New disc golf course opening at Oakwood Lake Twp. Park

Grab your Frisbees and warm up your throwing arm because Oxford Township is now home to not one, but two disc golf courses. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, disc golfers are invited to play the new 18-hole course at Oakwood Lake Township Park on Oakwood Rd., east of M-24 and west of Gardner Rd. “It’s going […]

Adult coloring book benefits animal rescues

Heather Lepping, of Oxford, published an adult coloring book in May. Now, she’s hoping to use the sale of them to benefit animal rescues across the country. The adult coloring book, entitled “Animal Party,” depicts nearly 20 different kinds of animals, each with unique patterns set into them. The drawings featured in the 26-page coloring […]

Remember when Oxford had nine school districts?

An interesting piece of local history will soon be adorning the meeting room where the Oxford Board of Education conducts its business. It’s a gift from one unit of government to another. Last week, Oxford Township gave the school district a framed copy of an 1872 map of the community. It shows the township divided […]

Pilot program provides a bit of road funding

Leonard is getting a helping hand from Oakland County in order to repave and reconstruct one of its primary roads next year. The small village in Addison Township recently secured $1,409 in funding through Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program. This program provides limited financial assistance to cities and villages for repairs and […]

Library plans ‘Book Walks’

Oxford residents are invited to stroll around Powell Lake Township Park and share viewpoints on the latest literature during the library’s “Book Walk” program on Sept. 7, Oct. 4, and Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Sandy Gilmore, Oxford Public Library’s head of adult services, said it was library patrons that helped spark this idea. “We […]

Program, here! Get your program!

As it does every year, Sherman Publications, Inc. (SPI), owner of The Oxford Leader, provided 3,000 copies of the Wildcat Football program. SPI staff lay out the program and the company covers the printing costs. All ad revenue directly benefits Oxford’s football team. The program is available to fans free of charge at home games […]

New maintenance facility OKed for parks dept.

A new maintenance facility for the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department received a green light from planning commissioners last week. Commissioners voted 5-0 to grant preliminary and final site plan approval for a 5,000-square-foot maintenance building with an adjacent 1,536-square-foot outdoor storage shed in Seymour Lake Township Park off S. Coats Rd. “It will […]

CAM Logic hosts Tech Day

CAM Logic opened its doors to the public last Thursday for “Technology Day” to show-off their new location and everything they have to offer as an Oxford business. The event featured technology demonstrations, learning, prizes and food. Members of the Oxford community were invited to see CAM Logic’s new 32,000-square-foot facility (including a new 3D […]

Ministry offers 300 backpacks to students in need

Members of Firmly Rooted Ministries in Oxford were doing their part on Thursday, Aug. 25 to help students get ready for the upcoming school year. They stuffed nearly 300 backpacks with notebooks, pencils and other school supplies. Each will go to an Oxford student in need. Kimberly Donnelly, of Firmly Rooted Ministries, is a former […]

Sheriff’s sgt. Expresses gratitude to Vietnam vets

A lot of famous people in the fields of politics, sports, entertainment and journalism served in the Vietnam War. John McCain, Oliver Stone, Bob Kerrey, Colin Powell, Roger Staubach and Steve Kroft all answered duty’s call in southeast Asia before they became household names. “But as far as I’m concerned, all of you courageous men […]