Wendy McMaster

McMaster, Wendy; March 27, 2017; age 51; preceded in death by her parents Edward & Martha McMaster. Wendy was loved by many caregivers over the years. She was treated like family by the staff at Groveland Pines, Dunwoodie Home, Truax Home, Medilodge of Farmington, Redwood, Inc. and Macomb-Oakland Guardianship. She enjoyed being “fussed over” with […]

Helen Marie SAKALIAN

SAKALIAN, Helen Marie; of Clarkston and Plantation Key, FL; March 30, 2017; Age 88. Loving wife of 51 years to the late Hrand “Moose” Sakalian. Dear mother of Harold (Michele) Sakalian, Jacquelyn (John) Judge, Joseph Sakalian, Mary (the late Al) Peterson, Philip (Kelly) Sakalian, Martin (Lori) Sakalian, Leo (Angela) Sakalian, Sandra (John) Mulvihill and fondly […]

Barbara Diane Hennessy

Barbara Diane Hennessy, 64, of Clarkston, MI and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away on March 30, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Hennessy in 2012, parents Mike and Joan Miller, and her siblings Jim Miller, Susan (Nate) Kean, and Chris Miller.  She is survived by her children Andrea (Charlie) Romines, […]


TINSON, James S. “Jim” of Waterford; March 29, 2017; age 83.  Loving husband of Jean for 60 years; beloved father of Dawn Stoutenburg, Jim Tinson and Steven (Lisa) Tinson; proud grandpa of Jenna (John Kroll) Stoutenburg, Cassie (Ross Nickels) Stoutenburg and Jessye Tinson; cherished great grandpa of Angela and Kegan Collins; dear brother of Pat […]

New foundation for Parkinson’s

New foundation for Parkinson’s

Michael Johnson, who has early onset Parkinson’s, and his wife, Stacy, created a non-profit group to help others with the disease. Photo by Phil Custodio  BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Michael Johnson’s symptoms over the last few years would be familiar to sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease – chronic fatigue, severe soreness, stiffness and shaking […]

More info wanted before vote on paid-parking initiative

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city Parking Committee asked for an up or down vote on paid parking in city-owned lots at Monday’s City Council meeting, but the council took no action. “The committee is at a standstill,” said Rick Detkowski, member of the council and parking committee. “Further actions are dependent upon […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for caution in parking plan Dear Editor, I have read in the last couple of issues about the proposed solutions to the “parking problem” in the downtown area of the village (“Paid parking plan paused,” March 15). As an owner of an office building on Main Street, I am concerned the City Council […]

Bowman’s honors Women’s History Month

At Bowman Chevrolet in Independence Township, the Women’s History Month of March highlights the contributions of three company leaders. “It absolutely makes sense to have more of us in the industry and at the dealer level,” said Katie Bowman Coleman, owner and president of Bowman Chevrolet. “I think women’s communication and problem-solving skills and attention […]

Food donations for Lighthouse

Nuview Nutrition is collecting non-perishable food and personal hygiene items through April 10 for Lighthouse of Oakland County, Clarkston, at the Nuview office at 7300 Dixie Highway, Suite 500. Nuview has also teamed up with Neiman’s Family Market of Clarkston. Shopping bags filled with healthy food items are ready for purchase for $10, in a […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Power of transformation

I’m not sure that I completely buy into the whole Big Bang Theory idea. I mean, who was there to hear it? Like the saying goes, “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a noise?” Or my favorite version, “If a man speaks […]