Clarkston students ‘Mix It Up? during lunch

Local students had the opportunity to meet and greet new people recently during their lunch periods- and the students were very accepting of the newborn mix. Independence Elementary School was delighted to join over seven thousand schools worldwide for its first National Mix It Up Lunch Day on Nov. 16. Mix It Up Lunch Day […]

Students add special ingredients to Thanksgiving

First graders at Pine Knob Elementary recently published their secret recipes on preparing a turkey. The students under the direction of first grade teachers Mrs. Rathburg and Mrs. Cusumano, gathered their recipes and combined them to put a Thanksgiving recipe book together. The children gave their version on how to cook a turkey. ‘Some were […]

CHS students recognized for academic excellence

The National Honors Society ceremony took place on Nov. 16 in the CHS Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was led by Principal Janet Meagher, and Superintendent Dr. Al Roberts. Retired band director Cliff Chapman was the guest speaker at the ceremony, and the CHS Madrigals and Jazz Band performed. And the award for academic excellence […]

Mondavi Wines have local connection

‘A good wine is a wine you like,? said Clarkston resident Ron Heady. Heady, who started out in the sales business 15 years ago as a route salesman, is now the regional sales manager for Robert Mondavi Wines. Heady and his wife Rita, with their two daughters Calem and Celestia, moved from Waterford to the […]

Clarkston resident makes musical wishes come true

He lives in Clarkston- yet Craig Carrick travels to Northern Michigan to participate in the annual Nor-East’r Music & Arts Festival, where he makes peoples dreams come true. Carrick has a love for music. He grew up with the love and stays involved in music in any way. Carrick stumbled across the music festival in […]

July 15 forum for county commission candidates

Voters who have questions for District #1 Oakland County Commission candidates have a chance to ask them on Thursday, July 15. District #1 candidates will be at the Addison Township Hall, located at 1440 Rochester Rd., for a Candidate Forum beginning at 7 p.m., sponsored by League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA). According to […]

Cartner selected to play in all-star game

This past season for Oxford varsity softball was something truly special as they were able to capture the league title in their final Flint Metro League season and advance to regionals before losing. Graduating senior Kelly Cartner’s final season got a whole lot better as she was selected to participate in the Michigan High School […]

AmeriCorps members return to Crossroads

Crossroads for Youth had such a wonderful time with members from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) earlier this year, they invited them back for a second stint. President of Crossroads for Youth Dr. Janet McPeek described the first visit from AmeriCorps NCCC, which took place from mid-January to late-February of this year, being ‘so […]

Local inventor improves the fishing net

Oxford resident Ross Smith found his way into the United States Patent and Trademark Office after coming up with an improvement to the standard fishing net. Smith and his partner, Jeff Kempf of Shelby Twp., developed the Leverage Landing Net, a fishing net that allows a fisherman to keep one hand on the fishing rod […]

CHS band finishes in top place

Scott Medlen, Josh Fink, Billy Freed and Aaron Bedor are ‘Vanilla Curve.? The four young men with a very big dream brought their talent to the Clarkston High School stage to compete against 18 bands in the Battle of the Bands Competition.. The boys received 199 points out of a possible 200, great for their […]