Let the games begin!

On Saturday morning, Oxford Elementary School hosted a regional Academic Games tournament. Seventy-two students, ranging from third to eighth-grade, competed in the event. They came from schools in Detroit, Southfield, Utica and Oxford. Oxford was represented by 13 students from Clear Lake and Oxford elementary schools along with Oxford Middle School. The Academic Games are […]

OES rallies around student fighting for life

OES rallies around student fighting for life

It’s tough being the new kid in school. It’s probably even tougher when a medical condition makes you stand out in the classroom and hallways. That’s why the students at Oxford Elementary School (OES) have been working extra hard to make fifth-grader Gavin Lawrey, who moved here from Cape Coral, Florida, feel welcome by raising […]

Yummy cupcakes!

Yummy cupcakes!

Filled with excitement and glee, Leonard Elementary third-grader Darian Pelkey, 8, picks out the perfect sunflower-themed cupcake Saturday afternoon during the Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge at the Addison Township Public Library. Watching is her mother Pam Pelkey. For more photos from the event, please see Page 12. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. For more photos […]

Third microbrewery looks to open in village

If things keep going the way they are, it appears beer could overtake gravel as the product Oxford is best known for. A third microbrewery is looking to begin cranking out craft suds in the village. Addison Township couple Ben Schnurle and Morganne Matheis are seeking local and state approvals to open One Drop Brewing […]

OCTV nominated for 5 Philo Awards

Folks at big awards shows are often heard saying, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” In the case of Oxford Community Television (OCTV), that old cliche couldn’t be more true. OCTV received a total of five nominations for excellence awards, which will be presented at the annual Philo Festival of Media Arts in Alliance, […]

Park your broom, lady?

Put a lid on that bubbling cauldron, powder that wart-covered, green skin and tune up your broom because there’s a spooky new event coming to downtown Oxford next month. It’s called Witches Night Out and it’s scheduled to cast a spell over the four quadrants on Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-10 p.m. “It’s basically a […]

Old church demolished

A large pile of rubble is all that remained following the demolition of the building that once housed New Beginnings Baptist Church. Located at 985 N. Lapeer Rd. on the Oxford-Orion border, the church was torn down last week to make way for Grace Premier Senior Living. The 54,052-square-foot facility will offer assisted living and […]

Riveting tales of WWII Rosies shared

When people think of World War II, they often picture men storming foreign beaches with rifles in hand, driving tanks across smoke-filled battlefields and dropping bombs from airplanes. But someone back in the United States had to make those instruments of war and it most likely was a woman. Last week, Donnaleen Lanktree, president of […]

Sweet cars, sweet cakes!

There were plenty of treats for the eyes and taste buds Saturday afternoon at the annual Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge held at the Addison Township Public Library. Folks who brought the sweetest vehicles and the sweetest baked goods walked away with trophies and bragging rights.

Thomas UMC celebrates 125 years

Thomas UMC celebrates 125 years

Natural disasters. Economic crises. A fast-moving, ever-changing society. Thomas United Methodist Church (UMC) has faced it all during its lengthy history and continues to endure. That’s because its members are “very tenacious,” according to Pastor Carol Middel, who has led the little church at 504 First St. since 2017. “They are very committed to making […]