Keiser’s Role: What is the truth?

Well, now that the Aug. 2 election is over I am ready for November to come so we can get that election over as well. Not that I am anxious to necessarily vote, but I am ready for the presidential candidates to be the main topic of every conversation. It wouldn ‘t be bad if […]

Tons of Trucks

Tons of Trucks

The annual Tons of Trucks event hosted by the Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors was tons of fun as kids of all ages got to climb aboard the big rigs and honk some horns. The event also included train rides, wagon rides and tasty treats. Photo by Trevor Keiser

Park music

Park  music

Kids look to see what will happen next in Guy Louis’  musical story. Photo by Phil Custodio Guy Louis from Worlds of Music entertained a park filled with kids with stories accompanied by his guitar, ukulele, and other instruments at Harmony in the Park, Aug. 3. More than 150 people went to the “Musical Play […]

A trip years in the making

It took years of fund raising for Girl Scout Troop 13059 of Clarkston to make their trip to Belize. “A three-year journey ended at about 1 a.m. on Monday morning, July 25,” said Girl Scout Leader Wendy Need. “I said good-bye to my girls and chaperones after an amazing trip that was three years in […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK:Fall on stage

Just like every year, once the Fourth of July has gone by, summer is pretty much over. Still lots of hot days to endure, but stores have been filled with back-to-school inventories for weeks, with Halloween already making an appearance. Kids will be back in school when the Clarkston Village Players’ next show, “Lend Me […]

Story trail

Story trail

Katie Byrne, her kids Taylor Byrne, Devon Byrne, and Adrian Byrne, and Sophia Stephighson read a couple pages on the trail. Kids are invited to walk the Storybook Trail at Springfield Township Library. “It combines books and reading with the park and physical activity,” said Cathy Forst, library director. “It’s a good use of the […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Sing a new song

When facing difficult times in our life, what should (or, what do we do)? Often, when facing those times, I find myself turning to the Psalms. Many of the Psalms were originally words written for worship as part of the sung liturgy. These words reflect great joys, struggles with sin and the peace of forgiveness. […]

Reading royalty

Reading royalty

Frances Bauer, children’s librarian at the Springfield Township Library, honors Xavier Dove and Naomi Szelong as king and queen of the library Summer Reading program, July 29. About 280 readers registered for the program, with 160 reading 600 or more pages for a total of about 198,000 pages total. The Friends of the Library financed […]

Power of science

Power of science

Madeline Caldwell and Katherine Rhodes take apart electronics to reuse the pieces for new inventions created in Camp Invention last week. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Riders at O.A.T.S.

Justin Stevens, here with Dana Wood, volunteer event coordinator, won the Freedom Ride Motorcycle Poker Run. Photo by Phil Custodio Rain dampened participation in O.A.T.S. Annual Freedom Ride, July 24, but riders of motorcycles and/or horses still had fun. They played Motorcycle Poker, collecting cards at restaurants and bars from Lapeer down M-15 to O.A.T.S., […]

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