Never forget

Never forget

Barney Schoenfeld and other members of the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard stand vigil over a memorial to fallen soldiers at Bridgewood Church’s Engage Your Destiny event for veterans, Sept. 9. See page 41 for more pictures from the event, which kicked off the church’s Patriot Week events. Photo by Phil Custodio


MATTINSON, Shirley M. of Clarkston; September 12, 2017; age 84. Shirley is now home with Jesus her Savior.  Loving wife of George for 60 years.  Mother of Steven (Kari) Mattinson; grandmother of Ben, Ray and Heather Dill, Codi and Karlie Mattinson; sister of Lucille Bradley.  Preceded in death by her daughter Carrie Dill and brothers […]

Natalie S. SUTTON

SUTTON, Natalie S.; of Waterford; went to be with our Lord on September 11, 2017; age 43; loving daughter of Carol Sutton; niece of Debbie (Tom) Mauti, Barb (Marvin) Gamblin & Doug (Nancy) Shugar; “Aunt” of Zosia, Carson, Dominic, Elka, Emma, Mathias & Amelia; cousin of Pam (Doug) Fox, Terri Gamblin,Tom (Paula) Mauti, Daisy (Gabe) […]

Art, antiques, apple cider at Art in the Village

Clarkston’s 45th annual Art in the Village returns to Clarkston’s Depot Park on Sept. 16-17, featuring more than 80 artists and vendors representing woodworking, glass, pottery, paintings, metalwork, photography, textiles, jewelry, edibles, and more. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hosted […]

Bucket run

DRAW (Disaster Relief at Work) hosts Bucket Run, their first 5K run/walk on September 30, from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. The walk, held with title sponsor, Fort Clarkston, costs $35 and is open to all ages. Disaster Relief at Work helps and supports victims of natural disasters around the United States. Their most recent efforts include […]

Firefighters help with hurricane

Three Independence Township firefighters traveled to Florida, Monday, as part of a Michigan task force to help the area recover after Hurricane Irma. “Lieutenant Ross Green, Engineer Carrie Erbe, and Engineer David Karakuc are undoubtedly excited for this assignment to help with the rescue efforts that will commence after the storm passes through,” said said […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Not so serious

The Clarkston Village Players’ late summer production is excellent. They’re staging the comedy satire “Underpants,” written by Carl Sternheim and adapted for the U.S. stage by Steve Martin. I wondered going in whether Martin’s humor from Saturday Night Live, “Three Amigos,” and his other stuff would come through. Yes, it does. The ending, in particular. […]

Letters to the Editor

Help wanted for school business programs Dear Editor, When tested on general financial knowledge, nearly 50 percent of high school seniors fail. We’re working to change that. H&R Block is committed to helping teens learn how to manage finances – so the kids of today become the financially responsible adults of tomorrow. We have a […]

BMX track star

BMX track star

Brenden is an award winning BMX racer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Elisha Goldstein of Clarkston admits to being nervous when the starting gate falls and her 7-year-old son Brenden Goldstein and other BMX racers hit the course, but it doesn’t last long. “Once the gate drops, I’m OK,” Elisha […]

THE HEALTHY CHILD: Make lunch an A+ experience

By Adrian Schirr With the new school year upon us, it’s time to revisit those bad habits we vowed to break last year. My son can’t be the only one who comes home from school exhausted and famished. It’s quite the show, really. With his backpack still strapped to his shoulders, his mission is clear: […]