Tell us your story, sir

Tell us your story, sir

Vietnam veteran James Hubbard, of Orion Twp., chats with Leonard Elementary fifth-graders Landon Miner (left) and Wesley Pratt during the school’s Veterans Day celebration held Nov. 9. For the story, see Page 7. For more photos, see Page 24. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. For an issue full of veteran-centric content, pick up a copy of […]

Oh, no, early snow!

Oxford and Addison residents got their first taste of the coming winter season when they awoke to falling snow Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, a trained spotter in Lake Orion measured 3.5 inches of snow by 11 a.m. Debbie Mitrovski and her granddaughter, second-grader Tatijana Jovcevski, are pictured trudging through the white […]

Scouts soliciting sponsors for wreaths

Evergreen wreaths take on different meanings depending on where they are displayed. Hanging on a door, it’s a warm and welcoming decoration that greets visitors during the holiday season. Laid on the snow-covered grave of a veteran, it’s a moving tribute and an expression of gratitude. A group of Oxford scouts is once again soliciting […]

Sponsorship program helping dogs find homes

Puppies basically sell themselves at rescues. They’re little. They’re cute. They’re playful. As a result, people practically line up to adopt them. “They pretty much fly out the door,” said Marie Wolbert, president of the Oxford-based K9 Stray Rescue League. But what about the older, bigger dogs? They need homes, too. That’s why K9 Stray […]

New Fire Corps seeks volunteers

Addison Township is looking for a few good men and women to fill the ranks of its new Fire Corps. This all-volunteer organization is specifically designed to provide assistance and support to the fire department by performing various necessary, but non-hazardous jobs. For example, Fire Corps members could lend a hand with station, apparatus and […]

Don’t let feds, state take away OCTV’s funding

When it comes to covering what’s happening in the big city, across the nation and around the world, there’s no shortage of media outlets to tell the story 24-7. However, when it comes to covering what’s happening right in your own backyard, the amount of media shrinks considerably. That’s why it’s so important to support […]

You’ve got to support the band

Members of the Oxford High School Marching Band braved the cold weather over the weekend to collect donations for their annual Tag Day fund-raiser. They received $4,980 in contributions, which will cover expenses such as bringing in clinicians to work with the bands and providing financial aid for students who can’t afford things like going […]

Vets share wisdom with students

“I don’t think any one of us here think we’re heroes. The real heroes are the ones that never came back.” That was Korean War veteran Eugene Mallia Sr.’s message to Leonard Elementary fifth-graders Friday morning. During the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration, Mallia and a few of the other former servicemen in attendance shared […]

No ‘Blue Wave’ in Oxford or Addison

The ‘Blue Wave’ hit Michigan hard in the Nov. 6 general election as Democrats were elected to all the major state offices and the U.S. Congress. But in Oxford and Addison townships, there was no ‘Blue Wave’ as most voters cast their ballots for Republican candidates. Although GOP candidate Bill Schuette, currently serving as state […]

Decorating for fall

Crafty folks of all ages spent some time Saturday making fun fall decorations at the Oxford Public Library. Pictured is Oxford resident Johanna MacMaster and her daughter Avery, 7, using succulents and other materials to turn an ordinary butternut squash into a festive work of art. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

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