BOJANZYK, Richard L. “Rick” of Clarkston; formerly of Livonia and Westland; passed away August 7, 2019; age 84.  Beloved husband of Phoebe for 62 years.  Loving dad of Melissa (Bob) Beznitz, David (Diane) Bojanzyk and Laurel (Mike Yaworski) Bojanzyk.  Proud grandpa of Chad Beznitz, Amy (Dustin) Lehto, Danielle Bojanzyk and David (Katelyn) Bojanzyk Jr.  Great […]


PARILLO, Joy; of Clarkston; August 4, 2019; age 76; loving mother of Tony (Stacy) Parillo, Mark (Katie) Parillo & Mike (Tammy) Parillo; proud Nana of Sam, Noah, Jack, Ben, Jake, Drew, Gillian, Jack & Joey; devoted identical twin sister of Joanne (Tom) Hall; sister of Chuck (Peg) Traband & Fred Traband; beloved aunt of Carolyn, […]


BARRIE, Alice of Orion Township; passed away August 2, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband Woody and her siblings Albert Bates, Samuel Bates and Pearl Pennybacker; loving mother of W. Lee (Sharon) Barrie, Sandy Lawrence and Gary (Joanne) Barrie; beloved grandma of Sam (Nancy), Adam (Trish), Gretchen (Pete), Amy (Johnathon), Josh, Jeff (Patti), Julie […]

‘End of an era’

L. Brooks Patterson remembered The L. Brooks Patterson era will be remembered as halcyon days for Oakland County, said Dave VanderVeen of Clarkston, colleague and lifelong friend. “We’ve lost a wonderful person, a man who will be remembered for his kindness and loyalty, and as a protector of Oakland County,” said VanderVeen, director of central services […]

Parking still hot topic in city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The opening sentence of a Modified Parking Proposal for Clarkston slanders local businesses and customers, according to local attorney Neil Wallace. “The accusation in the opening line is a bridge too far – it lays it on patrons and employees,” said Wallace, who represents restaurant owner Curt Catallo, at […]

Electronic speed signs

Two new electronic “Your Speed” signs are installed and operational on Holcomb Road. The permanent, solar powered signs are located on northbound Holcomb near Depot Road and southbound Holcomb between Miller Road and Surrey Lane to remind drivers of their speed on the 25 mph road, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Signs stating the speed […]

Mill Pond meeting

The Lake Improvement Board for Clarkston Mill Ponds will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive. The meeting will include public hearings on the practicability of a three-year improvement project for Clarkston Mill Ponds consisting of nuisance aquatic plant management, surveys and treatments, goose control, […]

Won a C-note

Won a C-note

Lois Seddon of Independence Township won $100 from The Clarkston News, presented to her by editor Phil Custodio on Monday. Her name was drawn from those of the many readers who voted for their favorite 2019 Best of the Best businesses this summer. “There are so many things to spend it on,” Seddon said. “My […]

Movie a success at Deer Lake Beach

Disney fans enjoyed the beach-heavy movie “Moana” at Deer Lake Beach under a clear sky during Clarkston’s inaugural Movies in the Park, July 31. The first of the movies, hosted by Independence Township Parks and Rec with sponsors McLaren Clarkston, Genisys Credit Union, and Bowman Chevrolet, was scheduled for July 19 but it was rained […]

Air show

“Moonbeam McSwine,” a P51-D Mustang fighter flown by the Warbird Heritage Foundation, will take to the sky along with other vintage planes during the Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House and Air Show, Sunday, Aug. 11. The American long-range single-seat World War II aircraft was named after Capt. William T. Whisner’s P51. Whisner, a […]