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Writing camp students gather by the Upper Mill Pond for inspiration. Photo by Julie Goldberg (click for larger version)

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Downtown writers

Dozens of students in the Oakland Summer Writing Camp visited downtown Clarkston for a field trip, July 10. The writers are from all over Oakland County. They visited downtown businesses, including The Clarkston News, and enjoyed lunch in Depot Park....more >>
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Joice Gibbs enjoy perusing "Bird's Eye," a booth with handcrafted birdfeeders. (click for larger version)

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Artists and gardens

Garden fans enjoyed community greens and artwork at the Clarkston Garden Walk, July 15....more >>
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From left, Clarkston State Bank Grant Smith, Julie Nemeth, CEO of Habitat Oakland Tim Ruggles, and Independence Township Treasurer Paul Brown are helping to organize the latest Habitat project. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)

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Independence Habitat home in need of volunteers

Building a home for a veteran and her family in Springfield Township was just the beginning for My Habitat Clarkston. Now the local Habitat for Humanity group has set its sights on property in Independence Township....more >>
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Miranda Sloan, with her favorite quote from Harry Potter. Photo by Julie Goldberg (click for larger version)

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Community fundraiser for Clarkston grad

BY JULIE GOLDBERG Special to the Clarkston News Miranda Sloan, 2012 graduate of Clarkston High School, was diagnosed on March 6, 2015, with Osteosarcoma, a rare type of aggressive bone cancer....more >>
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Clarkston Community Schools teachers gather at Pine Knob Elementary to learn the Leader in Me program. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Teachers stay in school to learn Leader

School remains in session for several Clarkston Community Schools teachers, as they learn the new Leader in Me program. Part of the district's Whole Child Initiative and the school board's Strategic Plan, the program will be used in six of Clarkston's seven elementary schools....more >>
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Young thespians shine at Ovation Awards

Alyssa Harbaugh and Luke Hodgson represented Clarkston High School at the 4th Annual Ovation Awards at Wharton Center, May 17. "It was a cool thing to be chosen," said Harbaugh. "It was an honor to go," Hodgson added....more >>
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From left are Out of the Blue members Thomas Lowe, Evan Scott, Mark Stout, Jake Vanderheyden, and Dylan Gray. Photo by Julie Goldberg (click for larger version)

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Keeping the music alive this summer

BY JULIE GOLDBERG Special to the Clarkston News School's out for five Clarkston High School students and grads, just the right time for their own jazz ensemble. "We wanted to have fun playing jazz music outside of jazz band," said Jake Vanderheyden, who will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall, focusing on management and finance....more >>

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Hand-made works of art for O.A.T.S.

The ninth grade Design Class at Clarkston Junior High School wanted to make a lasting impression with their Academic Service Learning project this year. Creating a high-fire clay mural for O....more >>
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Matthew Dargay and Angela Sedano created a new charity, Clarkston Feeds The Homeless. Photo by Lauren Barnhardt (click for larger version)

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Teens team up to feed the homeless

BY LAUREN BARNHARDT Special to the Clarkston News Big ideas can start small, and this was no different for Clarkston High School seniors Matthew Dargay and Angela Sedano, and three fellow students when creating a new charity, Clarkston Feeds The Homeless....more >>
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Residents gather at Fountains for a Day of Prayer. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)

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Day for prayers

Faithful of all denomimations gathered for the Clarkston Area National Day of Prayer, May 7, at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center. Sponsored by Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, local leaders and representatives offered prayers for the community....more >>
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