Local restaurant receives business grant from credit union

Three area restaurants were awarded “Spirit of Main Street” micro business grants from Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County. The awards, announced Thursday by Oakland County Executive David Coulter and Genisys Credit Union, provide a financial boost for businesses severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Trail’s End Café in Wixom, Liberty Bar in […]

Public meetings to continue on virtual basis through end of June

Public meetings to continue on virtual basis through end of June

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-75, which extends a previous Executive Order that allows public bodies to conduct remote public meetings during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Order 75 expires on June 30, 2020. “As we continue to flatten the curve, it’s important to give public bodies the flexibility they need to conduct […]

Millage to pay for paving of township roads; work starting May 8

Millage to pay for paving of township roads; work starting May 8

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Independence Township, expects to begin resurfacing roads within the township beginning Friday, May 8. The projects are being paid for mostly with special property-tax millage dollars that were approved by township voters for this purpose in 2018. As a result of the millage, nearly all […]

Unemployment benefits expanded due to pandemic

Unemployment benefits expanded due to pandemic

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-76, extending and building upon her earlier executive orders expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order expedites benefits for tens of thousands of Michiganders who have filed for unemployment benefits by allowing the state to review only an individual’s most recent job […]

Pandemic cancels SCAMP

Pandemic cancels SCAMP

The latest to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is SCAMP. In a message to The Clarkston News Thursday, North Oakland SCAMP Funding Corporation Executive Director Aimee Baker said SCAMP will next happen in 2021. “We are heartbroken to inform you, that due to the pandemic, SCAMP will be cancelled this summer. We have […]

Donation to Clarkston church

Donation to Clarkston church

In support of giving back to the local community, the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation donated $5,000 to the First Congregation Church of Clarkston for their food ministry. The foundation arranged with Pastor Chappell and Nate Nieman of Nieman’s Markets to use the $5,000 to purchase gift cards to supplement the non-perishable food distributed by […]

No entry fees at county parks until June 1

No entry fees at county parks until June 1

Oakland County Parks and Recreation has waived entry fees for all county parks until June 1, inviting residents and other guests to enjoy a walk in the park at no cost. The offer extends the one made on March 20 and encourages everyone to enjoy the splendor of the Oakland County day-use parks at no […]

Everest senior students get drive-by well wishes

Everest senior students get drive-by well wishes

“Thank you so much for the senior drive by. It made me cry. So grateful that you have made extra effort to make this beautiful senior class feel loved. My heart is full.” Kristen Nichols, mother of senior Annelise James, said in a message she sent to faculty members after the senior drive by on […]

Bonnie M. Champion, 87

CHAMPION, Bonnie Mae; of Clarkston formerly of Royal Oak; passed away May 3, 2020; age 87. Wife of William for 67 years; mother of William (Beverly Pylman) Champion, Donald (Diane) Champion & Ellen Champion-Misner; grandma of Richard Misner; preceded in death by her grandson Matthew Misner; sister of Frederick (Donna) Stenton. Bonnie retired as an […]