What ‘MATT’ers: Rising temps

The kids are (still) home from school. The days are getting longer. The construction zones are growing. Temperatures are reaching the 80s and 90s. We think baseball is coming back to Comerica Park. All these are signs of summer, yes? Throw in the Primary Election coming up in August and there are many reasons why […]

Restoring motorcycles ‘a good release’ for local resident

Restoring motorcycles ‘a good release’ for local resident

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Everybody has their own niches and interests, something they use to cope with life and the punches it throws their way. Clarkston resident and retired Pontiac police detective Roger Smith uses motorcycles and motorcycle restoration as his escape from reality. “I got my first motorcycle is 1956, and I’ve […]

Local church opening doors to Pride Month

Local church opening doors to Pride Month

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor At Sashabaw Presbyterian Church, “God’s doors are open to all” is the theme of the worship service being held virtually this coming Sunday, June 28, at 11 a.m. The service is part of Pride Month at the church which was modified due to COVID-19. The month began when the church […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Eddie & Teddy

What ‘MATT’ers: Eddie & Teddy

It’s never easy dealing with death. Truth be told, I think it’s harder when it’s the death of a pet. Try doing that twice in four months. Not fun. Back in February, we made the heartbreaking decision to take our beloved Eddie to the vet for his “last appointment.” He was the best dog and […]

Elementary student hailed as ‘little hero’ in drowning rescue

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Bentley Garcia was playing in the water with his sister at Holly Recreation Area when he noticed something was wrong, June 9. Garcia, a nine-year-old student from Clarkston Elementary, noticed a little girl went too far in the water and was struggling. “I decided to go get […]

Local Kindermusik program top in the state

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Music filled the air at Depot Park last Thursday night as children graduated from Clarkston Conservatory of Music’s Kindermusik program. It was an evening for celebration as teachers and families got to see each other again after months of virtual classes. Another reason to celebrate was CCM […]

Mask maker giving back to local community groups

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Lisa Kemp worked for 35 years as a healthcare supervisor, but even after she retired from Michigan Medicine, she hasn’t stopped providing care to those that need it. A Clarkston resident, Kemp has been making masks since March, donating them to individuals and local organizations such as the Oakland […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Back in the flow?

To say that being named the editor of The Clarkston News is a thrill for me is quite the understatement. First, our building was closed on March 20 due to the COVID-19 spread, and then we were laid off nearly two weeks later. Getting the call to return to work was a sign things were […]

Dental offices: ‘Safest, and have been the safest’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Sherry Regiani knows people have concerns and fears about going back to the dentist as dental, medical and veterinary offices began reopening to non-emergency care to patients last Friday. Regiani, from Regiani Holistic Dental Center, located at 10435 S. Ortonville Rd. Suite B in Clarkston, wants to […]

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

‘Mayor of Whippleville’ celebrates 92nd birthday

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Like most celebrating birthdays these days, Jim Gates had to settle for drive-by well-wishes from area residents. Gates, who turned 92 last month, was honored with a parade that came by his residence on Whipple Lake. “The parade was my son Brendan’s idea,” said local resident Dana Fortinberry. “He […]

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