Grant for Assistance League

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation of Clarkston recently awarded a grant of $30,000 to the Assistance League of Southeast Michigan. The funds are for Operation School Bell, which provides elementary students in select local schools with a warm coat, hat, gloves, school clothes, hygiene kit, book and duffle bag. Schools that are selected have […]

On stage

Jean Garringer of Independence Township makes her debut at the Village Players of Birmingham (BVP) in the farce “Moon Over Buffalo,” Sept. 6. Garringer plays Edith, the hard-of-hearing but sharp-witted grandmother, in this fast-paced farce by Ken Ludwig. Since moving to Michigan from California, Garringer has pursued her love of theatre by acting, directing, and […]

Players start season with gender-bent ‘Odd Couple’

Players start season with gender-bent ‘Odd Couple’

From left, Annette Swidwinski as Sylvie, Shayna Shaw as Florence Unger, Linda Leath as Renee, Brenda Lehman as Vera, and Linda Mishler as Olive Madison find themselves in an odd situation. Photo provided Clarkston Village Players open their 2019-2020 season with Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple – Female Version,” presented by Special Arrangement with Samuel […]

Dylan Edward Banks

Dylan Edward Banks May 6, 2005 – Sept. 2, 2019 Our beautiful, sweet boy has left us much too soon. Beloved son of Jamie Jackson, adored brother of Cameron Banks, treasured grandson of Debra Manning. Dylan leaves numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will cherish his memory. We were blessed to have him; we […]

John Paul JONES

JONES, John Paul “J.P.”; of Clarkston formerly of Groveland Township; passed away on August 31, 2019; age 71; father of Cher (Jay Valls) Jones and Greg (Mary Ellen) Jones; papa/grandpa of Troy (Brittini) Lockenour, Taylor (Ricardo) Chavez, Chloe Lockenour, Emma, Alli, Jack & Adam Jones; great grandpa of Tony & Lani Lockenour; preceded in death […]

Donald Bruce Robertson

Donald Bruce Robertson, born on March 28, 1937, in Pontiac, Michigan, passed away on June 28, 2019, at his home in Davenport, Florida, surrounded by his family after a long battle with heart disease. His family and friends will fondly remember Bruce for his past service as a deacon and elder at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church. […]

Zoning map amendment

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE MAP AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., on August 20, 2019, at the Township Hall located at  6483 Waldon Center Drive, Independence, MI  48346, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved second reading […]

Mill Ponds, 8-13-19

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF PRACTICABILITY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CLARKSTON MILL PONDS Notice is hereby given that at a Public Hearing held on August 13, 2019, the Lake Improvement Board for the Clarkston Mill Ponds, by resolution, determined that the proposed program consisting of aquatic plant management (surveys and treatments), goose control, permits, administration and contingency […]

Pond special assessment roll

NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CLARKSTON MILL PONDS TAKE NOTICE that the Clarkston Mill Ponds Lake Improvement Board has confirmed the Special Assessment Roll for improvements to Clarkston Mill Ponds. The Special Assessment Roll in the amount of $10,695 has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the cost of […]

Ind Twp Planning Comm, 9-12-19

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING September 12, 2019 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION Please take notice that the Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments at the Independence Township Hall Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center […]