Play it again, me boyo!

Play it again, me boyo!

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes were calling at the Addison Township Public Library on St. Patrick’s Day. Joe Schnur, a longtime township resident, brought his bagpipes to the library and performed a few songs for a small, but enthusiastic crowd looking to get their Celtic on, minus the green beer and noisy drunks. […]

Mounted unit mess prompts federal lawsuit

A 10-page lawsuit was filed against Oxford Village in U.S. District Court by three individuals who claim they were deprived of their constitutional rights, had their reputations harmed at a public meeting and the action taken to remove them as reserve police officers was improper and invalid. “This lawsuit is about making sure governments do […]

Oxford loses dedicated watchdog

For more than two decades, Susan Bellairs fought for the rights of Oxford taxpayers and was a staunch advocate for common sense in local government. She was opinionated. She was a tireless worker. She wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo and tackle the elephants in the room. Bellairs didn’t let anyone […]

Special Olympics cagers get snazzy new duds

It doesn’t matter who you are, how society labels you or what challenges you face in life, everyone in the Oxford Wildcat family is treated and loved as an equal. That was the essence of the heartwarming message sent to the Oxford PAWS Special Olympics basketball team when players were presented brand new uniforms right […]

Council considers selling Dayton St. parcels

The fate of two, possibly three, parcels of publicly-owned vacant land situated in the northwest section of Oxford Village is being debated. Last week, council voted 5-0 to set aside proposals to market and sell the village’s Dayton St. property and seek bids to have a professional appraisal done on one parcel to determine whether […]

They don’t hit the brakes, they fix ’em: Competition showcases Oxford auto students’ skills, knowledge, speed

Nothing makes you feel older and slower than watching Oxford High School auto students participate in their annual brake competition. Their nimble fingers are a blur as parts fly around them and their tools practically make sparks as they strike the metal. Auto Technology instructor Dan Balsley used one word to describe this year’s competition, […]

Leonard rings in spring

Snow kept falling outside, but nobody inside Leonard Elementary cared Friday night because they were too busy enjoying the school’s annual spring fair. They were playing fun games, getting their faces painted and posing for silly photos. They weren’t going to let a few flakes get them down.  

Now, that’s some firepower!

Now, that’s some firepower!

Eli Glaz, 4½, a preschooler at Holy Cross Lutheran in Oxford, is quite surprised by how much power this ball canon has at the Daniel Axford/Oxford Elementary Spring Fair held Friday night. For more photos, please see Page 24. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Oh no! Wind blows, power goes

High winds with gusts exceeding 60 miles per hour blew through southeast Michigan March 8 causing approximately 800,000 DTE Energy customers, including many in Oxford and Addison townships, to lose power for the next few days. On social media, DTE called the damaging winds “the most significant weather event” the company had “experienced in its […]

DDA hires firm to design new streetscape

Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is getting ready to take another whack at revamping the streetscape along Washington St. (M-24). Last week, the DDA board voted 8-1 to approve a proposal from the Northville-based Grissim Metz Andriese Associates to design a streetscape plan and apply for a grant to help pay for its construction. The […]

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