Mill Pond assessment

NOTICE OF HEARING OF PRACTICABILITY AND REVIEW OF CLARKSTON MILL PONDS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL TAKE NOTICE that the Clarkston Mill Ponds Lake Improvement Board will hold a public hearing on the practicability of a three-year improvement project for Clarkston Mill Ponds consisting of nuisance aquatic plant management (surveys and treatments), goose control, permits, and administration […]

New market seeks approval for LED sign

Independence Township Planning Commission will consider a site-plan amendment for an electronic LED sign at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive. Alex’s Market and Grill, 4707 White Lake Road, is asking the township to allow it to relocate its sign, and also make it […]

Back-to-school collection

Andersonville Elementary students picked the Pines of Clarkston Assisted Living and Memory Care for their community service projects this year. Now the Premier Senior Living center is returning the favor. “We are asking for donations of school supplies so we can now give back to them and show them just how a community works best together,” […]

City truck repairs

Clarkston City Council approved $1,030 to repair and replace the front suspension on the city’s Ford 5500 dump truck, including new front tires. The cost came in above the $1,000 maximum allowed for emergency repairs without prior council approval. “It was critical the repairs be completed this week as we rely on this truck every […]


Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, July 22, to approve appointments and reappointments including Planning Commission members Joe Luginski, Frank Schoebel, and Sue Wylie; Zoning Board of Appeals members Sharron Catallo, Margaret Decosta, and Scott Meyland; and Jim Meloche, Michael Moon, and John Nantau for the Historic District Commission.

Golf Outing

The Knights of Columbus’ sixth annual Golf Outing benefiting Drew’s Home of Clarkston will be on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Pine Knob Golf Course, 5580 Waldon Road. Shotgun start will be a 1:30 p.m. Registration of $100 per player includes 18 holes of golf with cart, contests, prizes and awards, and catered dinner at the […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Where to go

I’m now in my 50s, but I’m still up for more technology and automation. Directionally challenged my whole life, I used to pore over map books and painstakingly write down directions turn by turn. I’d scout new places, a couple dry runs so I’d know how to get somewhere before I had to be there. […]

Sign suggestions from Main Street resident

Dear Editor, Last week’s article “City considers classic sign style” got me thinking. Obviously, Clarkston’s sign committee has too much time on their hands and wasting taxpayers’ money on their minds. Before this boondoggle goes any further, they should consider some signs that would improve life for the village residents. How about these for a […]

Township’s future look at stake at meeting

Dear Editor, Independence Township has a long history of carefully maintaining the historical aesthetic value of the community, its parks, residences, and historic value, while welcoming and encouraging a thriving commercial sector. Both Independence Township and the City of the Village of Clarkston operate under master plans, part of which provides specific tenants and guidelines […]

Corvette summer event at Everest

It will be all Corvettes all day at Corvettes America, Saturday, Aug. 10 at Everest Academy, 5935 Clarkston Road. “Spectators will view some of the finest examples of all Corvette generations competing for over 30 awards,” said Richard Heldenbrand, president of America’s Corvette Club of Michigan. The nonprofit social club out of Clarkston is celebrating […]

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