Whitmer signs order to reopen construction, real estate on May 7

Today at a press conference with leaders in health care, business, and labor, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The executive order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and […]

Theaters, bars, casinos to remain closed through May 28

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed Executive Order 2020-69 which extends her previous order that temporarily closes certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, bars, casinos, and more. In order to maintain social distancing the order also limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders. “Although we are beginning to see the curve flatten, we […]

$12 million added to county business stabilization fund

Many Oakland County small businesses seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will get additional financial relief after County Executive David Coulter and the Board of Commissioners announced that $12 million was added to the county’s small business stabilization fund. Coulter also announced the county Health Division has begun an aggressive partnership with local fire departments […]

State treasury providing student loan assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced Michiganders who have student loans guaranteed by the state will be provided assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collection activities on delinquent Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) student loans made by a financial institution and serviced by the Michigan Guaranty Agency will be halted until Sept. 30, 2020. […]

Michigan small businesses encouraged to apply for additional $310 million in forgivable loans

The Whitmer administration along with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) announced today that businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for an additional $310 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. “There continues to be a significant need […]

Michigan food banks prepare for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Food Bank Council of Michigan today welcomed news of the USDA’s $3 billion in food purchases through the newly created Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). In addition to supplying fresh emergency food, the program supports U.S. farmers by providing $100 million monthly for dairy, produce and meats. The news, although applauded, presents new challenges […]

Township investments

Independence Township Treasurer Rachel Loughrin reported township investments are holding steady amidst financial instability due to coronavirus. Public Act 20 in state law heavily restricts the way township funds can be invested, Loughrin said. “The township does not invest in the stock market, so we were not affected by the losses in the market and […]

Krave marks return for longtime pizza maker

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After a 13-year break, Steve Templin is back in the pizza game with Krave Pizzeria, 7743 Sashabaw Road Suite D. Templin started in the pizza baking business as a high school senior in Lake Orion, working at a local chain. “I had pizza on the brain,” he said. “I […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Owner Brandon Ryan welcomes Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, family, and friends to an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location of his Ryan Insurance Agency at 7151 N. Main Street, suite 103. Photo by Phil Custodio

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

15-year anniversary for Guido’s pizza

It’s well-documented that Clarkston has its share of pizza parlors, but Guido’s Premium Pizza of Clarkston owner Del Yeoman feels his establishment stands out from the rest. “We make all of our dough fresh daily – never frozen – grate our own cheese, slice all of our meats and veggies fresh daily,” Yeoman said. “Our […]