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Pastor Matthew Webster and First Congregational Church are hosting a prayer vigil for an American pastor imprisoned in Iran. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Prayer vigil for pastor in peril overseas

First Congregational Church is hosting a prayer vigil 7 p.m., Sept. 26, for Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison term in Iran because of his Christian faith. A church member saw the announcement of the worldwide vigil and suggested the Independence Township church take part....more >>
September 10, 2014
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Participants in the community prayer group Enkindle the Remnant met in Depot Park in August. The group regularly meets in the park. Photo By Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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Prayer group overcomes obstacles

A group composed of people of all ages regularly gathers in Depot Park for prayer sessions called Enkindle the Remnant. Every Sunday, they are in the park from 8-9 a.m. "This is not about a church or an individual but a community uniting in prayer," said Randy Goldsworthy, one of the group's founders....more >>
September 03, 2014
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The crowd is pumped for a free concert at the Woodshop with Thirty Seconds to Mars. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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Fans flock to Clarkston for free concert

Robert Aubin and his fiancé Emily Sprunk arrived in downtown Clarkston at midnight last Saturday they heard one of their favorite bands was performing there later that day and wanted to be sure they made it in....more >>
August 27, 2014
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Jon Curlee was one of about 10 people in attendance for a drawing for a new car. Curlee held just five of 2200 tickets sold for the car. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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New car for lucky raffle winner

Friday, Aug. 22, will be long remembered as a lucky day for Jon Curlee, whose name was drawn for a brand new 2014 2LS Black Coupe Chevrolet Camaro at Bowman Chevrolet in Clarkston....more >>
August 20, 2014
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SCAMPers paddle boat during this summer's session. Photo provided (click for larger version)

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New SCAMP head excited for future

Tina Collins is excited about her new position as executive director of SCAMP, a five-week camp each summer for children with a variety of disabilities. Collins has big shoes to fill after former executive director, Donna Clancy announced she would retire on Aug....more >>
August 13, 2014
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Jodi Witherspoon with a new friend she met during Ride for a Cure, Deeanna Arnott of West Bloomfield. Photo provided (click for larger version)

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Cancer survivor rides for life, friendship

Jodi Witherspoon is proud to say she is a survivor and to celebrate it she bicycled 60 miles in Susan G. Komen's Ride for a Cure, Aug. 2 in Lansing. "It was a wonderful journey," she said....more >>
August 06, 2014
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From left are Class of 1954 graduates George Mann, Russell Reger, Cliff McDermott, Mary Miller, Mike Thayer, Shirley McMath, Harold Cameron, Maxine Glynn, Roger Allen, Cheryl Dubats, Ed Dubats, Adolene Eddington, Charlene Phelan, and Jim Shedlowsky. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Reliving their happy days

The Clarkston High School Class of 1954 were in good spirits at Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club, July 25, celebrating their 60th reunion with lunch and memories. The reminisced about their time at the high school, which is still in use as Renaissance High and community education....more >>
July 30, 2014
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Michael Abraham, left, and Josh Kuruvilla are helping to organize the Enkindle the Remnant prayer event in Depot Park. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Youth hope to 'Enkindle' faith at park

Organizers hope to fill Depot Park with prayer and worship at the second annual Enkindle the Remnant event, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22. "Prayer for the community to come together, for all churches and people," said Josh Kuruvilla, 19, of Independence Township....more >>
July 23, 2014
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Blake Berry, a black belt in Karate, practices a form using the bo staff. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Karate black belt learns defense, discipline

Blake Berry of Davisburg had a goal earn his black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate before his ninth birthday. He made it with weeks to spare. "We are so very proud of Blake," said his mother, Julie Berry....more >>
July 16, 2014
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Deanna Hart, at right, and Sue Barnes at the finish line for the 2014 Backroads Half Marathon. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Backroads races return with park route

The Clarkston State Bank Backroads Half Marathon and 10K returns for its second year with a new route. The race was moved from downtown and north on Holcomb Road to Independence Oaks County Park this year due in part to safety concerns, as suggested by Oakland County Sheriff's Office, said organizer Deanna Hart....more >>
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