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 […]

Proposed village budget keeps tax rate same

Good news for Oxford Village residents, the proposed budget keeps property taxes at the same rate as last year. Not-so-good news for village water and sewer users, it appears there could be a rate hike in their future because the municipality has lost customers and revenue. Those were some of the issues that came up […]

Crossroads names Porter as prez

OXFORD TWP. – Crossroads for Youth’s new president has a very familiar face. Last week, the agency’s board of directors appointed Marc Porter to the position effective immediately. “I’m still taking it in,” said the 46-year-old. “I’m just humbled and grateful for the opportunity. It’s a great place to work and it provides such great […]

A proper send-off

Old Glory gently waving in the breeze against a backdrop of fluffy, white clouds and bright, blue sky is certainly an iconic image. To help preserve that patriotic picture, proper etiquette demands the American flag must be destroyed in a dignified and respectful manner whenever it becomes worn, tattered or faded. Nobody knows this better […]

Good race!

Good race!

Oxford’s Riley Feeney heads toward the finish line in the 1600-meter relay race Saturday at the 54th Annual Elmer Ball Track and Field Invitational at the high school. Watching him is Oxford’s head coach Matt Johnson. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.  

Lake Villa’s new owner planning $1M in improvements

Approximately $1 million worth of capital improvements are slated to be made by the new owner of the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community in Oxford Township. “(In) the next 120 days, everybody will see a huge difference in the community here,” said Edith Belen, Lake Villa’s new manager. Belen works for the Bloomfield Hills-based Meritus […]

Wildcats give back in a big, big way

“To be honest with you, it was the answer to some prayers.” That was Oxford Village resident Jan Acheson’s reaction to a group of Oxford High School students, staff and parents showing up unannounced on the doorstep of her Pontiac St. home Saturday and proceeding to do a whole bunch of yardwork, free of charge. […]