Veterans group finds new home in church

North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 has a heavenly new home in Oxford Township. On Tuesday, post members, along with their auxiliary members, started gathering for their monthly meetings at Christ the King Church, located at 1550 W. Drahner Rd., almost 2 miles west of M-24. “Everything about it seems to fit […]

Letter carriers’ food drive Saturday

Oxford and Addison residents are encouraged to leave nonperishable food items next to their mailboxes on Saturday, May 14. That’s because the National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducting its 24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive locally and across the country. Mail carriers from the Oxford and Lake Orion post offices, along with […]

Youth Assistance recognizes 22 kids for helping others

When the time came to improve their schools, their community and their world by helping others, 22 young people didn’t sit it out, they danced. For their efforts, Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) honored them May 4 at its annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. It’s because of the caring attitudes and good […]

Here’s your poppy, ma’am

Last week, Addison Township resident Carl Gildner was handing out poppies and collecting donations for North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 at the busy intersection of Rochester and Lakeville roads in Lakeville. Gildner has been a member of the local post for three years and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. […]

Club helps kids find their inner artist

Some folks say, “You gotta have art!” Thanks to the initiative of a local mother and her children, the students at Leonard Elementary do. Almont residents Carrie Muir and her kids, Piper and Charles McFarlin, are the founders of a school art club that meets on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “We’ve been doing […]

Retiring Old Glory

Retiring Old Glory

Members of Boy Scout Troop 108 burned bunches and bunches of American flags Saturday in the parking lot of Oxford American Legion Post 108. Pictured: Troop 108 Committee Chairman Steve Floyd (left) and his son, Life Scout Joe Floyd, add another flag to the fire. To find out why, please read this week’s story, “A […]

Tractor Supply gains approvals

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) cleared the first two hurdles toward opening a new store in Oxford Township. Last week, the planning commission voted 6-0 to approve a special land use that will allow TSC to have outdoor sales and display areas totalling 24,222 square feet. Commissioners then voted 6-0 to grant preliminary site plan approval […]

CIA fixes up local seniors’ home

Francesca Ferri truly believes God is watching out for her. And not just because she and her husband, Mario, received an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict XVI for their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2012. On Saturday, an army of kindhearted volunteers descended on the couple’s Cedarwood St. home in Oxford Township to make life […]

Doc retiring after 36 years of treating local families

Approximately 2,500 people are about to lose their doctor. That’s how many active patients are under the care of Dr. Mathias Weitz. Weitz, who’s been practicing medicine in Oxford for 36 years, is retiring on May 18. “I’m close to 70 years old. It’s time,” he said. “It was a very, very difficult decision for […]