Scout’s project helps rescue dogs

Scout’s project helps rescue dogs

An Independence Township scout’s thoughtful project will soon be nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of rescue dogs in Oxford as they eagerly await adoption. Life Scout Evan Raddatz, a member of Troop 185 sponsored by Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, built three pieces of agility training equipment for […]

ZBA approves variance for cell tower

Addison Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) affirmed its July 31, 2017 decision to approve a dimensional variance for a proposed cell tower near Kingsbury Country Day School last week in a 4-1 vote. This approval was granted despite public opposition voiced during a second court-ordered hearing held March 8. For background information on that […]

Downtown merchant, meeting fixture passes away at 76

There are usually plenty of empty seats in the audience at Oxford Village’s various government meetings and unfortunately, there’s going to be one more from now on. Ronald Rolando, a downtown merchant who was a regular fixture at those meetings, died unexpectedly at his Addison Township home on April 12, 2018. He was 76. “He […]

Rotarians to present Service with coveted G.E. Meads Award

An Oxford club dedicated to community service is honoring a local man who literally has ‘service’ in his name. William Service was named the 2018 recipient of the Rotary Club of Oxford’s prestigious G.E. Meads Award. He will receive it during a Tuesday, April 24 luncheon at the Oxford Public Library. It begins at noon. […]

$1,300 raised to help kids facing life-altering events

Many people got an early start Sunday, sweating it out as part of a fitness fund-raiser held Sunday at Joy Studios (located inside Legacy 925 in Oxford) to benefit the Northville-based nonprofit KIDSgala. KIDSgala throws “celebration of life” parties for children who are facing a life-altering event—which could include suffering an illness, loss of a […]

Council OKs application process for special events

From now on, anyone wishing to conduct a special event in Oxford Village is required to submit an application for review and council approval, plus pay a fee. Last week, council voted 3-2 to adopt a special event procedure and application process with implementation “effective immediately.” Voting in favor of it were council members Erik […]

Councilman wants discussion, action on vacant position

Oxford Village Councilman Erik Dolan expressed his concern last week that the municipality’s clerk-treasurer duties are still being temporarily handled by a $43-per-hour independent contractor as opposed to hiring someone to fill the position. “We have someone in a position that’s keeping the ship afloat, so to speak, but we have a responsibility to the […]

Robotics team wins state chairman’s award

By Megan Clapsaddle T.O.R.C. Student Team Member Over the weekend, Oxford High School’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, Team 2137 T.O.R.C. (The Oxford RoboCats), competed at the FRC Michigan State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University. There T.O.R.C. finished as one of the five teams to win the prestigious Chairman’s Award. “I am especially proud […]

NOTA tax renewal headed for Aug. ballot

When Oxford voters head to the polls in August, they will be asked to continue funding a local transportation system that assists folks unable to drive due to health issues and/or financial constraints. Last week, the township board voted 6-1 to approve a resolution authorizing placement of a millage renewal request from the North Oakland […]

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