Downtown traffic signals converted to LEDs

Oxford Village’s intersection of M-24 and Burdick St. received a technological upgrade last week courtesy of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). Workers and their trusty orange bucket trucks were out converting the intersection’s traffic signals from traditional incandescent bulbs to more efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs). ‘It’s part of our standard, on-going signal update […]

Empty bowls, full hearts

To those in need, an empty bowl means no food, no money and in some cases, no hope. To the TEAM 4-H Club, an empty bowl means the chance to fill stomachs, spread love and help others.TEAM 4-H stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Consisting of 16 members from Oxford, Orion and Oakland townships, TEAM […]

Township to the rescue?

Prompted by parent concerns about the unsafe conditions encountered by children who walk to school during the winter months, Oxford Township is seeking bids for snow removal on its four safety paths leading to local schools. On Nov. 10 the board of trustees voted 4-2 to request bids for snow removal on its Lakeville Rd. […]

Sarah’s pedaled her way to the top

Less than a year ago Sarah Stroope was unwrapping her Christmas present ? a brand new Trek 6700 mountain bike. Today, that gift coupled with the Oxford Middle School sixth-grader’s hard work, determination and pure heart have earned her top honors in three mountain bike competitions. Most recently Sarah won first place in the ‘women […]

FISH looking to Oxford for new digs

Oxford Township and Village officials last week expressed their unanimous support for the idea of letting Oxford/Orion FISH lease the old fire hall. Now, the local charity and two government entities must work out all the details to make that idea a reality. ‘I think it is absolutely the correct thing to do for the […]

Be sure to stop at Park-Hovey

The intersection of Park and Hovey streets is now a four-way stop thanks to the Oxford Village Council. Council Nov. 9 approved a traffic control order from Police Chief Mike Neymanowski to place two stop signs at the village intersection for east and westbound traffic on Park St. The new signs were erected on Thursday […]

Senior center study costs $20,000

Conducting a feasibility study and addressing the concerns of Addison senior citizens were the main topics Oct. 20 as officials met for the second time in four months to discuss the idea of building a multi-community senior/transportation center. ‘What we’re doing is just exploring this possibility,? said Oakland County Commissioner Eric Wilson (R-Lake Orion). ‘There’s […]

Twp. makes village final offer

It’s been seven long years and along the way, more than $563,000 in legal fees have been paid by the taxpayers of two governments that have trouble coexisting as one community. But despite it all, it appears there could finally be a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel otherwise known as the Oxford […]

Closed until further notice

Oxford’s very first medical marijuana business was shut down by village officials before it could even open July 14. Approximately an hour and 15 minutes prior to opening their doors, the owners of The Kind Tree: An Organic Wellness Center, located at 109 N. Washington St., were told by village Manager Joe Young they had […]

Flashlight Alice dies

After more than 50 years of shining a light on others, Oxford resident Alice (Hauxwell) Nicholson walked toward the light on July 17, 2010. She was 95. Known far and wide as ‘Flashlight Alice,? Nicholson worked at downtown Oxford’s movie theater from the 1940s until the late 1990s. She derived her nickname from the trusty […]