Land gift for OXFD

Christmas is over with, but the Oxford Fire Department has one more present under the tree and it’s a big one. Jack McMahon, owner of the Oxford McDonald’s, donated approximately 3.09 acres of land to the department. ‘I definitely appreciate him looking out for the community,? said Fire Chief Pete Scholz. ‘He’s always been a […]

Would you like a side of history with your coffee?

I was hoisting a few holiday cocktails at my home with a couple of downtown Oxford merchants when they proposed an idea that I found most intriguing. They suggested that coffee and other related beverages could be sold and enjoyed on a regular basis at the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. They reasoned that doing so […]

Would you like a side of history with your coffee?

I was hoisting a few holiday cocktails at my home with a couple of downtown Oxford merchants when they proposed an idea that I found most intriguing. They suggested that coffee and other related beverages could be sold and enjoyed on a regular basis at the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. They reasoned that doing so […]

Rent-to-own business?

Traditionally, the nexus of the landlord-tenant relationship has been one thing and one thing only ? the rent. Beyond that monthly check, the two didn’t get involved in each other’s financial matters. They didn’t need to. They didn’t want to. “It’s always been this is your business; this is my building. I’m the landlord; you’re […]

‘They hover as a cloud of witnesses over this nation?

From the cemeteries of Oxford to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to the Normandy American Cemetery in France, they slumber in their graves by the hundreds of thousands. Their job is done. Their mission is over. Their time in history has passed. Yet, they are never forgotten. They live on in the hearts and memories […]

Fire guts downtown business

A popular downtown Oxford business was destroyed by fire last week, the apparent result of a faulty light fixture in the building’s basement. Shortly after midnight Thursday, Oxford firefighters were called to the northwest quadrant to battle a structure fire at The Scrapping Post, located at 7 N. Washington St, which is owned by mother-and-daughter […]

Say hello to Baby New Year!

Tiny Cecilia Faith Stevens-Rivera is only a few days old and she’s already a local celebrity. She wasn’t born wearing a top hat or sporting a 2011 sash, but this sweet little girl has the distinction of being Oxford’s first baby of the New Year and the second born in Oakland County. She was born […]

Friends hosting info meeting about library’s potential move

Folks interested in learning all about a proposal to triple the size of the Addison Township Public Library by moving it into a local strip mall are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13. Hosted by the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library, the meeting will start at 7 p.m. and […]

Crime up in Oxford, down in Addison

Overall, it appears that crime was on the rise in Oxford Township last year, while Addison Township experienced a number of decreases in various offenses. According to data compiled by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, when Oxford Township’s 2009 and 2010 numbers are compared, the instances of fraud increased from 35 to 47; motor vehicle […]

Lt. Perry bids farewell to Oxford substation

Oxford Township lost one of its top cops last week ? a casualty of shrinking tax revenues and budget cuts. Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Perry bid farewell to the township substation he’s commanded with professionalism and integrity since March 2007. ‘It was an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of this community […]