NICHOLSON, John J.; of Clarkston; July 2, 2017; age 87; father of John (Alice) Nicholson, Karen Nicholson, Diane Nicholson Jones; preceded in death by his children Raymond Nicholson and Donna Nicholson Gourand; survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brother of Anna Chappell; former husband of Patricia Nicholson. John served in the U.S. Army […]

News in Brief

Food packaging The new Clarkston Kiwanis Club and Kids Coalition Against Hunger are hosting a Food Packaging event on Saturday, July 8, in the Bartsch Room at the Senior Center in Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Set up will be from 7:30-9 a.m., and packaging will be from 9-11 a.m. Honors for volunteers Twelve community […]

Focus on parking enforcement as talks continue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As discussions continue on downtown parking, the city is stepping up enforcement of current rules. “We are enforcing what we already have, to get people used to the spotlight on parking,” said City Council member Rick Detkowski, who is also a member of the Parking Committee. They’re looking to […]

Garden spots spruced up for Fourth

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Westside gardens at Main and Washington streets received some colorful care thanks to city workers and volunteers with Clarkston Cultural Arts Council, just in time for the Fourth of July parade. “The Clarkston Cultural Arts Council volunteered to take it on after volunteering to take on the city parking […]

JACK’s JOURNEY: Social media: a life well performed

Jack Kuczmanski, a freshman at the University of Michigan and 2016 graduate of Clarkston High School, is interning at The Clarkston News this summer I’ll be honest, there are only three reasons why I have ever “liked” somebody else’s Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook post. It was because: It was kinda funny; A family member or […]

School budget dips into fund balance

Clarkston Board of Education voted, June 20, to approve the final amended 2016-2017 budget and the 2017-2018 budget. Total revenue in the 2018 projected budget is $85,177,973, with 7,468 fulltime and 970 shared revenue students. Last year’s total revenue was $84,987,175, with 7,568 fulltime and 870 shared-revenue students. Total expenditures for 2018 are budgeted at […]

Farm fun

Farm fun

Sloane Tilliander and Chelsea O’Brien, founder and executive director of the new non-profit educational farm, Clarkston Family Farm. Photo provided Clarkston Family Farm hosted more than 300 people at 4H Fun Day, June 25. The event offered birdhouse building, Fourth of July planter creation with members of the OTC agri-science team, garden painting, sing-a-longs, greenhouse […]

Pickers looking for interesting antiques

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their American Pickers team are returning to Michigan, looking for interesting antiques. The History Channel series follows the antique hunters across the country. Their mission is to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning about America’s past along the way. Michigan episodes film in August. Email […]

Park concert

Dan Tillery headlines this Friday’s Concerts in the Park held by Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m., July 7.  Local talent Alex Moore opens the night at 6 p.m. in Depot Park in downtown Clarkston. Concessions available on site, benefiting local non-profit organizations.