OVA officials testify in favor of nixing state mandate for homeschoolers

Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) Principal Janet Schell and Homeschool Director Lisa Sullivan have joined State Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) in his fight to permanently exempt homeschooling families from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDP). Educational Development Plans are annual academic and career evaluations, which are mandated by the Michigan Department of Education […]

Golfers look to make most of tough season

Entering the tail-end of a tough season, the Lady Wildcat golfers have learned many lessons and are planning to make the most of what remains in the 2017 season. Following several losses, the team is currently 0-4 overall in the Oxford Activities Association. “Oakland County is loaded with some amazing girls and courses. We’ve faced […]

Get your free eye exam Oct. 7 at Post 108

Early detection is the key to preventing and successfully treating almost any medical condition, and the Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) is once again opening its doors to local veterans and their families to keep their vision sharp. On Saturday, Oct. 7, veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families are invited […]

District hopes to spend $150K on security improvements

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

OHS principal dispels rumors about flag flap

What was rumored to be an attack on patriotism and free speech turned out to be nothing more than a mere dress code issue, according to school officials. Last week, three Oxford High School students draped 6 to 8-foot flags around their shoulders, wearing them as “capes,” according to Principal Steven Wolf. Two of the […]

Schnurs honored for commitment to parks

For their years of devotion to preserving nature, Addison Township residents Pat and Joe Schnur were presented with a certificate of appreciation last Wednesday, honoring them for their hard work during the collective 21 years they spent serving on the township’s parks board. Parks Committee Co-Chairman Chuck Peringian, who presented the certificate, said the pair […]

OHS grad releases alt. hip-hop EP album

A 2013 Oxford graduate, Nico McNeil, is ready to make a name for himself and break out into the world of hip-hop. McNeil recently released his self-penned debut alternative/hip-hop album, a four-track EP (Extended Play) called “Tonight Begins,” under the stage name Nico James. The EP was released through McNeil’s independent label, 2020 Records. McNeil […]

X-country teams strive to compete in state finals

The Wildcats cross country teams are looking to inch ahead of the competition this season. With 24 boys and 31 girls on the cross country roster, Coach Norman Petersimes said the team as a whole has hit the track running. With state finals currently set for early November, Petersimes said his team hasn’t wasted a […]

Addison officials vote to continue senior program

At its meeting last Monday, officials unanimously voted to continue funding the township’s senior program from the township’s community projects fund. Last year, the board allocated up to $15,000 in funding towards activities for township seniors, which included partial fee reimbursement to Addison Township residents wishing to join the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) located in […]

Cool cars, sweet cakes

There were more than 20 entries in last weekend’s Fourth Annual Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge at the Addison Township Library, which helped raise money towards a new building for the library someday. In the adult’s cupcake category, Addison resident Rachel Phelps took first place with her vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting. In the […]