CLARKSTON

Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, businesses and eateries, including the Clarkston Union and Union Woodshop which are such popular dining destinations for people all over metro Detroit that they were even featured on the Food Network. Clarkston holds several events throughout the year including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals and an art fair. The historic homes in the city reflect Clarkston’s heritage.

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Main Street Magic: Developing Downtowns for 20 Years

A commitment made two decades ago to treat Oakland County’s downtowns as assets has more than paid off as Main Street Oakland County marks its 20th anniversary.Main Street is...

County to Distribute 10,000 Toolkits to Give Small Businesses Head Start on Safe Reboot and Build Consumer Confidence

Oakland County will distribute 10,000 COVID-19 safety toolkits that include face masks, no-touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer to give small businesses essential materials for reopening and customers confidence they...

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

Each year, Americans pause to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. First established as Decoration Day after the Civil War,...

Main Street Oakland County Crowdfunding Tops $45K

A Main Street Oakland County crowdfunding campaign to support downtown small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $45,000.The countywide campaign is the first of...

Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County Award ‘Spirit of Main Street’ Micro Business Grants

Three area restaurants were awarded “Spirit of Main Street” micro business grants from Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County.The awards, announced today by Oakland County Executive David...
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Dine in a Heated Outdoor Igloo at These 5 Metro Detroit Restaurants

If you’re looking to enjoy the coziness of the snow and winter weather without having to endure the bitter breeze, or you’re just looking for a unique foodie experience,...

Holly’s Venerable Union Depot Train Station Competes for $2 Million in National Contest

The Village of Holly and its Union Depot are vying for a share of $2 million to help rehabilitate and transform the building into a welcome center touting Holly’s...

School’s in Session, But the Fun Continues at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Back-to-school time may usher in the unofficial start of autumn, but there is still plenty to see and do at Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Head out for a...

Co-Working Comes to Clarkston

When Brandon and Mallory Still moved to Clarkston three years ago, Brandon was working remotely full time for a sales and marketing consulting company in Mount Clemens.It wasn’t long...

Clarkston Melody Maker Wins Scholarship

The joyful sound of music made possible by a Clarkston teen has echoed all the way to New York City.Emily Hermann, a recent Clarkston High School graduate who spearheaded...

Growing a Farm

Chelsea O'Brien is a longtime educator. She’s also a parent.When she and her family moved to Clarkston seven years ago, she would pass an old horse farm each day...

Mr. Acton’s Neighborhood

Ask anyone who knows him about John Acton, former principal at Troy's Baker Middle School and currently a dedicated, longtime volunteer at Clarkston’s Renaissance High School.The reaction is universal:...

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