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March 20, 2013 - Tootsie Roll Drive

Clarkston area Knights of Columbus will be out in local intersections and stores for their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive this weekend, March 22-23. Proceeds are used to help people with intellectual disabilities.

Sign denied on I-75

Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied a second request from Eagle Graphics on March 6 for an Everest Academy sign along I-75.

Everest hoped to advertise their offerings of preschool to high school education on a sign 6 foot, 10 inches by 18 foot, 6 inches in width, which was a reduction of 22 square feet from the sign previously requested in November.

The ZBA unanimously denied Eagle Graphics' revised variance request because they were not convinced Everest had a valid hardship to justify the need for such an advertisement.

Akropolis in concert

Akropolis Reed Quintet performs in concert, 7 p.m., March 21, at Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Road.

The nationally-acclaimed group will also work with band members at Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High, and Clarkston High School from March 19-22.

Check www.akropolisquintet.com.

Chocolate night

Friends of the Library hosts Chocolate Celebration Night, 6:30 p.m., April 9, at Clarkston Independence District Library.

Chef Joan Donnay of Essence on Main will demonstrate how to make a chocolate delight, with tasting after.

Residents 18 and over can compete in the Chocolate Challenge Contest, entries limited to the first 25 persons or organizations to sign up by April 5. Attendees will vote on their favorite recipe. First place wins two cooking lessons at Essence on Main, with prizes for second and third. Email cgrubba@comcast.net for information.

Movie night

Clarkston High School is showing Mean Girls on movie night, 8 p.m., Friday, in the auditorium. Tickets at the door, $3. Proceeds go to Sarah's Secret Closet, a program started by sophomore Sarah Head providing clothes, personal items, and school supplies to students in need.

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