Lions Club offering free vision screenings, $1,000 scholarships

From helping kids see better in the classroom to furthering their education beyond high school, the Oxford Lions Club is working hard to ensure local students don’t fall behind. On Saturday, Feb. 17, the club will offer free vision screenings for young people ages 1-18 at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) from 10 […]

Cops suspect alcohol use in four-vehicle crash on M-24

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on M-24, just south of Drahner Rd., in Oxford Township. A 47-year-old Lake Orion man, driving a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck, was headed south on M-24 when he crossed the center lane and sideswiped a 2016 […]

Robotics team hosting pre-season event

For the sixth straight year, Oxford’s TORC 2137 robotics team will host up to 10 other area teams at a Week Zero practice event. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oxford High School (745 N. Oxford Rd.) According to Mentor Lynda […]

OMS eighth-grader’s drawings recognized

Each year, more than 300,000 visual and written works are submitted for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a prestigious national competition whose past winners include Stephen King and Andy Warhol. Luke Farwell, an eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School, recently earned two honorable mentions at the 2018 Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art Awards […]

Author draws on childhood memories for book series

For many folks, childhood memories are a source of joy, comfort, pain, life lessons and, quite often, embarrassment. But for author Terra Kern, they served as great material for her first book, “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty.”   “Each chapter is about myself and an experience that I had,” said the 1980 Oxford High School […]

Shoe drive extended

There’s still time for folks to rid themselves of their unwanted shoes and help the Leonard Elementary PTO earn some extra cash. The shoe drive being conducted in conjunction with Funds2Orgs has been extended to Saturday, March 3. So far, the response has been great, according to PTO Treasurer Jade Kindermann. “I think we’re at […]

Human trafficking awareness meeting Feb. 8

Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) Lake Orion-Oxford will host its next monthly meeting to raise awareness on how to prevent human trafficking Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac St.) For more information, contact Linda Noaker at  

Wine time!

Wine time!

So much wine, so little time. Lake Orion residents (from left) Andre Cornet, Kathy Sutton and Dave Sutton attended the Oxford Women’s Club’s wine tasting on Sunday. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. A total of 120 folks attended the Oxford Women’s Club’s 14th annual wine tasting fund-raiser held Sunday afternoon at the historic Buhl Estate in […]