Tell us your story, sir

Tell us your story, sir

Vietnam veteran James Hubbard, of Orion Twp., chats with Leonard Elementary fifth-graders Landon Miner (left) and Wesley Pratt during the school’s Veterans Day celebration held Nov. 9. For the story, see Page 7. For more photos, see Page 24. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. For an issue full of veteran-centric content, pick up a copy of […]

Efforts to use Addison well abandoned

After five contentious years, Energex Petroleum Inc. and its production well are heading out of Addison Township. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted township Supervisor Bruce Pearson on Friday to inform him that Energex had withdrawn its proposal. “As of Oct. 29, 2018, Energex Petroleum Inc. has withdrawn its application for the proposed Lanphar #1-12 […]

Local places collecting for sheriff’s ‘Coats for the Cold’

Three places in Oxford are collecting new or clean, gently-used coats for Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard’s 31st Annual “Coats for the Cold” drive. Between now and Nov. 30, folks can donate coats at Genisys Credit Union (168 S. Lapeer Rd.), Coldwell Banker Professionals (1370 S. Lapeer Rd.) and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Oxford substation […]

Oh, no, early snow!

Oxford and Addison residents got their first taste of the coming winter season when they awoke to falling snow Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, a trained spotter in Lake Orion measured 3.5 inches of snow by 11 a.m. Debbie Mitrovski and her granddaughter, second-grader Tatijana Jovcevski, are pictured trudging through the white […]

Scouts soliciting sponsors for wreaths

Evergreen wreaths take on different meanings depending on where they are displayed. Hanging on a door, it’s a warm and welcoming decoration that greets visitors during the holiday season. Laid on the snow-covered grave of a veteran, it’s a moving tribute and an expression of gratitude. A group of Oxford scouts is once again soliciting […]

Sponsorship program helping dogs find homes

Puppies basically sell themselves at rescues. They’re little. They’re cute. They’re playful. As a result, people practically line up to adopt them. “They pretty much fly out the door,” said Marie Wolbert, president of the Oxford-based K9 Stray Rescue League. But what about the older, bigger dogs? They need homes, too. That’s why K9 Stray […]

New Fire Corps seeks volunteers

Addison Township is looking for a few good men and women to fill the ranks of its new Fire Corps. This all-volunteer organization is specifically designed to provide assistance and support to the fire department by performing various necessary, but non-hazardous jobs. For example, Fire Corps members could lend a hand with station, apparatus and […]

Vets share wisdom with students

“I don’t think any one of us here think we’re heroes. The real heroes are the ones that never came back.” That was Korean War veteran Eugene Mallia Sr.’s message to Leonard Elementary fifth-graders Friday morning. During the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration, Mallia and a few of the other former servicemen in attendance shared […]

No ‘Blue Wave’ in Oxford or Addison

The ‘Blue Wave’ hit Michigan hard in the Nov. 6 general election as Democrats were elected to all the major state offices and the U.S. Congress. But in Oxford and Addison townships, there was no ‘Blue Wave’ as most voters cast their ballots for Republican candidates. Although GOP candidate Bill Schuette, currently serving as state […]

Addison author releases third book in series

Adding the third of four installments to her “Swept Into Destiny” book series, Addison-based author Catherine Brakefield is looking forward to introducing readers to how a family found hope and strength within the throes of World War I and the Great Depression. “We can learn a lot from our ancestors and what America went through […]

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