Rain garden restoration

Who wants to help restore the rain garden in front of the Clarkston City Hall in Depot Park? On Monday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can. This a great time to get Master Gardener credits, learn about rain gardens, and get to show your care for clean water and beautify Depot […]

Haven re-elected mayor of Clarkston; council remains same

Haven re-elected mayor of Clarkston; council remains same

UPDATED: 10:25 p.m., from City Manager Jonathan Smith: Following are the voting results for the City of the Village of Clarkston: Registered Voters 858 Actual Voters 666 Turnout Percentage 77.6% Mayor (1 position) Eric Haven 358 Cory Johnston 83 Other Write-Ins 11 No Selection 214 2-Year Council Seats (3 positions) Sue Wylie 361 Joe Luginski […]

New social district coming to town; Church Street closure extended

New social district coming to town; Church Street closure extended

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor At the Oct. 26 Clarkston City Council meeting, two topics were approved that will have significant implications on the downtown area in the immediate future. One was to extend the closure of Church Street through next spring to provide Honcho more outdoor seating. The second was to approve a […]

COVID-19 Update – November 4, 2020

As of November 4, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 381 cases (168 new), 10 deaths 48348: 448 cases (194 new), 5 deaths 48350: 115 cases (56 new), 2 deaths Source: oakgov.com/covid

Local appointee

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced last week that Emily Cord-Duthinh, of Clarkston, has been appointed to the state’s Environmental Permit Review Commission. She is appointed for a term starting October 30, 2020 and expiring August 28, 2024.  She succeeds Jamie Buckingham, whose term expired August 28, 2020. Cord-DuThinh is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Free parks entry

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering free park entry on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. During these days, visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Locally, Independence Oaks County Park is located at 9501 Sashabaw Road. Park hours are 30 […]

Honoring veterans

For over 10 years, Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors has honored veterans by hosting an annual luncheon. This year, they are hosting a drive-thru Veterans Day at Clintonwood Park on Wednesday, November 11. Make a card, draw a picture, or join the drive-thru festivities from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

As COVID cases rise, schools prepping for distance learning

As COVID cases rise, schools prepping for distance learning

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Shawn Ryan has been closely monitoring COVID-19 cases in the district, and as the numbers increase, so, too, does the chance that schools may close with students and staff returning to distance learning. Two schools are already shuttered. Andersonville Elementary and Independence Elementary have been […]

Birders Club suspended for rest of 2020

The Clarkston Area Birders Club will not fly for the immediate future. ‘Birders are not immune from the societal changes made necessary in response to coronavirus,” said club co-founder Bill Haney. “Out of concern for the health and safety of our fellow birders and to remain in full compliance with restrictions and recommendations, we are […]

Letter to the Editor: Shedding more light on Fort Clarkston

Dear Editor, I understand why Ashley and Bryan Klein feel they have been treated badly in the manner in which they say Fort Clarkston virtually ignored their request to return their $150 deposit for family fun after Fort Clarkston owner Pam Rush ceased operations in March. Rush lamented the lack of sympathy shown to her […]

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