Oxford Elementary School played host to Camp Invention last week. Pictured (from left): Crosby Hendrickson, Ashton Hillary and Scott Burgess make an invention work with some assistance from Natalie Daversa, a teacher at Oxford Middle School. For more photos and information, please read “Let’s get inventing!”

Dry weather leads Oxford to ban all 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 Wednesday, June 29 as result of all the hot, extremely dry weather the area’s experienced throughout the month […]

Fire destroys piece of immigrant’s past

OXFORD VILLAGE – Part of an immigrant’s past was reduced to ashes and a couple of tenants, one of whom is a veteran, lost the roof over their heads because of a devastating fire during the wee hours of June 23. Fifty years ago, the house at 77 S. Glaspie St. was the physical embodiment […]

Water customers asked to restrict use

Due to the dry weather, water usage is up in Oxford Township. As a result, the water storage towers are getting low, which can result in low pressure, according to Supervisor Bill Dunn. To help ensure adequate pressure for everyone, township water customers are being asked to not water their lawns, landscaping or subdivision common […]

Lone Ranger Festival to welcome creator of ‘Ghost Canyon’ series

An opportunity to meet the creator of a unique tale of outlaws, lies, lust and the living dead in the Old West awaits visitors to Oxford’s Lone Ranger Parade and Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6. Aaron Warner, the talented artist behind the photo graphic novel series “Ghost Canyon,” will be selling and autographing copies of […]

Weckle’s proposed downtown development subject of presentation, public hearing

A proposed development that would provide downtown Oxford with additional parking, plus a trio of brand-new buildings, was the subject of a presentation and public hearing at the June 21 village planning commission meeting. “I think it’s a wonderful, wonderful development,” said village resident Dennis Moser, who lives next door to the site at 48 […]

Seymour Celebration returns bigger, better than ever

Only in Oxford Township does the Fourth of July holiday play second fiddle to one of the area’s largest and most spectacular celebrations of the year. Get ready because the Seymour Celebration is slated to return to the 132-acre Seymour Lake Township Park and run from Thursday, July 7 to Saturday, July 9. This year’s […]

Brakefields to lead Strawberry Festival parade

When the Strawberry Festival parade rolls through downtown Leonard on Saturday, July 16, it will be led by Addison Township Trustee Ed Brakefield and his wife Catherine. The pair was selected to serve as parade grand marshals for the 64th annual Strawberry Festival. Ed has served on the Addison Township Board for 20 years and […]

Girls Night Out takes over downtown Oxford

Downtown Oxford’s Girlfriends Walk hosted its wildly-popular Girls Night Out event last week. Shopping, music, raffles, giveaways, sweet treats and massages were all part of the fun as hundreds of ladies explored the downtown area and made donations to Career Dress of Oakland County, an organization that helps women in need who are looking to […]

District OKs $52.3M balanced budget

A $52.3 million district budget for 2016-17 was approved last week by the Oxford Board of Education. The district is projected to end the upcoming fiscal year in the black with an excess of $215,546 An overall fund equity of $6.3 million – approximately 12 percent of the district’s total expenditures for the coming year […]