Authors invited to grow writers’ craft in nature

Weam Namou will lead participants along the Path of Consciousness at the Second Annual Spiritual and Writing Conference and Retreat, Oct. 4, at Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center in Springfield Township. The conference and retreat is for anyone who wants to write, authors who want to take their careers to their next level, and others […]

Checking out butterflies

Checking out butterflies

About 1,200 people visited Clarkston Family Farm for the Monarch Festival 2019, Sept. 8. Photo provided by Diana Casetti About 1,200 members of the community learned all about butterflies at the Second Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Clarkston Family Farm, Sept. 8. The free event included 22 activities for all ages, including adopt a caterpillar, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Looking for health

A trip to Ford Field is in order for me. That became clear as I interviewed Frank Miglione for a story about his experience losing 135 pounds in two years. He was helping plug the upcoming Men’s Health Event in Detroit on Sept. 21. Info provided by the organizers was also a gut check. “Based […]

Clarkston man loses 135 pounds before HS reunion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Frank Migliore of Independence Township spent the last two years shedding 135 pounds, just in time for his 45-year high school reunion. “I’m excited. I haven’t seen these folks in a while,” said Migliore, 63. “I’m looking forward to seeing some old faces.” The reunion at St. Alphonsus High […]

Surf the straits

Surf the straits

The Mackinac Bridge looms over Daniel Cobb Jr. as he kite surfs the Straits of Mackinac. Photo provided Daniel Cobb, Jr., 22, of Clarkston battled the waves and currents of the Straits of Mackinac, Aug. 10, to kite-surf from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island, where he landed on the stone shore at Windermere Point. The […]

On stage

Jean Garringer of Independence Township makes her debut at the Village Players of Birmingham (BVP) in the farce “Moon Over Buffalo,” Sept. 6. Garringer plays Edith, the hard-of-hearing but sharp-witted grandmother, in this fast-paced farce by Ken Ludwig. Since moving to Michigan from California, Garringer has pursued her love of theatre by acting, directing, and […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Welcome, fall!

Welcome, September! Well, goodbye to you, summer. We hardly knew ya. Bring on the fall, I suppose. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As a lifelong resident of Michigan, fall in our state is beautiful, even breathtaking at times. That’s a main reason Stephanie got married in the fall – for the colors. We also […]

Band at the beach

Band at the beach

The entire band assembles by the lake for rehearsal. Photos provided The Clarkston High School Marching Band just finished a week of band camp up in Tustin, Mich., Aug. 12-17. The 143-member band of horns, winds, percussion, and colorguard range from grades 8-12 from Clarkston Community Schools. The show’s theme this year is “Stained Glass.” […]

Outdoor wedding

Clarkston teacher Kristin Anderson married Detroit teacher Bob Curtis on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The ceremony was a first for the Clarkston Family Farm, a non-profit educational venue. Chelsea O’Brien, who runs the farm, helped to coordinate the beautiful outdoor wedding. The couple chose to use all family-owned, Clarkston vendors. The ceremony and reception took […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Back to school

Thanks to a faulty memory and fondness for booking nonrefundable hotel room, I’m spending two weekends in a row in Columbus, Ohio, this month. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, so it’s almost my hometown. It’s the home of my alma mater, the Ohio State University. I’m also a Wolverine grad and have lived here […]

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