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Woman's Life continues legacy of good deeds

A Clarkston group is out to change the world one good deed at a time. Women's Life, a group formed in Clarkston, is a group of do-good gals. They are friends. They get together, socialize and have fun while deciding who to help next....more >>
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The balloon has lots of room inside for the students. Photo provided (click for larger version)

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Balloon visit at North Sashabaw

North Sashabaw Elementary students learned about the science of hot air balloons when Shawn Raya, RE/MAX corporate pilot, stopped by for a visit, March 12. RE/MAX agent Randy Miller sponsored the program in which students got to sit inside the balloon, feel the heat of its propane gas tanks, and help wrap it all up....more >>
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Pochmara, with foil, face mask, and other gear. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Fencer finds success

For Jacob Traschenko Pochmara of Clarkston, a visit to the Michigan Renaissance Fair was an inspiration. "I saw the knights and I thought, 'I want to do that,'" said Pochmara, 14. The Clarkston Junior High School student stuck with it, and has been studying fencing for the past eight years....more >>

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Serving troops

Volunteers spent a chilly Saturday morning, Feb. 21, packing donations for troops serving overseas. Clarkston Optimist Club members, veterans, and students met at Clarkston High School to pack dozens of Buddy Boxes, small packages filled with candy, letters, personal care products, and other items, for the Desert Angel nonprofit group....more >>
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Rachael Bittick organizes the project. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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First year success for Clarkston Knights

Knights of Columbus Council 15967 is celebrating a successful first year in Clarkston. Based at St. Daniel Catholic Community, the council used to be part of Council 5436, which served St....more >>
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Honored in math and science

The Clarkston Foundation for Public Education invited 30 students to breakfast, Feb. 12, for Student Recognition Awards Mathematics and Science. The students, who were selected by teachers, demonstrate a love of learning, work ethic, and academic integrity, said Gary Kaul, Clarkston High School principal....more >>
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Nicole Cummings and Leanne Stickle are the new coaches for Clarkston Girls Lacrosse. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)

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Coaches bring love of lacrosse to teams

Leanne Stickle and Nicole Cummings are ready for the snow to melt and for spring to begin as they take the helm for Clarkston Girls Lacrosse Program. Stickle steps into the position of head coach for the varsity team and Cummings will coach the junior varsity team....more >>
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The Clarkston band Sail is, from left, Anthony Fink, Jarrett Holtslag, Thomas Lowe, Ray Shaffer, and Jimmy Redman. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Battle win fills Sail with success

The Clarkston band Sail is heading for the sky after winning their first Battle of the Band competition in Birmingham. "They're really hitting their groove," said Cherie Lowe of Independence Township, band manager and mother of drummer Thomas Lowe....more >>
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Sandy Ritter holds a couple awards she earned over 37 years of service at Oakland Community College. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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Ritter remembers decades of service

When Sandy Ritter officially retired as trustee for Oakland Community College on Jan.1 after almost 37 years of service, she had the honor of being the longest serving board member in the history of the college....more >>
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Madeline, at left, and Olivia Maday are organizing the Voices of Change poetry slam at the high school this Friday. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Make voices heard at poetry slam

Organizing the poetry slam Voices for Change, organizers Olivia Maday and Madeline Maday have faced some hard choices. The sisters, both students at Clarkston High School, received about 60 poetry submissions from classmates, which they and committee members had to narrow down to 31....more >>
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