HomeGrown Brewing targets ‘early fall’ for opening

A very thirsty public has been wondering when o’ when will the HomeGrown Brewing Company finally open its doors in downtown Oxford and begin dispensing its sudsy goodness to those craving libations. “I get two or three calls a week,” said co-owner John Powers, of Addison Township. His reply to folks, “As soon as we […]

Oxford grad helps shape education in Michigan

Less than 2 percent of this nation’s population holds a doctoral degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Now, Gregg Dionne, a 1993 graduate of Oxford High School, can officially call himself a member of that prestigious group. Currently residing in Lansing, Dionne recently received a doctorate in education leadership from Western Michigan University. Dionne, […]

Born to run? Sign up for library’s Born to Read races

Lace up your running shoes because the Addison Township Public Library’s Born to Read event is returning to the Strawberry Festival in Leonard on Saturday, July 16. The event features 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs, plus a Kids Adventure Dash. Library Director Jaema Berman explained the dash will consist of “a short series of creative challenges […]

Building better citizens through baseball

Today, baseball is both a fun game for kids and a multi-billion-dollar business that helps distract adults from all the worries and stress of modern life. But there was a time in the 19th and early 20th centuries when the sport was viewed as a way to reform the masses. “People thought healthy bodies made […]

Residents encouraged to attend workshop on lake ecology

According to the Oakland County Water Commissioner’s Office, there are more than 50 lakes throughout the Oxford/Addison area. Oxford Lake, Erwin Lake, Cedar Lake, Squaw Lake, Lakeville Lake, just to name a few. Want to help protect them? On Saturday, July 23, Oxford/Addison residents can learn all about how to preserve these precious resources at […]

Women’s Club to host Hoedown BBQ July 31

Yee-haw! Slap on those boots for some foot-stomping and line dancing at the Oxford Women’s Club Hoedown Barbecue on July 31. The Women’s Club will host the event to benefit the organization’s scholarship program for Oxford area students. The hoedown will be held at the Oxford Hills Golf Club from 5-9 p.m. A pulled pork […]

My goodness, the pageantry!

Residents of Clear and Squaw lakes in Oxford Township held their second annual Fourth of July boat parade on July 2. “We had 15 boats enter this year,” said Organizer Cindy Wright. “This year, there was an open theme for the boat parade, so individuals could use their creative juices. We really did have many […]

Summer concert memories

Downtown Oxford’s Centennial Park is the place to be every Thursday evening during the summer. Open mic time starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by musical groups of all types from 7-9 p.m. The concerts are free and all are welcome.  

Red, waves and blue

ADDISON TWP. – Lakeville Lake was awash in a sea of red, white and blue Saturday afternoon as it played host to a patriotic boat parade in honor of Independence Day. More than 24 boats of all shapes and sizes participated in the event. “I thought it was nice,” said Paul Woodring, parade organizer and […]



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!”