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Standing from left are AJ Basirico and Chris Gorham and, in front from left, are Roger Reppuhn and Lynne DeGroot. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Karate takes kids on world adventure

Four local kids' love of karate earned them a chance to take on challengers from around the world. "It was a nice experience to actually get out of the country and see different styles of karate," said Roger Reppuhn of Holly, 12, who went to the World Championship with Lynne DeGroot of Clarkston, 14, AJ Basirico of Oxford, 13, and Chris Gorham of Waterford, 16....more >>
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Jessica Hall reimagined the painting "Birth of Venus" with a Christmas tree theme. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Artist helps bring Christmas to classics

Clarkston art teacher Jessica Hall was one of 30 art teachers from around the world illustrating the new children's book, "If Picasso Had a Christmas Tree." Her piece emulates the classic painting "Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli, with a Christmas tree in place of the newborn Venus....more >>
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From left, Garrett, Jordan, and Carrie Bailey search for the perfect tree in the cold weather. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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Time for tree

The Stachowiak family from Clarkston weaved through the trees at Rattalee Lake Tree Farm last Friday hunting for the perfect Christmas tree. It was the opening day at the tree farm as families arrived, ready to begin decorating for the season....more >>
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Sandra Kitchen makes a donation to Clarkston Rotary for the 2013 Goodfellows newspaper drive, with the help of Ken Barks. File photo (click for larger version)

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Volunteers give, gear up for Shoes for Kids

Clarkston Rotary Club's annual Shoes for Kids program makes a difference for hundreds of families each holiday season. One former recipient wanted to make a difference herself this year she donated $1,000 to help the annual program provide Clarkston area school children in need with new winter boots and shoes, hats, mittens and gloves....more >>
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John Nelson, in middle with his wife, Kathy Nelson, thanks people who saved his life, including, from left, Becky Ridky and Anna Warren, and, at right, Ed Gren. Photos by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Ballplayer thankful, grateful to be alive

When John Nelson organized a special get-together of friends and family, he picked Lucky's Steakhouse in Clio. It was most conveniently located. It's name was appropriate, too, especially since those he invited saved his life at a softball game in Independence Township this past summer....more >>
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The Everest Collegiate Drama Club, from left in front, Joe Terbrack, Claire Kitz, and Paul Bradley; middle row, Paula Czarnecki, Elise Allard, Haley Ross, Anna Nguyen, and Kathryn Steel; and, back row, Katie Espin, Bridget Smith, Bradley Mansour, Holly McGrath, Xavier Engle, and Derek Dobies. (click for larger version)

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Everest drama

The Everest Collegiate Drama Club is hard at work, reheasing for their 11th theatrical production, "The Curious Savage." The play by John Patrick is a comedy about the neglected virtues of kindness and affection....more >>
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Friends and fine wine

Folks filled Bordine Nursery for Clarkston Rotary's Wine Tasting Party, Oct. 30. The fall gathering featured wines from all over the world, as well as snacks, soups, and desserts from local restaurants....more >>
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Bev Steffens and Rick Rotramel display their response to a turtle trivia question. Correct answers meant rewards in chocolate. (click for larger version)

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Wild Night for turtles

Local conservationists celebrated a year of land preservation with a Wild Night Out, Oct. 23 at Deer Lake. The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy's annual fund raiser, with a theme of Turtles and Tuxedos, included dinner, turtle trivia, wine pull, and live auction....more >>
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Hoogah and Boogah are ready for their visit to Clarkston this Sunday. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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Halloween show at Clarkston High

Boogah and Hoogah, two goblins from Schpottsylvania, are making an appearance at Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The two goblins, who have been around for 300 years, began during shows in 1989 and are excited to have one in Clarkston this year....more >>
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Tori Thompson displays a Threads of Hope bracelet. She's selling them to raise money for a mission trip spanning 11 countries next year. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Mission trip planned around the world

Tori Thompson of Springfield Township has big plans for New Year's 2015 she's looking to head overseas for a World Race mission trip. "It'll be awesome to work with people of different cultures and language," said Thompson, 26....more >>
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