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January 22, 2014 - Nominations for

Community Awards

Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director Ken Elwert said nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Clarkston Community Awards.

"Do you know someone or a group whose commitment and energy regularly makes this area a better place," said Elwert.Nomination categories include Citizen of the year, business person of the year, community collaboration young person of the year and many more categories.

Nominations are due by March 14, and the awards breakfast will be held at the Clarkston Community Church on May 13.

For a complete list of categories and award forms visit or call 248-922-6214.

Grant for seniors

Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center's minor home repair fund has $5,000 more thanks to the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program.

Clarkston City Council voted, Jan. 13, to award the federally funded grant for low-income senior citizens' furnace, water heater, roof, gutter, and other repair projects.

In 2013, the CDBG grant was awarded to Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA). For more information, call Theresa at 248-625-8231.

Hoops for Hope

Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball is playing Bloomfield Hills High School at Bloomfield Hills, Jan. 28.

In honor of Coaches for Cancer, Bloomfield is hosting Hoops for Hope, selling Gold T-shirts for $10 to raise money for CureSearch, a research foundation dedicated to finding a cure of pediatric cancer.

To help out, Clarkston is offering a pre-order of T-shirts for $10. If you purchase a T-shirt, you will receive a free ticket to the Clarkston/Bloomfield basketball game. Stop by the high school office and pick up an order form.

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