Game of books

Game  of books

Abigail Finnerty rolls the oversized dice in a game of Yahtzee at the Summer Reading Carnival. Photo by Phil Custodio Kids celebrated the end of Summer Reading with a carnival at the Clarkston Independence District Library, Aug. 13. They played games for books and other prizes, enjoyed some icy treats, and put their rock climbing […]

Making music

Making music

Singers  Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan sing a heartfelt duet at DTE Energy Music Theater during the Josh Groban: On Stage show, Aug. 13. The performance featured Groban’s music theater favorites accompanied by Detroit area orchestra and choir performers, as well as special guests McLachlan and Foy Vance. Photo by Phil Custodio

Letters to the Editor

A call for ideas to enhance Depot Park Dear Editor, Nestled in the center of our little village is a jewel we call Depot Park. We who live in Clarkston and surrounding Independence Township are privileged to have this pleasant oasis-like place to visit. Many communities have nothing to rival it. Though small in size […]

News in Brief

City council election Four seats on Clarkston City Council, including the mayor and three council seats, will be up for election in November. Steven C. Percival is running unopposed for a two-year term as mayor. Joe Luginski is not running for re-election. Incumbents Sharron Catallo and Michael G. Sabol are running for re-election to the […]

Public Notices

Clarkston City of the Village of Clarkston Artemus M. Pappas Village Hall 375 Depot Road Clarkston, Michigan 48346 City Council Regular Meeting Minutes 07 11 2016 Roll Call: Avery, Haven, Kneisc, Sabol, Catallo, Marsh, Present. Mayor Luginski, Absent. Motion by Sabol, Supported by Avery to approve the agenda with the change that #7 is the […]


WHITLOCK, Roger M.; of North Muskegon formerly of Lake Orion; August 14, 2016; age 102; husband of Marian for 69 years; father of Dwayne (Loretta) Whitlock, Patricia (the late Bill) Williams, Nancy (David) Eastman, Richard (Kimberly) Whitlock, Sherry (Robert) Torz; also survived by 14 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren; brother of Geneva Campbell; preceded in […]

Clayton DANIELS, JR.

DANIELS, JR. , Clayton “Casey” born on November 6, 1966 in Pontiac, MI passed away on August 6, 2016 at his residence in Mesa, AZ. Visitation 11.a.m. and Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at Swartz Funeral Home 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Will Henson officiating.  Internment at […]

King Football returns

King Football returns

  Brandon Marcks gets tough Monday morning as the Clarkston Varsity Football team opens the 2016 Fall season with their first practice. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Park music

Park  music

Kids look to see what will happen next in Guy Louis’  musical story. Photo by Phil Custodio Guy Louis from Worlds of Music entertained a park filled with kids with stories accompanied by his guitar, ukulele, and other instruments at Harmony in the Park, Aug. 3. More than 150 people went to the “Musical Play […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Be still and know he is God

We are living in unsettling times. We are told our economy is doing well, and many indicators point to a strong economy. Yet, most people recognize that although the economy is doing well, the benefits are not evenly distributed as they had been in the past. Many in the middle class of America are struggling […]