Mystery dinner

Mystery dinner

Gangsters and molls enjoyed dinner and solved a “murder” at Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network’s second annual Murder Mystery Dinner, Oct. 20, at Pine Knob Mansion. Everyone was invited to dress the part of a 1920’s Great Gatsby partygoer, and the Clarkston Village Players were on hand to provide the clues. Photo […]

Forest of friends

Forest of friends

Brady and Everly Smith with Snow White, played by Montse Montserat, and Gwyneth Wells’ Dopey the dwarf. Photo by Phil Custodio Families filled Friendly Forest at Clintonwood Park, Saturday, enjoying fine weather for a fall October day. Hosted by Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and Clarkston Area Optimist Club, young Optimists and volunteers in colorful […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Lights for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it will soon be trick or treaters out in the neighborhoods going door to door in search of candy from their neighbors. Holcomb Road residents in Clarkston have been asking City Council for help to keep the street safe. When the city had a police department, they would station […]

Bankers have local students’ back

Employees at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s Clarkston Branch, 8055 Ortonville Road, picked Blessings In A Backpack for their Days of Caring School Supply Drive this year. “What a wonderful surprise when Chris Garrett, manager of the new MSU Credit Union, called to tell us that Blessings In A Backpack had been chosen by […]

Tomatoes top house in township

Tomatoes top house in township

Steve Hutchins has been growing tomato plants at his home off Maybee Road in Independence Township for 30-40 years, but this year was special. “I’ve never had one grow this tall – about 12 feet,” Hutchins said. He planted it during Memorial Day weekend last May and it kept growing all season. And it’s all […]

Walk to school

Walk to school

Students, teachers, and parents from Pine Knob Elementary joined over 4,000 schools for International Walk to School Day, Oct. 5. The sunny walk began at 7:45 a.m. in the Salvation Army parking lot. They walked along Sashabaw Road to get to school. Photo provided

Chili connoisseurs

Chili connoisseurs

Bryson Miller, with his dad Dave Miller and Tenya Williams, at left, lines up chili samples for a fair assessment at the Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 6, hosted by Chatham House Interior Design, Lowrie’s Landscape, and Castlewood Custom Homes at 9539 Dixie Highway. Chili creator Lisa Schoff came away the winner of the annual cookoff contest, […]

New look, local focus for Ace

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Renovating the Clarkston Ace Hardware store on Dixie Highway has been a seven-days-a-week project for new owners Jason and Melanie Haley since the beginning of September. “It was well overdue for an overhaul,” Jason said. “We changed the layout completely to make the store easier to shop, get in […]

Professional Dental doubles in size, staff

Professional Dental of Clarkston has completed their move next door to 5748 Clarkston Road, greatly growing their practice. “We doubled the space to about 4,000 square feet,” said Dr. Brian P. Davidson, DMD LVIF, who has run the practice since 2008 with Dr. Amy A. Davidson, DMD, his wife. “We have nine treatment rooms now. […]

Optimists for new year

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club installed the new officers for 2016-2017 at Deer Lake Banquet Center, Sept. 27. The board will be led by Kathy Middleton as president. The Optimists also recently presented a $2,000 donation to the newly formed Clarkston High School Girls Field Hockey team for equipment. The team is in their first […]

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