Birder meetings resume on Zoom, next one April 29

The Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club is resuming its regular monthly meetings, but in a necessarily different way. As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated plans for monthly meetings at The Gateway for the foreseeable future. Some of the CBBC members are also members of another small group affectionately referred to as “The Geezers.” […]

Township offering meal services for those in need

During these difficult times, providing services to those in need is of paramount importance. For folks in need of food, there are several locations within Independence Township that can offer assistance. In this interactive map, locations, times and sponsors for meal services are available. Independence Township Planning and Zoning Manager Brian Oppmann, created this tool, […]

60 miles of local roads soon to be paved

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to begin the 2020 asphalt Preservation Overlay Program on Tuesday, April 28, with Ormond Road, from M-59 to the White Lake Township/Springfield Township border in White Lake Township. The nearly $13.5 million commitment will result in slightly more than 60 miles of roads being resurfaced. The Preservation […]

Angels’ Place Race goes virtual for 2020 event

The 2020 edition of the Angels’ Place Race will go on as planned, but with a bit of a tweak considering the challenging times we are experiencing. We hope you and all of your loved ones are doing well, staying healthy and safe! We want to thank everyone at St Daniel for your great support […]

Clarkston Girl Scout volunteers recognized for extraordinary efforts

April is National Volunteer Month and like every year, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is celebrating by recognizing 100 volunteers across the region for their commitment to the Girl Scout program. Among the dozens of women, men and organizations, are Elise Bunker, Jade Chawasz, Kristine McNamara, Catherine Weaver, and Amy Music, all of Clarkston, […]

Arlene E. Frank, 59

FRANK, Arlene E.; of Mayville formerly of Clarkston; passed away April 11, 2020; age 59; wife of Charles; mother of Michael (Ashley) Livingston, Thomas Livingston, Steven (Amy) Livingston, James (Tracy) Frank & Tim (Elizabeth) Frank; Grandma of Zackary, Logan, Bryce, Letty, Gracie, Jessica, Jacob, Mary Beth, Megan, Tristen & Emily; Great Grandma Frank of Noah, […]

Deputies keep watch

Deputies keep watch

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With schools and many businesses closed during the COVID-19 emergency, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Clarkston and Independence Township stay busy patrolling business and residential areas, grocery stores, and medical facilities. “Criminal, traffic, and crash calls have been slightly lower, as most everyone is at home,” said Lt. […]

Clarkston COVID cases up to 5

Dr. Erica Harding from Clarkston Medical Group said their cases of COVID-19 was up to five. The results were from tests collected on March 16, and add on to two previously reported cases. The three additional cases range in age from 25-49, Harding said on the March 27 Facebook post. “Since this date (March 17), […]

College hockey season ends early for Clarkston native

College hockey season ends early for Clarkston native

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It wasn’t easy for Clarkston native Paul Washe to digest the situation when the NCAA canceled the rest of its winter and spring sports seasons last month due to coronavirus precautions. Washe, a junior forward on the NCAA Division I hockey team at Western Michigan University, was having […]

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