Free city parking for rest of 2020

In an effort to help local businesses get back on track, parking in the city of Clarkston will be free through Jan. 1, 2021. This resolution was passed unanimously at the May 11 city council meeting. “This action is being taken to assist and support our local businesses as they endeavor to reopen,” said Jonathan […]

Upcoming mental health awareness events

Mental health virtual programming, presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has three upcoming events. It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students. Learn how to balance your life from other students who have been there, learn how to spot and help […]

Unified basketball team wraps inaugural season

Unified basketball team wraps inaugural season

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor During select Clarkston High School boys basketball game nights this winter season, the entertainment between the JV and varsity games was “sports in its truest form,” according to Clarkston Athletic Director Jeff Kosin. The Clarkston Unified Basketball team, made up of athletes with special needs, played four home games […]

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News With donations and trade by property owners and community groups, lawyers are expected to have an agreement to change ownership of the Bailey House. The Bailey home on Sashabaw Road in Independence Township was owned by Oakland County Parks. Preservation Clarkston offered two different parcels of land […]

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

I write this in hopes everyone is well, the lockdown is at least starting to wind down, and Clarkston-area businesses are or will soon be reopening. The Clarkston News and the other Sherman Publications are printing again, which is good. Unfortunately, I’m not actually here with them – I’m moving to Alabama, where I have […]

Flags from Optimists boosting morale

Flags from Optimists boosting morale

The Clarkston Optimist Club is promoting patriotism by selling flags to be placed in area yards. For a $40 fee, the flag will be delivered on six different holidays – Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Veteran’s Day, Labor Day, and Sept. 11. “If you were to drive through our village now, you can […]

Budget draft

The draft of the2020-21 fiscal year city budget and capital improvement plan is in the process of being reviewed by the finance committee and will be presented to the Clarkston City Council on Tuesday, May 26, in a public hearing. Copies of the proposed budget may be obtained on or after Tuesday, May 19 by […]

Canceled events

Traditional events in Clarkston have been canceled due to COVID-19 include the Farm & Garden Club plant exchange, which was scheduled for June 6, SCAMP Camp, which would have started June 29 and the Farm & Garden Club Garden Walk, July 15. Sponsors of Concerts in the Park, Fourth of July Parade, Art in the […]