Longtime chef ready to enjoy retirement

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After almost 20 years of making tasty treats for downtown Clarkston as head chef at Rudy’s Market, Mary O’Neill is hanging up her measuring spoons. How will she spend her newfound free time? “Can I do nothing,” she asked, smiling. Actually, she’s looking forward to more time to enjoy […]

1, 2, 3 . . . and they’re all graduating

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Grace, Mitch and Serra Lowney took one more trip through the halls of Everest Collegiate High School and Everest Academy as they ended their 14-year journey. “It’s been wonderful,” Mitch said reflecting on the years since the triplets began going to Everest in preschool. “This place is […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Vigilance scarce as parents distracted by electronics

By Katherine Speer In order to improve the health and welfare of children, parents throughout the United States should restrict their personal technology use and reduce electronic distractions in favor of being completely present with their children. Unfortunately, numerous parents assume their physical presence with a child, regardless of any distraction by technology, will keep […]

E-commerce success for writer

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor In Kristin Ostrander’s senior year at Clarkston High School, 1997-1998, she had the chance to write columns for The Clarkston News. “It was the highlight of my week. I still have many of the articles I wrote saved in a scrapbook,” Ostrander said. “The Clarkston News has always been […]

Three turnovers on Township Board

BY MATT MACKINDER & DON RUSH Three of the seven-member Independence Township Board have or will soon step down, leaving the board nearly half appointed a year and a half before the next election. Board Supervisor Pat Kittle will keep the township steady, though. “In light of the recent board turnover, I think it is […]

Community helps Lucas family face challenges

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Jim and Lisa Lucas have always wanted to host a walk at Holly State Recreation Area and are excited about their first LucasStrong Walk/Run for Parkinson’s Disease on May 18, 2 p.m. The minimum donation to participate is $35 per person and all money goes to Michigan […]

Friends on stage

Friends on stage

Abi Preston, with the flowers, enjoys the afterglow of Clarkston Village Players’ opening night last Friday with friends Nick White, Courtney Kapphiem, Derek DeLaura, Mikayla Justice, Brooke Plautz, Brooke Granett, and Marty Previch on the set of “Out of Order” at Depot Theatre. The comedy farce, which features Preston as Jane the naughty secretary, runs […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Dog with no name

The new bronze pooch is an excellent addition to Depot Park, something for adults to admire, kids to play on, and flesh-and-blood hounds to be confused about. It’s a fitting tribute to James and Gini Schultz, and all the other volunteers serving the community, especially in the downtown park. The metal mutt doesn’t have a […]

Hundreds honored for making a difference

Hundreds honored for making a difference

The students gather on stage for recognition by the crowd. Photo provided The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance presented their annual Youth Recognition Ceremony, April 24 at Clarkston Junior High School. They recognized 202 Clarkston-area youth grades K through 12 for their inspiring accomplishments before a crowd of about600 parents, educators, and government officials. Barb Pallotta, […]

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