And, readers respond to dandelions

And, readers respond to dandelions

So, let me see . . . about two weeks ago I penned a gem of a Don’t Rush Me column (if I do say so, myself, and I do) about dandelions. I shared my feelings on my lack of enthusiasm and or determination in mowing the dandelions in my yard. (Okay, maybe I was […]

So, you wanna’ be a reporter . . .

So, you wanna’ be a reporter . . .

I know to some this may be a scary proposition, but yup, sometimes I get to “teach” younger people. Through working at this newspaper for (GULP) over 34 years, I have been able to help folks hone their newspapering skills — reportin’, writin’, ad designin’ and page layout. Every once in a while and outta’ […]

Saluting those who have fallen

Saluting those who have fallen

Deceased veterans will be honored in Clarkston during the annual Memorial Day Service at Lakeview Cemetery in Clarkston. Members of the American Legion, Campbell-Richmond Post 63, along with the Clarkston High School Band, will gather at Depot Park at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27, and march from there for Lakeview Cemetery at 10 a.m. […]

Use chemical warfare, high-tech to fight moles?

Use chemical warfare, high-tech to fight moles?

Ah, spring is in the air! (Relatively speaking — if you consider it’s the middle of May and pretty gosh-darned gloomy, it is still spring.) And, for me, with spring comes a new awakened sense of smell. All through the bitter winter my sense of smell goes to Tahiti or somewhere. Where ever it goes, […]

A little local history with Mr. White

A little local history with Mr. White

After reading The Clarkston News’ series on former Clarkston Community Schools leader Mel Vaara, life-long area resident and 30-year CCS employee came to our office with some thoughts to share. By Don Rush With the latest news Clarkston Community Schools are “opening” enrollment to students living outside the district (see ‘Ahead of the curve with […]

Naked Gardening and ‘Success’

Naked Gardening and ‘Success’

Hey all you outdoor enthusiasts, get ready to gird your loins this weekend. Marked on my calendar a few months ago (a reader didn’t want me to forget) was this: Saturday, May 4 is World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD). How could I have forgotten that? (Maybe I tried to?) At any rate, for those interested, […]

On Deck Saturday, May 18 — Last of the season!

On Deck Saturday, May 18 — Last of the season!

Dream creative, dream custom!  Dillman & Upton hosts On Deck Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 2 pm in Downtown Rochester.  Meet several pro builders and see all the latest deck materials. One of this year’s most exciting product is the multi-width decking from the TimberTech/Azek Vintage Collection. (Picture attached)  It gives you the option to […]