Learning service to others

Learning service to others

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Celebrating 14 years of community service, Independence Elementary held their annual SOCKS Day event Friday, April 28. SOCKS, Serving Our Community Kids Style, is an Independence tradition where each grade level pairs with a different organization and spends the day helping them. “There are different community partners at […]

A day of science

A day of science

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Andersonville Elementary students experimented with circuits, centripetal force, fingerprinting and human x-rays during their Festival Day on April 28. The event is an Andersonville tradition incorporating science in a fun, hands-on learning approach for the students, Festival Day Co-Chair Michelle Herkowitz said. Andersonville partners with Cranbrook Institute of […]

Kids stand by classmates

Kids stand by classmates

The “Stand by You” students gather together in the spring sun by Springfield Plains Elementary. Photos provided For their variety show Friday, April 28, a group of Springfield Plains Elementary students performed an angelic act to “Stand by You” by Rachel Platten. “The show provided compassion, friendship, a strong message of acceptance and community. There […]

PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Tips to reclaim energy, weight management

By Frank J. Granett R.ph. So you want to reclaim your vitality. Not feel tired after a long day’s work and spend quality time with your family? If you think a magical pill, monster drinks or a pot of coffee is the answer, think again. Reclaiming your health and vitality as well as ultimately gaining […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Let Mom show way to harmony

George BernardShaw is credited with saying, “The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” They speak English, we speak American; we use the same words either pronouncing them differently or giving them different meanings. For example, they drop the ‘c’ in schedule and emphasize the second syllable and drop […]

Lecture series lets learning continue

For Don and Margie Arsen of Independence Township, the speakers at Oakland Town Hall continue their education. “The speakers are stimulating. They come in and tell very interesting stories,” Margie said. “I like the food,” Don said. Memorable speakers over the years include a generational expert and a television news reporter. “It was nice to […]

Toys of history

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Robert (Bob) L. Jones passed away in 2004, but his toys continue to provide fun for kids. The handmade creations were given to the Clarkston Early Childhood Center by his longtime neighbors and friends Dr. Tom Stone and his wife, Arlene. “We had gotten [toys] over the years […]

Maker Girls build future

Clarkston High School was closed last Saturday, but it didn’t stop hundreds of girls from filling the cafeteria to continue their learning during the weekend. Smiles filled inside and outside the school as girls in Kindergarten through seventh grade experienced activities in engineering, math and science at the third annual Maker Girl Mania, April 22. […]

Final way to go green at Preserve

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor With spring sprung and Earth Day this past weekend, people are looking for ways to go green. All Saints Cemetery offers the ultimate green alternative – all natural burial in The Preserve, 44001 Nelsey Road. Response has been very positive since they started offering green burials 10 years ago, […]

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