PHIL IN THE BLANK: Curtain falls

About now’s the time I get hooked on the theater experience, looking at one weekend more for the Clarkston Village Players production of “Self Help.” I have a role in the comedy play, which started back in February during auditions. Not so much during the weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night a couple […]

Letters to the Editor

A call to deny permit for kennel Dear Editor, The golden retriever kennel seeking to legitimize its large-scale breeding operation by requesting an extreme variance permit should be denied. This is not an average hobby breeder or a neighbor you would want next door. This is a high-volume puppy peddling kennel with an average of […]

Learning the law

Learning the law

Respect for Law students checks out the court from the judge’s point of view, courtesy of the Hon. Joseph Fabrizio and the Clarkston Area Optimist Club. Photo provided Students learned about the law in local courts during Clarkston Area Optimists Club Respect for Law program this past April. Fourth graders visited Judge Joseph Fabrizio’s courtroom […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Harrison’s celebrated the opening of their new home accessories store located at 5932 S. Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony with family, friends, and fellow Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, May 5. Owner Kevin Harrison and Amanda Browe and Melanie Johns-Secreto offer a variety of stylish lamps, furniture, and other items for the […]

Dawn M. KESLER

KESLER, Dawn M.; of Naperville, IL; formerly of Novi & Farmington Hills, MI; May 15, 2017; age 57; wife of Matt; mother of Andrew & Joshua (Brittany); daughter of Richard (late Bettejane) Breault; sister of Teri (Douglas) Kowalski, Mike (Michele), Tim (Kathi), Bill (Karen), Rick, Mark (Michelle) Breault. Dawn worked with Mobile Dentist, providing care […]

BURT S. FANGEL

FANGEL, BURT S., of Clarkston, died May 15, 2017 at 85 years of age.  Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee. Brinker) for 62 years; loving father of Kim (Dennis) Burling, Kevin (Mary) Fangel and Kristi (the late Bill) Beno; dearest grandfather of Elizabeth (Ben), Kristina (John), Stephanie (Justin), Jacob (Kelsey) and the late Jenna; great grandfather […]

Bike cab

Bike cab

Pedestrians can get some pedal-powered rides downtown, with Hometown Pedicab approved for business. Clarkston City Council voted, April 24, to approve access for the bicycle carriage through Depot Park. The Pedicab route is through downtown to Dixie Highway mostly during dinner hours. Photo by Phil Custodio