Library hosts talk on 1920s Detroit

Residents were transported back in time to the roaring 1920s during a presentation by the Detroit Historical Society last Monday night at the Oxford Public Library. Attendees learned about the surge of immigrants Detroit experienced from the 1840s through the start of the 1900s. In 1865, the city had 80,000 residents. By 1930, Detroit had […]

New Twp. board takes oath; officials say good-bye to trustees

Oxford Township welcomed two new trustees to its board and bid farewell to two seasoned veterans last week. All seven board members were sworn-in Friday afternoon at the township hall by 52-3 District Judge Nancy Carniak. “Whether you’re elected or appointed, sometimes these jobs are thankless, as I well know,” Carniak said. “Sometimes the only […]

Wood sculptor demonstrates skills at library

Alec LaCasse, a local man revered for his wood sculptures, made an appearance at Addison Township Library last Wednesday evening to give folks a glimpse into the workings of an artist during a live demonstration. LaCasse, who lives in Addison, has been honing his craft since he was 12 years old. His wood-sculpting journey began […]

Public Safety

Nov. 21: A 17-year-old girl from Clarkston allegedly lept from her mother’s vehicle while being driven to a hospital for a mental health evaluation at 1:57 p.m. The vehicle was heading south on M-24. The girl tumbled on the road then immediately got up and rushed to a nearby sheriff’s vehicle, crying. The girl told […]

Generations of respect

Generations of respect

  Leonard Elementary fifth-grader Banyan Hueter (foreground) and Oxford resident Bob Pasike showed their respect as the National Anthem was performed during the school’s veterans celebration Nov. 9. Pasike is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1968-72. For the full story, plus more photos, please see Page 6. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Legacy Center receives site plan approval, parking waiver

A waiver allowing the Legacy Center to have 193 less parking spaces than required by the zoning ordinance was granted Nov. 10 by the Oxford Township Planning Commission. However, officials required the owner, Lake Orion entrepreneur Christian Mills, to bank the “western and northern portions” of his 19.74-acre property at 925 N. Lapeer Rd. in […]

Thank you, vets!

Veterans, students, staff and community members gathered at Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Twp. Friday morning for a Veterans Day celebration. Following a ceremony that included a flag-raising, patriotic songs and a prayer, the veterans visited classrooms where they shared their experiences with students and answered their questions.  

Sabo is Troop 366’s newest Eagle Scout

For every 100 boys that join Boy Scouts, only two will ever reach the rank of Eagle Scout, according to Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 366 Rob Charlton. Last Saturday, Trenton Sabo formally became one of those diligent few at a Court of Honor ceremony held at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora. For Sabo, a senior […]

Auditor gives village finances ‘clean opinion’

Oxford Village’s financial statements for the 2015-16 fiscal year scored high marks from the auditor at last week’s council meeting. The village received an “unmodified opinion” from the East Lansing-based firm of Abraham & Gaffney, P.C. “That is a clean opinion,” explained Aaron M. Stevens, a partner in the firm. “That’s as good as it […]