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Poetry slam Poets will take the stage in the Clarkston High School auditorium for the 10th Annual Poetry Slam, Friday, May 13. The 23 poets represent all grade levels at the high school, including an alumni, Trevor Torres. This year, poets were selected based on video submissions and printed copies of their poems to evaluate […]

FRANK J. GRANETT R.PH.: Study looks at mother’s auto-antibodies for indicators for autism and ADHD

by Frank J. Granett Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) afflicts approximately 1 in 88 children and is a primary contributor to America’s Epidemic: The Childhood Behavioral Health Crisis as described in the book  Over Medicating Our Youth. Over 12 million children and young adults consume powerful ADHD stimulant and psychiatric medications representing a consumption rate […]


TERPEVICH, Stephen J.; of Northville; May 8, 2016; age 82; preceded in death by his wife Audrey, sons Steve & Kevin; father of Rebecca (James) Laney and Kirk; “papa” of Christopher (Colleen Mott) Laney & Gregory Terpevich; brother of Olga James & Diane (Jim) McNaughton. Graveside service Thursday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, […]

Public notices

state of michigan FILE NO: probate court county of oakland notice to creditors Decedent’s Estate Estate of Martha V. Berger Revocable Trust Agreement UAD 1/24/1972. Date of birth: 9/27/1923 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Martha Beger, died 2/24/2016 Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be […]

Surviving with help from friends

Surviving with help from friends

Amy Eiden, with her loyal dog Maggie. Photo by Phil Custodio Amy Eiden of Springfield Township has walked at Clarkston’s Relay for Life for years, supporting her friend Teresa Wynn’s team. On Saturday, May 14, walkers will hit the track at Clarkston Junior High School for her, as well as everyone else affected by cancer. […]

Hamlet II with CVP

Hamlet II with CVP

Cyrano Jones’ Hamlet discusses a new view on life with the ghost, played by James Hoxsey. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Village Players’ Hamlet II by Sam Bobrick, a loose retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as a comedy, continues May 13-15 and 19- 21. The shows are at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Call […]


of Clarkston; age 90 passed away May 8, 2016.  He was born in Flint, Michigan on September 6, 1925 to Ira and Agnes Crutchfield, who preceded in him death.  Also preceded in death by siblings Harold, Clarence and Ruth Crutchfield.  Survived by his wife and best friend Vera, father of Karen and Nina (Paul) Van […]


BAREFOOT, Newton D.; of Orion; formerly of Fayetteville, NC; surrounded by family when he went home to be with our Lord May 6, 2016; age 95; preceded in death by wife Mary; beloved father of Diane (Michael) Marriott, Dennis and Newton D. Jr. (Dianne); survived by nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Newton served […]

Charlene ‘Char’ Kay ​Carter (Wilson)

​Carter [Wilson], Charlene ‘Char’ Kay; age 74 of Maryville, TN, formerly Clarkston, MI, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Robert ‘Bob’ Carter; her daughter Robyn (Martin) Arpoika and her son Robert ‘Dave’ Carter; proud grandma to Heather and Daniel Arpoika; brother Russell ‘Rusty’ (Val) Wilson. […]

Felony charge for combative biker

Felony charge for combative biker

Two state troopers restrain the suspect on Washington Street. Photos by Phil Custodio   A 32-year-old Springfield Township man faces a felony charge of resisting arrest, assault, and obstructing police after a low-speed chase through Clarkston, April 27. The bicyclist was charged after elbowing a Michigan State Police officer in the head during a traffic […]