Children’s book illustrator visits Great Lakes Mercantile

Great Lakes Mercantile in downtown Oxford was proud to welcome children’s book illustrator Michael Glenn Monroe for a special two-hour appearance Saturday morning. The Brighton resident autographed copies of the many books he’s illustrated over the last eight years, while painting a robin (Michigan’s state bird) for store’s owners Ron and Dora Rolando, of Leonard. […]

Gazebo, meditation garden dedicated at Lutheran monastery

‘A sheltered place where people can look out on the world.? That’s how Father Richard Herbel described the new gazebo and meditation garden at St. Augustine’s House in Addison Township, which was dedicated and blessed Sunday afternoon. The gazebo and surrounding meditation garden are located on the site of the Lutheran monastery’s old chapel. All […]

High winds carve path of destruction

It was not a twister, Dorothy. There was much speculation by Oxford and Addison residents that the many downed wires and toppled trees stemming from the Thursday, Aug. 19 storm were the work of a tornado. But, according to the National Weather Service, the area was hit by straight-line winds of up to 70 miles […]

Splash Pad recognized by trade publication

Once again, Ron Davis and his dedicated team have brought home the gold and drawn positive attention to the community of Oxford. This time it’s on an international level. Hold on to your bathing suits because the KLR Splash Pad at Seymour Lake Township Park has earned the distinction of being the ‘Best Spray Park? […]

Biz dispenses info, not pot

Oxford’s very first medical marijuana business officially opened its doors Aug. 14, but it’s not dispensing any of the controversial, yet legal, medicine to patients. ‘It’s strictly a place for people to come and get information on medical marijuana,? said Matt Dankovich, co-owner of The Kind Tree: An Organic Wellness Center, located at 109 N. […]

Legion dedicates helicopter to American hero

A crowd of veterans, military personnel, civilians and family members gathered Saturday afternoon at Oxford American Legion Post 108 to dedicate a monument to a hero and honor the men who created it. ‘This is a beautiful day for me,? said Legion member Roy Bliss, of Brandon, who spent countless hours restoring the Bell AH-1G […]

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 […]