Artwork on display downtown

Artwork on display downtown

Peg Roth, Alan Partington, and Jessica Hall display some Clarkston Art Connection artwork, displayed in the CNews office. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor More than 500 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works of art decorate downtown Clarkston this spring, thanks to Community Art Connection. Local businesses volunteered their storefronts and […]

Parking lot fire

Parking lot fire

A parking lot fire in which seven vehicles burned was caused when a motorist stopped to check on his overheating car, 3:39 p.m., May 8. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the driver pulled into the parking lot of McLaren Clarkston Medical Center at 5701 Bow Pointe Drive, opened the hood, saw flames coming from […]

Meters on Main?

Meters on Main?

BY JACK KUCZMANSKI Clarkston News Student Writer Paid parking could expand to include meters on Main Street in addition to parking lot kiosks, according to one plan considered by the city Parking Committee. Randy Lassner, representing paid-parking vendor IPS Group, said meters could be added if traffic inflow remained relatively consistent. The plan was one […]

Appeals court rules against MEA

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a ruling, May 2, in favor of a group of teachers in their right-to-work case, against the Michigan Education Association’s August Window policy. “We are happy to tell teachers that the union’s so-called August Window remains illegal and that they may drop union […]

News in Brief

Substation security The Oakland County Sheriff Substation in Independence Township recently had a security system installed, but found the four-channel camera and monitoring system left gaps in their ability to view certain areas. Independence Township Board approved a project change to install a 16-channel system which will allow four additional cameras to secure the sight […]

Thanks for volunteers

Thanks for volunteers

Clarkston Mayor Steve Percival, at right, Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, and other township officials make sure Jo Vaara and more than 100 other volunteers get a full plate for lunch at the township’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, April 28. Volunteers were honored for contributing over 10,000 hours of work, calculated by parks and rec Director […]

Driver critically injured in crash

Driver critically  injured in crash

Firefighter Tom Doyon and other members of the Independence Township Fire Department clear Dixie Highway of debris after a three-vehicle crash, May 5. Photo by Phil Custodio A 23-year-old Oxford Township man was listed in critical condition after the 2007 Honda Accord he was driving was hit by two trucks, May 5 at 12:54 p.m. […]

Walk for SCAMP

Walk for SCAMP

Folks filled Depot Park on a sunny Sunday, May 7, for the 2017 Walk and Roll for SCAMP. Walkers, bicyclists, and some runners collected pledges for the annual fundraiser for the Clarkston summer camp program for kids with special needs. Photo by Phil Custodio

Discovery day

Discovery day

Alex and Evan Williams check out a corn snake from Kensington Metro Park. Kids learned about raising animals and plants, life skills, crafts and hobbies at the 4-H Discovery Day, April 29 at Springfield Oaks County Park. Educational hands-on experiences included information on joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair.

Century of family history

Century of family history

Cathy Forst of Clarkston researched her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller, who is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Photos by Phil Custodio Seventh in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Cathy Phillips Forst’s great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Miller set a high […]

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