Thousands learn through service

Thousands learn through service

Ty Duffy explains to Clarkston School Board Trustee Kelli Horst the Academic Service Learning Project, “Ty’d with Love.” First graders at Independence Elementary, where the cancer survivor’s mother teaches,  completed projects including a penny drive for the Cancer Survivor Party. Students, teachers, and parents gathered to celebrate a successful year of Academic Service Learning Projects, […]

Grants for community groups

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $50,000 in grants to local community groups, May 25. “We looked at the needs and what we could fund and leave as a legacy – that was important to us,” said Optimist Jim Evans. The club’s grant committee met starting in January to receive and review applications for the […]

Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Ilene and Frank Schietaert, Helen Finkbeiner, and Marti Newsted will host a party for longtime neighbor and World War II vet Don Stringer. About two years ago, Ilene Schietaert of Independence Township made a promise to her next door neighbor Don Stringer just before he moved to Florida. “I told him when he turned 100, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer season

The Clarkston Village Players’ production of “Hamlet II” finished its run a couple weeks ago. It was an awesome experience. It turns out, however, in addition to gaining new experience as an onstage performer and new ways to get over stage fright, I gained about 10 pounds from overindulging in green room snacks. I need […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Grads display many achievements

The end of the school year brings countless opportunities for our community to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our young people. It is also a chance for us collectively to pause and share gratitude for all of those in our community who contribute to these accomplishments. This year’s senior class represents an awe inspiring display […]

Bench work for buddies

Fourth grade students at Independence Elementary School built a Buddy Bench for their Academic Service Learning project. “A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go if they need someone to play with at recess,” said Dennis Klenow, third and fourth grade teacher. “When other students see someone on the bench, they go […]

BY FRANK J. GRANETT R.PH.: Lose weight for summer

Many of us have tried the latest weight loss fads over the years to help remove those excess pounds. Buying special food packages, restricting calories and even taking a magical pill. There is no magic pill when a person makes the decision to embark on a pathway toward weight management as well as optimization of […]

News in Brief

City public hearing Clarkston City Council will have a public hearing on this year’s budget during its meeting on Monday, June 13, 7 p.m., at city hall, 375 Depot Road. Call 248-625-1559 for more information. July 4 parade The 2016 Clarkston Fourth of July Parade starts at St. Daniel Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on […]

Marie Immaculate ROBERTS

ROBERTS, Marie Immaculate; of Waterford; June 6, 2016; age 96; preceded in death by her husband James T. Sr., stepson James Jr. and brother Vincent Rossi; mother of Richard W. Warner, Lynne (Paul) Coesfeld, Gary (Norma) Warner & Virginia Warner; also survived by 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters. Marie was […]

Honors for teachers

Honors for teachers

Meredith Copland, Clarkston Teacher of the Year for 2016, is congratulated by her husband Scot Copland and their daughter Mia. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is Meredith Copland, Bailey Lake Elementary teacher. “I’m just so honored,” Copland said at the awards reception, May 25, at Clarkston Community Schools administration […]