City says ‘no’ to rezoning

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Expansion plans for the Clarkston Mills stalled after City Council voted to reject a request to rezone 42 W. Washington from residential to commercial. “This has been going on four or five weeks – it’s a difficult decision,” said Council member Sue Wylie, who voted against rezoning at the […]

Summer opening

Summer opening

From left, executive chef Mike deBruin, Tony VanHulle and sous chef Calen Pepera of The Fed Community interview an applicant on the front deck of their new restaurant at 15 S. Main Street. The farm-to-table eatery, the former Clarkston State Bank, is expected to open by the end of June or beginning of July, VanHulle […]

News in Brief

Closed Memorial Day The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Deadline for classified ads is Friday. Tedder office hours State Rep. Jim Tedder’s open office hours include Friday, May 26, 4-5:30 p.m. at Leo’s Coney, 6325 Sashabaw Road. “I am committed to making government […]

JACK’S JOURNEY: What do we do with our lives?

On a perfect Earth, my advice to soon-to-be graduates would be this: “follow your dreams – no matter how big or how small – and turn those dreams into a reality.” Well, as you probably have come to find out, the Earth we are on is not very perfect. Unfortunately, life is set up so […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for service Dear Editor, Impact Weekend was a community project that benefited many. Twenty-one volunteers worked at the senior center gardens and the entrance to Clintonwood Park. There were young people and adults from the Clarkston Community Church, adults from the senior center, the Senior Center Garden Committee and young people and adults from […]

Home to visit

Mary Graybiel, 102, of Arizona lived in Clarkston for 22 years and returns home every year. “It’s to see my beautiful friends and relatives,” said Graybiel. “I love the Concerts in the Park, all the beautiful surroundings, the lakes. They’re so beautiful here.” She also makes it a point to see her friends at Oakland […]

New commander seeks to serve vets

New commander seeks to serve vets

Kimberly Lambouris will soon take the commander post at the Clarkston American Legion. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As the American Legion Post 63 prepares for Memorial Day remembrances on Monday, Kimberly Lambouris of Davisburg is preparing to assume her duties as leader of the post. “I am very proud […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Bees: can’t live without them

By Cole Campbell Bees: they sting, they bite, and they also pollinate 70% of our major food crops. We’re losing 30-40% of our bees and this could cause a global food shortage. In order to maintain enough bees for our crops, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, must require farmers to use bee safe products. […]

Memorial Day parade

American Legion Post 63 leads a Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony on Monday, May 29. Clarkston High School Marching Band, Post 63 Color and Honor Guard, Squadron 63 Sons of the American Legion, Unit 63 Auxiliary in the parade, and vintage military vehicles provided by Terry and Muriel Shelswell marches from Depot Park to […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Seek God’s help in civil disobedience

Our national government is becoming paralyzed through animosity. It is a reflection of the growing mood in our society. A few weeks back, a man was pulled off a United Airlines flight and it made national headlines. Even I got caught up cheering the man on, as I do not like the way airlines have […]