Vietnam vet business grants available

Vietnam Veterans Chapter 133 of Oakland County has received a grant from the Oakland County Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs. The chapter wants to share the grant money with eligible Vietnam veteran business owners whose business resides in Oakland County and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, contact Al […]

Dining out with Bowman

Bowman Chevrolet is encouraging the community to support downtown Clarkston restaurants on Tuesday, February 16 for the third annual Dine Out program. Bowman will donate 35 percent of total in-person dining or take-out dinner sales at downtown Clarkston restaurants to local charities and to support Bowman Auto Group’s scholarship program. Participating restaurants include Bunkhouse Burgers, […]

Restaurants getting needed help

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Back in early December, Oakland County officials approached the city of Clarkston, as well as other cities, letting them know there were approximately $10-11 million in funds remaining from the CARES Act grant program that could be used to help ailing local restaurants. At the January 11 Clarkston City […]

Restaurant grant

Over the holidays, Clarkston was approved for a grant through Oakland County for products to assist the city’s local restaurants expand their outdoor seating during COVID.  “In the next week, we anticipate receiving and distributing three greenhouses, an igloo, 18 propane heaters, five sanitizing sprayers and more to our restaurants,” said Clarkston City Manager Jonathan […]

Dealership undergoes ownership change

Dealership undergoes ownership change

The Feldman Automotive Group announced last month the acquisition of Al Deeby Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Clarkston. The purchase adds a second FCA dealership to the Feldman portfolio and expands the group’s footprint to 14 dealerships in Michigan and Ohio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We are committed to growing the Feldman […]

Restaurant grant?

The city of Clarkston has been working closely with Oakland County on a grant application to obtain winter weatherization supplies for local restaurants. The application deadline was last week, and Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith said, “We’re hopeful to hear back soon about what supplies – such as greenhouses, outdoor heaters, sanitization sprayers – may […]

Nemeth honored with local biz recognition

Clarkston-based Nemeth Marketing ended 2020 on a high note as its owner, Julie Nemeth, received two distinguished honors. Nemeth was elected to a three-year term to the University of Michigan Alumnae Council (UMAC) as a member-at-large and will serve as the organization’s marketing committee chairperson. UMAC is an affiliate organization of the Alumni Association of […]

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 takes […]

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