Artistic masterpieces pop up around town

Priceless masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) are currently on display in various locations in Oxford Township and Village. No, they weren’t stolen from the museum or auctioned off to pay some city debts. They’re actually reproductions of famous paintings that were brought here last week as part of the DIA’s Inside/Out program. […]

Davissons celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

“In sickness and in health.” Those are the vows Randy and Mary Ellen Davisson, of Oxford, take to heart as they celebrate their 60th year of wedded bliss. The couple met locally during their teen years. According to the pair, the beginning of their story was anything but “love at first sight.” Randy recalled splashing […]

Incomplete affidavit leaves Kennis off ballot

Tom Kennis is no stranger to being a write-in candidate for public office. And if he wants an opportunity to remain on the Oxford Village Council this year, he’ll have to be one again. Last week was the filing deadline for the council race in November and, according to township Deputy Clerk Susan McCullough, the […]

Polly Ann Trail to host Bicycle Bash Aug. 27

Family, fun and fitness will converge on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Polly Ann Trail Bicycle Bash, hosted by the Polly Ann Trail Management Council, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Lakeville Elementary School (1400 E. Lakeville Rd.). This “Bike Rodeo and Scavenger Hunt” will take place in two parts. The first part of the […]

Scout building baseball diamond as Eagle project

Joshua Schoenherr, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 256 of Leonard, is partnering with Addison Township officials to rebuild the baseball diamond located behind the Addison Township Hall in Lakeville. As of the date of this article, there stands a lone, rusted backstop net in an overgrown field. Schoenherr, an entering sophomore […]

Scheduling changes for the Lone Ranger Festival

After our special 12-page section for the Lone Ranger Parade and Festival went to press on Thursday, July 28, the Leader received changes to the information given to us regarding certain events and activities. Here they are: n Ronald McDonald’s magic show for the kiddies will take place at 10 a.m. in downtown’s Centennial Park. […]


Nine Candidates running for 3 school board seats The candidate cup overfloweth when it comes to the Oxford Board of Education. July 26 was the deadline to file for the three, four-year seats that will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. A total of nine candidates are running – and no, that’s not […]

Leader Editorial: Bravo to local board for standing up to RTA

(Editor’s Note: This editorial was written and went to press before it was announced Aug. 2 that a tentative agreement had been reached to satisfy the concerns of Oakland and Macomb counties. On Aug. 4, the RTA Board of Directors voted to place its mass transit millage proposal on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.) It […]

Public Safety

July 31: Caller reported a dog found on Drahner Rd. and M-24 at 8 p.m. to the Oxford Village Police. Details were posted on the Facebook page “For Love of Louie” and to the Oxford Village Police lost and found list. July 30: A 64-year-old woman called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:14 p.m. to […]

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses. An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile […]