Flower power

Flower power

Summer’s over for the kids, but for flowers the season continues for another couple weeks. Gail Reading and the rest of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club work hard to keep the planters on Main Street looking nice. Photo by Phil Custodio

Chromebook bids

Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan presented to the Board of Education a request for four carts of Chromebooks for social studies classes at Sashabaw Middle School, two per grade. The board will vote on the $36,948 request at their next meeting on Sept. 11. The 128 Chromebooks would cost $33,792 and the four carts, $3,156. The […]

School purchases

Clarkston Board of Education approved $990,575.86 in purchases at its Aug. 28 meeting, its first of the new school year. Purchases include computer network switches at Clarkston High School for $47,861.98; reading and literacy assessments for $51,173.13; 29 new workstation computers for the Career-Technical Education program at the junior high, $32,451; two air-conditioning compressors at […]

Eagles, Legion join forces for kids

In a joint effort, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3373 and American Legion Post 377 collected school supplies over the past month and donated 100 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, and markers to two Clarkston schools to be given to grade school children in need. “The Eagles motto is ‘People Helping People,’ and the American […]

Parking lot work

City Council voted 7-0, Aug. 28, to award the bid for seal coating and restriping city parking lots at Depot Park and Washington and Main to True North Asphalt of Rochester Hills. The work will cost $8,371 total, including $6,054 for work on Washington and Depot lots; along with $650 for sealcoat and stripe Depot […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader kudos for city leadership on parking Dear Editor, In my opinion, the dereliction of prior councils has directly resulted in the parking problem downtown. I applaud the leadership of those current Clarkston City Council members who made the difficult, but correct decision to finally move forward with paid parking as at least part of […]

Bird talk

Bird talk

Bob McGowan, founder and president of Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club, demonstrates a “free-and-easy” birdhouse at the monthly meeting of the Birders Club, hosted by Steven Stroud in the park and atrium of The Gateway. The event featured a presentation by Julie Baker, founder and director of the Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition. Baker spoke about efforts […]

Nuview, community help to start school year

Nuview, community help to start school year

From left, Hannah Hallett, Carly Secoy, Brittany Golden, Tanya Heaphy, Cindy Crandell, Ann Dickie, and Adrian Schirr of Nuview Nutrition are once again grateful to their clients and their generosity for their successful Back to School drive. The donated school supplies made their way to Clarkston’s Lighthouse of Oakland County office for distribution to students […]

Village Players stymied by ‘Underpants’

Clarkston Village Players presents “The Underpants,” a comedy satire by Carl Sternheim adapted for the U.S. stage by “wild and crazy guy” Steve Martin. In 1910 Germany, Louise Maske’s underpants fall down in public. Though she wore a long skirt, the whole town saw her bloomers and scandal ensues. Her husband, Theo, is mortified and […]

Dorothy M. NICOL (CURRY)

NICOL (CURRY) Dorothy M.; of Clarkston; September 2, 2017; age 86; preceded in death by her husband John “Jack”, son Larry, 1 brother & 4 sisters; mother of Linda (late Butch) Chapman, Claudia (Gary) Sanders, Johnna (late Patrick) Cadwallader, Deanna (Denny “Gil”) Warden & Rodney (Kim) Nicol; mother in law of Tracy Nicol; also 12 […]