Council approves 2016, 2017 budgets

Clarkston’s 2016 budget amendment and 2017 budget resolution were approved unanimously by City Council, June 27. Council approved an adjusted 12.1056 mill operating levy for the General Fund budget. The levy was reduced from 12.5069 to reflect a 2014 resolution to lower the levy by 0.691 to compensate for additional library costs to city residents. […]

City names five events for Mills parking

Clarkston City Council selected five events for parking in the Clarkston Mills parking lot, per owner Ed Adler’s request. “It’s our property, not yours,” Adler said at the June 27 council meeting. “Something is going on here all the time. Some of these events are unbelievable. Waterford High School has their prom (photo op) here. […]

Blankets for kids

Blankets for kids

During field day fun outside at Sashabaw Middle School, June 10, students also worked hard inside to make 126 blankets for Children’s Hospital, Genesys, Hurley, and other medical facilities, for their Academic Service Learning project. Photo by Phil Custodio

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Feeling all alone

This past week in worship we heard the account of God meeting Elijah upon the mountain. Isn’t it interesting that God asks Elijah (not once but two times) “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9b and 13) Did God not know? Of course He knew, for God is omniscient, He knows all things. […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: A knightly lesson

In one of my favorite scenes from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the king of Swamp Castle is instructing his guards to make sure the prince doesn’t leave the room until he comes and gets him. It’s not easy. “Don’t leave the room even if you come and get him,” the guard says. “No, […]

Thanks for supporting food drive

Dear Editor, Thanks to our very generous Nuview Nutrition clients who donated to our spring food drive. We donated over 200 pounds of non-perishable food items to Lighthouse of Oakland County – Clarkston, today! With students out of school for summer vacation, the need is a bit higher now and they were very appreciative. Packing […]

Fourth of July events

Clarkston area residents can celebrate the Fourth of July with activities throughout the day, starting with the parade through downtown at 10 a.m. The parade’s route is from St. Daniel Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive, eastbound on Miller Road, southbound down Main Street, then onto Church Street, ending at the Clarkston Community Education building, 6300 […]

Warren W. MASON, 78

MASON, Warren W. of Waterford; June 27, 2016; age 78.  Loving husband of Linda.  Preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Ann; beloved father of Christine (late Paul) Scott, Kelly (Mark Frentner) Barens, Sandy Mason and Steven (Joanna) Mason; step father of Chuck (Stephanie Cole) Newman, Mike Newman and Amy (Paul) Gardner; proud grandfather […]

Depot Street parking issue

Property owner Ed Adler wants a review of a lease agreement between he and the City of the Village of Clarkston. The lease is for use of the Mills parking lot off Depot Road. “You’re on notice, we’re going to enforce the lease,” Adler said at the June 13 Clarkston City Council meeting. According to […]

Scholarships for grads

Scholarships for grads

From left are scholarship winners Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey. Photo by Phil Custodio Nick Paris, Nate Gipe, Diana Marsala, and Jillian Ritchey have been awarded $1,000 Clarkston Optimist Club Henry Richardson Scholarships. Paris is set to go to the University of Michigan to study computer science. He joined Clarkston High […]