Teen writers at home at library

The upcoming month of November is National Writing Month, perfect for the Clarkston Teen Writers Group, meeting on Wednesdays twice a month at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. “It’s a really great group. It’s nice to have a place to write with everybody,” said Alexa Lalejini, youth and teen librarian. The group, formed […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Look for the light in the darkness

How do I talk about what is going on without talking about what is going on? No matter what I say about what is going on, some of you will react negatively. How do I wrap my head around this? Maybe we can agree we live in turbulent times? Something is going on. People are […]

Foundation backs Rotary projects

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $5,000 donation from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation for Clarkston Rotary Club’s Shoes for Kids program should go a long way. With winter snow a few weeks away, it’s still the off season for boots, hats, gloves, and other cold weather items. “Each dollar will be able […]

Time almost up for clock shop

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor With 40 years in business, it’s about time for It’s About Time owner Cliff Hammond to close up his clock shop. “I’ve enjoyed it. I never made a lot of money, but I enjoy clocks and the people, with some minor exceptions,” said Hammond, 81. “Things have changed, the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: New ministries at Calvary

If you have driven by our Clarkston Campus on Bluegrass Drive recently you have probably noticed that our church is under construction. We are delighted to be expanding our family ministry space for children and youth ministry, and our fellowship space to accommodate even more community, fitness, and recovery gatherings and events. This is certainly […]

JESSICA’S JOURNAL: Farewell to Palace

Though I’m sure many Clarkstonites grew up with Pine Knob/DTE as their primary music theater, I grew up closer to The Palace. I attended my first concert there (Britney Spears) as a child and I’ve recently attended the last concert at The Palace, Bob Seger on Sept. 23. He gave quite a performance, playing all […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: New season for CVP

The new Clarkston Village Players season is well underway, with one play under their belts and the second set to hit the stage this weekend. The players put on a great show with Steve Martin’s “Underpants” in August, a comedy inspired by an early 20th century German drama. CVP’s new production of the comedy “Here […]

Mandisa joins fellow American Idols in inspirational concert

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A music tour coming to town is called “Rise Out of the Dark.” Mandisa and Danny Gokey, both American Idol alum and featured performers, have first-hand experience with that. “We really want to use our stories to help bring some other people out of the dark,” said Mandisa in […]

Art contest finalist

Clarkston artist Margret Grace McDermott is among five artists vying for the top spot in the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. McDermott’s 24-by-18-inch oil on panel and linen piece is titled “Tête-à-Tête: Champagne and Roses.” The MI Great Artist winner will receive a […]

Investor grabs bit of change with Bitcoin

Investor grabs bit of change with Bitcoin

Christian Bodenmiller, with his fiancee Mikela Beelen, made a killing off Bitcoin. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Christian Bodenmiller of Clarkston invested in Bitcoin in 2011, he spent about $120 on 300 of the cryptocurrency, about $2.50 each. “I thought that was expensive at the time,” said Bodenmiller, 23. […]

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