Teamwork in the sun

Teamwork in the sun

Summer will soon be here, and schools are winding down with their annual field day celebrations. Joseph Fortier and Cornelius Godfrey stay cool and work together to move the beachball with their water guns during one of 30 fun game stations at Clarkston Elementary’s field day, June 1. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Millpond Porchfest

Clarkston Community Historical Society hosts the Millpond Porchfest, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, June 25. The event features musicians on eight porches around the Millpond on Main Street, W. Washington, Holcomb Road, and Miller Road. Musicians, who are donating their talents, include The Pat Cooper Irish Band, Annamarie Evans Trio, Mike Baker, EW3 Mike Evans, Mountain Echo […]

Township DPW expansion OK’d

The Independence Township Board voted to accept a design engineering proposal for addition and renovation to the Department of Public Works building, for up to $60,936, June 6. The building addition is needed to store township vehicles and equipment currently stored outside. This includes seven snow plows, two backhoes, dump truck, backhoe trailer, crane truck, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Memories of time gone by

Wonder Woman holds a special place in my heart, as it probably does for lots of guys my age on whom Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the super-powered Amazonian princess in the 1970s, when we were 6-7 years old, made quite the impression. So I was looking forward to the new version starring Gal Gadot in […]

Letters to the Editor

Family history link through the News Dear Editor, Hope things are going well for you. Just thought I would share that after the article was in The Clarkston News on my family ancestors a woman contacted me here at the library (“Century of family history,” May 10) She said she thought we might be related. […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Bring dogs in from the cold

By Caleb Woodbury Imagine spending all winter outside, standing and sleeping on the freezing ground with nowhere to go to get warm. It’s almost impossible to imagine but this is the fate of dogs whose owners force them to live outside. If dogs remain outside all year round, they can develop things like aggressive behavior, […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: School year ends on high note for students, staff

In case you were unaware, Clarkston raises the most amazing children. Each year, Clarkston Community Schools creates a spreadsheet listing our graduates. We ask our teachers and staff to write their memories of each graduate. We then print these off and send them to students in the form of a letter. Here are some examples […]

Ready for safe summer

Ready for safe summer

Jake Harless, a firefighter from Springfield Township Fire/Springfield Fire Rescue, fits a helmet to one of the students. Photo provided Approximately 500 Clarkston second graders left school ready for a safe summer with brand new bike helmets and a lesson in potentially life-saving seasonal safety advice from representatives of McLaren Oakland’s department of trauma services […]

Park pics before prom

Park pics before prom

Madeleine Foslien and Danny Billette pose on the pedestrian bridge over the millrun. Photo by Phil Custodio Depot Park was filled with high schoolers in colorfully dazzling dresses and suave, stylish suits for prom, May 30. The weather was bright and sunny at the traditional spot for Clarkston High School prom goers to go for […]

Concerts in the Park

Vinyl Underground plays classic hits to kick off Concerts in the Park in Depot Park this Friday, 7 p.m. The summer concert series starts with local talent Danny Runey at 6 p.m. Concessions are available on site benefitting non-profit organizations. For more information about the 38th Annual Concerts in the Park, visit www.clarkston.org.