Giving back to local businesses

Giving back to local businesses

Brandon Still (far right), of the Match on Main program, met at Depot Park, Nov. 12, with Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith (far left) to present checks via private donations and matches to, from left, Chelsea O’Brien from Clarkston Family Farm, Tammy Darr from Clarkston Travel, and Emma Davis-Donnay from Essence On Main. For more […]

Clarkston Community Schools now hiring

Clarkston Community Schools now hiring

Going back to school in 2020 requires extra cleaning, socially distanced lunch spaces (expanded beyond the cafeteria into gymnasiums), and increased student supervision. As Clarkston Community Schools returns to face-to-face instruction, the district is adding key support staff positions. Referrals are historically a great way to help fill school vacancies. Do you know someone who […]

Greens Market back for year 30

The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club’s annual Greens Market is back for its 30th year, even if it’s in a little bit different form. “COVID has changed all of our lives,” said Diane Putvin, who was elected club president in May. “We needed to change, too.” Starting this week, an online site at clarkston-farm-garden-club.square.site takes […]

Bowman dealership tackling COVID-19 challenges

Bowman dealership tackling COVID-19 challenges

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Even after being named a distinguished Chevrolet Dealer of the Year for the third straight year in 2019 by General Motors, Clarkston’s Bowman Chevrolet doesn’t want to rest on its laurels. In fact, Bowman Chevrolet President Katie Bowman would rather keep building on the dealership’s success and finding ways […]

Cherry Hill Lanes reopens, with restrictions

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News After closing its doors on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cherry Hill Lanes North has reopened to the local bowling community. Greg Gumtow, one of the owners of Cherry Hill, located at 6697 Dixie Highway, said last week business has started out slow, but leagues […]

Bowman garners ‘19 dealer award

Bowman garners ‘19 dealer award

General Motors has named Clarkston’s Bowman Chevrolet as a distinguished 2019 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year. This is the third consecutive year Bowman Chevrolet has received this award, and is one of only 60 Chevy dealers nationwide that were selected based on exceptional performance in sales, service and customer satisfaction. “We are grateful for the […]

New dry cleaning business proposed for Independence

The Independence Township Planning Commission meeting this Thursday, Sept. 10, will have on its agenda a proposal and public hearing for a new dry cleaning business in Independence Township. James Frejat, the petitioner, is looking to open the business at 5905 Waldon Road, a 1.5-acre lot that was purchased for $240,000 on August 11, 2020, […]

Local businessman killed in tree accident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston resident Ronald Ohlinger was tragically killed Monday, August 31, when a massive tree fell on his minivan on Williams Lake Road near Vanden Drive in White Lake Township near the Waterford border. His 18-year-old stepdaughter, Autumn, suffered a broken collarbone after it took 45 minutes to remove her […]

Bank leader retires

Waterford Bank announced last week that Robert Grant, the bank’s executive vice president, retired at the end of June, with Guy Rau hired as the new executive vice president for the bank. The retirement and transition had been planned for the past year. Rau joins the bank with more than 30 years of lending experience […]

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After getting city council approval earlier this summer to close East Church Street and provide outdoor seating, Honcho has placed barriers near Main Street and taken away two handicap parking spots. According to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith in an email obtained by The Clarkston News, the change was […]

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