Ind. Twp. Board, 7-11-17

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE JULY 11, 2017 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board wascalled to order at 7:01PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie Absent: Kittle, Schroeder There was […]

Christmas baby makes five generations

Christmas baby makes five generations

From left, the five-generation Clarkston family Irene Delasko, Rita Timulak, Sandra Timulak, Ashley Snyder, and Hailie Snyder. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Rita Timulak enjoyed a five-generation family reunion this summer at her Independence Township home last week. She and her mother Irene Delasko, daughter Sandra Timulak, granddaughter Ashley Snyder, […]

News in brief

Parks master plan Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Department hosts a Five-Year Master Plan Community Open House, July 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the newly renovated Brady Lodge in Bay Court Park. The informal discussion will be about the future of township park facilities and amenities, recreation programs and events, and safety paths and […]

FED restaurant open to all

FED restaurant open to all

FED owner James Schneider shows off the restaurant to Larry Smith, Dawn Horner, and J. Grant Smith. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When the FED Community restaurant at 15 S. Main Street opened its doors for a soft opening, July 6, even those who knew the building best barely recognized […]

City outsources engineering services

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City residents in need of building inspection services will be served out of Springfield Township under an interim outsourcing contract. City Council approved the two-month interim agreement for building administration and inspection consulting services with Code Enforcement Services, a division of Carlisle Wortman Associates, its regular planning consultant. The […]

City suit

The state Court of Appeals rejected a motion by the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of the Village of Clarkston because it was filed too late, July 7. However, lawyers for MML and MTA filed a Motion for Leave to File Tardy […]

Letters to the Editor

Community conversation about Depot Park Dear Editor, Friends of Depot Park (FDP) invite the community once again for a conversation about Depot Park. Last November several gathered for the first time at the Clarkston Independence District Library (CIDL) to share their thoughts and hopes for the park. Since that time, the FDP, a committee of […]

Perfect score for senior

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Third time was a charm for Justin Osborn, 17, of Clarkston. After two tries, the senior at Clarkston High School earned the highest possible composite score on his ACT, 36 out of 36. “I was feeling good coming out of it,” said Osborn, son of Scott and Catherine Osborn. […]

Park art

Park art

Aubrie Singleton, 4, paints a work of art at Clarkston Cultural Arts’ Easels in the Park, July 14, in Depot Park. The council offers free art opportunities during the Friday Concerts in the Park. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Music magic

Music magic

Dan Medawar and Mark Harrington of Magic Bus. Photos by Phil Custodio Magic Bus rocked Depot Park at Friday at Concerts in the Park. The band, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion ; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve Carie, drums; Steve Richards, bass guitar, vocals; Mike Bruner, keyboard; Dan Medawar, guitar, […]