Cub Scouts enjoy annual campout

Cub Scout Pack 163 in Clarkston held their annual fall campout last weekend at the Holly State Recreation Area. Close to four dozen scouts and their parents arrived Friday evening at the park’s organizational campground, where co-pack leaders, Adam Anderson and David Harpster, had a spaghetti dinner prepared. Scouts experienced the basics of camping—from setting […]

5K for disaster relief

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Disaster Relief at Work (D.R.A.W.) is helping those hit by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey get back on their feet and invite you to join them this Saturday for the first Bucket Run 5K. Held at Fort Clarkston, 7127 Dixie Highway, all proceeds go to D.R.A.W. Executive […]


Despite the good weather we’ve been having of late, summer has definitely turned the heat down, showing we are indeed on our way to the brisk season of autumn. Michigan is one of the best places to be during this season; the state abounds with ever-changing tree colors, bountiful cider and donuts, and several infamous […]

Art in park

Art in park

Amanda and Lauren Herndon create a piece of art with Clarkston Independence District Library. Photos by Phil Custodio Art fans enjoyed a sunny late summer weekend at Depot Park for Art in the Village, perusing rows of tents offering artwork, antiques, food, and activities.

Marines land at Everest

Marines land at Everest

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The United States Marine Corps visited Everest Collegiate High School and Academy last week for Detroit Marine Week. “Once a year the Marine Corps holds a Marine Week, which is a week where we try to bridge the gap between our communities and the Corps,” said Major Alfred […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Not so serious

The Clarkston Village Players’ late summer production is excellent. They’re staging the comedy satire “Underpants,” written by Carl Sternheim and adapted for the U.S. stage by Steve Martin. I wondered going in whether Martin’s humor from Saturday Night Live, “Three Amigos,” and his other stuff would come through. Yes, it does. The ending, in particular. […]

THE HEALTHY CHILD: Make lunch an A+ experience

By Adrian Schirr With the new school year upon us, it’s time to revisit those bad habits we vowed to break last year. My son can’t be the only one who comes home from school exhausted and famished. It’s quite the show, really. With his backpack still strapped to his shoulders, his mission is clear: […]

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Wisdom of ‘The Cornbread Philosopher’ at signing

Darrell H. Cooper will talk about and sign his books at Brioni’s on Sept. 17. The books are free, with donations benefitting SCAMP. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor “The man with the simplist taste is always satisfied.” “My daddy told me, son always wear yore spurs, you don’t never know […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Awaken to God in face of disasters

As I write this, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida after already devastating much of the Caribbean. It is being called the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. Our prayers and well wishes go out to all the people affected by this natural disaster as well as to all the other recent extreme weather events. […]

Broadway agent kicks off lecture series

Broadway theater agent Susan Schulman kicks off the new Oakland Town Hall speaker season, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m., at the St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. Schulman, author of “Backstage Pass to Broadway, True Tales of a Theatre Press Agent,” will discuss her experiences with top New York City actors and […]

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