Homecoming help

Clarkston High School student Charlie Eppink has a friend in Curt Catallo, owner of the Clarkston Union and Woodshop who helped him declare his Homecoming intentions to his girlfriend, Sammy Blomberg. Blomberg, who works at the Woodshop, was a varsity cheerleader the last three years. Her dad, Christopher Blomberg, is in the Air Force and […]

Club shreds inland waves

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The waves never stop for the Clarkston High School Wake Wolves Club, even when the lake is still. The boat they’re pulled behind provides all they need, said Ethan Hackstock, high school senior who cofounded the wakesurfing and wakeboarding club with his brother, Evan Hackstock, sophomore and club vice […]

WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: Social media injustice

I’ll be blunt: social media is ruining our society. It’s not a sign on a business, it’s not any public figure, and it’s not entitled adults. Social media, more times than not, is a vile entity that lets anyone chime in on a topic, whether or not the topic affects them in any way. It […]

Farm fresh banquet

Farm fresh banquet

Guests sit down to the outdoor banquet. Photos by Nicole Reno Photography More than 80 guests sat at long tables to enjoy the first annual Garden Dinner Gala at Clarkston Family Farm, Sept. 13. The gala raised funds for the farm’s Pathways to Possibilities Project, increasing access to the farm, garden, and teaching spaces for […]

Active summer with canoe, triathlon races

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston resident Karen Laszlo kept busy during the summer participating for the first time in the 72nd Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon and the Ironman 70.3 Traverse City. “I loved it,” Laszlo said. “They are both very supportive communities. When people up north learned of me, I […]

Authors invited to grow writers’ craft in nature

Weam Namou will lead participants along the Path of Consciousness at the Second Annual Spiritual and Writing Conference and Retreat, Oct. 4, at Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center in Springfield Township. The conference and retreat is for anyone who wants to write, authors who want to take their careers to their next level, and others […]

Checking out butterflies

Checking out butterflies

About 1,200 people visited Clarkston Family Farm for the Monarch Festival 2019, Sept. 8. Photo provided by Diana Casetti About 1,200 members of the community learned all about butterflies at the Second Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Clarkston Family Farm, Sept. 8. The free event included 22 activities for all ages, including adopt a caterpillar, […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Looking for health

A trip to Ford Field is in order for me. That became clear as I interviewed Frank Miglione for a story about his experience losing 135 pounds in two years. He was helping plug the upcoming Men’s Health Event in Detroit on Sept. 21. Info provided by the organizers was also a gut check. “Based […]

Clarkston man loses 135 pounds before HS reunion

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Frank Migliore of Independence Township spent the last two years shedding 135 pounds, just in time for his 45-year high school reunion. “I’m excited. I haven’t seen these folks in a while,” said Migliore, 63. “I’m looking forward to seeing some old faces.” The reunion at St. Alphonsus High […]

Surf the straits

Surf the straits

The Mackinac Bridge looms over Daniel Cobb Jr. as he kite surfs the Straits of Mackinac. Photo provided Daniel Cobb, Jr., 22, of Clarkston battled the waves and currents of the Straits of Mackinac, Aug. 10, to kite-surf from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island, where he landed on the stone shore at Windermere Point. The […]