OHS grad seeks funding for feature film debut

Back when Zach Throne was a student at Oxford High School, he was no stranger to the spotlight. He had leading roles in the school’s productions of “Dracula,” “The 39 Steps” and “A Christmas Story.” These days, Throne is looking to break into the film business, albeit in a behind-the-scenes role. He’s the cofounder and […]

Lakeville Fest simply the best!

Friday night was filled with fun and laughter as Lakeville Elementary School hosted its annual Lakeville Fest. Representatives from a variety of local businesses, government agencies and nonprofits provided students with a multitude of games, activities and educational experiences. The kids got to build things, show off their athleticism, test their minds and win prizes. […]

Oxford musicians shine at MSBOA festival

Oxford’s student musicians rocked the house during the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 3 Festival held March 2-3 at the high school’s Performing Arts Center. “We did very, very, very good,” said OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons. The OHS wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band and symphony orchestra all received straight 1’s […]

Resolution OKed for streetscape grant

A resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant application seeking state money to help fund streetscape improvements in downtown Oxford during the M-24 construction project was approved 4-0 by the village council last week. But Councilman Joe Frost had a message for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) concerning the M-24 project – “make a […]

Council extends Fisher’s contract a third time

Addison Township’s elected treasurer will continue her part-time gig working for Oxford Village. Last week, council voted 3-1 to extend Lori Fisher’s independent contractor agreement for 60 days. Councilwoman Maureen Helmuth cast the lone dissenting vote, while Councilman Erik Dolan was absent. Under the terms of the three-page agreement, Fisher, who has been working for […]

Walking the runway to raise funds

A fashion show to raise funds for Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) of North Oakland County was held Feb. 28 at Boulder Pointe. A total of 230 guests came to check out clothing and accessories provided by downtown Oxford’s Boulevard Boutique, do some shopping and enjoy dinner. More than $9,000 was raised […]

That some hole!: Culvert collapse leads to sinkhole, road closure

That some hole!: Culvert collapse leads to sinkhole, road closure

A collapsed culvert running beneath Oxford Township’s Wood Trail, south of W. Drahner Rd., between Watersmeet Drive and Chesnut Court, caused this massive sinkhole to open up over the weekend. As a result, this stretch of Wood Trail is closed to through-traffic, so motorists are asked to please plan accordingly. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. The […]

PC amends site plan, grants parking waiver for Legacy

OXFORD TWP. – Legacy 925 owner Christian Mills cleared two hurdles last week in his efforts to open a theater and event center inside his 208,000-square-foot building at 925 N. Lapeer Rd. Township planning commissioners voted 4-0 approve, with conditions, an amended site plan for Legacy 925 containing this new 9,000-square-foot use with a 500-person […]

State wants M-24 project ‘shovel-ready’

“We are definitely tentatively scheduled for 2019 or 2020.” Based on what he’s been told by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), that’s the best answer Glenn Pape, executive director of the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA), could give his board last week regarding the M-24 construction project. “Got it narrowed down to 24 months, […]