Township news

Brady Lodge work almost done Restoration of Brady Lodge, located in Bay Court Park off Andersonville Road, is nearing completion as the Independence Township Board voted last week to accept a quote to complete electricity throughout the building. “It’s mostly completed now,” said township Trustee Ron Ritchie. “With the lighting, it’ll make it so we […]

Memories endure of family, friends, farming

Memories endure of family, friends, farming

George White has fond memories of helping out on the Miller family farm. Photo by Phil Custodio Second in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor George Miller, a 19th century settler of Independence Township, has […]

Lights of the holidays

Lights  of the  holidays

Cub Scout Pack 163 decorated their float with a toyland theme. The cold didn’t appear to bother the crowds lining downtown Main Street for the Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday evening. Floats, vehicles, marchers, and watchers were covered in colorful Christmas lights for the parade. Then they headed to Depot Park to visit with Santa, see […]

Fire on Dixie

Fire on Dixie

Springfield Township firefighters hose down the fire in the restaurant. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Hopes for the holidays went up in smoke for those at the Lakes Grille on Dixie Highway, destroyed in a fire Monday, but members of the community are stepping forward to help. Darren Graunstadt at LA Cafe has an […]

Little library renovation planned

The Little Free Library at the corner of Main and Washington streets in downtown Clarkston is gone, but big plans are in place to replace it. “We’re looking at a larger library we’d like to build, the size of a phone booth,” said Jen Herrmann to Clarkston City Council, Nov. 28. The Main Street library […]

Goodfellows in community

Goodfellows in community

John Priebe collects a donation from a driver in downtown Clarkston. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Rotary Club members and friends raised more than $13,000 in this year’s Goodfellow newspaper drive last weekend. Volunteers sold the newspapers, which were produced by The Clarkston News, on streets throughout Clarkston, as well as Neiman’s Family Market. Clarkston […]

City unparks parking issue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Parking is returning to the front burner now that the new Clarkston City Council has settled in after the election. Church Street residents have been telling council about parking congestion on the side streets where they live. “Our street has become an employee parking lot for workers at the […]

Elliott foundation helps out sheriff’s benefit

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation of Clarkston recently made several holiday donations, including $2,000 to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Benefit for the Disabled. The benefit is providing $50 gift cards to disabled children to shop for their families with the help of volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Kmart in Waterford, as well […]

Stuff bus for Lighthouse

Stuff bus for Lighthouse

Clarkston Community School transportation employees are volunteering to collect donations for this Saturday’s Stuff a Bus. Photo by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The annual Stuff-a-Bus event is this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which has been going on for over a decade, is run […]

Balancing act

Balancing act

Pine Knob Elementary student Alyssa Warren works on her balancing project using her nose as a fulcrum in the school tinkering room. Photo by Jessica Steeley