Home to visit

Mary Graybiel, 102, of Arizona lived in Clarkston for 22 years and returns home every year. “It’s to see my beautiful friends and relatives,” said Graybiel. “I love the Concerts in the Park, all the beautiful surroundings, the lakes. They’re so beautiful here.” She also makes it a point to see her friends at Oakland […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Bees: can’t live without them

By Cole Campbell Bees: they sting, they bite, and they also pollinate 70% of our major food crops. We’re losing 30-40% of our bees and this could cause a global food shortage. In order to maintain enough bees for our crops, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, must require farmers to use bee safe products. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Seek God’s help in civil disobedience

Our national government is becoming paralyzed through animosity. It is a reflection of the growing mood in our society. A few weeks back, a man was pulled off a United Airlines flight and it made national headlines. Even I got caught up cheering the man on, as I do not like the way airlines have […]

Feeling the Force

Feeling the Force

Isaiah Rumble as Darth Vader and Jedi Jonah Ingram celebrate Star Wars Day at Clarkston Independence District Library, May 13. The library celebrated all things Star Wars with games and activities. Photo by Phil Custodio

Talented broncos

Talented broncos

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Elementary students showcased their talents at the school’s annual Variety Show. Students were singing, dancing, doing gymnastics and playing a variety of instruments for the audience. Pianist Cayla Cogan performed a rendition of Fleur De Lis, cousins Marco Richardson and Reid Logan left the audience laughing with […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Curtain falls

About now’s the time I get hooked on the theater experience, looking at one weekend more for the Clarkston Village Players production of “Self Help.” I have a role in the comedy play, which started back in February during auditions. Not so much during the weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night a couple […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Harrison’s celebrated the opening of their new home accessories store located at 5932 S. Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony with family, friends, and fellow Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, May 5. Owner Kevin Harrison and Amanda Browe and Melanie Johns-Secreto offer a variety of stylish lamps, furniture, and other items for the […]

A fine day in the park

Mother Nature gave families a sunny, warm day to enjoy Kids Day in the Park at Clintonwood Park, held by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors. The free event included over 20 activities sponsored by local businesses. Activities included making a bird feeder, making bubbles, archery, milking a cow, visiting the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department […]

Day to celebrate Ryan

The legacy of Ryan Kennedy continues to live on in Independence Township as the memorial playground built in his honor opened with a ribbon cutting on Saturday morning. “Today is a beautiful day,” said Kim Karp, Ryan’s mom, before apologizing she might cry. “It’s okay because it’s a happy day and sad day all in […]

Bike cab

Bike cab

Pedestrians can get some pedal-powered rides downtown, with Hometown Pedicab approved for business. Clarkston City Council voted, April 24, to approve access for the bicycle carriage through Depot Park. The Pedicab route is through downtown to Dixie Highway mostly during dinner hours. Photo by Phil Custodio

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