Quarantine strands resident in Peru

Quarantine strands resident in Peru

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Michelle Phaup planned to return home to Clarkston from her winter getaway in Lima, Peru, on March 17. A national quarantine due to COVID-19 thwarted that idea. “I was in shock,” said Phaup, who has been there since Feb. 10. “I was surprised there would be that […]

Keeping informed

Keeping informed

As parents look for ways to keep their kids learning during the weeks-long school closing due to the COVID-19 emergency, one to keep in mind is your community newspaper, as demonstrated by Kate, Lily, and Dorian Rainey. “I wanted to document my kids with a current Clarkston newspaper so that I had a way of […]

Clarkston has heart!

Clarkston has heart!

In the spirit of community, Neiman’s Family Market on Dixie Highway at White Lake Road is selling Clarkston Has Heart t-shirts. According to Nate Neiman, the shirts will cost $24. Ten dollars from every sale will go to the local food pantry, Lighthouse North. During the COVID-19 crisis, Neiman’s has changed their hours of operation. […]

Deputies keep watch

Deputies keep watch

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With schools and many businesses closed during the COVID-19 emergency, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Clarkston and Independence Township stay busy patrolling business and residential areas, grocery stores, and medical facilities. “Criminal, traffic, and crash calls have been slightly lower, as most everyone is at home,” said Lt. […]

Clarkston COVID cases up to 5

Dr. Erica Harding from Clarkston Medical Group said their cases of COVID-19 was up to five. The results were from tests collected on March 16, and add on to two previously reported cases. The three additional cases range in age from 25-49, Harding said on the March 27 Facebook post. “Since this date (March 17), […]

City meeting online

The April 13 Clarkston City Council meeting will be a videoconference. The meeting will be open to the public to attend through their phone or computer – check VillageofClarkston.org. The governor’s Executive Order 2020-15 changed the Open Meetings Act to allow public bodies to conduct meetings electronically, with public participation, through April 15. Electronic public […]

Youth project to collect food

Youth project to collect food

Andrea Williams, at right, with her kids Natalie, Ben, and Sam, collect food donations. Photo provided Andrea Williams and her children are picking up food donations every Tuesday to give to Lighthouse of Clarkston, as a mission project for their church, Community Presbyterian of Waterford. “It’s going really well – the van was full and […]

Church food distribution

Food distribution at First Congregational Church of Clarkston is continuing despite the Coronavirus. Over the past three years, the church has provided free food to seniors and anyone in need on the second Saturday of every month. Because of the current situation, the church is arranging more times for people to receive help. “We are […]

Online book drive for kids

Even though COVID-19 has you stuck inside, you can still help children across the country by reading your favorite book. Disney and First Book teamed up for their Eighth Annual Magic of Storytelling Campaign, which provides new books to underserved communities across the country. Disney will donate one book for each “shelfie,” a picture of […]

Showstopper COVID

Because of COVID-19, Clarkston Village Players ended the March production early, cancelled the May production, and cancelled the second season event for April. There will be no rehearsals or meetings at the theatre until further notice. The CVP board is also evaluating other events to take place during the summer and next season. If you […]

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