Taste takes over downtown Main

Taste takes over downtown Main

The crowd fills Main Street. Photos by Phil Custodio Bright blue sunny skies greeted crowds of food fans at the 2017 Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. It was elbow-to-elbow during much of the annual event, in which local restaurants offered samples of their best entrees and desserts on Main Street.

How strong the mayor?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city attorney is expected to weigh in on who gets to appoint members of the city Historic District Commission at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council members and residents were at odds over a proposed amendment to city ordinances regulating the matter. “I should be able throw names up […]

At work to beautify city

Members of the new Clarkston Beautification Committee got to work on their first project last week, cleaning and weeding garden beds at Main and Washington streets for the Taste of Clarkston. “This is great – we posted this on Facebook and people just showed up,” said Committee Chair Jennifer Detkowski. The cleanup is just a […]

Lost trailer located

A city DPW trailer which was once lost has been found. City Manager Jonathan Smith and DPW Director Mike Speagle are evaluating DPW equipment, during which the 18-foot flatbed trailer’s absence was noted. But it didn’t stay missing for long after that. “Miraculously, the trailer showed up parked behind the Baylis barn,” Smith said. The […]

Parliamentary training

Michigan Municipal League will lead a Parliamentary Procedure Training session for members of City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, and office staff, Monday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Clarkston Independence District Library. Topics will include public meeting procedures, public input at meetings, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Meetings […]

Poolmart moving to Dixie

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The story “Bowman to expand to north, south” in the Sept. 27 edition of the Clarkston News wasn’t clear about the fate of Poolmart & Spas, currently located in the expansion zone on M-15. “People were asking if we’re going out of business,” said owner Jim Bishop. “We’re definitely […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: New season for CVP

The new Clarkston Village Players season is well underway, with one play under their belts and the second set to hit the stage this weekend. The players put on a great show with Steve Martin’s “Underpants” in August, a comedy inspired by an early 20th century German drama. CVP’s new production of the comedy “Here […]

Letters to the Editor

Minimum wage math doesn’t add up for reader Dear Editor, There is a current push to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour from the current $8.90/hour with a focus on fast food workers. Current average wages include EMT’s, $18; Costco worker, $11.50; Walmart cashier, $9.80; average assembly line worker, $14; average housekeeping employee, $12; and […]

Bath for Tomcat

Bath for Tomcat

Bryson Schroeder, 14, along with his parents Kurt and Debby Schroeder, and Phil Custodio from The Clarkston News, volunteered with a Bridgewood Church life group of veterans, Sept. 30, cleaning an F-14 fighter and O-2A Skymaster plane at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Military Air Museum. The group is open to all veterans and […]

Norm Foster comedy with Players

Clarkston Village Players performs the comedy “Here on the Flight Path” by Norm Foster, Oct. 5-8 and 12-14. Set on adjoining balconies in a big city apartment building, the play follows John Cummings as he interacts with three women, Fay, Angel, and Gwen, who become his neighbors over a three-and-a-half year period. As John reflects […]