Program kicks off new school year with food for hungry kids

When some children who receive free or reduced school lunch go home on Friday afternoons, they may not eat much, if at all, until they return to school on Monday. Volunteers of Oxford’s Blessings in a Backpack program are working to combat these cases of childhood hunger for the third year in a row. They […]

Council OKs county dispatch contract

Mark your calendars because dispatchers from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will begin answering all 9-1-1 and police calls in Oxford Village in four months. Council voted 4-1 to approve a police dispatch services contract with the sheriff’s office following a closed session discussion at its Sept. 13 meeting. Councilwoman Maureen Helmuth cast the lone […]

Funding sought to get downtown on National Register

Efforts are underway to get the “traditional part” of downtown Oxford listed on the National Register of Historic Places and hopefully, not have to pay a penny for the nomination process. Last week, the village council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution supporting the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) application for a program through which the […]

Village cops honored for saving a life

Police officers don’t just bust bad guys and issue traffic tickets. They also save lives. That’s what Oxford Village Police Officer Paula Grech and James Owens, a reserve officer, did. At last week’s council meeting, they were honored for their efforts. Police Sgt. Mike Solwold presented each of them with a lifesaving ribbon for their […]

Across-the-board pay raises at NOTA

All employees of the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) are getting pay raises next year, but not everyone’s happy about it. Last week, the NOTA board voted 6-1 to approve $1-per-hour raises for its 25 part-time drivers, two part-time dispatchers and one full-time dispatcher. Their hourly wage will go from $12 to $13, which equals […]

Council approves PUD for 3-building downtown project

Developer Dave Weckle cleared the final hurdle in the approval process last week to build a major mixed-used development encompassing E. Burdick, Mill and Stanton streets in downtown Oxford. Village council members voted 4-1 to approve the planned unit development (PUD) agreement that includes three new buildings, plus a new 55-space public parking lot. Councilwoman […]

The fast and the sweet

More than 30 people braved the rain last Saturday afternoon to attend the Third Annual Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge at the Addison Township Public Library. In the cupcake challenge, Leonard resident Lynn Boehmer took first place with her “3 vices” cupcakes. The cupcakes were made with coffee, chocolate and beer. Placing second was Dawn […]

Twp. officials support OCTV

Oxford Township officials made it abundantly clear they support Oxford Community Television (OCTV). Last week, the township board voted 7-0 “to continue with Oxford Community Television to provide local cable television services in the Oxford community.” The motion was passed in response to repeated visits from ex-station manager Ken LaPlace, a critic of OCTV who […]

So, what’s the deal with marriage?

Looking for a laugh? Christ the King Church (1550 W. Drahner Rd.) will host a “Comedy Date Night” event for couples on Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Featured at the event will be husband/wife stand-up comedy duo Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner. The pair will explore the humor in […]

New physical therapist in town

A physical therapy company has opened a new location in downtown Oxford. Summit Physical Therapy opened their doors last month, at 72 S. Washington, Suite 106. The company will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. to make the opening official. Hor d’oeuvres and wine will be served during the […]