Get your act together, Oxford School Board: Leader Editorial

We have four words for the Oxford Board of Education – get your act together. Honestly, the board looks more like a cheesy soap opera these days than an elected body of community leaders charged with educating students properly and spending tax dollars wisely. Scratch that, the board looks more like one of those annoying, […]

Bill seeks to exempt homeschoolers from EDP requirement

State Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives June 21 that would permanently exempt homeschooling families from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDP). Educational Development Plans are annual academic and career evaluations, which are mandated by the state’s Department of Education for all public school students starting […]

County’s top Main Street official gives DDA a pep talk

Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board got a good old-fashioned pep talk last week. “I believe in you. The county believes in you. We support you and we’re here to help and work with you,” said John Bry, program coordinator for Main Street Oakland County (MSOC), an economic development program for downtowns that emphasizes historic […]

T-shirts to benefit Lueders family, Lone Ranger festivities

Those looking to silmultaneously support two worthy causes are in luck. T-shirts are now on sale for $10 each at Red Knapp’s American Grill in downtown Oxford (2 N. Washington St.) and The Oxford Leader office (666 S. Lapeer Rd.). These green-and-white fashion statements combine the spirit of the Lone Ranger (Oxford’s claim to fame) […]

Leading the way: Oxford man gets his first guide dog

If you see Alex walking along the streets of Oxford, don’t pet him or offer him any treats. He’s busy working and shouldn’t be distracted. The 17-month-old black Labrador retriever is more than simply man’s best friend enjoying a stroll outdoors. He’s a guide dog. More specifically, he is Justin Willcock’s guide dog. “He loves […]

Let’s go shopping, girlfriend!

Downtown Oxford’s Girlfriends Walk hosted its eighth annual Girls Night Out event last week, which brought nearly 500 ladies to the downtown area. Shopping, music, raffles, giveaways, and sweet treats were all part of the fun as ladies explored the downtown area and made donations to Career Dress of Oakland County, an organization that helps […]

School’s out!

School’s out!

Daniel Axford Elementary first-grader Vance Stipanovich is absolutely soaked and loving every minute of it during the school’s Field Day. Last week, the 2016-17 school year came to a close. See you in the fall! For more photos, pick up a copy of this week’s issue of The Oxford Leader for $1. Photo by C.J. […]

Schweig calling it quits

Oxford Board of Education member Mike Schweig submitted his resignation at the June 13 meeting following some confusion regarding the process to amend meeting minutes. “I’ve always appreciated people who see the dignity in the struggle and, sometimes, that struggle is amazing. However, lately I have not been able to serve as a unifying force […]

Wayland manager interviews for Oxford job

Timothy McLean is passionate about local government and he’s hoping to bring that passion to Oxford Village. Last week, McLean, the current city manager for Wayland, Michigan, was interviewed by council for the village manager position that opened up earlier this year when Joe Young was fired. “Public service is all that I’ve ever wanted […]

Kingsbury breaks ground on $500K expansion

Kingsbury Country Day School, a charter public school located at 5000 Hosner Rd. in Addison Township, is about to get a bit bigger over the summer. On Friday, June 16 – the last day of school – a ground-breaking ceremony was held for an expansion project that includes constructing two new classrooms, tripling the size […]