Public input sought for twp. Master Plan update

Residents are invited to attend a special Thursday, May 13 workshop at the Oxford Public Library to help chart the course of Oxford Township’s future development. The township Planning Commission is soliciting public input as it works to update the township’s Master Plan. ‘It’s an opportunity for residents to come out and speak their minds, […]

Resurfacing of M-24 has begun

The road construction season has commenced in Michigan and Oxford. May 3 marked the beginning of a $1.046 million road resurfacing project on M-24 (Lapeer Road) that spans from Clarkston Road in Orion Township to approximately 300 feet north of the Oxford Village limits in Oxford Township. Work along the 4.9-mile stretch of M-24 is […]

He shoots . . . He scores!

It was a night of fun for both kids and parents. On Friday, 125 kids ages 6 to 12 invaded Oxford Elementary as part of ‘Kick the Kids Out!,? hosted by Oxford Twp. Parks and Recreation. For a mere $5 per child parents got to leave their kids at the school from 6 to 10 […]

Youth Assistance honors 148 students

Too often when we hear or read about youth in the news media, it’s framed by some negative event or action. Crime, vandalism, drugs, drinking and driving ? these are contexts in which the youth of today usually make headlines. But there are many, many good kids out there we hardly ever or sometimes never […]

Police seek alleged purse snatcher

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding an alleged purse snatcher (pictured right). The incident occurred at the Oxford Meijer on Wednesday, April 28. An Oxford woman was shopping with her small child in the pet department (looking at birds) when the man in the photograph allegedly stole the shopping cart in which […]

Band student part of ‘elite of the elite?

Carrie Townley is a modest girl who doesn’t like to toot her own horn ? unless she’s performing. But the Oxford High School junior and member of the Symphonic Band is entitled to some bragging rights given she was invited to participate in the prestigious Michigan Youth Arts Festival May 13-15. ‘It’s an honor for […]

No lease agreement, no parking

Downtown Oxford lost 15 parking spaces Monday when a privately-owned section of the northwest quadrant was closed off. The lot’s owner, local developer Charles Schneider, closed his property off to free public use following the Oxford Village Council’s rejection of a lease agreement it originally proposed. The property in question is located between Sister’s Hair […]

CROP Walk raises more than $25K

Despite the rain, gray skies and chilly temperatures, 313 hearty souls participated in the 22nd Annual Lake Orion/Oxford Area CROP Walk held Sunday afternoon. Sporting a mixture of winter attire and rain-gear, participants started at Oxford United Methodist Church (UMC) on E. Burdick St. and had their choice of two routes ? a 10-kilometer (6.2 […]

My Way

A man comes to town offering better roads and less traffic congestion. The people rejoice! There’s dancing in the streets! Wine, women and song abound! During the revelry, the man says there’s one catch ? to accomplish all this, we need to enact five new local taxes on you. The joyful people quickly become an […]

Lakeville students raise $350 to save rainforest

A Lakeville Elementary class received a lesson in math and environmentalism last week as they collected and counted money to help save the rainforest. Teacher Melissa Douglas? first and second graders raised an impressive $147.40 over a one-week period to put toward adopting and preserving acres of endangered rainforest. Douglas? class raised enough to adopt […]