Soaking rain leads chief to lift burn ban

Light’em up because the ban on open burning and personal fireworks in Oxford Township and Village was lifted. Following the soaking rain the community received July 6, Fire Chief Pete Scholz cancelled the prohibition he enacted June 29 following weeks of extremely hot and dry weather that posed a high fire danger. “We got a […]

Voters asked to approve schools’ operating tax

Oxford Schools officials are asking voters to approve an operating millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. The operating millage is a 10-year, 18.4442-mill operating tax on all non-homestead property in the district. If approved, it would be levied from 2017 through 2026. Non-homestead property includes businesses, commercial and industrial properties, second homes, […]

Golfers sought for firefighter outing

The Addison Township Firefighters Association (ATFA) will host its 5th annual golf event on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Myth Golf and Banquets in Oakland. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The organization is seeking corporate and individual sponsors and/or donors for this event. Individuals/organizations that donate at least $200 towards ATFA will be named as […]

Editorial: Support your local cops

With all the craziness and tragedy happening across the country right now – violent protests, riots, police officers being threatened, targeted and killed, etc. – we think it’s a good time for Oxford and Addison residents to show just how much they support their local law enforcement personnel. The next time you encounter an Oakland […]

Addison officials pass resolution opposing mass transit millage

Addison Township officials took a stand against the proposed regional mass transit tax at their June 20 meeting. The township passed a resolution 7-0 to oppose a mass transit tax recently proposed by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan. The RTA is proposing a 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax, which is expected to be […]

Community worship service July 17

Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a community worship service in downtown Oxford’s Centennial Park on Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. The theme is “A Call for Justice and Peace.” The service will include special music, prayer and children’s activities. An ice cream social will follow. For […]

Hey Betsy! Whatcha sewing?

Hey Betsy! Whatcha sewing?

  On Saturday, Betsy Ross, the 18th-century woman folklore credits with making the first American flag, was spotted cruising around Addison Township’s Lakeville Lake in a canoe with Old Glory fluttering in the breeze. Actually, it was Kelly Jones, of New York City, dressed up as the legendary figure. Driving the canoe was her father, […]

Hunt club land sold to foster care org.

A significant chunk of property in northeastern Oxford Township changed hands on June 29 and the new owners plan to use it to help and house foster youth. The Detroit-based House of Providence purchased the 118-acre Hunters Ridge Hunt Club property, located at 3921 Barber Rd., near E. Davison Lake Rd., for $800,000, according to […]