Local businesses open, back serving

Local businesses open, back serving

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As Michigan slowly starts to reopen its economy, several area businesses want the public to know their plans going forward. Lil’ Peoples’ Place preschool and childcare facility (pictured) opened to essential worker families on May 18. As long as no other extensions are made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the […]

Are you open for business? Let us know!

Are you open for business? Let us know!

What businesses are open in Clarkston? It has been a tough two months for small businesses since the state was shut down after the COVID-19 ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive orders. Slowly, the Michigan governor is allowing some businesses to open. Just opening, however, isn’t enough. You have to let people know you are up […]

Canceled events

This year’s American Legion Memorial Day service at Lakeview Cemetery on May 25 and Independence Fest on July 4 have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Concerts in the Park series for June has also been canceled, but the July schedule – July 10, July 17, July 24 – is still […]

Flower sale

The Clarkston Community Women’s Club is having its annual flower sale May 27-28 at Wojo’s Greenhouse in Ortonville. At check out, mention “Clarkston Community Women’s Club” and this fundraiser will help with the club’s scholarship program.  Contact Jackie at 248-425-4095 for more information.

Clarkston students helping out local hospital units

Clarkston students helping out local hospital units

Jonah Robbins and Joshua Robbins show off their 3-D printer that they have used to print ventilator parts. “They hope they can do more,” said their mother, Jennifer Futrell Evans. BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor While online schooling is the norm these days during the COVID-19 crisis, many students are using home printers for […]

COVID-19 update: May 19, 2020

According to Oakland County’s COVID by zip website, there have been 11 combined deaths in the 48346 (94 cases, 8 deaths), 48348 (84 cases, 2 deaths), and 48350 (14 cases, 1 death) zip codes as of May 19, 2020.

Free city parking for rest of 2020

In an effort to help local businesses get back on track, parking in the city of Clarkston will be free through Jan. 1, 2021. This resolution was passed unanimously at the May 11 city council meeting. “This action is being taken to assist and support our local businesses as they endeavor to reopen,” said Jonathan […]

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News With donations and trade by property owners and community groups, lawyers are expected to have an agreement to change ownership of the Bailey House. The Bailey home on Sashabaw Road in Independence Township was owned by Oakland County Parks. Preservation Clarkston offered two different parcels of land […]

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

Phil in the Blank: Farewell after many years with CNews

I write this in hopes everyone is well, the lockdown is at least starting to wind down, and Clarkston-area businesses are or will soon be reopening. The Clarkston News and the other Sherman Publications are printing again, which is good. Unfortunately, I’m not actually here with them – I’m moving to Alabama, where I have […]

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