Relic hunter finds treasures in backyards

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Buried in the dirt, treasure and pieces of history can be found, and James Stottlemyer has found many while digging. Stottlemyer, a 2016 Clarkston High School graduate, has turned his hobby of metal detecting and digging up relics into a passion, especially after he digs up item […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Reporting the news

Being a reporter may seem like a cake job, but let me be the first to tell you it’s more than typing words into a file and sending it to the editor for publication. In fact, the first thing a reporter has to realize – and I learned this when I first started in this […]

WORDS FROM THE SUP’T: Be our guest this school year

Last year, our administration read the book, Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by the Disney Institute. We used our monthly team meetings as a time to discuss a chapter or two, and consider how the practices laid out in the book apply to our work as an educational community. As the […]

International bike riders enter second continent

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A year into their two-continent bike trip, Clarkston grad Chris Haag and his wife Sophie George have traversed North and Central America. “Central America was amazingly diverse for as small of an area as it was,” Haag said in an email from the road. “It was much more densely […]

Many honored as SCAMP winds down after another successful year

Several people help make Clarkston SCAMP the wonderful program it is and five awards were presented during SCAMP’s Welker VIP Day at Independence Oaks, July 30. “It’s the one time of the year we can say thank you to the people who donate time and money to allow the camp to happen,” said Aimee Baker, […]

Concert takes crowd back to Hammer Time

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The calendar might read 2019, but on July 26, it felt like the late 1980s and early 1990s again. Hammer’s House Party – a conglomeration of old school rappers Biz Markie, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Coolio and MC Hammer – took the stage that night at DTE Energy Music Theatre, […]

Won a C-note

Won a C-note

Lois Seddon of Independence Township won $100 from The Clarkston News, presented to her by editor Phil Custodio on Monday. Her name was drawn from those of the many readers who voted for their favorite 2019 Best of the Best businesses this summer. “There are so many things to spend it on,” Seddon said. “My […]

Fun with trucks

Fun with trucks

Grace and Kyle Mastie check out the cockpit of a Robinson R44 Raven II, brought by Magnum Helicopter of Waterford Township. Photo by Phil Custodio Kids kept Clintonwood Park hopping, running from vehicle to vehicle with their parents during Tons of Trucks, Aug. 3. Hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors, the annual event […]

Back-to-school collection

Andersonville Elementary students picked the Pines of Clarkston Assisted Living and Memory Care for their community service projects this year. Now the Premier Senior Living center is returning the favor. “We are asking for donations of school supplies so we can now give back to them and show them just how a community works best together,” […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Where to go

I’m now in my 50s, but I’m still up for more technology and automation. Directionally challenged my whole life, I used to pore over map books and painstakingly write down directions turn by turn. I’d scout new places, a couple dry runs so I’d know how to get somewhere before I had to be there. […]