Who turned out the lights?

A large portion of Oxford and Addison townships lost power Thursday for a couple hours. According to the DTE Energy outage map, at one point, approximately 3,600 customers in the 48371 zip code were without electricity. Based on the map, the outage extended to the west near Davis Lake, to the east near Lake George […]

Concerts are back!

Downtown Oxford’s popular Concerts in the Park series returned to Centennial Park last week. The Randy Brock Group kicked things off with some classic rock. Concerts are held from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. There’s an open microphone period from 6-7 p.m.  

Businesses buy body cams for village cops

Six local businesses along S. Glaspie St. pooled their resources and made a $5,400 donation to the Oxford Village Police Department last week to purchase body cameras for its officers. The checks were presented to Police Chief Mike Neymanowski during the June 14 council meeting. “Gentlemen, I certainly appreciate it,” Neymanowski said. “This helps tremendously.” […]

Village joins water bill assistance program for low-income residents

There’s good news for Oxford Village residents who are behind on their water bills and struggling to catch up. Last week, council voted 5-0 to participate in the Community Action Alliance Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP). The program, funded by the Great Lakes Water Authority, provides eligible low-income residents with up to $1,000 per household […]

NOTA opts to stay in CIA

No formal vote was taken, but last week, the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) opted to be part of the CIA. No, not the Central Intelligence Agency, so don’t look for Felix Leiter to be driving a van full of seniors along M-24. CIA stands for the Corridor Improvement Authority. It’s an economic development tool […]

Council adds 2nd monthly meeting

Apparently, Oxford Village meetings are so nice, council wants to hold them twice a month. Last week, council voted 5-0 to conduct work/study sessions on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. beginning this month. These meetings will be used to review and discuss issues, but no action (i.e. votes) will be taken. […]

Honestly, Abe is coming

Get ready to party like it’s 1863 because the president and his wife are coming to town this summer. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln will be the guests of honor at a special dinner on Friday, Aug. 5 at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Orion Township. Doors open […]

Michigan’s first Urban Air Trampoline Park to open in Oxford

Two dynamic entrepreneurial forces are poised to give the community of Oxford the biggest bounce it’s ever had in terms of family-friendly attractions. The grand opening for Michigan’s first Urban Air Trampoline Park will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in the 208,000-square-foot Legacy Center: Community in Motion, a recreation center and […]

Village offices close on Fridays

Just a reminder, beginning July 1, the Oxford Village offices, located at 22 W. Burdick St., will be closed on Fridays. The closure is a cost-cutting measure approved by council when it adopted the 2016-17 budget. It’s estimated to save the village approximately $5,000 annually. The village offices will now be open Monday through Thursday […]

Motorcycle ride to benefit mentoring program for girls

Oxford residents are invited to break out their motorcycles for a good cause this Saturday, June 25 during the first annual Ride Today for Women of Tomorrow event. The event is being held in support of the metro-Detroit chapter of Women of Tomorrow, a nationwide organization which partners accomplished professional women with at-risk girls in […]