Portion of Granger Road to become Dunlap Road

Oxford Township officials last week voted unanimously to authorize Supervisor Bill Dunn to begin the process of changing the name of a portion of Granger Road to Dunlap Road. The supervisor was also charged with notifying the three residences along the one-mile stretch of Granger Road (between Seymour Lake Road and Dunlap Road) that would […]

Keeping village water safe, clean for 25 years

The Oxford Village Council April 13 passed a special resolution honoring Water Plant Superintendent James Smith, who’s celebrating his 25th year of employment with the village. The special resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, in 1979, James Smith became a fulltime employee of the Village of Oxford, and WHEREAS, during Jim’s employment with the Village he […]

DAR helps those looking for ‘Revolutionary? relatives

Are you related to a Minuteman? How about an officer in the Continental Army? Those seeking to trace their lineage back to America’s War of Independence gathered at the Oxford Public Library Saturday for a genealogy workshop hosted by the John Crawford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Using family records (birth and death certificates, […]

Durwood Coffey to show art at Margot’s Gallery

Margot’s Gallery & Frame is pleased to present the new works of artist Durwood Coffey from 7 to 10 p.m. April 23 and 24. Using acrylics, Coffey brings all manner of animals from birds and insects to tropical fish and reptiles to vivid, colorful life. ‘Nature is colorful,? said Coffey, of Westland. ‘I like to […]

Fixin? up the park

Centennial Park got a spring face-lift Monday from members of the Oxford Garden Club, Oxford Beautification Commission and village DPW. Garden Club and Beautifcation Commission members spent the morning trimming, pruning, clearing and cleaning the park’s flower gardens. ‘We consider ourselves civic-minded,? said Garden Club member John Hitch, who was joined in the dirt by […]

Plan for Polly Ann Trail bridge under review

“What’s it going to look like?” Ever since it was announced a few years ago that a pedestrian bridge for Polly Ann Trail users would be constructed over M-24, people have asked this question. Finally, there’s an answer. The proposed bridge site plan is currently under review, after which it must go before the Oxford […]

Plan for Polly Ann Trail bridge under review

“It’s not a done deal.” That’s what John Elsarelli, the planning/zoning official for Oxford Village, had to say about the recently submitted site plan for the Polly Ann Trail pedestrian bridge over M-24. Elsarelli said the village planner, the Northville-based McKenna Associates, Inc., has reviewed the plans and was not satisfied. “The site plan is […]

Davidson appointed CEO, president of Oxford Bank

Only in Smalltown USA can the boy who opened his very first savings account at the local bank grow up to be bank president. “This is something I’ve worked towards and I appreciate the opportunity. I’m very excited,” said Jeff Davidson, referring to his recent appointment as president and chief executive officer of Oxford Bank. […]

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHEER

Meals-on-Wheels volunteers served up a side-order of holiday spirit with their usual deliveries Friday. Twenty-five poinsettias donated by the Rotary Club of Oxford were given to senior citizens along with their meals. Pictured: Meals-on-Wheels volunteer Brian Seaman (right) gives a poinsettia to Wilhelmina Schroeder, a resident of Hope Senior Apartments.

Scoutmaster honored with national award

For every 100 boys who begin scouting, only two attain the coveted rank of Eagle. Since 1996 three members of Boy Scout Troop 108 have reached the Eagle rank while three more are “within just a few merit badges” of achieving scouting’s highest rank. The members of Troop 108 consider those numbers a testament to […]