Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Neighborhood party to celebrate 100th birthday

Ilene and Frank Schietaert, Helen Finkbeiner, and Marti Newsted will host a party for longtime neighbor and World War II vet Don Stringer. About two years ago, Ilene Schietaert of Independence Township made a promise to her next door neighbor Don Stringer just before he moved to Florida. “I told him when he turned 100, […]

Grants for community groups

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $50,000 in grants to local community groups, May 25. “We looked at the needs and what we could fund and leave as a legacy – that was important to us,” said Optimist Jim Evans. The club’s grant committee met starting in January to receive and review applications for the […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Summer season

The Clarkston Village Players’ production of “Hamlet II” finished its run a couple weeks ago. It was an awesome experience. It turns out, however, in addition to gaining new experience as an onstage performer and new ways to get over stage fright, I gained about 10 pounds from overindulging in green room snacks. I need […]

Bench work for buddies

Fourth grade students at Independence Elementary School built a Buddy Bench for their Academic Service Learning project. “A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go if they need someone to play with at recess,” said Dennis Klenow, third and fourth grade teacher. “When other students see someone on the bench, they go […]

Clarkston celebrates 31 years of awards

A crowd gathered at Clarkston Community Church at 7:30 a.m. to celebrate 31 years of Clarkston Community Awards and to honor this year’s recipients. Each recipient or group chosen were given a nomination by a person in the community and ultimately chosen by the Awards Selection Committee and Community Awards Committee. Owner of Picasso’s Grapevine […]

Spindler finds success at West Point

Spindler finds success at West Point

Newly minted Second Lieutenant Gabriella Spindler graduated from West Point and is ready to get to work with the U.S. Army. Photo by Phil Custodio  Memorial Day 2016 was extra special for the Spindler family of Clarkston – Gabriella Spindler was back in town after graduating from West Point Military Academy in May. May 30 […]

Longtime dentist retires

Longtime dentist retires

Dr. George Krull, with his wife Pam Krull, is ready for retirement. Photo by Phil Custodio Dr. George Krull, DDS, is retiring after more than 30 years of making sure Clarkston kids have clean, healthy teeth. “It has been an absolutely terrific experience,” said Krull, who lives in Independence Township with his wife of 44 […]

Ford, Fitzgerald offer new house for SCAMP Home Tour

Six homes will be featured on this year’s SCAMP Home Tour, one of which is the newly purchased house of Emily Ford and Patrick Fitzgerald, located on E. Washington Street. The home tour is Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. The tour weekend begins Saturday with the Patrons’ Evening, which includes a tour of […]

Girl Scouts honored for free libraries

The community was treated to two Little Free Libraries in downtown Clarkston last summer from the Girl Scout Troop 13363. The freshmen in the group were awarded for Community Enhancement for the libraries during the 31st Annual Clarkston Community Awards on Tuesday. “It’s very cool because we thought we did something so small, but it […]

‘A taste of Michigan’

Spring was in the air last Thursday as patrons came out to support the Clarkston Rotary Club at the annual Spring Wine Tasting, which feature Michigan wines. Wineries included Bel Lango out of Cedar, Black Star Farms from Sutton Bay, Laurentide, Lake Leelanau, Mari Vinyards, Hawthorne Vinyards and Chateau Chantal from Traverse City. Clarkston Rotary […]

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