Community worship service July 17

Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a community worship service in downtown Oxford’s Centennial Park on Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. The theme is “A Call for Justice and Peace.” The service will include special music, prayer and children’s activities. An ice cream social will follow. For […]

Hey Betsy! Whatcha sewing?

Hey Betsy! Whatcha sewing?

  On Saturday, Betsy Ross, the 18th-century woman folklore credits with making the first American flag, was spotted cruising around Addison Township’s Lakeville Lake in a canoe with Old Glory fluttering in the breeze. Actually, it was Kelly Jones, of New York City, dressed up as the legendary figure. Driving the canoe was her father, […]

Hunt club land sold to foster care org.

A significant chunk of property in northeastern Oxford Township changed hands on June 29 and the new owners plan to use it to help and house foster youth. The Detroit-based House of Providence purchased the 118-acre Hunters Ridge Hunt Club property, located at 3921 Barber Rd., near E. Davison Lake Rd., for $800,000, according to […]

Dispatch delay made no difference in fire, chief says

Human error on the part of the Oakland County Sheriff’s dispatch center caused a 44-second delay in alerting the Oxford Fire Department to a June 23 house fire on 77 S. Glaspie St. in the village. When asked if this delay hindered his department in this case or affected the outcome – the house was […]

Dry weather leads to ban on open burning, personal fireworks

Until further notice, all types of open burning and the use of any and all personal fireworks is strictly prohibited in Oxford Township and Village by order of Fire Chief Pete Scholz. He enacted the ban on June 29 as result of all the hot, extremely dry weather the area has been experiencing since early […]

Storytime with Bruce

Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson visited the public library on June 29 to read to local children. Only one showed up for the event, Max Bican, a second-grader at Leonard Elementary, but he sure was an attentive listener and a most-appreciative audience. Pearson read a book entitled “Vote for Me!” The story consisted of an […]

HomeGrown Brewing targets ‘early fall’ for opening

A very thirsty public has been wondering when o’ when will the HomeGrown Brewing Company finally open its doors in downtown Oxford and begin dispensing its sudsy goodness to those craving libations. “I get two or three calls a week,” said co-owner John Powers, of Addison Township. His reply to folks, “As soon as we […]

Oxford grad helps shape education in Michigan

Less than 2 percent of this nation’s population holds a doctoral degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Now, Gregg Dionne, a 1993 graduate of Oxford High School, can officially call himself a member of that prestigious group. Currently residing in Lansing, Dionne recently received a doctorate in education leadership from Western Michigan University. Dionne, […]

Born to run? Sign up for library’s Born to Read races

Lace up your running shoes because the Addison Township Public Library’s Born to Read event is returning to the Strawberry Festival in Leonard on Saturday, July 16. The event features 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs, plus a Kids Adventure Dash. Library Director Jaema Berman explained the dash will consist of “a short series of creative challenges […]