Garden eliminated; township foots bill

What started out being described as a win-win situation turned into a lose-lose situation for the Independence Township Board. At the end of their Nov. 18 meeting the township did not have a community garden and instead had a $10,000 bill. By tying up some loose ends at the meeting, the board officially closed the […]

Gargaro’s World

The mother of all holidays is upon us. Thanksgiving is centered around food and football, which ironically enough, is what I center my entire life around. This Thanksgiving Day, much like all others, will be spent at the parents’ place. Even though it is before the fact I know exactly how the day will go. […]

Rotarians gear up for another newspaper sale

For the 53rd consecutive year, the Clarkston Rotary Club will be braving the elements to sell their annual Goodfellow Newspaper. The Rotarians will be out around town on Friday, December 5 and Saturday December 6. Once again donations will be taken so the Rotary can provide shoes, boots, hats, mittens and gloves to more than […]

Students at Renaissance school raise funds for Lighthouse

The Clarkston Renaissance High School students got in the holiday spirit this past week. The students participated in “Penny Wars,” to raise money for Lighthouse to purchase turkeys. “We were looking for something to raise money for and since Lighthouse used to be in our building we thought it was a good idea,” CRHS Student […]

Independence approves budget

The Independence Township Board of Trustees approved the 2004 budget after a short public hearing. In a report to the board, Susan Hendricks presented a budget with expenditures totaling $5,681,866 and a fund balance of $726,321. “There were no big changes compared with last year’s budget,” Hendricks said. *** In other news coming from the […]

Holiday Parade returns to Clarkston

With holiday season schedules filling up, the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce wants to be sure you set an evening aside for the third annual Heart of Clarkston Lighted Holiday Parade. The parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 13. “Many community groups and organizations have signed up to participate in the parade. There will be […]

Gargaro’s World

(Since Click it or Ticket is once again upon us, I thought this was a great opportunity to reprint my column on this topic from Jan. 8, 2002.) More than 19,000 safety belt citations were written by Michigan Law enforcement officers during the highly publicized Click it or Ticket campaign from Nov. 25 to Dec. […]

Springfield residents set for ‘Save our Hall’ meeting

In their continuing attempt to keep the old Springfield Township Hall from being sold, local residents are having a “Save our Hall” meeting. The hall was vacated when the township offices moved to the new Davisburg Road complex in early 2002. Construction began on the 3,000-square-foot building in 1902. The building was appraised for $300,000 […]

Clarkston Eagles rally around one of their own

Brian Roach needs some help and the Clarkston Eagles are more than happy to answer the call. Roach was diagnosed with a brain tumor Memorial Day weekend in 2002. “He was coming out of a party store and had a seizure in his vehicle,” mother Cookie Roach said. “They did an MRI and found the […]

Locals knit hats for female soldiers in Iraq

While the male American soldiers stationed in Iraq are receiving gift boxes with cigars and football equipment, some local residents decided to send off boxes for the female soldiers. The idea started when Clarkston resident Denise Seifferlein was talking with her daughter Rachel who is stationed in Iraq. “When we were talking on the phone […]

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