Kids of all ages can enjoy art during summer months

Kids of all ages can enjoy art during summer months

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Local art instructor and owner of The Artist’s Apprentice, Pamela Palmer, has fun activities for children to this summer. Palmer teaches many different art camps and lessons throughout the year. After being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic much like other summer camps, Palmer received the green light from […]

No gym? No problem for Clarkston resident

No gym? No problem for Clarkston resident

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most gyms still have their doors closed in the state of Michigan. While some have moved to virtual classes for their members, others have remained patiently waiting for the ‘OK’ by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to reopen. Nicki Warner, a Clarkston resident and an instructor […]

The Hayes Way: Thrilled to be here!

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to The Clarkston News readers. My name is Brianna Hayes and I am the summer intern at our local paper. I have lived in Clarkston since elementary school, attending Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High, and Clarkston High School, class of 2017. During my time at […]

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 […]