Derby Day!

A fun time was had by all at the Oxford Free Methodist Church Saturday afternoon as kids – and even a few adults – pitted their wooden cars against each other as part of a good, old-fashioned Pinewood Derby.

Tell me a story

Tell me a story

Leonard Elementary kindergartner Connor McKahan, 5½, reads a story to Charley, a certified therapy dog, at the Oxford Public Library on Saturday. To find out why, read “Furry audience gives young readers comfort, confidence.” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

WWII vet shares A-bomb experiences

Atomic bombs played a significant role in Steven Maczko’s younger days. They most likely saved his life during World War II and they made him a part of history during the Cold War arms race that followed. Last week, the 91-year-old Oxford Village resident sat down with this reporter to talk about the A-bomb, as […]

Crisis hotline to help human trafficking victims

There are plenty of crisis hotlines out there to deal with issues such as suicide prevention, domestic violence and substance abuse. But soon one of those hotlines in Oakland County will have its call takers trained to help victims of the second largest criminal activity in the state and country – human trafficking. That was […]

Furry audience gives young readers comfort, confidence

Sometimes all it takes for a child to grow into a more confident, more relaxed and more competent reader is having an audience with floppy ears and a furry tummy that begs to be rubbed. On Saturday, some kids at the Oxford Public Library got just such an audience when Charley, an 8½-year-old Golden Retriever, […]

Spring was in the fair!

There was still snow on the ground, but spring was in the air Friday evening as Daniel Axford Elementary and Oxford Elementary held their annual spring fair. Kids got to burn off all that cabin-fever energy as they went from game to game, having fun and winning prizes. From the gym and cafeteria to the […]

Former Oxford resident owner passes away

Martin James Bushman, who owned and operated Jim’s Family Restaurant for decades in Oxford Village, passed away on March 6, 2018. He was 85. Bushman, who went by Jim, spent most of his life working in the food industry. At the age of 13, he got his first after-school job washing dishes at a Lake […]

Faster! Try to keep up, sis!

Faster! Try to keep up, sis!

Oxford siblings Jackson (right) and Leila Nestorovski team up to play the Strike A Light game during Lakeville Fest Friday night. Jackson’s in fourth grade at Lakeville, while Leila’s in first grade. For more fun photos, please “Lakeville Fest simply the best!” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.  

RCOC hopes to get damaged culvert open, creek flowing

By the end of the week, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is hoping to get Paint Creek flowing again beneath Wood Trail in Oxford Township, but the severely damaged road will remain closed to traffic until a permanent fix can be implemented. This week, a contractor was expected to begin working at the […]