Students honored for outstanding service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Five students were honored with Clarkston Area Optimist Club Outstanding Student Citizen awards, April 24: Amy Coomer from Clarkston High School; Keegan Wasilk from Clarkston Junior High; Kiley Gallagher of Sashabaw Middle School; Katie Miller of Clarkston Elementary; and Makayla Butki of Springfield Plains Elementary. “I see these kids […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Dog with no name

The new bronze pooch is an excellent addition to Depot Park, something for adults to admire, kids to play on, and flesh-and-blood hounds to be confused about. It’s a fitting tribute to James and Gini Schultz, and all the other volunteers serving the community, especially in the downtown park. The metal mutt doesn’t have a […]

Recognizing youth

Dear Editor, Community involvement is always a key part of Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) programs. This is especially true for the Youth Recognition Program—Celebrating Youth Who Make a Difference. This year at the April 24 Youth Recognition Ceremony and Dessert Reception, there were 202 (179 present) student honorees, kindergarten through grade 12, who were […]

Loving Mel and Jo

Dear Editor, Thank you very much for the articles about Mel Vaara. We have known him and Jo over the 40 years we have been in Clarkston. They are a very interesting couple and are caring lovely folks.They have always really cared about each other, their family, their church, their friends and Clarkston. It has […]

Optimists look to make flags fly

Optimists look to make flags fly

Clarkston Optimists Jessie McDonald, John McDonald, and Bill Kunse display a flag from their Flag for Kids Project. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Optimists hope to make this town a city of flags with its Flag for Kids Project. “The project is a good way to honor our country, and support our community,” said Optimist […]

Bronze dog of Depot Park

Bronze dog of Depot Park

Sky the dog, at Depot Park with William and Zack Gifford for SCAMP’s Walk and Roll, greets the new bronze dog at the playground. Photo by Phil Custodio Depot Park has a new guardian keeping watch over those who approach the playground, a dog made of bronze. Purchased through private donations, the statue is a […]

Sidewalk work

The first phase of Clarkston sidewalk repairs were completed last week, with contractors pouring concrete replacement sections throughout the city. “Although Mother Nature has been less than cooperative, the last of the replacement sidewalks slabs were poured today (May 2),” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. The City DPW will grind remaining heaved sidewalk slabs later […]

Hundreds honored for making a difference

Hundreds honored for making a difference

The students gather on stage for recognition by the crowd. Photo provided The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance presented their annual Youth Recognition Ceremony, April 24 at Clarkston Junior High School. They recognized 202 Clarkston-area youth grades K through 12 for their inspiring accomplishments before a crowd of about600 parents, educators, and government officials. Barb Pallotta, […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Rebekah Niman celebrates the opening of Rebekah’s Health and Nutrition Source’s fourth location, with Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, local officials, employees, and friends with a ribbon cutting, May 1. The shop at 7093 Dixie Highway Suite B offers high quality health products at a great value, often under retail, Niman said. Call 248-843-2011. Photo […]

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