Community works together to kick off SCAMP with picnic

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]

Garden Walk

At Clarkston Farm and Garden Club’s 12th annual Garden Walk on July 19, an abundance of natives will be only one of the highlights, said Debi Moore, event chair. Altogether, six lovely gardens with blooms galore are featured on this year’s walk. A list of plantings will be available at all the gardens the day […]

Celebrating red, white, and blue at July 4 parade

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor July 4 downtown was All-American, with thousands of spectators clad in red, white, and blue lining the streets from St. Dan’s to Renaissance High School for the annual Independence Day Parade. The march featured 94 entries, kicked off at 10 a.m. by the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard […]

On the march

On the march

American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard and other veterans lead the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Government groups pull for city in lawsuit

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association want to throw their two cents into a Freedom of Information lawsuit in Clarkston. The non-profit corporations filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of the City of the Village of Clarkston in its case […]

News in Brief

Seats for election Filing deadline for partisan and non-partical candidates, including Clarkston City Council, is 4 p.m., July 25. Three council seats, currently held by Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, and David Marsh, are up for a vote in the Nov. 7 election. Check for nominating petition and affidavit of identity forms. Wheelchair Daze Oakland […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Independence inspiration

Independence Fest in Clintonwood Park was an incredible feat of organization and volunteer enthusiasm, but I knew something would be missing this year. This was the first Fourth of July festival missed by Bart Clark, who passed away suddenly last September. I offered to have a plaque made to present to Bart’s wife, Diane, in […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to News for focus on youth projects Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Clarkston News staff for frequently printing stories regarding community involvement within the younger generations. Each week, the Clarkston News has contributions from Gens Y and Z which promote helping each other, the community and the world at large. I […]

EDITORIAL: Kudos to arts council, DPW for garden work

Many thousands of The Clarkston News closest friends and neighbors streamed by our downtown home, and our front garden looked great thanks to the efforts of the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council and city DPW. The artistically minded volunteers of the council already signed up to take care of the gardens across the street next to […]

Car crash at Fourth parade

Folks watching the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade got a scare when an entrant, a ’57 Chevy, accidentally crashed into a trailer in front, at the corner of Buffalo and Church. “Luckily the people in between the float and car jumped out of the way and no one was injured,” posted witness Daniel Rineer on […]