Stephen S. GRAVES

GRAVES, Stephen S.; of Clarkston; passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018; age 72; loving husband of Barbara for 45 years; amazing father of Christopher & Jason (Marcee) Graves; proud grandfather to Asher, Rylee and Laycee. Steve was born November 29, 1945 in Boulder, CO and grew up in Estes Park, CO. He later attended the […]

Proposed Arby’s, 6-14-18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING June 14, 2018 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. At Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston MI,48347-0069, to consider the following: Wetland Permit File # 2018-001 Petitioner: Browning […]

Ind Twp Board, 5-15-18

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE May 15, 2018 A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Independence Township Hall The Pledge of Allegiance was given. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: None Also Present: Brian […]

Painted train

Painted  train

Denyse Couture and Dana Blust of Clarkton Cultural Arts Council decorate the newly refurbished playground train for Depot Park, May 18. The council is planning their third annual Art in the Atrium at The Gateway on June 2 to raise money for the arts in Clarkston though the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council. Photo by Phil Custodio

City News in Brief

Kiosk earnings In its first month of operation, April 8 through May 6, the city parking kiosk at Main and Washington earned a gross income of $6,258, reported City Manager Jonathan Smith at the May 14 City Council meeting. In its first month of operation, April 8 through May 6, the city parking kiosk at Main […]

Poppies for vets

Poppies for vets

Don Davis, American Legion Post 63 past commander, accepts a donation on Main Street in downtown Clarkston during the post’s annual Poppy Sale fund raiser for veterans in need. The red poppy has been a national symbol of sacrifice since World War I, and honors those who served and died for our country in all […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Eighties enough

The film “Karate Kid” hit theaters on my 15th birthday, June 22, 1984. I was about the same age Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence were supposed to be, though actor Ralph Macchio in particular was quite a bit older. Like Daniel and Johnny, I was a student of the martial arts, at a karate studio […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support Dear Editor, Thank you to Jalapeno’s Restaurant of Clarkston, Jorge and Laura, for hosting a restaurant fundraising night on May 16. This fabulous fundraiser was held to support our three Clarkston Schools Destination Imagination (DI) teams going to the DI Global Finals in Tennessee later this month. Jalapeno’s graciously donated more than […]