Seniors stretch, strengthen for better health

Realizing the importance of physical fitness later in life, the Independence Township Senior Center is testing several new classes for this fall to promote health and well-being for area residents. On July 8, the center held a ‘trial? strength and stretch class taught by Nancy Boch at St. Daniel’s Catholic church in Clarkston. ‘Don’t stretch […]

Training program prepares students for future counselor jobs

It takes a lot to be a camp counselor with Independence Township’s Parks and Recreation department. This year’s counselors-in-training are finding out just what it takes. The CIT program through the department allows students the opportunity to see firsthand the role of a camp counselor and receive the training necessary to lead a group of […]

Addison extends moratorium on MM facilities

Those hoping to open a medical marijuana facility in Addison Township will have to wait a while longer to see how the local government plans to deal with them. By a vote 7-0, the township board Nov. 15 extended the moratorium on medical marijuana facilities for another 240 days after the planning commission asked for […]

Cervantez to showcase talents for college coaches

Sophomore Autumn Cervantez burst onto the Oxford Varsity softball scene as a freshman last year. Now she gets to feature her talent to numerous collegiate coaches at the Queens of Diamonds Showcase North at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio on January 8-9, 2011. Cervantez heard about the showcase through some of her teammates and […]

Schools receive $27K early childhood grant

Oxford Community Schools is the recipient of yet another grant to help reimagine their learning. They were selected to receive $27,024 from the Early Childhood Investment Corp. (ECIC) to help with the transition from preschool to kindergarten. ‘We are pleased to be able to have some assistance with funding to help bridge the gap at […]

Schwarz earns reading award

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Dr. James Schwarz is loyal defender of the district’s reading recovery program. For his efforts, he was the recipient of the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Administrator’s Award for 2010. Schwarz was presented with the award in front of a packed banquet room at the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Conference […]

Garden club brings new planters to downtown area

Good-bye, whiskey barrels. Hello, custom-created stone planters! The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club was ready with green smocks and new plants to welcome five new planters to downtown Clarkston’s Main Street on June 30 as part of an ongoing effort to keep the city tied to its historical roots with an updated look. ‘This is […]

Computer camp teaches history, mechanics of machine

Why buy a new computer when you can just build one? That was the challenge given to Clarkston area campers during a recent workshop concentrating on the inner workings of one of today’s most important technical tools. The ‘Build Your Own Computer? camp hosted a three-day workshop June 22-24 in which students learned the necessary […]

Teachers awarded $8,462 in grants

For the fifth consecutive year, teachers in Oxford Community Schools will be receiving grant money to help them teach in creative ways. The Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan awarded 10 grants, totaling $8,461.85 to 14 Oxford teachers as part of their Link to Creative Teaching Program. According to Shelby Twp. resident Carol Tomasi, a volunteer […]

Coach says hoopsters brimming with potential

Varsity boys basketball head coach Paul Marfia is looking to take the upcoming basketball season one day at a time. Entering his second year as head coach of the Wildcats, he sees the Wildcats wave goodbye to the Flint Metro League, where they finished 7-11, and hello to the Oakland Activities Association. Marfia says he […]