City suit

The state Court of Appeals rejected a motion by the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of the Village of Clarkston because it was filed too late, July 7. However, lawyers for MML and MTA filed a Motion for Leave to File Tardy […]

Park art

Park art

Aubrie Singleton, 4, paints a work of art at Clarkston Cultural Arts’ Easels in the Park, July 14, in Depot Park. The council offers free art opportunities during the Friday Concerts in the Park. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Perfect score for senior

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Third time was a charm for Justin Osborn, 17, of Clarkston. After two tries, the senior at Clarkston High School earned the highest possible composite score on his ACT, 36 out of 36. “I was feeling good coming out of it,” said Osborn, son of Scott and Catherine Osborn. […]

Music magic

Music magic

Dan Medawar and Mark Harrington of Magic Bus. Photos by Phil Custodio Magic Bus rocked Depot Park at Friday at Concerts in the Park. The band, with Mark Harrington on guitar, vocals, and percussion ; Dave Mielke, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion; Steve Carie, drums; Steve Richards, bass guitar, vocals; Mike Bruner, keyboard; Dan Medawar, guitar, […]

New downtown mural

New downtown mural

Artist Ryanne Shiner puts the finishing touches on the mural. Photo by Phil Custodio The front of the FED restaurant in downtown Clarkston has a historic clock and outdoor dining on a deck, but the alley side looks nice too, thanks to a mural painted by artist Ryanne Shiner of Waterford. The art teacher at […]

More restaurants up for redevelopment on M-15

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The new FED restaurant, now open for business on South Main Street, isn’t the only M-15 eatery up for something new. The Old Detroit Burger Bar is ready to start renovations on the former Nickelodeon restaurant on M-15, north of Rattalee Lake Road. “That Nickelodeon’s been such an […]

Fast times at the fair

Fast times at the fair

Aidan Stark and Lennon Bingham enjoy some race car thrills at the Oakland County Fair Big Rock Amusements carnival. The fair runs until Sunday July 16, with grandstand events, contests, fair food, livestock, and many other activities at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. For more information, please visit www.oakfair.org. Photo by Phil Custodio

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

The Facts Are Black and White, an editorial from The Michigan Press Association

By Jim Tarrant, Executive Director Michigan Press Association Traditional media has been getting a bad rap lately. Icons in the newspaper industry like the New York Times and Washington Post are accused of providing “fake news” to their readers all too often. Sadly, this moniker is perpetuated most often by those who are unwilling to […]

Community works together to kick off SCAMP with picnic

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor For the past 30 years, volunteers have worked together to raise funds and organize SCAMP for kids with special needs, each summer starting with a picnic at Independence Oaks County Park, July 25. This year’s picnic at the Twin Chimneys pavilion is led by John Spokaeski, who has volunteered […]

Celebrating red, white, and blue at July 4 parade

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor July 4 downtown was All-American, with thousands of spectators clad in red, white, and blue lining the streets from St. Dan’s to Renaissance High School for the annual Independence Day Parade. The march featured 94 entries, kicked off at 10 a.m. by the American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard […]

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