Birders meeting

The next Clarkston Area Backyard Birders Club meeting is Wednesday, May 26, tentatively at 7 p.m. at The Gateway, located at 7150 N. Main Street. All safety protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Retired military veteran shares inspirational message

Retired military veteran shares inspirational message

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Everest Collegiate history teacher Kell Peterson wants his students to live history from a firsthand standpoint. Last week, retired U.S. Army Captain Joseph Mastromatteo, grandfather of senior Giovanni Mastromatteo, visited his class. For soon-to-be graduates, his stories had them on the edges of their seats. Everest seniors have faced […]

Honors galore for BPA students

A total of 15 Clarkston High School students competed in the Business Professionals of America 2021 Virtual State Leadership Competition, March 13-20. The following state qualifiers competed in fields from finance to medical to technology: Hunter Bogar, Martin Cordoba, Nathan Dimmer, Gavin Donchez, Noah Fasczewski, Meghan Finnerty, Ben Garvin, Evan Hackstock, Reagan Hakala, Julia Heilman, […]

CCS lunch heroes

CCS lunch heroes

National School Lunch Hero Day was last Friday, May 7. Clarkston Community Schools’ team of cooks and food service workers have served over 800,000 meals since the start of the pandemic. Rain, snow, or shine, the CCS staff has rolled up their sleeves, put on their masks, and got to work serving the children in […]

Springtime scam

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office wants to bring attention to a scam of individuals offering various services such as driveway sealing or repair, home improvements, roof repairs or tree trimming at what appears to be an unusually low price. Consider these safety tips: • Be cautious when dealing with someone who offers a service you […]

Baby cranes

Baby cranes

Two baby cranes hatched last week in the wetlands near a home on Rattalee Lake Road where the parents had been nesting. Photo provided

Continuing the tradition

Continuing the tradition

Three weekends ago, Everest Collegiate High School and Academy hosted the 16th Annual Pope Benedict XVI Tournament, also known as the B16. This experience is powered by Everest and ECYD (Encounters, Convictions, Your Decisions), an international Catholic association of young adults who make a commitment of friendship with Christ and one another to build up a […]

Straw ballot poll

An unknown group has been canvasing Clarkston recently, asking residents to complete a “straw ballot poll,” asking how they will vote on various topics in the November 2021 election. According to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith, “This is not an official poll being conducted by the city, county or state, and you are not obligated […]

Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted

This year, Kara Lomazov’s third grade class at Andersonville Elementary has taken the Classroom Book-A-Day Challenge. To complete this challenge, Lomazov will read a picture book to her students every day of the school year. These daily read-alouds support identity, develop empathy, build community, and foster joyful and thoughtful engagement in her classroom. Photo provided