Passing the time, staying safe from COVID

Passing the time, staying safe from COVID

With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enacting the “stay home, stay safe” executive order on March 23, Clarkston-area residents are staying busy in many ways. “It changes my view on humanity. (Gov. Whitmer) is doing this because too many individuals failed to stay home.” – Terra Durnen “Going for walks with the dogs and mom.” – Dawn […]

Art deco

Art deco

Eli and Drew Kaltz of Clarkston are spending their stay-at-home time learning math with toy money and cooking, physical education and science outside in the woods, and art with chalk drawings in the driveway. Photo provided by Michele Przybylski, their grandma

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: What hasn’t been said?

It goes without saying that we are living in, quite frankly, some really crazy times. We all know this. The coronavirus is on our minds, in our news feeds, on our radios, on our TVs, talked about daily – you name it. This issue is encompassing our lives. People are working from home or told […]

Wendi’s Word: From the zone

How is everyone doing out there in lockdown land? For us, it hasn’t been too bad. With a 15-month-old and 4-year-old who stay at home most of the time, it’s not a change for them. The change will be adventures out of the house. There will be more of an impact as the weeks go […]

Park play

Park play

Libby Larkins and Harley the dog enjoy the spring weather at the north entrance to Independence Oaks County Park. Park programs and activities are cancelled due to the coronavirus, but outdoor recreation is allowed, with social distancing. To encourage this, Oakland County has waived all entrance fees to county parks until April 30. Photo provided

Boiling it down

Boiling it down

Dale Bond gives U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, her husband David Moore, and friends some tips on the fine craft of making maple syrup on his custom-made cooker. For decades, Bond has been harvesting maple sap from his sugar bush on his 50-acre farm on Allen Road. Photo provided

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Fight the COVID

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is causing an escalating avalanche of trouble for people around the world and here at home, with no clear end in sight. For me, one thing that stings is the shuttering of Clarkston Village Players’ Depot Theatre, first by the CVP Board then pretty much by state executive order. The community […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Support education rights around the world

By Hailey Raupp Education, though overlooked, is a child’s dream. People in Equatorial Guinea do not have the chance to go to school, never gaining the knowledge students have now, even in only eighth grade. In order for the residents of Equatorial Guinea to gain better education rights, their Federal Branch of government should invest […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: What season is it?

Living in Michigan can be the butt of jokes for numerous reasons. The biggest one is the weather, where residents never really know when to put away their winter wardrobe because for all we know, we’ll need it in June. Same with the summer gear. Keep it out. We might need it around the holidays. […]

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