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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 >>
July 09, 2014
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Dancer recognized in national competition

BY LAURA DUCHARME Special to the Clarkston News Sophie Harp, an incoming third grade student at Bailey Lake Elementary, was recognized for her dancing with the National PTA Reflections program....more >>
July 02, 2014
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Patsy Carlson's garden is one of six featured in this year's Garden Tour. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Garden secrets on walking tour

For Patsy and Jim Carlson of Independence Township, their garden has been a refuge and little bit of Up North for the past 30 years. People will have a chance to check it out themselves during this year's Garden Walk....more >>
June 25, 2014
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The Clarkston Varsity Softball donates proceeds from Pink Classic to McLaren. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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Girls in Pink hit field to fight cancer

The Lady Wolves proudly presented a $1,000 check to McLaren on June 6 after raising the money during the Clarkston Varsity Softball's Third Annual Girls in Pink Classic. "It's a great thing and a great opportunity for us to give back to the community," said Mackenzie King, finishing her final year with the team....more >>
June 18, 2014

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Local hip-hop group ready for big time

Summer's heating up for Clarkston's Matt Floyd Music. The hip-hop, rap group Floyd, Kyle O'Grady, Press Kampe, and Michael Wayne is getting ready to release an EP, with 5-6 original, summer-themed hip-hop rap songs....more >>
June 11, 2014
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Kids learn the code to success in life

Kids like playing computer games. Students at Pine Knob Elementary spent the year learning how to make them. "They taught me a lot of things with coding they became the experts on technology," said fourth grade teacher Lisa Drew during the Coding Club's presentations to parents, June 4....more >>
June 04, 2014
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Mrs. Stacey Coon shows the class the card Audrey Morgan made for people adopting a dog. (click for larger version)

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Helping animals

Bailey Lake Elementary first graders were busy during the annual C.A.T.S. event - Connecting Academics Through Service, May 14. The first graders made cards which shared how to care for an animal and adoption bags for the Oakland County Animal Shelter while the third graders made toys for the animals....more >>
May 28, 2014
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From left are Bailey Lake Elementary Student Citizen awardee Garrett Dellinger, with teacher Bob Brazier and Principal Glenn Gualtieri; Eliza Mansour of Springfield Plains Elementary, with Principal Nancy Mahoney and teacher Gloria Lacy; and Kaden Lockwood of North Sashabaw Elementary, with teacher Mitch Phillips and Principal Tara Ouellette. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Fifth graders shine as student citizens

Earning Clarkston Optimist Club's final Student Citizen Awards of the 2014 school year are Garrett Dellinger of Bailey Lake Elementary, North Sashabaw Elementary student Kaden Lockwood, and Eliza Mansour of Springfield Plains Elementary....more >>
May 21, 2014
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From left are Julie Webster, Jason Webster, and Terry Webster. (click for larger version)

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Sweet taste of spring

Clarkston Rotary Club welcomed the upcoming summer season with their Spring Wine Tasting, May 8. One of two wine parties each year, the spring event featured Michigan wineries, as well as hors d'oeuvres and silent auction....more >>
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