovation planned

The Little Free Library at the corner of Main and Washington streets in downtown Clarkston is gone, but big plans are in place to replace it. “We’re looking at a larger library we’d like to build, the size of a phone booth,” said Jen Herrmann to Clarkston City Council, Nov. 28. The Main Street library […]

Goodfellows in community

Goodfellows in community

John Priebe collects a donation from a driver in downtown Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club members and friends raised more than $13,000 in this year’s Goodfellow newspaper drive last weekend. Volunteers sold the newspapers, which were produced by The Clarkston News, on streets throughout Clarkston, as well as Neiman’s Family Market. Clarkston […]

City unparks parking issue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Parking is returning to the front burner now that the new Clarkston City Council has settled in after the election. Church Street residents have been telling council about parking congestion on the side streets where they live. “Our street has become an employee parking lot for workers at the […]

Elliott foundation helps out sheriff’s benefit

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation of Clarkston recently made several holiday donations, including $2,000 to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Benefit for the Disabled. The benefit is providing $50 gift cards to disabled children to shop for their families with the help of volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Kmart in Waterford, as well […]

Stuff bus for Lighthouse

Stuff bus for Lighthouse

Clarkston Community School transportation employees are volunteering to collect donations for this Saturday’s Stuff a Bus. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The annual Stuff-a-Bus event is this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which has been going on for over a decade, is run […]

Balancing act

Balancing act

Pine Knob Elementary student Alyssa Warren works on her balancing project using her nose as a fulcrum in the school tinkering room. Photo by Jessica Steeley

New stores for corner

New stores for corner

Work continues on a new development at the corner of M-15 and Dixie Highway. The lot, which used to be home to a gas station, has recently been cleared. Township Supervisor Pat Kittle said the development will be a retail outlet containing four new stores, along with a small park. According to the site plan […]

Bonuses OK’d for city workers

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council approved $300 bonuses for city staff in a split vote, Monday. “Our city people work an awful lot – they do an awful lot for us,” said Mayor Steve Percival, who recommended the bonuses. “They do the heavy lifting around here.” Percival and council members Eric […]

News in Brief

Tree lighting Independence Township Parks and Recreation hosts Holiday Nights Light with a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa in Depot Park after the Holiday Lights Parade downtown, Saturday, Dec. 10. Free activities will also include holiday music, hot cocoa, live reindeer, and letter writing to Santa. The parade on Main Street begins at 6:30 […]

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