Football season is back!

Football season is back!

Oxford High School’s varsity football team hit the field last week and began practicing for the 2017 season. In their first matchup, the Wildcats will take on the Romeo Bulldogs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Friday, Aug. 25. Game time is 4 p.m. Above is Sergio Borg attempting to slip past a defender. […]

Consolidation of water systems suggested by councilman

Instead of potentially selling municipal water in bulk to outside parties in order to help fund the Oxford Village system, Councilman Erik Dolan has another idea – combine the village and township water systems. Last week, he suggested disbanding the bulk water sales committee, formed in August 2016, and reconstituting it as a committee to […]

Oxford landmark sold, plans are to replace with strip mall

An Oxford landmark that spent close to four decades feeding folks and slaking their thirst has been sold and plans are to tear it down to make way for a strip mall containing a popular Coney Island restaurant. The defunct Burning Oak Smokehouse, located at 595 N. Lapeer Rd., just north of the village, was […]

Car show raises $1,300 to fight ALS

Approximately $1,300 was raised Sunday for the Michigan Chapter of the ALS Association during a charity car show organized by Michael Gula, a fifth-year student in Oxford Schools Early College program. He did this because his 70-year-old grandmother, Judy Tamagno, has ALS. Approximately 75 vehicles, both vintage and modern, participated in the show held in […]

Village honors Scott with proclamation for 90th birthday

Normally, Oxford Village Council meetings are filled with debate, motions and votes. But last week, things were a little bit different – there was cake. Officials took a break from conducting the people’s business to celebrate a milestone in the life of longtime resident Robert L. Scott, Jr. A special proclamation was issued in honor […]

PC to hold public hearing for proposed assisted living facility

A public hearing regarding a proposed assisted living development that would house 80 senior citizens on Gateway Drive, just west of M-24 and north of the village, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 before the Oxford Twp. Planning Commission. Planning commission meetings are held in the township hall located at 300 Dunlap […]

Program delivered nearly 9,500 meals to Oxford seniors last year

Grocery shopping and cooking seem like such simple daily chores and for many folks they are. Unfortunately, for senior citizens unable to leave their homes due to a variety of reasons, meal time is a lot more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be thanks to the Rochester-based Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) Meals on Wheels […]

Council rejects increasing sign size to 32 sq. ft.

Size does matter to the Oxford Village Council – at least when it comes to signs. In a 3-2 vote last week, council shot down a recommendation from the planning commission to amend the sign ordinance to increase the maximum allowable area for a freestanding sign in the Central Business (C-1) and General Business (C-2) […]

Site plan okayed for 30-unit development

A new residential development to be located in the southwest corner of Oxford Township got the green light to proceed last week. Township officials voted 6-1 to grant final site plan approval for Savannah Ridge Estates, a single-family site condominium project consisting of 30 detached units. The Sterling Heights-based Clearview Homes will be constructing the […]

Need a mint?

Need a mint?

It was a hot time Saturday in downtown Oxford as residents and visitors alike enjoyed the Fifth Annual Lone Ranger Parade and Festival. There were many fun entries in this year’s parade including Sunshine Fire Entertainment. Above we see Keegan Kuvach, of Detroit, taking a moment to entertain the parade crowd with the art of […]

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