Volunteers step forward to help city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As of Oct. 1, the city has no manager, but two residents stepped forward to help out. Rich Little and Steve Percival, who volunteered his services at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting, are doing what they can to keep city hall running. “We love being here, and anything […]

Optimists for new year

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club installed the new officers for 2016-2017 at Deer Lake Banquet Center, Sept. 27. The board will be led by Kathy Middleton as president. The Optimists also recently presented a $2,000 donation to the newly formed Clarkston High School Girls Field Hockey team for equipment. The team is in their first […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Family history

I’ve been working with genealogist, historian, city walker, and community activist Tom Stone lately on a project featuring families who have lived in the Clarkston area for generations. There are quite a few of them, which Stone notes speaks well of the community. Their family names are familiar, up on street signs and lake markers […]

Neighbors appreciate dog rescue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Chris Kemmer went above and beyond as a neighbor last spring, and her friend and neighbor Renee Rustile wants people to know about it. “Today is a celebration that wouldn’t be happening if she did not do what she did,” said Rustile at a birthday party for one of […]

Sunny Sunday for Taste

Sunny Sunday for Taste

The sun broke through after a week of rain for a pleasant fall day for Taste of Clarkston, Oct 2. Crowds packed downtown Clarkston for the annual food fest, enjoying entrees and desserts prepared by more than 30 local restaurants and store bakeries. Photo by Phil Custodio

Fun for kids

Fun for kids

Cole Hedstrom, at left, and Sam DeKoninck engage in an inflatable-jousting match in the Washington Street Kids Zone. Photo by Phil Custodio The Taste of Clarkston had lots of free entertainment and activities for kids, in addition to dozens of restaurant booths.

News in Brief

Coin show American Legion Post 63 hosts the Clarkston Coin Show, where collectors can buy, sell, and trade, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the post home, 8047 Ortonville Road. Proceeds support the American Legion and veteran related programs. The event is organized in partnership with SDCS L3P.LLC, Highland. For information, call Chuck […]

Letters to the Editor

Council candidate wants to do his part Dear Editor, My name is Rick Detkowski and I am running for City Council. I was raised in Clarkston and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1992, always enjoying the easy-going sense of community that I grew up in. The thought of that changing never crossed my mind. […]

Lecture series kicks off with Vanderbilt expert

Eliott Engel kicks off the 2016-2017 Oakland Town Hall lecture series on Oct. 12 with a presentation on the Vanderbilts. Engel, dubbed the “Stand Up Scholar” and expert on North Carolina history and British literature, is the first of four speakers in the new season. “I like the lineup. We always have wonderful speakers,” said […]

Public Notices

INDEPENDENCE TWP. SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE September 20, 2016 A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:04 PM at Independence Township Hall. B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Lohmeier, Ritchie, […]