Trail council hires new manager

Over and over again, members of the Polly Ann Trail Management Council (PATMC) praised the quality of the three candidates for the trail manager position and lamented about how difficult it was to pick just one. They weren’t exaggerating. Council voted not once, not twice, but four times on the issue during last week’s meeting. […]

DDA recommends Barna, Woodson for board

Two new faces could be joining the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board. Last week, the board voted unanimously to recommend the appointment of Sam Barna and Regina Woodson to four-year terms along with current board member Rod Charles. The recommendations must now be approved by the village council.   Barna, a resident of Orion […]

Public safety

Sept. 25: A 39-year-old male living on the 1500 Deer Path Trail called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies at 6:42 p.m. to report someone had rifled through his car parked in front of his home on Sept. 23 at 5:22 a.m. Surveillance footage reportedly showed a mid-sized sedan pull in the driveway. One male exited the […]

FD open house Oct. 2

Kick off Fire Safety month with local firefighters. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Oxford Fire Department will host its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Oxford Fire Station #1, located at 96 N. Washington St., just north of downtown Oxford. There will be activities for all ages, […]

Mentor program seeks volunteers

Embrace, a nonprofit mentoring program for youths in Oxford and Lake Orion, will be holding a no-obligation informational meeting for prospective volunteers on Monday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Indianwood Real Estate office in Oxford (51 S. Washington St., suite F). The program is seeking adults […]

Twp. OKs tax rates, budgets

Last week, Oxford Township officials approved millage rates and budgets for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1. The board set the township’s operating tax at 0.9373 mill. That helps support the general fund, which was approved at $2.6 million. Officials set the fire department’s operating tax at 3.4404 mills. The fire budget was […]

Legion to host gun show Oct. 8

Oxford American Legion Post 108 – located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., east of M-24 – will host a gun show on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for teens ages 13-18. Kids 12-and-under are free. All firearms must be cased when entering and leaving […]

Sweet victory!

Oxford resident Stephanie Gillam (center), owner of One Thirty Nine Delights, won the Dessert Dash for her chocolate and strawberry macaroons at the Lake Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Expo on Sept. 22. Pictured with her are Karen Defever (right) and Katie Stenberg (left). Photo by Jim Newell.

I made these!

I made these!

  Lakeville resident Lilly Elsarelli, 6, shows-off her “pretty, pretty” chocolate cupcakes, which earned third place in the Cupcake Challenge held Saturday at the Addison Township Public Library. For more photos, please see Page 6. Photo by Elise Shire.

NOTA looks into adding trolley route

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley. Ding, ding, ding went the bell. Well, not yet. But the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) is looking into it. Last week, the NOTA board voted 7-0 to authorize Director Lynn Gustafson to pursue funding sources for a possible wheeled-trolley to run between Oxford and Orion. “I’d be interested […]