Bailey house demo on hold

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Despite public outcry to save the historic Bailey house, bad timing is still its greatest adversary. “We had the meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 29) between the schools, the township and the county, where the school expressed their interest,” said builder Sam Moraco. “What came out of the meeting […]

Heritage Fest

Heritage Fest

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Experience some aspects of 19th century life this autumn by attending the Eighth Annual Davisburg Heritage Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23. Springfield Township and their Parks and Recreation Department organized the free festival to celebrate the town and its history. “We typically have antique tractors and a tour through […]

New school website online

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer After months of research, design, and development, area residents can view Clarkston Community Schools new website, www.clarkston.k12.mi.us. The district worked with the web design and software firm Finalsite to update the website, which was launched Sept. 5. The firm specifically serves schools and educational organizations, said Marketing Director […]

Work continues on Gregg’s

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston residents are still missing the signature pizza special from Gregg’s Gourmet Café, which was damaged in a fire next door in May. Owner Jeff Ryeson said renovations are taking longer than originally expected. “It’s just a slow process, but we’re coming back,” he explained. “By the end […]

Sewer rates passed on from water authority

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Township residents complain sewer rates are too high, but it’s out of local control, officials say. “Really what drives sewer charges is the sewage disposal fees that are not under our control,” said Dave McKee, director of Independence Township Department of Public Works. “We’re given the new rates […]

Clarkston for Life kicks off new year

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston residents and educators kicked off the new school year last week with the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. “It was a dream of mine to bring these people together, and this event was just the start of some exciting conversations we will be having as a community,” […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Thankful for Labor Day

Anyone out there have fun Labor Day plans? Maybe going on a weekend-long trip or spending the day with family? Before this weekend, I want to inform you all of the origins of Labor Day, because, as a child, I thought it was about expectant mothers rather than the American Labor Movement. First established as […]

Too much Free Press

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For many residents around Clarkston, receiving pink bags every Sunday with a free Detroit Free Press, mostly advertisements, is a nuisance. Independence Township trustees Jose Aliaga and Andrea Schroeder said they’ve been receiving complaints from residents about the paper and questions on how to stop receiving them. The […]

Pet care camp

Pet care camp

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston kids learned how to care for animals at Little Vet School Camp last week. Instructor Tracy Liddle explained kids get to pick out a stuffed dog to keep on the first day. Then, name and practice on them. Using their dogs, the kids learned how to treat […]

Nature scenes

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Children learned about hiking safety, wild animals and the daily activities of a naturalist at the Wint Nature Center during the Behind the Scenes Mini-Camp. The two-day camp put on by Oakland County Parks took children off-the-trail the first day, teaching them about hiking through wilderness. They learned […]

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