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Genisys Credit Union earns Best of the Best honors
Genisys combines the benefits of fi-
nancial strength and security, outstand-
ing customer service, and convenient
mobile and online banking options. Since
1936, Genisys has been and continues to
be a non-profit, member-owned finan-
cial institution.
Genisys has received a 5-Star safety
and soundness rating from Bauer Finan-
cial for 26 consecutive years. Less than
4 percent of U.S. financial institutions
can make this claim. In addition, Genisys
was named to the depositaccounts.com
“Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions” and
“S&P Global Top 50 Best Performing
Credit Unions in the U.S.” lists.
Genisys continues to provide greater
convenience to its members. Recent ad-
ditions to our mobile banking services in-
clude mobile bill pay and enhancements
to mobile deposit. Now, members have
the ability to apply for loans or open new
accounts from their mobile device- any- The Best of the Best staff at Genisys Creid Union in Clarkston.
time, anywhere. This makes Genisys one of the 100 larg- 550 charitable events with staff donating We are constantly working to add en-
Genisys Credit Union continued its est credit unions in the U.S. in terms of 3,890 hours of time. hancements to our mobile banking op-
long track record of growth, financial assets and members served, totaling Genisys believes we have ever-in- tions.
strength, and member satisfaction in 186,684 members at year-end. creasing opportunities to help Michigan We are opening new branches in
2016. Genisys grew assets 10.08 percent Community involvement is also a pri- families manage their finances in a trust- Brandon Township, Clinton Township,
in 2016, reaching $2.2 billion in assets. ority for Genisys. In 2016, we supported worthy, convenient, and economical way. and Clarkston within the next year.

Best of the Best Physical Therapy at HealthQuest
Steve Lukens and George Carson, co- quickly as possible. ongoing communication with you, as well HealthQuest and FitnessQuest also
owners of HealthQuest Physical “We provide a multitude of physical as with your primary care physician, continue to make their mark on the
Therapy, have deep-rooted ties in therapy services to treat patients of all surgeon, or specialist. community by being part of local events
Clarkston and when HealthQuest won ages and walks of life. We have physical HealthQuest’s mission and model is such as the Taste of Clarkston and 4th
Best of the Best for Best Physical therapists who have specialties in low unlike any PT company. of July parade.
Therapist for the FIFTH year in a row back pain, pediatrics, vertigo, headaches, With one stop, you can get out of pain “I grew up right around the corner
and Best of the Best Trainer, they were sports specific therapy and training, and and get moving. In conjunction with from here so I just love being part of the
excited and honored. we pride ourselves on individual physical therapy, FitnessQuest, offers community,” said Lukens. “It’s so cool
“We have to first and foremost thank treatment plans and goal setting,” said personal training, fitness programs after being downtown. I am happy to be down
the community for supporting us since Lukens. PT (injury), gym memberships, and here and have a business where we can
we opened, six years ago,” said Lukens. HealthQuest can help a variety of fitness classes…all under the same roof! do things like that.”
“We are glad to be able to provide our patients and conditions, from local high Brent Cornwell, FitnessQuest’s Lukens added winning Best of the
services to Clarkston and truly help the school athletes to everyday people Medical Fitness Director, won “Best Best will fuel their passion to continue to
community, especially since this is my seeking recovery and treatment for back Trainer.” provide the best service possible to the
home-town; I’m glad to be able to give pain or joint injuries. Patients are more Cornwell just celebrated his fourth- community.
back. We also have to thank our team; than a number at HealthQuest and every year training at FitnessQuest. “It’s nice to know you are appreciated
we are so fortunate to have the best, case is treated individually. “HQ/FQ is like no other place in the for the hard work that is put in every
most compassionate and skilled staff and Our talented team of professionals are area, we have a great team who are fun day because our goal and our motto is
we would not have won without them!” able to give you time, guidance and the and passionate about what they do,” ‘helping people to live life well’ which
There is no substitute for special attention you deserve. We go the Cornwell said. “It’s beyond rewarding we hope we exemplify through our
HealthQuest’s vast range of professional extra mile! working with Clarkston members, business,” Carson said.
skills, education and experience. You can For people looking for professional, clients, and patients who are motivated HealthQuest & FitnessQuest are
expect a family dynamic, which makes successful rehabilitation, effective pain to be here and to get healthy. Because located at 32 South Main Street in
coming to PT comfortable and rewarding. relief and lasting recovering, of our wide-range of abilities and fitness downtown Clarkston. For more
Our patients receive a HealthQuest’s treatment approaches are levels we see, I feel it helps people feel information, please call 248-922-9001 or
comprehensive, individualized treatment the perfect solution. more comfortable working out at FQ. visit us online at HQPT.com. Together
plan, tailored and shaped by goals and Every decision about your care is Everyone is truly welcome and that’s we can get you moving and keep you
aims to return to a normal routine as based on professional judgment and clear, rare to find in the fitness realm.” moving; let us help you live life well!
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Fun for whole family at Fort Clarkston
Laughter and smiles help create the fun screen televisions, and a bar with a wide
atmosphere when you walk into Fort selection of craft beer and wine also available.
Clarkston, located off Dixie Highway, and "It's definitely an adult environment as
the community agrees they are Best of the well as a children's environment," she said.
Best Children's Activity Center. "Some of the things we are getting in is more
"Thank you so much," smiled Pam Rush, geared towards adults so they have
owner. "I feel honored people think we are something to play with as well as hanging
best of the best because we really try. We out. We hear it all the time ‘we love it here.
try very hard to live up to everything we say We love we can get a drink and just chit
we do." chat.’ You can sit here with your spouse or
She added they created core values and friend and have a conversation while the kids
an overall view of what they want to be. In are playing."
the vision they have a lot of exciting Pam added the parents also enjoy the
additions coming soon. employees play with children which adds a
"We want to be continuously changing fun factor for everyone.
and updating so we aren't stale and the same "We are very unique in that way," she
old place all the time. We are purchasing more said. "You don't go anyplace and the people
arcades and we are going to have a coffee play with your children. Our employees have
shop," Pam said, adding the coffee shop will fun at work." Parents and children enjoy meeting their favorite characters at Fort Clarkston.
have specialty drinks. "We have coffee, but The fun factor is enhanced with parties
I like specialty coffee, too. It will be a full with each party's Partista, who is a personal basis," Pam said. "There's a lot of different www.facebook.com/FortClarkston.
gamut of a coffee shop. We are teaming with host. things posted for people to find out what's "The community can expect we will
Neiman's Family Market. We will have their "Partistas set us apart," Pam said. "They up and coming. It is the best way to reach continue to be changing and updating," Pam
muffins and bagels. Since we open at nine have an attention for detail. They don't just us, too." smiled. "We are always welcome to new items.
now it's perfect for breakfast." stand there like a lump on a log. They are Fort Clarkston, 7127 Dixie Highway, is We have a really strong leadership team who
Fort Clarkston may be named best involved with the kids. They are out running open Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday meets every week. We discuss all of these
children's activity center but is a place for and creating the fun factor." through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday different things. We have a 3- and 10-year
adults as well. Check out Fort Clarkston on Facebook to and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more plan of where we want to go. We are in it for
Pam had parents in mind when creating stay updated on your favorite place. information, please call 248-297-5453, visit the long haul. We are very actively looking
the space with comfy, leather couches, flat- "We interact with Facebook on a daily www.FortClarkston.com, or like at for new locations."

Health Shopping
Allergist: Dr. Reba Johnson, Advanced Allergy & Antiques: Digs Consignment Studio
Auto Dealer: Bowman Chevrolet
Chiropractor: Dr. Greg Hamilton, Hamilton
Beer & Wine: Rudy’s Family Market
To Your Best of the Best in Business
Clothing: Frank & Me
Dentist: Clarkston Family Dental Pharmacy: MedCenter Pharmacy
Car Wash: Clarkston Auto Wash BBQ: Union Woodshop
Gifts: Essence on Main
Dermatologist: Dr. Jennifer Caudill Photographer: Winship Studio
Carpet Cleaning: Alpine Carpet Cleaning Coffee: Starbucks (Sashabaw Road)
Grocery: Neiman’s Family Market
Family Doctor: Dr. Tim O’Neill, Clarkston Medical Plumber: Kevin Fangel, Fangel’s Plumbing
Caterer: Rudy’s Family Market Coney Island: Leo’s Coney Island
Group Hardware: Clarkston ACE
Credit Union: Genysis Credit Union Real Estate: Jon Devine, Devine Realty Team Deli: Brioni’s Cafe’ & Deli
Holistic Center: Journey to Health Chakra Jewelry: Village Fashion Boutique
Daycare: Lil’ Peoples’ Place Senior Living: New Heights Assisted Living Diner: Royal Diner
OB/GYN: Dr. Patricia Kondratenko, Associated OB/GYN Resale: Dig’s Consignment Studio
Dry Cleaners: Champs Dry Cleaning Tanning: Luxor Executive Tanning Spa Family Friendly Restaurant: Olde’ Village Cafe
Eye Care: Dr. Allison Schulte, Allison Eye Care Specialty: Essence on Main
Electrician: Hutchinson’s Electric Travel Agency: Clarkston Travel Fastfood: McDonald’s – Clarkston, Dixie Hwy.
Orthodontist: Dr. Munk, Munk & Associates Fitness & Recreation
Financial Planner: Bill Hallmann, Hallmann Advisors, Veterinarian: Clarkston Animal Medical Center Fish Fry: Sportsmens Great Northern Grill Golf: Pine Knob Golf & Banquet
Orthopedic Surgeon: Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
Water Supply: American Water Hamburger: Olde Village Cafe Dance Studio: Spotlight Dance Studio
Pediatrician: Dr. Satish Sundar, Premiere Pediatrics
Florist: The Gateway
Best New Business: Honcho Latin Street Food & Ice Cream: Dairy Dream Day Spa: LaVida Massage
Physical Therapy: HealthQuest Coffee
Gas Station: Speedway Gas Station
Pizza: Gregg’s Gourmet Cafe Gym: Anytime Fitness (Clarkston, Dixie Hwy.)
Services: Eats & Drinks
Hair Salon: Pink The Salon
Accountant: Rob Butler, CPA Breakfast: Olde‘ Village Cafe Yoga: Mueva Fitness
Sandwich: Brioni’s Cafe & Deli
Heating & Cooling: Systematic Heating & Cooling
Attorney: Robert Kostin Lunch: Clarkston Union Children’s Activity Center: Fort Clarkston
Chinese: East Ocean Chinese Restaurant
Insurance Agency: State Farm, Dave Smith
Autobody Shop: Clarkston Autobody Dinner: Union Woodshop Faces Make The Places
Italian: Andiomo’s Trattoria Bartender: Orlando, Andiamo’s Trattoria
Landscaper: Lowrie’s Landscape Car Salesman: Justin Thrift, Bowman Chevrolet
Auto Mechanic: Morgan’s Service Bakery: Clarkston Bake Shop Mexican: Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant Massage Therapist: Christine Baskin, Journey To
Pet Groomer: Bonnie’s Pet Parlor Health Chakra
Bank: Clarkston State Bank Banquets Facilities: Fountains Golf & Banquets Best Overall: Olde Village Cafe Personal Trainer: Brent Cornwell, FitnessQuest
Pet Supplies: Market Place Pet Supplies Pharmacist: David Sakstrup, MedCenter Pharmacy
Barbershop: Lady Janes Bar & Grill: Parker’s Hilltop Brewery Wait Staff: Abby, Mr. B’s Roadhouse
6 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Best & Most
Trusted Family
Dental Care

Keeping your smile healthy
and bright through the ages!
Thank you for Voting Us Best of the Best

6778 Bluegrass Drive | Clarkston
248-625-2424 | www.ClarkstonFamilyDental.com
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Care for whole family at Clarkston Family Dental
Clarkston Family Dental would like to
take this opportunity to thank the community
for your vote of confidence in our office by
naming us “Best of The Best”!
Our office has been a part of the Clarkston
community for almost 50 years, so we are
honored to be able to serve and support a
community that has done the same for us.
John P. Foster, owner of Clarkston Family
Dental, has been practicing at the office since
1997. Dr. Foster’s mission for the office is to
provide gentle, quality and affordable dental
care to Clarkston and the surrounding
communities, while maintaining a patient-
focused, family-oriented environment.
“We pride ourselves on our quality work
and commitment to our patients,” Dr. Foster
states, “but we are who we are because of
our staff.” Our Clarkston Family Dental team
consists of individuals who were born and
raised in the Clarkston community, and have
continued to raise their own families here as Clarkston Family Dental's specialists and team members are ready to serve Clarkston.
well." team and services offered to you and your convenience and comfort within our office; community for supporting all of us at
For those who are new to the community, family more expansive. therefore, we are available to answer any dental Clarkston Family Dental.
Clarkston Family Dental is a family dental “We have grown to 20 team members, health related questions you may have We are so grateful for you and your
practice, serving patients of all ages. We are including two specialists who come to the regarding yourself or your families. family’s trust and confidence in allowing us
dedicated to your family’s independent office to keep all of your dental needs under Dr. Foster explains that “when you call to to take care of your family’s dental needs.
dental health, from education and prevention one roof,” Dr. Foster explains, “It is important make your first appointment at our office, And to anyone in need of dental services in
to restorative and cosmetic work. to us that your dental care is as comfortable you become not just a new patient, but a the area, we look forward to you and your
We have been working the last few years and convenient for you as possible”. new member of our dental family as well.” family becoming a part of ours.
to expand our practice and staff to make our It is our goal to increase patient-awareness, Again, thank you to the Clarkston – Heidi Emery

Sell your home with the best ThaankYou,
When it comes to buying and selling are available in Spanish as well as English,”
real estate, the Clarkston community he said.
n Community
chooses Devine Realty They serve clients in
Team as Best of the
Best for Real Estate
commercial, residential,
investment, and probate
"I would like to
areas of real estate.
The team includes
thank our clients and Jon, an Associate
the leadership at Broker and Mortgage Gowiththepro’satBerkshireHathaway
Berkshire Hathaway Loan Originator, his
for providing us with a wife, Amy, a Real Estate andtheDeevineRealtyTeam!
great location to
conduct our business
Agent, and daughter,
Madison, who has
and serve our clients earned licenses as both
and the community," a Real Estate Agent and
said Jon Devine. a Mortgage Loan Callusnow,and
C ll d
He added what Originator.
makes the Devine "Together, we’ve got startpacking!
Realty Team stand out a broad set of skills and
is their professional a depth of experience.
approach to real estate We can assist buyers Buying
combined with a highly Devine Realty Team with who have questions
personalized service Jon, Amy and Madison Devine about
the entire
transaction including the
Selling Devine Realty
"We deliver concierge service, meaning borrowing and mortgage process," Jon
we offer a full suite of services in addition said.
Residential Team
to the traditional listing and buying As proud longtime Clarkston residents, Commercial
activities, things like hand delivered they enjoy supporting their hometown and
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Thank You,
Thank you for your vote of confidence.
It has been an honor to receive Best of the Best votes
from my neighbors in the Clarkston Community.
Thank You.
My family and I are grateful to call Clarkston
home. It's been rewarding to see so many of our
patients -- fully recovered from their past injuries --
when we are out enjoying the town, grocery
shopping, dining or attending local events such as
being the team physician for local athletic
programs! I look forward to serving members of
this community whenever your needs may arise.

5701 Bow Pointe Dr, Ste 300
Clarkston, MI 48346
Shivajee Nallamothu - 248-620-2325
Doctor of Orthopedic Surgery,Clinical Associate
Professor for Michigan State University, husband,
Visit us at www.MCFOS.com
father, and Clarkston area resident Follow us at Dr. Shivahee Nallamothu
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Cutting-edge care at Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery
The Michigan Center for Orthopedic
Surgery earned Best of the Best by staying
at the cutting edge in orthopedic care,
including laser therapy, stem cell therapy for
joints, and robot assisted partial and full knee
“It’s an honor to be voted Best of the
Best,” said Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu, board-
certified orthopedic surgeon. “I’ve been in
the neighborhood since 1999 and we
continue to enjoy the Clarkston area.”
Dr. Nallamothu and Associate Dr. Rajeev
Sehgal provides specialized foot and ankle
care with services including joint
replacement surgery of the hip, knee and
shoulder; arthroscopic knee and shoulder
surgery; hand and wrist surgery; trauma and
fracture care; and physical therapy.
The specialists offer cutting-edge
surgical and non-surgical treatment in
Clarkston, specializing in diagnosis and
treatment of injuries and conditions affecting
muscles, bones, and joints.
“The surgery center is in Clarkston, nice
and convenient for patients,” Dr. Nallamothu
MCOS provides patient-focused,
compassionate care and expedited
appointments. Call the Michigan Center for
Orthopedic Surgery, 5701 Bow Pointe, Suite
300, at 248-620-2325 or visit at
www.mcfos.com. The latest in orthopedic surgery includes the use of robotics.

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Thank You
For Voting us
Once Again

Electric Inc.
Wendell and Heidi Hutchinson lead the award-winning Hutchinson's Electric.
Creating Customers for Life
Hutchinson's meets with Quality & Dependability

all electrical needs Commercial:
•65ft Reach Bucket Truck
•Electrical Panel Upgrades
The customers make Hutchinson’s he said. •35ft Reach Scissors Lift •Troubleshooting & Service
Electric the Best of the Best electrical They also work to install natural gas
contractor. generators, energy saving LED lights and •Parking Lot Light Repair & Install •Whole House Surge Protector
“Thank you to everyone for voting us many other lighting upgrades, for residential •Emergency Exit Lighting •Help with Remodeling &
number one for the third year in a row,” said and commercial projects.
Wendell and Heidi Hutchinson, who have Their top priority is ensuring customers Repair & Installation Updating your Home
worked as a team since opening are satisfied, both Heidi and Wendell agree
Hutchinson’s Electric in 1991. this is the key to their success.
•Directional Boring •Natural Gas
The family has operated every aspect of The couple is proud to call Clarkston their •Natural Gas & LP Generator Systems & LP Generator Systems
the Waterford-based business for more than home. All three of their children are Clarkston
two decades, working hard to build a good High School graduates, and before too long, •LED Lighting Upgrade & Retro Fits •Swimming Pool Wiring
reputation. their two grandchildren will be attending •Sign Repair •Hot Tub Wiring
Heidi answers each call in the front office Clarkston schools, too.
and Wendell handles the “get the job done” “Our two daughters chose a career in
work. They do it all and they have always nursing and our son was trained in electrical
worked that way.
“We thrive on quality of workmanship. If
we say we are going to be there, we are
work,” she said.
Wendell and Heidi’s son, Brock, attended
an electrical trade school and now handles
there,” Wendell said. several projects and large accounts. The
They pride themselves on doing it right.
Hutchinson’s does everything from small
couple also owns Hutchinson Construction.
“We are a general contractor and we work
electrical repairs on a home or business to on commercial remodels and building Dixie & Andersonville Rd
large jobs. renovations,” Wendell said. “We are very
“We are very fortunate to have a large fortunate to have a large customer base with SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 27 YEARS
base clientele of residential customers along residential and commercial customers.”
with local school districts, municipalities, car
dealerships, banks and medical facilities,”
Call Hutchinson’s Electric, 5828 Dixie
Highway, at 248- 623-8480.
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Best Daycare in community for sixth straight years
Having served the Clarkston
Community since 1998, Lil’ Peoples’
Kids enjoy summer camp fun
Place is a name you can trust in child at Lil' People's Place.
We are privately owned by
Clarkston residents, Sharlene Butler
and Adli Dasuqi, and have the most
experienced and loving staff available.
Our Director, Erin Wolford, and
Business Manager, Becky Miller, have
both been with the center for more than
15 years and have lived in the
community. We are proud to announce
the promotion of Amanda Millis as our
new Assistant Director, who has been
with the company for five years.
Business has been booming this decision-making skills; while building they are away at work. Being able to and seventh time overall, means the
year! We have had upwards of five self-esteem and self-worth. We have view their children at all times during world to us and we have our LPP
tours a day for new enrollment. Most been adding new themes, new books the day brings peace of mind while families to thank. We strive to give the
of our enrollment is based on referrals and hands-on experiences for our away, which parents love. best quality care and education possible
from parents’ past and present. Lil’ children. Our enrollment has been substantial to our families, and it warms our hearts
Peoples’ Place makes it a point to keep We have also introduced technology and space is extremely limited in each to see it being recognized by our
our name in the community by offering into our classrooms, offering our student of our classrooms. We are looking families, past and present, and the
our current parents incentives for their greater opportunities in the latest trends forward to another great year with our Clarkston community as a whole.
referrals. of learning. We have a brand new families and our dedicated and caring To find out more about the Best of the
Our highly acclaimed curriculum state-of-the-art web camera system to staff. Best Daycare, check on
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Solid decade of Best of the Best honors for Clarkston State Bank
Clarkston State Bank claimed its 10th Best loan teams are also very busy.
of the Best award for Best Bank the same “We continue to grow year over year,”
way it earned nine previously – service to Smith said. “Loan demand is excellent and
the community and commitment to its consumers and businesses are always
customers. looking for a solid bank to place their
“Thanks to the community for voting us deposits. Interest rates are low and business
Best of the Best for 10 years,” said Dawn M. owners are investing in their businesses and
Horner, Executive Vice President, Retail looking for opportunities to grow and
Banking. “Our entire team works very hard expand,”
to deliver the highest quality service to our The Bank’s first two quarters earnings are
customers. Being acknowledged by the very strong and the third quarter is very
community is greatly appreciated.” promising. It is important that our customers
Clarkston State Bank is owned locally, and the community have confidence in the
with two locations, 5800 S. Main Street in strength of their Bank; something CSB takes
Clarkston and 6600 Highland Road in pride in.
Waterford, which is critical to its local Community support is also strong, with
resident and business success. The last the bank providing box lunches for election
several years has brought with it an expanded workers on election day, donating time and
market penetration in Southeast Michigan treasure towards the Clarkston Community
throughout Oakland and neighboring Schools, and being involved in local
counties. Clarkston State Bank President and CEO J. Grant Smith. organizations such as the Chamber of
”It’s really important your banker and get a recording, we always answer the advantage of technology. CSB has Commerce and SCAMP. They are also the
understands the local economy and the phone,” Horner said. “In this day and age of responded with a full suite of online tools to premier sponsor for the Backroads Half
challenges we face throughout the economic endless telephone menus, you get a real allow customers to access a range of services Marathon/10K/5K race, which donates a
cycles specific to our market,” said President person, and we make sure the customer is using their phones and other mobile devices. portion of the proceeds to local charities.
and CEO J. Grant Smith. “We try to make a taken care of.” It’s just one of the many That trend translates into fewer customers The bank website at
difference by understanding our customers’ ways we put our customer’s needs first. We in the branches and the need for the state of www.clarkstonstatebank.com will soon be
businesses, and when you compliment the don’t just talk about our service, we deliver the art technical banking services. updated to better serve customers using their
relationship with excellent service and agility, it every day. “You can download an app, take a picture phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
it sets us apart from other financial Traditional banking is changing, with less of a check using your phone, and deposit Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9
institutions in the market.” dependence on brick-and-mortar locations it,” Horner said. “It’s very convenient.” a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call
“You will never call Clarkston State Bank and more products and services that take The bank’s consumer and commercial 248- 625-8585.

Thank You, Clarkston

Clarkston Waterford clarkstonstatebank.com
5800 S. Main St. 6600 Highland Rd.
Clarkston, 48346 Waterford 48327
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Lowrie's lands best landscape award
Best of the Best Landscaper for the
eighth year running is Lowrie’s
“We strive to maintain Lowrie’s
known standards and quality,” said
Angie Wathen, owner of Lowrie’s along
with Mike Saunders and Ron
Thompkins. “Thanks to the community
for supporting us for 38 years.”
The landscaper at 9561 Dixie
Highway offers 900-square-feet of
statuary, yard art, lighting, irrigation,
bulk landscape supplies, pitchforks,
gloves, and other tools, with many new
products on the way, almost all from
local suppliers.
“Ninety percent of our retail is made
in Michigan,” Wathen said.
For landscape projects of all sizes,
their onsite landscape consultant offers
help with planting and placement
Popular this year are pondless
waterfalls, riverbeds, and other
features, offering the relaxing beauty The crew of Lowrie's Landscape work
of water with less weeding and hard to make Clarkston look its best.
When winter comes around, Lowrie’s will “It’s really cool.”
stay busy making wood furniture, flower Check out their website at
boxes, and other items in house, said Lisa lowrieslandscape.com for coupons and
Schoff, yard manager. examples of the Lowrie’s Landscape services.
“I have the tools to do it,” Schoff said. For more information call 248-625-8844.

Anytime Fitness with friends
Anytime Fitness, at 7113 Dixie Highway, members," Dan said, adding many members
is celebrating being voted Best of the Best enjoy going to Anytime Fitness for many
Gym by the community for the second reasons - cleanliness of the gyms, high
consecutive year. quality conditions of the equipment, and
"Thank you for voting us No. 1 gym in friendliness of the staff. "We have a lot of
Clarkston," said Dan Adragna, owner, and friendships build within our gym."
Kayla Baker, manager. "The people are very friendly - the staff
"We enjoy being here and it shows and the people who come here," said Eric
through," Kayla smiled. Christie, a member. "It is a good group of
She explained they listen to their members people. It's a great environment. Everyone
and try to accommodate their wishes and is comfortable with each other."
requests. He enjoys the convenience of the gym
"We strive to work with all of our being available 24/7 and the variety of
They recently added boot camp classes
which are available for adults and will soon
add boot camps for children.
"Our boot camp is not a traditional style,"
Dan said. "It's more of your own pace. You
are pushed with a personal trainer."
They also have PKSA Karate on Monday
and Wednesday nights.
"Karate has really grown and taken off,"
Kayla said, adding there are two different Thank You Clarkston
for Voting Us Best
age groups.
The boot camps and PKSA Karate is open

of the Best Gym
to the public as well as a majority of their
classes. They request you call to register.
Anytime Fitness is located in White Lake

Dan Adragna, owner, and Kayla
Commons. For their classes, please visit
www.clarkstonanytime.com. For more infor-
2 Years in a Row!!
Baker, manager. mation, please call 248-922-9494.
16 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Quality care at Premiere Pediatrics
When it comes to care for their children, when I see patients. It's over a long period
the Clarkston community goes to Premiere of time these things are assessed, not over
Pediatrics to visit Dr. Satish Sundar, this one visit or contact. I take it seriously when
year's winner of Best of the Best Pediatrician. I get this privilege."
"Thank you to the community of Dr. Sundar, his fellow doctors and Premiere
Thank You Clarkston for Voting us Clarkston," said Dr. Sundar,
MD., FAAP., DCH. "I owe a
Pediatrics staff will continue to
be best of the best by continuing

Best Pediatrician!
lot to the community. We what they have in place.
started our practice here over "We maintain quality of the
20 years ago and over the CME, credentialing and
years it has become part of our recredentialing, certifications,
lives." keeping the office spaces clean
He added the patients and tidy, keeping patients
along with their parents and informed of our new happenings,
guardians make the job easy. even our staff goes through all
"Our patients are training for credentials and
wonderful," Dr. Sundar requirements," he explained.
smiled. "We are blessed to "There is consistency of our
• Children’s Medicine
have a great community. It approach to patients. As a
• Most Insurances Accepted helps us give great care. It's physician and as a parent of a
• Weekend Hours nice to have caring parents." Dr. Satish Sundar 23-year-old daughter, you feel
(Saturday Mornings October - April) Dr. Sundar explained what you get wiser in the way you talk
makes Premiere Pediatrics and himself stand to people, and the way you anticipate things
Congratulations Dr. Satish Sundar out is practicing consistent good medicine. from what you went through. It helps in
"I feel what we do should be right for the becoming a well rounded physician."
Now Featuring… Premiere Pediatrics patients, maintaining good standards of "We hope to keep up with all the
James Shaya, M.D. care, and meeting all of our requirement for expectations our patients have, keep
7210 N. Main St. Suite 205, Clarkston patient's health," he said. "Being strict about integrity and practice good medicine," Dr.
Satish Sundar, M.D.
Tracy Thompson, M.D. (248) 625-9755 following guidelines makes a big difference. Sundar said.
Mark Thomas, M.D. Being compassionate has to be second For more information, please contact
www.premierepediatrics.net nature of a doctor. I hope that's what I portray Premiere Pediatrics at 248-625-9755.

The staff of Champs Cleaners.

Best service with Champs Cleaners
• Leather & Fur • Rugs • Drapes
• Wash & Fold Laundry • Towels • Commercial Champs Cleaners came out on top once every single time,” he said.
• Dry cleaning • Alterations • Drapery • Smoke & Fire again this year for Best of the Best dry- Champs offers full service dry cleaning,
• Laundered Shirts & Blouses • Comforters • Gown Preservations cleaning service in Clarkston. wash and fold laundry service and alterations
“We want to thank the community,” for any fabric from clothing to boat covers.
Owner Jimmy Frejat said, “without their They also do delivery.
support, we wouldn’t be here. We’re always “We built an app for our delivery
going to strive to deliver the best product service,” Frejat said. “You just download the
we can, to be number one all the time.” app and put in your information, put your
As a locally owned store, Frejat stresses credit card on file, and then you can set-up
going above and beyond for customers. for pick-up and delivery service.”
“That’s just going to be our number one Champs Cleaners has four locations
priority at all times. We’ve got to maintain including two in Clarkston, on Sashabaw and
our quality, we deliver the highest quality Dixie. They’re open Monday through Friday
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Best holistic care at Journey to Health 5770 S. Main St., Suite C
Journey to Health Chakra prides itself on allowing them a better range of natural
being able to help clients from a whole-body healing options to offer clients.
Clarkston, MI
perspective, a quality which helped them win Along with herself, their other
Best of the Best Holistic Center in Clarkston. practitioners offer massage, reflexology, 248-505-8010
“I just want to thank everyone that voted chakra balancing, registered nurse cancer
for us. It’s an honor to win this category, coaching, Reiki, Shamanic sessions, crystal Healthy Living, Emotional
and we’re grateful for the growth since we healing, spiritual counseling, intuitive
opened in 2015.” Owner, and Board- painting, infrared Biomat, detox foot baths, Release, Foot Baths, Infrared
Certified Naturopath, Erika Arms said. “We and much more. BioMat, Massage,
offer the true holistic approach, we work A Clarkston native, Arms loves working Reflexology, Shaman, Reiki
with the mind, body, and spirit; a holistic in this town and being part of the community.
approach to healing is what nature intended Journey to Health Chakra offers a wide range
… and Much More!
for us.” of services and evening self-enrichment

Thank You
“Education in our office is big, I would classes.
rather teach my clients what they need to Check out Facebook to see events
know, so they can self-heal themselves,” offered, and their website:

For Voting Us
Arms said. www.journeytohealthchakra.com
Arms also stated that she has a book For holistic health needs you can visit
coming out this winter that will provide her the office at 5770 S Main Street, Suite C on
clients spiritual growth, out of the office.
Arms said they’ve grown to seven
practitioners since winning last year,
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Wednesday from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m; and one Saturday a month.
Best Holistic Center!
Erika Arms ND, CNHP
Board Certified Naturopath Doctor
Licensed Spiritual Healer
Erika Arms, Board Christine Baskin,
Certified LMT, Certified
Joe Pahl, Full Mesa
VanderWal, Melody
Naturopath Doctor, Reflexologist & Ritchie, Office Crystal Healing
Licensed Spiritual Reiki Master Manager & Instructor & Reiki
Healer & Reiki Intuitive Painter Master

Best massage therapist keeps clients healthy Thank You
Christine Baskin is voted the best For Voting
massage therapist in Clarkston.
“With the competition in the area, this is Me Best
a great compliment to be voted Best of the
Best,” said Christine. “I have a lot of people
to thank, Erika Arms for letting me work out
of here, and being a part of her team. All the
clients that I’ve seen, everyone has been Therapist!
fantastic to work with. I graciously accept
the recognition for doing what I love.”
A practitioner at Journey to Health
Chakra, LLC, Christine is certified in
Reflexology and is a Master Reiki Teacher.
Christine Baskin, LMT
She constantly builds on her knowledge Certified Reflexology & Reiki Master Teacher
and will soon be certified in lymph massage
and TSS, which utilizes applied kinesiology
with massage to eliminate old muscle To learn more about Christine, Visit her personal page at
patterns. www.aquietspacemassage.com
Baskin truly loves her job and always puts
her clients first, she considers herself
completely present when working with them. Christine Baskin, Massage Therapist
“I always look into different ways of of the Best, Christine would like to offer, for
doing things,” she said. the month of August, $10 off any 80-minute 5770 S. Main St., Suite C Clarkston, MI
“When my clients have specific needs, I massage services. New clients only.
will research techniques so we get the best
possible results. When following-up with my
Journey to Health Chakra is located at
5770 S Main Street, Suite C and Baskin’s
clients, there’s no greater gift than to hear current hours are Monday and Friday from www.journeytohealthchakra.com
they’re doing better,” said Christine. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 p.m.
With the wonderful news of winning Best to 9 p.m.
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Thank You
For Voting Top notch golf at Pine Knob
For Us With the spectacular views, luscious facility, a new driving range which features
greens and golf experiences on three courses, tee boxes, greens and bunkers, and a full-
the community named Pine Knob Golf service pro shop which serves locally
Course, off Waldon Road, as Best Golf sourced food and an array of beverages.
Course. “We have awesome food,” Streby added.
“Thanks for coming out to play our golf “We get many compliments about it.”
course,” said Angie Streby, General Manager. They offer options to play 18 holes or
“We are proud to be Best of the Best for the nine holes seven days a week on a choice of
third year in a row.” their three courses. They also have leagues
She added the owners and staff help make during the week.
it stand out in Clarkston and Oakland County. Pine Knob hosts golf outings for local
Pine Knob Golf Club - 3 Great Nines “The family who owns the facilities takes
immaculate care of the grounds,” Streby
businesses as well as schools and athletic
teams. Patrons come back to use the
Open to the public explained. “We have a lot of longstanding
Mansion and Carriage House for special
events such as weddings and private parties.
Pine Knob Golf Course is open to the For more information or a tee time, please
public. They have a tee-to-green practice call 248-625-4430.

5580 Waldon Road • Clarkston, MI 48348

The Pine Knob Golf Course offers lush, scenic views.

Thank You for Voting Us #1
for 10 years!

Charles W. Munk and staff of Munk Orthodontics.

Munk Orthodontics Best of the Best
The doctors and staff of Munk Orthodon- lows for quick and complete access to all
tics are happy to thank the community for patient information.
their support and votes for Best of the Best “It’s extremely important our patients and
Orthodontist. parents get an amazing experience every time
“We feel very proud every time we’re ac- they come in,” Dr. Munk said.
knowledged by the community. We’re ex- In addition to a focus on service, other
tremely grateful,” said Dr. Charles W. Munk. keys to staying the best include continued

www.munkorthodontics.com “We take pride in providing the best pos-
sible service for our patients. That’s the fo-
investment in technology and education for
staff to stay current in the latest trends and
5825 S. Main Street, Clarkston cus of our team. I thank my team every day advancements, he said.
248-625-0880 MUNK PROFESSIONAL CENTER because of what they deliver. We always put
patients first.”
Additional information can be found at
www.munkorthodontics.com. Appointments
837 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford Treatment areas are equipped with state- can be made by contacting one of our offices at:
248-628-6441 OXFORD PROFESSIONAL CENTER of-the art chairs and equipment for comfort 5825 S. Main St.-Suite 201, Clarkston, 248-625-
and efficiency. Computers are located at ev- 0880; 837 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford, 248-628-6441;
810-653-9070 8379 Davison Road, Davison ery chair, and recently updated software al- and 8379 Davison Road, Davison, 810-653-9070.
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Voted Best of the Best 9 consecutive years Thank you Clarkston
Digs Consignment moved from their
Sashabaw Road location a year ago to 5880
handbags to chandeliers and rugs. This is
the place to shop for holiday decor and they
For Voting Us #1
Dixie Highway in Clarkston. As always Digs are adding new unique baby and child ac- Best of the Best
is a treasure trove of unique finds and bar- cessories soon.
gains. "We're not just antiques," said owner Gina CONSIGNMENT Antiques and Resale
They offer new home decor and gifts along
with anything from essential oils and designer
Leehy. "Vintage, antique and modern items
from every decade may be found here."
Gina gives thanks to the
wonderful consignors who
keep the inventory fresh ev-
eryday. With nearly 4,000
consignors the good stuff
comes (and goes) daily.
Digs also hosts a monthly LOCATION
vintage chic pop-up sale at
their studio space Digs 5880 DIXIE HWY,
Fresh Vintage, 5433 Dixie
Highway, just half mile south
Just North of Andersonville Road
of the consignment store.
Look for the pop-up sales the 248-625-4230
first weekend of every
month. Great Pieces
Digs Consignment is COMING & GOING DAILY
open Monday through Sat- 0RQGD\6DWXUGD\‡6XQGD\
urday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and
Sunday, 12-4 p.m. If you are
interested in the consignment or, EXPERIENCE THE VINTAGE CHIC MARKETS
service, please call 248-625-
4230 or visit us online at Held at
www.digsconsign ment.com. 5433 DIXIE HWY. , WATERFORD
Follow us on Facebook
and Instagram. Pop Up MarketS HELD 1ST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH

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Clarkston, MI 3 Year
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"Thank you for those who have voted
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As a Licensed Certified Public Accoun- businesses. Specializes in the following:
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• Individual and Business Taxes • Litigation support
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• Business Accounting & Bookkeeping Valuations
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Best Carpet Cleaner
In Clarkston
s#ERTIlED4ECHNICIANS Joe Gates and his staff provide family treatment with Alpine Carpet and Up-
sFlood/Water Extraction holstery Cleaning.

We also clean Springtime fresh with Alpine
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deodorizing fresh makes them stand out to voters as Best and Alpine Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
pre-spotting Most Powerful Truck Mounted of the Best Carpet Cleaning for the second also does flood or water problem
Carpet Machines consecutive year. restorations.
"Thank you to the community of Clarkston "If they have any questions about stain
3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS Sofa 5995 for patronizing my company for all these
years," said Joe Gates, owner. "We will con-
removal they can call me personally," Gates
said. "I may be able to come up with a home
tinue to do the best job, as far as we are con- remedy. The best bet is to wait until I get there."
$ 95 OF$CARPET CLEANED 4995 cerned, in Michigan for a very reasonable With springtime fresh, it also means

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Alpine Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
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latest technology available today for carpet
everything they use is both pet and kid
friendly, which is important to Gates and his
crew members.
For more information or to schedule an
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Fish Fry! Great
Buy any Menu Item, Grill

Award-Winning Menu & Bar Service
OFF of equal

1/2 or lesser
With coupon. Dine-in only. Not valid on pizza.
Not valid with any other offers. Expires 9/30/17 ‡+DSS\+RXU'ULQN6SHFLDOV Owner Tom Kurko and staff at Sportsmen Great Northern Grill.
Best fish fry at Sportsmen Great Northern Grill
Sportsmen Great Northern Grill earned The real cod fish and side dishes
Best of the Best Fish Fry honors with high- including green bean casserole, fries, and
Fish Fry quality, lightly beer battered real cod. salad are all served – no buffet.
“Thank you very much. We work hard,” “We make sure you don’t wait for extra
said owner Tom Kurko, who runs the pieces of fish,” Golding said. “It’s cooked to
restaurant with Mary Czarnicki, managing order – no heat lamp.”
partner. To celebrate their 60th anniversary this
“We’re very family oriented with year, the family-owned restaurant will turn
reasonable prices and great portions,” said back the clock to 1957, with 1957 menu and
Lisa Golding, food server for 10 years. prices including 40 cent ham sandwich and
They have hosted all-you-can-eat fish 45 cent fried ham sandwich.
5864 DIXIE HWY., CLARKSTON 248-623-1122 fries for 10 years, every Friday, 11 a.m.- Call Sportsmen Great Northern Grill, 5864
Just North of Andersonville sportsmens.comcastbiz.net midnight. Dixie Highway, at 248-623-1122.
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Fresh, local food at Neiman's Thank you Clarkston for voting us
Neiman's Family Market celebrates their You will also find a vast variety of #1 Grocery 2 years in a row!
fourth year in Clarkston with being voted Michigan made products at Neiman's Family
Best of the Best Grocery for the third Market.
consecutive year. "My father, Hal, grew up on a dairy farm," ONLINE Groceries TO GO!
"Thank you," said Nate Neiman, Chief Nate shared. "My Grandpa Neiman opened
Marketing Officer and Executive Vice a dairy farm on Belle River Road in 1946, and
President Data Integrity. "We couldn't do my Grandfather Schmidt opened his meat
what we do without your support." market in 1956. We opened full service
He added what sets them apart is their grocery in 1983 with Michigan made and
staff and their selections. grown products. It's continuing what our
"We give them the opportunity to be grandparents taught us.
themselves and take care of the customers," "Michigan is where we are from," Nate
said Nate. "We also focus on our perishables smiled. "It's a special place for us. We are
– our parameter of the store. We want to be very committed to Michigan and Michigan
the destination for fresh, from produce to made products. We know their value."
deli to meat to our corner cafe." They also value the Clarkston community
and give back. They donated food for the
Fourth of July Veterans Celebration at
Clintonwood Park and are partners with
Independence Township Parks, Recreation If you haven’t
and Seniors.
"My wife, Emily, and I moved to Clarkston visited us yet,
a year ago with our children," Nate said. "We
loved the community, wanted to be more cen-
Please stop by for Great
trally located, and we are sending our kids to weekly specials
Everest Academy. We could not be happier
with our decision to move here. Moving can
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the friends we have made at Everest and St.
Daniel's parish we have never second
Experience the family difference. 7121 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston, MI 48346
Max and MacKenzie shop with their guessed our decision to put down roots and
mom, Nicole Mason. raise our family here."


Thanks for Voting Us
Owners and staff of Gregg's Gourment.
Best of the Best Pizza
Top quality at Gregg's Gourmet We’re working hard to reopen soon
& continue to serve the Clarkston Community
Despite being closed for repairs and Gregg’s keeps their quality by never
renovations, Gregg’s Gourmet Café still cutting corners and doing what works; never
snagged Best of the Best Pizza this year. changing, always improving. They’re locally Proudly Serving BARLOW’S
“I want to thank all my customers for famous for their lunch special including a Gourmet Sauce
continuing to vote us best pizza in slice of pizza, bag of bread and a beverage HOURS: Mon-Tues 10:30am-9:00pm • Wed, Thurs,
Clarkston,” Owner Jeff Ryeson said. for under $5. Fri, Sat 10:30am-10:00pm • Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm
He commended Clarkston for being a Though currently under renovations,
fantastic market and recognizing Gregg’s Gregg’s is still accepting catering orders.
unique gourmet pizza.
“Even though our pizza is of the standard
Located at 5914 S Main Street, they’ll reopen
soon with operating hours from 10:30 a.m. to
Carryout • Catering
style, we use the best ingredients and make 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
our sauce and dough daily. Fresh ingredients, to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. 5914 S. Main St., Clarkston, MI • 248-625-6612
nothing but the best,” Ryeson said. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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BEST 3Breakfast
3Best Overall
The Olde Village Cafe staff snagged four Best of the Best awards.

Customers known by name at Olde Village Cafe
Voted Best of the Best in four different community and he appreciates their votes
TO SERVE YOUR BETTER! Come and Visit Us! categories, Olde Village Café Owner Peter for Best of the Best.
Berishaj attributes the success to the He invites the community to come see
Olde personal touch of their business.
“This is a family-run place, we put that
the building’s recent renovations, including
the repainted outside and the new ceiling.
Village Café
personal touch. We’ve been here for 20
years, we know most of our customers by
name, so that personal touch keeps people
“When I came to this town, I fell in love
with the town and the people and I stopped
here,” Berishaj said. “I’m planning on being
coming back,” Berishaj said. here for a long time. This is a small, hometown
Downtown Clarkston The café won Best of the Best for Family feel.”
248.625.6211 Friendly Restaurant, Best Overall Eatery, Olde Village Café is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Best Hamburger and Best Breakfast. seven days a week and located at 2 S Main
www.oldvillagecafe.com Berishaj claims they’d be nothing without Street. Come enjoy their breakfast or lunch;
their loyal customers throughout the for carry-out call (248) 625-6211.
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Fiveyears in aarow!
years in row!
2014 2015

From left, Alex Matthews, Andrew Miller, owners Sheila and Fred Ritter, and
Asst. Mgr. Kody Whittenberg celebrate going from four to five years in a row,
Best of the Best. 2013 2016

Clean guaranteed at Clarkston Auto Wash
For the fifth year in a row Clarkston Auto bays, Mirror Image Detailing Center opened
Wash has been voted Best of the Best Car in June and they do great interior and exterior 2017
Wash by the community. Fred Ritter owns clean-ups,” Fred said.
the car wash with his wife, Sheila. For detailing service call Jeff Reid at 248-
“We want to thank our customers, 499-4276.
especially our repeat customers, they’re the They’re also involved in the community,
bread and butter of our business,” Sheila insistent on taking care of the people who
Ritter said. “We thank them for their take care of them.
patronage because that’s what keeps us “We believe in satisfying our customers,
going.” keeping the reputation that we have intact
Fred attributes their success to having a by getting all the vehicles clean, keeping our
great staff, location and product. customers happy and having a well-trained
“We use the best soaps and waxes and happy staff,” Sheila said.
available in the industry and customers drive Clarkston Auto Wash is located at 6791
out of here with a clean car, satisfaction Dixie Hwy and is open Monday through Thank You!
guaranteed,” Fred Ritter said. Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.
“We also have a new tenant in our detail to 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fred & Sheila Ritter and the Clarkston Auto Wash Team

Thank You
For Voting Us #1
for Auto Body Repair Year After Year!
Quality Repairs & Excellent Customer Service Since 1976
Clarkston Auto Body & Towing owner Dale Verhey, general manager Brian
Perkins, and staff earned Best of the Best honors for Best Auto Shop.

Clarkston Auto Body makes cars new
People are driving computers on wheels CAR and OEM repair procedures, doing
nowadays. When they need to be repaired, computer scans before and after repairs to
Clarkston Auto Body & Towing knows how fully restore passenger compartment
to do it right. integrity and to make sure all systems are
“We make sure every vehicle leaves here operating properly to the satisfaction of the
the way it was before the accident,” said customer.
Brian Perkins, general manager. “We work for you, not your insurance
“We take pride in providing excellent company,” Perkins said. “We ensure your
customer service,” said Dale Verhey, owner vehicle is back to pre-accident condition.”
of the family business since 1976. “We’re Check out Clarkston Auto Body &
very excited to be voted Best of the Best Towing I, 6470 Sashabaw Road, 248-625- 2 Locations
again.” 0080, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and
“It’s great to hear,” Perkins said. Clarkston Auto Body & Towing II, Dan 6470 Sashabaw & I-75 5475 Dixie Highway
The seasoned veterans at the Best of the Wilson, manager, 5475 Dixie Highway in
Best Auto Body Shop are fully trained in I- Waterford, 248-623-0900. 248-625-0080 248-623-0900
24 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

MedCenter Pharmacy
Thank You Clarkston
for Voting Us
“Best of the Best”
Pharmacy &
Best Pharmacist
David Sakstrup, RPh!
7210 N. Main St., Suite 102 Smiles await you at Medcenter Pharmacy, located at 7210 N. Main Street

Clarkston, MI 48346 Medcenter Pharmacy shares small-town values
Tel: 248-625-3885 Fax: 248-625-3886 The Medcenter Pharmacy team and David
Sakstrup, owner and pharmacist, send big
been a 'mom and pop' place. We still believe
in the small-town values. We know our
thank yous to all their customers for voting customers and provide fast and friendly
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm them Best Pharmacy and Best Pharmacist. service."
"We appreciate your support and your Medcenter Pharmacy is family and extends
Sat 9am to 1pm continued business," Sakstrup said, adding the feeling out to their customers.
Closed Sunday & Holidays they care about their service and their "We have customers who will stop in to
customers. say hi just because they are in the area,"
"We strive to do our best," he said, with Sakstrup said. "We know the community has
Visit us at www.medcenterclarkston.com many of the staff argeeing. "We have always a choice."

Akram Mozep, co-owner of
THANK YOU Leo’s Coney Island, and
staff are ready to serve their
for Voting us Best of the Best coneys!

7 Years in a row!
Proud Supporters of Clarkston Athletics!
15% Off when using your Wolves cards
Breakfast Special Pita Wrap Classic Coney

Tasty dishes, friendly service makes Leo's best
6325 Sashabaw Rd. Leo’s Coney Island earned Best of the hot dogs.
Best Coney Island for the fifth time with great "You can’t beat it," Mattson said.
Independence food and friendly service. Breakfast is always popular, offering
"It’s awesome – thanks to all of our pancakes, specialty omelets and skillets, and
Township customers," said Dana Mattson, manager of other menu items created just for the
Leo’s, 6325 Sashabaw Road. "We love Clarkston location.
Clarkston." They also stay involved in the
248-620-5122 They take pride in their customer service, community, supporting charity groups and
speed, and quality of food, which includes school basketball, football, and other
chicken kabobs, home-style goulash, stuffed sports with fundraisers and many other
leosconeyisland.com cabbage, green peppers, and of course their activities.
Coney combos and specials using their own For more information, call 248-620-5122
brand of chili sauce and Koegels premium or visit www.leosconeyisland.com.
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The staff at Morgan's Auto Service know how to keep Clarkston's cars running.

Clarkston's best mechanics at Morgan's
Morgan’s Auto Service has been a part customers directly, most of which are from
of Clarkston since 1932, so it’s no surprise the Clarkston area.
the community continues to vote them Best “We want to stay small and keep doing
of the Best Auto Mechanic. what we know. We strive to be fair and
“Thank you to the customers. They’re honest,” McIntyre said. “It’s definitely a
the ones that voted us Best of the Best, if it group effort, it’s not just me that works for
wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here,” Owner this, it’s everybody.”
Scott McIntyre said. Morgan’s is located at 148 N Main Street
McIntyre likes having a small business and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.
that gives him the ability to deal with to 6 p.m.

The natural beauty of the outdoor venue at the Gateway.

Gateway gets Best of the Best honors
Celebrating 25 years in Clarkston, The trophies, we can do t-shirts; it’s been a nice
Gateway was voted Best of the Best Florist addition for us.”
this year by the community. Stroud commended his designers for
“We started off as a small little nature doing quality work and having commitment
store, we sold birdseed and birdfeeders and to getting the job done right. “Our four
we’ve kept on growing and that’s just designers have probably close to 100 years
because the Clarkston community has of experience between them.”
supported us for the last 25 years,” co-owner In addition to being Best of the Best
Steven Stroud said. Florist, Stroud is committed to the Clarkston Now offering Custom Laser Engraving
Today the store consists of much more community and often donates their outdoor
than just nature products, with a sizable space for use by several different local The perfect keepsake for any special event
clothing section and a dedication to
personalized gifts.
To experience a Clarkston staple, visit The
25 years of serving the Clarkston Area!
“One of the biggest parts of our business Gateway located at 7150 N Main Street, open
now is personalization,” Stroud said. “Our Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
latest addition is laser engraving. People Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11
come in here and they get glassware, a.m. to 5 p.m.
26 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Meet Dr. Reba Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a board certified allergist who was born in Virginia and grew up in
Michigan. She graduated from Troy Athens High School with a 4.0 gpa and was
valedictorian. She played varsity basketball, volleyball, track and softball. She went on
to graduate from Michigan State University with honors and continued at Michigan State
for her medical doctorate degree. She completed her training at Henry Ford Hospital in
Detroit. Dr. Johnson is a board certified allergist. She opened her practice here in
Clarkston in 2009 to serve the community in which she lives. Dr. Johnson is a staff
physician at William Beaumont and St. Joesph Mercy Hospital. She is also an Oakland
University School of Medicine faculty member.

Dr. Johnson lives and works in Clarkston. She loves interacting with the community she
has the privilege to serve. She resides here with her husband, three daughters and their
German Shorthaired Pointer. Her kids attend Clarkston Community Schools and the family
is involved in a local Clarkston church. Dr. Johnson continues to give food allergy
awareness lectures at the local schools. She enjoys spending time with her family on the
lake and in the outdoors. In the winter, they enjoy skiing and snowmobiling. During the
warmer months, you can often find them kayaking or at the beach.

When the opportunity arises, Dr. Johnson loves to travel. She has
participated in many medical and faith based mission trips, here in the US
as well as places like Nicaragua and India. She has back packed through
Europe, explored the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, marveled at the Taj
Mahal in India, competed in a volleyball exchange in Australia and has
been on excursions in Africa.

Dr. Johnson and her staff at Advanced Allergy & Asthma strive to provide
great medicine with compassionate care.

Dr. Johnson is honored to be voted for Clarkston New’s Best of the Best.

Jennifer Caudill M.D. Dermatology Clarkston’s
cutting edge medicine with small town values Best Dermatologist
Jennifer Caudill, M.D., Dermatology is extremely honored to have again been
Acne voted “Best of the Best Dermatologist” in Clarkston. “Our team of medical
professionals love what we do and have the most fun doing it, mostly because of
Warts what the patients give back to us; their stories, their trust, their friendship and high
Eczema fives,” said Dr. Caudill.
Suspicious Moles There are a lot of fun things going on for Dr. Caudill and her team. As of
September 5, all appointments will be at their new office located at 5885 S. Main
Skin Cancer
St. Dr. Caudill has also added Dr. Jessica Kado to their growing team. Dr. Kado
Shingles comes from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest and most respected hospitals
Cold Sores in the country. Dr. Kado is a board certified Dermatologist, earning her degree
Allergic Rashes from Wayne State School of Medicine. She completed fellowship training at the
Cleveland Clinic in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancers, dermatologic
Dermal Fillers oncology and cosmetic surgery including laser surgery and injectables.
Laser Surgery "Every decision we make is in the best interest of our patients,” said Dr.
Hair Loss Caudill. She continued, “If it doesn’t directly benefit our patient’s care or
Nail Fungus experience, we don’t do it.”
Dr. Caudill is a board certified dermatologist. She graduated from Wayne
Botox State School of Medicine in the top five percent of her class and completed her
residency training at Wayne State University. As a Clarkston native and resident,
CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT she is privileged to serve our community. “We are really proud of what we’ve
built since opening in 2011, the best dermatologic care you can find on the planet
248.623.9700 while also focusing on every part of the patient experience,” said Dr. Caudill.
jennifercaudillmd.com “Thank you to our valued patients for making this such an amazing place to
work and live,” said Dr. Caudill.
6080 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI Visit jennifercaudillmd.com or call 248-623-9700 for more information.
The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section Wed., August 16, 2017 27

MUEVA in Spanish is a command to MOVE IT
We are so excited to be celebrating our ness (kickboxing dance fitness, drumming,
fifth year in business and to have been named cycle and tabata), and strength training
as one of the best of the best winners. (pilates, circuit and bootcamp.) In addition,
Five years ago, Mueva was founded with we're known for hosting special workshops,
the intention of moving the community; not just kids dance parties and sunset yoga at Deer
in body but in spirit, too. We wanted to bring Lake Beach.
people together to lift their spirits, energize their We are honored Clarkston chose us as
minds, sweat it out and just MOVE IT! the Best of the Best Yoga in our community.
We wanted working out to be a "want to" Yoga is a special discipline which changes
instead of the dreaded "have to" and we knew you from the inside out. When you walk out
we could accomplish this by bringing groups of a yoga class at MUEVA you can expect to
of motivated friends together, getting our feel taller, stronger, and lighter in mind, body
group hug on, cranking the music and bring- and spirit. Our yoga classes accommodate
ing the community the freshest most effec- every body and level of experience. Whether
tive and fun workouts they have ever done. you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner ner-
They say variety is the spice of life and if vous to roll out your mat, we are here for
it's true we're cayenne pepper! We offer yoga you. Check out our schedule for class times
(hatha, vinyasa and yin), cardio group fit- and BE MOVED at MUEVA.

Thank You, Clarkston for voting us

“Best of the
Baked goods daily.
Coffee and speciality drinks.
Donuts, Muffins, Bread,
Signature Cookies, Cakes,
Bars, Pies, Pastries and more
Owner Stephanie Tran and staff at Village Bake Shop. Cakes By Stephanie
Special Order
Top quality, tasty treats at Village Bake Shop Your Baskets and
Quality earned Clarkston Village Bake weddings, birthdays, and other occasions. Pastries Trays
Shop the Best of the Best Bakery award this “Our customers are very special to us, Open Mon-Fri 5:30am-6:30pm
year. most on a first-name basis. The bakeshop is Saturday 6:00am-6:00pm
“The bakery takes a lot of pride in what a place where you can come, relax and talk. Sunday 6:00-3:00pm
we bake, starting with quality ingredients, We will always strive to be the best in town
and everything is made from scratch, for our customers!” Tran said. Espresso Bar, Smoothies, and
including our signature cookies,” Owner She thanks the community for continuing
Stephanie Tran said. “Donuts, muffins, to vote the bakeshop for Best of the Best. the Best Coffee in Town!
delicious scones and more are made fresh “When in the area stop in and say hello and
daily. We grind our coffee beans for the
freshest and best cup of coffee in town.
Creamy cappuccinos and espressos are
try a fresh baked donut and coffee. We
appreciate all of the support we get from the
community and our loyal customers,” Tran said.
Clarkston Village Bake Shop
made to order and we have fruit smoothies.” The Village Bakeshop is located at 10 S.
10 S. Main Street | Clarkston
The shop also specializes in cakes for Main St. and can be reached at 248-625-0677. 248-625-0677 | www.ClarkstonVillageBakeShop.com
28 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Readers name Bowman Chevrolet best dealership
Clarkston News readers have named
Bowman Chevrolet the Best Automotive
Dealership in Oakland County.
The dealership has been a mainstay in Katie Bowman Coleman
Clarkston since it was opened by John
Bowman in 1984.
Today, under the leadership of John’s
daughter, Katie Bowman Coleman,
Bowman Chevrolet is one of the fastest-
growing Chevrolet dealership in Metro
For three consecutive years, Bowman
Chevrolet has been rated #1 for consumer
satisfaction in Michigan and was named
the 2017 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year in
Michigan according to Dealer Rater.
It also was recognized by Metro
Detroit Chevy dealers as #1 in customer
satisfaction for the past two years.
“Everyone, from sales to service to our
porters, is committed to ensuring that our
customers have a great experience at
Bowman Chevrolet,” said Katie Bowman
“Being recognized as the best
dealership validates our commitment to
customer service. The Clarkston
community is more than just where we
do business. It’s filled with our
neighbors and our friends, and we thank
you for this honor” Coleman added.
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Personal care at Clarkston Animal Medical Center
Pet owners around Clarkston agree on
who is the Best of the Best Veterinarian when
get new clients."
Clarkston Animal Medical Center is an
Clarkston Animal
it comes to care of their pets - Clarkston
Animal Medical Center, located at 5904 South
Main Street.
America Animal Hospital Association
accredited hospital.
For more information, to see what
Medical Center
"We appreciate the community for services they offer please visit
recognizing us," said Dr. Robin Krieger,
DVM. "The clinic has been part of the
www.clarkstonanimalmedical.com or call 248-
Thank you for voting us #1
community for 41 years. We feel we are
definitely part of the community and want to
Veterinarian in Clarkston
do our best to serve everyone in the
Appreciation Offer!

She added in doing their best to serve
the community they provide great service
with their staff, which continues to grow as
the business grows.
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"We know the clients when they come
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individual programs to their pets. We want
to approach them as their owners do - they
are unique.
Dr. Robin Krieger and her husband, John, Robin Krieger, DVM
took over the clinic from the original owner
in 2007. John Krieger, DVM
"We have some clients who have been &Associates
with us for 25 years or more," she said.
"There is a longevity here. We feel it’s
important. Not only are new people coming 5904 S. Main St. Clarkston
into Clarkston, but there are people who are ‡FAX
loyal. We appreciate the recognition from
new and old clients. We plan on expanding
staff to continue our level of service as we Dr. Robin Krieger, DVM, and Mara American Animal Hospital Association- Accredited Since 1981

Thank You Clarkston
For Voting us Best Jewelry!
We carry • Brighton • Tribal
• Women’s Apparel
• Jewelry
• Handbags
Christina Calka, owner of Village Fashion Boutique.
• Accessories
Stay shiny with Village Fashion Boutique
Village Fashion Boutique, Best of the Best
Jewelry Shop, offers jewelry in a wide variety
MFIL, TRIBAL, Neon Buddha, Pure, and
& More!
of styles and price, traditional to "We’re always going to shows looking
contemporary, fashion fun to top quality. for fun fashion pieces that sparkle, the best
"Thank you to everybody for voting us I can find," Calka said. "All ages love Villag
illagee F ashion Boutiq
Fashion Boutique ue
Best of the Best Jewelry. It means a lot to jewelry. We have something for everybody's
have community support of a local budget." 6 N. Main St. Downtown Clarkston
business," said Christina Calka, owner.
"Every purchase, we appreciate it."
Favorite brand names include Brighton,
Village Fashion Boutique is located at 6
N. Main Street. For more information, call 248-
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When news that the Clarkston Union,
Union Woodshop and Honcho had earned
Best of the Best awards from the Clarkston
News, managing partner Erich Lines could
barely contain his pride.
“It means the world to me… to all of us,
really… but it really means a lot to me… and
the Union Joints family… who along with me
are really honored to be honored like this.”
As the first of the Union Joints, the
Clarkston Union opened in 1995 and was
awarded Best Lunch by the Best of the Best.
“I love soup, so this lunch award is really
super,” said a laughing Lines.
The Union Woodshop was also honored
with Best BBQ and Best Dinner on the Best
of the Best list.
While the Woodshop was recently named
as the Best BBQ in Michigan by Southern
Living Magazine and made Food & Wine’s
list of restaurants to put on your bucket list,
the Clarkston News honor is particularly
meaningful to the Union Joints family.
“Look, if you set out to deliver the best
bigtime smalltown BBQ, then what matters
most is that the folks in your backyard can From the Union’s steeple, north to the fun umbrellas of Honcho, to the smokey goodness of the Woodshop the readers have spoken: The
sense the care that the team puts into the BEST!
craft.” wafting their way.” the Best New Business. the youngest member of the Joints’ family was
With the backlot smoker running 24/7, The smell of house-roasted coffee is also With its coffee shop and Latin street food born young at heart.
Lines noted; “The folks in our backyard also wafting over a Main Street corner; the venue occupying the original Morgan’s gas “We’re having fun with it, it’s like a fluffy
sense bacon… lots of delicious, magical bacon Clarkston News readers awarded Honcho as station and former fire station/DPW building; friendly new puppy,” according to Lines.
32 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Thank You
for your trust in
voting us #1 Best
of the Best for
Senior Living

We will continue to strive to give a higher standard of
excellence to a generation that deserves only our Best!
New Heights Assisted Living is a licensed Adult Foster Care home which offers long term,
24-hour care for the aged, individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and wheelchair
accessible persons. New Heights is a unique home which offers 3 large private bedrooms for
residents and 1 large companion room. By servicing 5 residents, we set ourselves apart from
most Adult Foster Care homes where there is often a high resident count to low staff ratio. We
believe by creating a quality enriched atmosphere where our staff are equipped to give their
best care and attention to a select few, our residents will experience feeling loved, connected,
and uplifted throughout their days. We strive to provide personal care in our home while
maintaining individual’s dignity and independence.
New Heights Assisted Living owner Sarah Thomas with resident Freda Curry.
Taking Quality Care and Purposeful
Living to New Heights Best of the Best honors for New Heights
New Heights Assisted Living New Heights Assisted Living is new to purposeful living to a generation that served
Visit our facebook page, New Heights Assisted Living, to see out daily activities! Clarkston and working hard to bring the us so much."
9402 Michigamme Rd highest standards of care to those who need They offer volunteer opportunities to
it the most. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, schools, and other
Clarkston, MI 48348
"It’s such an honor to earn Best of the members of the community, young and old,
Best, so humbling," said Sarah Thomas, who to be involved with residents in music, art,
opened the center at 9402 Michigamme Road exercise, animal therapy, and other
newheightsassistedliving.com with her husband, Julian Thomas, this past services. For more information, email
E:newheightsassistedliving@gmail.com April. "We hope it shows people believe in newheightsassistedliving@gmail.com or call
our mission to provide quality care and 248-660-7014..
Ph: (248) 660-7014

Hallmann Advisors CPA & Financial
Greetings from your Neighborhood CPA Firm

Thank you Clarkston for voting
us #1 Best Financial Planner! William and Suzette Hallman.

-Traditional Accounting/Bookkeeping service
-Personal Tax Return Preparation
Hallman Advisors serves community
-Tax Planning In business for 25 years, Celebrating their 25th year in business, I’m tired of driving down there, you’re right
as a local brick & mortar Hallmann Advisors CPA & Financial here, I like to keep it local, and that’s been
-Payroll Services Planning is delighted to be voted as this happening more and more,” he said.
-Financial Planning company, just off Sashabaw, year’s Best of the Best Financial Planner. “We’re out in the community doing
North of Pine Knob. “It’s very exciting to get recognition in community service events,” Suzette
-Estate Planning
the community,” Owner William Hallmann Hallmann added. “We’re very involved on a
-Business Valuation Services
said. “We love our clients, they’re like family daily basis at different events, volunteering
-QuickBooks Support Services to us.” within the community, so we see and service
-Corporate/Partnership Tax Return Preparation Hallmann and his wife, Suzette, have lived many people in the area.”
Phone: (248) 625-2727 in Clarkston their whole lives and moved the Hallmann Advisors is located north of
business here in 2005 to be closer to home. Pine Knob at 5710 Bella Rosa Blvd. Suite 200
www.hallmanncpa.com Fax: (248) 625-9727
Email: info@hallmanncpa.com
“We get a lot of people come in and say,
‘Hey, I live in Clarkston, I’ve been going to
with hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday or by appointment. They can
my financial advisor in Troy for years, but be reached at 248-625-2727.
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CMG cares for Clarkston health
When it comes to your health and department. I would match our group up with
wellness, the community chose Dr. Tim anyone in terms of commitment and medical
O'Neill from Clarkston Medical Group as Best knowledge."
They have also returned their focus to
Primary Care Providers
Thank You
From all of us to all of you
Family Doctor.
"Thank you," said Dr. O'Neill. primary care which he explained
"We are really appreciative of has helped them and their
the trust everyone places in us. patients.
It's not just about me. I accept it "We are really good primary
on the behalf of our group." care physicians," he said. Timothy O’Neill, D.O. Renny Abrahan, M.D. Dean Moscovic, D.O. Katherine French, D.O. Erica Harding, M.D. Kathryn Hinderer, D.O. Christina Joslin, D.O.
He explained what makes "Primary care is understanding Family Practice Internal Medicine
& Pediatrics
Internal Medicine
& Pediatrics
Family Practice Internal Medicine
& Pediatrics
Family Practice Family Practice

CMG stand out is their vision. how this affects the person’s
"I have two great partners, life, how the treatment may or
Dean Moscovic and Renny may not work for that
Abraham," he continued. "The individual, financial
three of us have a vision of consideration of testing and
caring for the town we all live in treatments, and practice as
efficiently and affordable as we
Robert Barnes, D.O.
and grew up in. It's that sense
Joseph Lajoie, D.O. Lori Lajoie, D.O. Danielle Leskie, M.D. John Kilmer, D.O. Michael Baker, M.D.
Family Practice Family Practice Pediatrician Family Practice Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

of duty to our community. We can.
aren't people who just show up Dr. Tim O'Neill "I am really excited to
and see patients - this is where welcome two great new
we live and this is what we do. We have a lot physicians and a new location," said Dr.
of history and a long tradition from my father, O'Neill.
James O' Neill, practicing like that." CMG welcomes Dr. Sagar Patel, who joins
Dr. Michael Narula, D.O. Angie Feltz, FNP-BC Kari Hoekstra, PA-C Scott Krull, PA-C Katie Rutkowski, PA-C Michael Engler, PA-C
He added they have a great staff which the Clarkston office, and Dr. Brian
Sara Molnar, D.O.
Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine -
Hospitalist Hospitalist
helps them stand out. Titesworth, who is anchoring the new
"We have been really fortunate to location. CMG welcomes back Dr. Carl Palffy 5701 Bow Point Dr., Suite 100, Clarkston
surround ourselves with so many amazing "On behalf of all of us, thank you for For an appointment call (248) 625-2621
people," Tim said. "What makes us good is placing your trust in us," said Tim. "We look Appointments are now being scheduled:
we are driven to be good and we have forward to being here for many more years." 7:00am-8:00pm Monday-Thursday
surrounded ourselves with good people who For more information, please call 248-625- 7:00am-5:00pm Fridays
8:00am-12:00pm Saturdays
feel the same. We have such a great staff 2621 or visit www.clarkstonmedical
from physicians to reception desk to billing group.com.

Dr. Allison Schulte of Allison Eye Care.

Allison Eye Care keeps community vision clear
Allison Eye Care earned Best of the Best and treat others as we would like to be
Optometrist. treated,” she said. “We have a good team,
"We love our patients," said Dr. Allison working to do what’s right for each patient.
M.B. Schulte. "I can't be happier to be in the We treat patients like family.”
community I grew up in. We work to support Dr. Schulte graduated in 1992 from Illinois
everyone in Clarkston, and we appreciate College of Optometry, and opened her
the community’s support for us.” practice in 1998. She specializes in
The certified doctor of optometry spends comprehensive visual examinations and a full
lots of time with all her patients, answering range of vision care services.
questions and addressing all their needs. Call Allison Eye Care, 6770 Dixie Highway,
“We live by the Golden Rule, do our best Suite 203, at 248-922-1111.
34 Wed., August 16, 2017 The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section

Thank you,
to all of the readers and subscribers of the
Clarkston News who voted me the “Best of the Best
Attorney” AGAIN. I am humbled by your vote of
confidence and thank you on behalf of my family,
the Honorable Kelley Kostin and our son, Shay. My
legal team of Dawn Huff, Dominic Spadoni and
myself will continue to provide the same quality
and personalized services for all your legal needs
including family law, divorce, child custody,
adoption, criminal law, including drunk driving
and drug cases and personal injury, including auto,
Robert E. Kostin, P.C. motorcycle & snowmobile accidents, and dog bites.
Also, representation for just compensation for injuries which you have suffered as
a result of someone else’s negligence.
My policy, for more than 30 years, has been to not charge for the initial
consultation on any legal matter whether or not I am retained. I congratulate The
Robert Kostin takes pride in serving his clients and community.
Clarkston News and it staff for outstanding reporting and coverage of news and
events of interest to our community. One of my favorite articles will always be the
reporting of the academic achievements of our students who Kostin Clarkston's Best of the Best Attorney
make their parents and our community proud. Robert Kostin’s devotion to the law in the nation, offering five golf courses, two
Proud to have been a Concerts In The Park earned him Best of the Best Attorney honors nature centers, wedding and banquet
sponsor for 19 years. for the sixth time. facilities, BMX race track and two waterparks,
“I make sure clients are treated fairly and and 13 parks filled with beautiful lakes,

osttin, P.C.
Gratefully yours, within the law,” Kostin said. “Clients can streams, and wildlife.

rt E. Kos
count on me to return their phone calls and
meet their needs.”
He takes pride in his work, family, and
“The parks preserve green space in north
Oakland County, which is important to the
whole county,” he said. “Green spaces give
248.620.1030 community, serving on several boards
including the Oakland County Parks and
people a place to walk, get away from their
cell phones, and contemplate nature.”
Recreation Board. Call Kostin, 11 N. Main Street, at 248-620-
11 N. Main St • Clarkston Oakland Parks are rated among the best 1030.

Owners Louise and Larry Stakle, and employees at Brioni Café & Deli.

A little bit of old world food
For over 12 years Brioni Café & Deli has husband, Larry Stakle. "We are proud to
been serving the Clarkston Community with be in the Clarkston area. We feel that our
the BEST quality and freshness of products customers are our extended family. We
for our sandwiches, salads and soups. have been a resident of Clarkston for over
The cafe and deli uses Zingermans 20 years, we love everything about
Bakehouse breads, made with organic all Clarkston."
purpose flour, and Dietz and Watson meats Louise and Larry are proud to announce
with no MSG or Gluten. their son Robert has become a partner at
"We would like to thank all of our Brioni Café and Deli after receiving his
employees for the great job they do every masters degree in marketing/management.
single day," said Louise Stakle, who "We are excited and welcome Robert as a
opened Brioni Café & Deli in 2005 with her partner," Louise said.
The Clarkston News/Penny Stretcher Best of the Best Section Wed., August 16, 2017 35

New owners, great service makes Clarkston Ace Hardware ‘best’
As Clarkston locals, Jason and Melanie who are doing great things with Clarkston
Haley are very humbled to be voted Best kids.
of the Best Hardware Store. Ace is a one-stop shop for supplies
As owners of the newly re-opened Ace needed to fix, repair and maintain homes.
Hardware of Clarkston their goal was They also have a varied gift and home
simply to run a great hardware store to décor section, major brand and specialty
serve their neighbors and this community. paints, and a huge grilling department.
The Haley’s, along with their entire Jason encourages you to come see him
team, want to thank the community for personally if you are looking for a grill.
this award and the great support since “We have sold and delivered over 100
opening last October. grills in the last few months – our free
“It’s a real honor to win an award like setup and white glove delivery has become
this when we have only been open such a quite popular in the area,” he said.
short time,” said Jason. “Big thanks go The community room located inside the
out to our staff as well – they make it store is also popular.
happen on the front line every day.” Starting this fall, they will start teaching
One of the most satisfying parts of decorative and furniture painting classes
owning the store is hearing a sincere and various how-to clinics. When the
“Thank You” from their customers for room is vacant it is available free of charge
opening. They receive lots of feedback for the community to use for meetings
from customers on how pleased they are and gatherings.
to have a locally owned hardware store The Haley’s love their community, their
that is well stocked and has great service, two boys attend Clarkston schools and
all right in Clarkston. feel blessed by the support shown so far
The Haley’s love the passion that for their family business!
Clarkston residents have around serving Ace Hardware in Clarkston is located
and helping others – they participated with at 6669 Dixie Highway and they’re open
My Habitat Clarkston in the spring and Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9
have enjoyed a great relationship and p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
support of the Clarkston Family Farm, Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The owners and staff of Ace Hardware of Clarkston.
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