Poets make voices heard

Poets make voices heard

Senior Emily Greatorex makes a point in her poem. Photos by Jessica Steeley BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Student poets received snaps and cheers as they performed serious and resounding messages during the Third Annual Voices for Change Poetry Slam on Friday, Feb. 24. Topics ranged from coping with mental illness to romance […]

10 years of Angels’ Place Race

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Angels’ Place Race is celebrating 10 years of running to help people in need. “We’re expecting more runners and more prizes,” said organizer Paul Maxwell at a benefit fund raiser for the race, Feb. 23, at Mr. B’s Roadhouse. “It’s the 10th anniversary of the 10 kilometer run,” Maxwell […]

New play pieces planned for park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The days of the woodframed playground equipment at Depot Park may be numbered, based on recommendations of the Friends of Depot Park. The committee has been reviewing the playground for the past year, said Friends member Ken Ermer to Clarkston City Council, Feb. 27. “It’s time to make a […]

Safety path extension off Clintonwood

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Walkers and runners in the southeast township neighborhoods will soon be able to go farther in safety. The Independence Township Board accepted a proposal from Nowak & Fraus, an engineering firm, for a Clintonville Road Safety Path Project for up to $88,606. The new 4,500 feet of pathway […]

News in Brief

Impact weekend Planning is underway for Clarkston Davisburg Community Impact Weekend, April 29-30 and Nov. 4-5. Sponsors Clarkston Community Church, Great Lakes Ace Hardware, My Habitat Clarkston, Neiman’s Family Market, Waypoint Church, Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Independence Township Parks and Recreation are searching for projects for qualified low-income families and seniors, local veterans and […]

Five arrested in Paint Creek vandalism

Five Independence Township teenagers admitted to spraypainting Paint Creek Trail after they were caught red handed. A witness watched the teens enter Paint Creek Trail near E. Clarkston and Kern roads and walk toward the creek with spray paint cans in their hands, and called police, 3:42 p.m., Feb. 22, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Debbie Stradling, bakery manager at Neiman’s Family Market, fries up a batch of paczkis, Monday morning. The bakers will make thousands of the decadent pastries as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, approaches next week. Varieties include custard, cream, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, prune, lemon, and apple. Photo by Phil Custodio 

Winter break

Winter break

Noah Vogt enjoys the early springlike weather Monday, swinging on the handlebars in Depot Park with his friends. Kids enjoyed the early warm weather this week as temperatures hit 66 degrees in the Detroit area on Sunday, Feb. 19, beating the old record of 64 degrees in 1884, according to the National Weather Service. Photo […]

Local Pink Panther to stalk Autorama

Local Pink Panther  to stalk Autorama

Denise Myers of Clarkston tools around Mackinac in her pink Dodge Challenger. This weekend, she’ll be at Autorama. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Pink Panther returns to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the Autorama this weekend. Denise Myers of Clarkston will bring her hot pink 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible, named the […]

Teachers, staff honored

The Board of Education recognized 21 Clarkston Community School staff members with Winter Employee Recognition Awards and certificates of appreciation, Feb. 13. The teachers, aides, paraeducators, secretaries, and support staff from the Early Childhood Center to the high school and administration building included: Jill Haslinger, Kids Connection teacher, Early Childhood Center; Pat Webb, Funshine teacher, […]

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