A little local history with Mr. White

A little local history with Mr. White

After reading The Clarkston News’ series on former Clarkston Community Schools leader Mel Vaara, life-long area resident and 30-year CCS employee came to our office with some thoughts to share. By Don Rush With the latest news Clarkston Community Schools are “opening” enrollment to students living outside the district (see ‘Ahead of the curve with […]

Memorial Day vets

Memorial Day vets

For Memorial Day, The Clarkston News will honor the service and sacrifice of Clarkston-area veterans who have passed away, in the May 22 edition. Send electronic versions of photos, full size, to Clarkstonnews@gmail.com or stop by the office at 5 S. Main Street and we’ll scan them in. Plus send by May 15. Memorial Day […]

Bowman earns second Dealer of the Year award

Bowman earns second Dealer of the Year award

Katie Bowman Coleman, president of Bowman Chevrolet, and the entire Bowman staff worked together to earn the Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award for the second year in a row. Photo by Phil Custodio There’s a lot of space on a Chevrolet Dealer of the Year Banner. Bowman Chevrolet is working hard to fill their’s, […]

National parks vital to well-being of country

I am lucky enough to have witnessed many national parks in my lifetime, from the high peaks and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, seeing molten lava at Hawai’i Volcanoes, to the crashing waves and rugged coast of Acadia. These parks are an amazing contribution to our country, and we need to preserve and protect […]

Hotel hijinks

Hotel hijinks

The expert staff of the Westminster Hotel, from left, “waiter” Verne Vackaro, “maid” Annette Swidwinski, and “manager” Phil Custodio, are completely unprepared for the naughty shenanigans of Clarkston Village Players’ “Out of Order” by Ray Cooney, with special permission from Samuel French. The comedy farce opens this weekend at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Any WWE fans?

I’m going to put myself out there and say that I’m a lifelong fan of pro wrestling. Anyone else out there with me? When I say pro wrestling, I mean I grew up watching the spectacle most weekends on TV, and once in a great while, on pay-per-view. Mostly WWF, some NWA/WCW, USWA and GWF, […]

Walk and Roll for SCAMP at Depot Park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Hundreds of walkers, runners, and people on bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, and/or with their dogs will fill Depot Park for Clarkston SCAMP Walk and Roll, May 5. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is the main fund raiser for the annual summer camp for people with special needs, […]

Vaara humbled by family’s love, support

Fourth and final feature in a series on a pillar of the community, Mel Vaara, as he remembers more than a half century of Clarkston history, and looks to the future. BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer There’s an old saying that goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” Mel Vaara has […]

A sit down with Clarkston-area resident L. Brooks

A sit down with Clarkston-area resident L. Brooks

By Don Rush It was a gray, damp and wet afternoon. A day while not perfect, but familiar, for the Detroit Tigers home opener of the 2019 season. I’d been listening to the game on the radio before heading out of downtown Clarkston to Waterford, specifically to the Executive Building of Oakland County, a little […]