Candidates support new library in Addison

Six candidates for the Addison Township Public Library Board of Trustees Thursday introduced themselves to the public and answered questions as to why voters should choose them in the Nov. 2 election. Hosted by the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library, the candidate night featured incumbent board members Nina Ciccolini, Jerald Thomas, Richard Feuerbach […]

She’s with the band

Listen closely the next time your hear the University of Michigan Marching Band play college football’s greatest fight song, ‘The Victors.? You just might be able to pick out Emily Jacobsen playing her euphonium. The 2004 Oxford High School graduate and U-M freshman is a proud member of the university’s 417-member marching band. She marched […]

DECA helps terminally ill kids

Some kind-hearted members of Oxford High School’s DECA Club are offering their ‘helping hands? to children who will never grow up. Seniors Ally Zonsius, Vanessa Collier and Rachel Kenny are raising funds to buy crayons, coloring books, reading books and toys for terminally ill children staying at Children’s Hospital in Detroit and the Ronald McDonald […]

Brasington named Kiwanian of the Year

There’s no doubt Joyce Brasington is strongly devoted to our community’s youth. She’s worked in the Oxford school district for 10 years as a teacher, counselor and administrator. She’s currently an assistant principal at Oxford Middle School. She’s the mother of two Lakeville Elementary students (Jessica and Jennifer). She leads two Girl Scout troops. And […]

Year of growth for Addison Friends

It’s been a year of unprecedented growth and great success for the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library. Good news abounded at the Friends? second annual general membership meeting Thursday. Friends President Claudia Von Drak was pleased to report the group’s membership has risen from 60 to 109 members since last October. ‘This tells […]

Developer wants to recreate historic Oxford landmark

In January 1889, a grand hotel opened its doors in downtown Oxford on Washington St., just north of Burdick. It was called ‘The Oakland,? although it would later come to be known as both ‘The Oakland House? and ‘The Oakland Hotel.? The Oakland was described as ‘one of the finest country hotels in Michigan? by […]

Leonard woman nabbed in marijuana raids

A 40-year-old Leonard woman was among those arrested Aug. 25 during police raids on medical marijuana operations across Oakland and Macomb counties. Barbara Mira Johnson was arraigned Friday in Ferndale 43rd District Court on six felony counts of delivery and/or manufacture of marijuana, a controlled substance. Each charge is punishable by up to four years […]

Inventors create snow plow for all vehicles

Just as Henry Ford’s automobile made the horse and buggy obsolete and Thomas Edison’s electric light made candles and oil lamps a thing of the past, so Dan Miller and Tom Lhota are hoping their invention, built right here in good ol? Oxford, will replace the snowblower. It’s called the Snap-n-Go Plow and the patent-pending […]

Park needs donations, volunteers

Leonard’s Nature Park is really beginning to take shape, but it still needs donations and lots of elbow grease to make it the perfect spot for residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the village’s charming, rustic appeal. ‘The park’s progress is slow due to financial constraints, but steady,? said Cheri Arsenault, co-chair of the […]

Council wants neighbor to pay for $1,445 mistake

It appears an Oxford Village homeowner who was paying property taxes on land she no longer owned for a number of years is going to be reimbursed. However, the money’s not going to come from the village government’s coffers. It’s going to come from the folks who now own the land that was split off […]