Teachers back, ready for students

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Summer break for Clarkston kids is quickly coming to an end as classes resume, Monday, Aug. 28. This is the first school year starting before Labor Day after the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education received a waiver from the state last March. Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) requested […]

Eclipse projects

Eclipse projects

Tatyana Berger checks out the eclipse through a set of safety glasses. Photos by Phil Custodio BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Short of a total eclipse of the sun, the moon’s shadow still cast an 80 percent shadow on Clarkston, Monday afternoon. Residents gathered outside their homes and businesses for a look at […]

Food truck rallies in town

Food truck rallies in town

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A new food truck series has started up in Clarkston and the next is Thursday, Aug. 31, 5- 8 p.m. “There’ll be different vendors every week, some of them will be the same,” said event sponsor Tara Hansen at the Aug. 16 rally. “We’re hoping to have around […]

New, classic Disney at dance camp

New, classic Disney at dance camp

Girls learned dances to songs from some classic Disney movies including “Pocahontas” and “The Lion King” at Disney Dancing Camp last week. The camp is through Clarkston Community Education and directed by Cynthia Bass of Starz Performing Arts. “I did Disney, which was great and I could just bring in all kinds of really different […]

School meeting

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Schools invites Clarkston residents to attend their community gathering, Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to learn about the Clarkston for Life well-being campaign. The Clarkston for Life campaign is based on research showing a person’s well-being directly relates to better educational outcomes, higher […]

Tax plan extension for Sashabaw

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Board is having a public hearing this coming Tuesday, Aug. 22, to propose extending the Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Tax Increment Finance (TIF) from 2020 to 2029. “We’re not looking for one penny more than what was initially approved. What we are looking for […]

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

Flying fun at RUSH Drone Camp

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston students learned to build and fly mini drones at the Clarkston Drone Camp, Aug. 1-2. Team RUSH hosted the camp for Clarkston High School students with Steve Smitka, teacher at Waterford Kettering and founder of The Rotor Rookies Drone Academy. Students were taught how to assemble their […]

Five-year plan for schools

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer As summer draws to a close, Board of Education President Elizabeth Egan and  Vice President Kelli Horst hope to work out the district’s next five-year plan during the new school year. The previous five-year plan focused on balancing the budget, which has been achieved, Egan said. The board […]

Golf outing, fundraisers to help heroes fight cancer

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Putt for charity at the ninth Annual Hero Foundation Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 26 at White Lake Oaks Golf Course. The Hero Foundation is a non-profit donating to cancer patients and their families. Some of their fundraisers and events include the golf outing, a wine-tasting, Bikes for […]

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