More brick work on News building

More brick work on News building

Chris Blaine of Top Hat Masonry Repair, at right,  leads rebricking work on 5 S. Main Street. Photo by Phil Custodio When work is complete on 5 S. Main Street, home of The Clarkston News, the building will be full brick on all four sides, just like it was when it was new in the […]

$300,000 surplus expected for parks

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Board voted, May 16, to approve a $98,748 budget amendment for the Parks, Recreation, and Seniors Department. The money comes out of a $300,000 surplus predicted for the department at the end of 2017, Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Derek Smith said, which is similar to […]

Rally crowd

Rally crowd

Food fans filled the entire Neiman’s Family Market parking lot at Dixie and White Lake Road, May 19, for the second annual Food Truck Rally. Hosted by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network, the event featured 16 food trucks and live entertainment. Photo by Phil Custodio

City says ‘no’ to rezoning

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Expansion plans for the Clarkston Mills stalled after City Council voted to reject a request to rezone 42 W. Washington from residential to commercial. “This has been going on four or five weeks – it’s a difficult decision,” said Council member Sue Wylie, who voted against rezoning at the […]

Summer opening

Summer opening

From left, executive chef Mike deBruin, Tony VanHulle and sous chef Calen Pepera of The Fed Community interview an applicant on the front deck of their new restaurant at 15 S. Main Street. The farm-to-table eatery, the former Clarkston State Bank, is expected to open by the end of June or beginning of July, VanHulle […]

News in Brief

Closed Memorial Day The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Deadline for classified ads is Friday. Tedder office hours State Rep. Jim Tedder’s open office hours include Friday, May 26, 4-5:30 p.m. at Leo’s Coney, 6325 Sashabaw Road. “I am committed to making government […]

New commander seeks to serve vets

New commander seeks to serve vets

Kimberly Lambouris will soon take the commander post at the Clarkston American Legion. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor As the American Legion Post 63 prepares for Memorial Day remembrances on Monday, Kimberly Lambouris of Davisburg is preparing to assume her duties as leader of the post. “I am very proud […]

Public comments on school millage

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston Community Board of Education hosts a public hearing Monday, May 22, at 6:45 p.m. about the district’s proposed 2017-2018 property tax millage rate. Board of Education President Steve Hyer said they’re proposing the same millage they’ve had for several years, 18 mills for non-homestead properties and seven […]

Hands up for art

Hands up for art

Daejah Sotelo, senior, points at  her art work at the Clarkston Community Schools art show. Photo by Jessica Steeley

Spring into arts

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The arts are blooming along with May flowers throughout downtown this spring. This weekend, the Gateway hosts an atrium filled with artwork at the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council’s second annual Art in the Atrium silent art auction. The May 20 event helps fund the council’s ongoing efforts to sponsor […]

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