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 a public comment at the end of the kindergarten open enrollment discussion regarding his own son who will be going into kindergarten but is not part of the Clarkston School District.
“Maybe for the people sitting at the board there’s not a deadline, but for citizens who live in Clarkston, there is,” Webster pointed out.

Road detour

Andersonville Road just north of Hall Road in Springfield Township will be closed for a culvert replacement project on Saturday, May20.
The project is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled to May 21, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County. The detour for through traffic will be White Lake Road to Dixie Hwy to Davisburg Road, back to Andersonville Road and vice versa. Residential access will be maintained. The RCOC Highway Maintenance Department will do the work, which is expected to be completed in one day.

Artists for tour

The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club is looking for local student musicians and artists interested in volunteering at the Garden Walk on Wednesday, July 19.
“Our Clarkston area gardens are always beautiful, and we usually have close to 500 people who tour, so it is a fun way to interact with residents throughout our community,” said Pam Marin, club member. “We offer volunteers a free garden tour ticket to show our gratitude and they are listed in our program booklet.”
The program will be from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Musicians and artists ranging in age from high school to senior citizens are welcome to perform for two- or four-hour blocks, or all day. To volunteer, contact Pam Marin at or 248-394-0318.

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