Grant applications

The Clarkston Area Optimists are accepting grant applications for 2019. Grants are focused on activities for children and youth who live in the Clarkston Community Schools attendance area. Grant applications are available at ClarkstonOptimists.org. Deadline is March 22. Grant start date is June 1, 2019. This is the eighth year the Clarkston Optimists have provided […]

Rotarians on a mission

Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty recently returned from a volunteer mission to Kenya, bringing eye care to almost 2,000 Kenyans. The mission provided eye glasses to people as young as preschool, and many in their 80’s and 90’s. In addition to providing glasses, doctors were able to make referrals for those needing further […]

Business leader

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Mary Hydorn, founder of Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services, as Woman Business Leader of the Year at its Women in Business event, Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fountains Golf and Banquet, 6060 Maybee Road. Hydorn founded Kids in Motion 25 years ago after […]

City hall plans

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Designers revised the conceptual site plan for a renovated city hall, with input from the Historic District Commission (HDC). The new plan includes a driveway and 20-space parking lot to the south of the building. People going to city hall could park in the new lot instead of the […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Clarkston DPW workers salt the sidewalk leading to the city parking lot on Main Street at West Washington during Monday’s snow. Photo provided A statewide snow emergency dumping half a foot of the white stuff with wind chills as low as 35 below zero closed schools, government offices, and many businesses Monday and Tuesday. Gov. […]

History teacher honored

History teacher honored

Clarkston High School teacher Brian Zezula talks about his teaching philosophy for a television news segment airing this week. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As a teacher of modern U.S. history at Clarkston Junior High School, Brian Zezula invited veterans of World War II to serve as living examples of what the […]

Public input sessions

Clarkston is hosting two public input sessions in February in the Community Room of the Clarkston Independence District Library at 6495 Clarkston Road. The first session regarding plans and vision for Depot Park will be on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., said City Manager Jonathan Smith. The second session regarding the city’s Charter will […]

Search for director

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce formed an executive search committee to identify, interview and hire an executive director. Deadline to apply is Feb. 8. Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed, and the most eligible candidates will then be interviewed. Members of the Search Committee include  chamber President Emily Ford, Tim Martin, Peg Roth, […]

Shared center

Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Jan. 22, to approve a contract with Springfield Township to exchange CDBG funds for senior center services. Under the contract, Springfield Township provides $11,682 from its federal Community Development Block Grant to Independence Township. The money will fund access fees for Springfield Township seniors ages 62 and over to the […]

Learn about human-trafficking risks at workshop

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A recent post on the Positively Clarkston Facebook page had a warning for parents about “a family who lives in Clarkston who caught a man taking pictures of their 11 or 12 year old daughter as the girl was in their yard. First time he was seen he drove […]