Medical center plans to better serve area

Two years ago, they were struggling to get their building plans passed as neighboring residents fought hard to stop it. Now, the new medical expansion at Independence Pointe is only months away from completion, and Dr. Victor Maldonado of Associated Radiologists of Oakland County (AROC) wants to show the community they’re doing what they promised: […]

Independence Pointe project has rocky history with locals

It was cause for much debate. The expansion of the Independence Pointe Medical Center, developed by John Poponea of M-1575 Associates, first came to the Independence Township Planning Commission in February 2001. Cameo Homes Subdivision residents, which sits behind the plaza at M-15 and I-75 on Northview Drive, were quick to get on the defense […]

Let’s do the time warp at Clarkston Elem.

Clarkston Elementary students took ‘A Walk Through Time? at a day long ‘Festival of History,? Friday, May 9. Each student participated in four 45-minute workshops and attended two assemblies that explored various aspects of the 20th century from music and women’s rights, to space exploration and the history of medicine. The two assemblies featured Mark […]

Grubs devastate lawns in older neighborhoods

If you’ve noticed several bare spots on your lawn this season, you could have a problem with grubs. An anonymous caller suggested The Clarkston News look further into the epidemic, stating many of the older subdivisions in Clarkston have been hit. ‘People should know the problem they’re having is from grubs. If you have a […]

Through thick and thin

Little did they know when junior high student Bob Howey delivered Rosemary Button’s family newspaper on his route, the two would celebrate 60 years of marriage in 2003. ‘I was her paper boy,? Bob, 82, said. ‘He was a smart alec,? Rosemary, 80, revealed, with hand shielding her comment from Bob. ‘He still is. My […]

Fletcher named Teacher of the Year

Kim Fletcher was shocked when she walked into her classroom Friday, May 9 to a loud, ‘Surprise!? The Clarkston High School math teacher was greeted by members of the Clarkston Foundation and Clarkston Community School Board who awarded her as Teacher of the Year. Together the Clarkston Foundation and Suburban Ford of Waterford sponsor the […]

Drivers misuse handicap spots

One Clarkston resident is speaking out about what he feels is misuse of handicap parking spaces. Bill Chamberlin, who suffered a spinal injury when he fell on the job as a project manager for Toyota, said too many unauthorized people park in handicap designated spots, and unfair legislation let’s them do so without penalty. ‘You […]

Gaining insight at ‘teen’ court

Several youngsters filled the 52-2 District Court Monday, Jan. 13 to get an inside look at the judicial system. The law students from Clarkston High School were participants in the Oakland County Teen Court and took on the identity of jurors, prosecuting and defense attorneys, bailiff and clerk during Clarkston’s inaugural teen court appearance. Guided […]

A real life knight’s tale for engaged couple

Joyce Ashley’s knight in shining armor entered her life like a fairy book tale. Ashley, a teller at Bank One in Clarkston, was surprised Dec. 10 by boyfriend Terry McNeil as he appeared at her work dressed as a knight, got down on one knee and asked that all important question. She said yes and […]

Forensics rock at CMS

Imagine standing in front of judges and an audience being asked something like “Do you think a tax cut, such as the new proposal of President Bush, will help your family and other families spend a lot more money?” and you have a minute to prepare your response. Or what about getting into character and […]

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