Elbow of steel

Elbow of steel

Lakeville Elementary second-grader Noelle Schwab breaks a board using her elbow at PKSA Karate Oxford. To find out why, please see “Givin’ back by bustin’ boards: 500 volunteers still needed for Oxford yardwork program.” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Rezoning proposals garner opposition, concerns, questions from residents

Christine Ellis lives in a single-family home on a street with other single-family homes and she wants it to stay that way. The 17-year Oxford resident attended last week’s public hearing before the village planning commission to voice her opposition to a proposal to rezone her parcel on Davison St. – along with four other […]

‘She’s a tough girl’: Little Lucy doing fine following heart surgery

Little Lucy Holt underwent a big operation in Boston March 31 and she pulled through like a champ. “She’s a tough girl,” said her mother, Laura Holt, of Oxford. The 6-month-old had surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital to repair the holes in her tiny heart. Originally, it was thought Lucy had four holes. “When the […]

Addison woman to be honored at Derby Day fund-raiser

Two canes and a leg brace. That’s what Joan Baldiga needed to help her walk in July 2014 when she started her therapy sessions at Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Metamora Township. These days, the 49-year-old Addison Township resident is not only walking without any assistance, she’s downhill skiing, mountain biking and swimming. “I […]

Library challenges kids to read 1,000 books before kindergarten

Oxford Public Library (OPL) is trying to help children improve early literacy skills by offering a reading challenge: read 1,000 books before kindergarten. The library has joined a nationwide initiative called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to get parents on board with reading to their infants and toddlers. OPL Head of Youth Services Kim Burean said […]

Public invited to community Good Friday services

For Christians, Good Friday is one of the most sacred and significant days of the year – the day their savior, Jesus Christ, sacrificed himself to atone for all of mankind’s sins. “It’s good for us. It wasn’t good for Christ,” said Jesse Holt, executive pastor at Christ the King Church in Oxford. “It was […]

Scholarship available for OHS grads pursuing vocational paths

Not every teenager is going to attend a four-year college or university after receiving their high school diploma. For some bright-eyed 18-year-olds, the path to future financial security and independence includes a vocational career, trade school, community college or apprenticeship. To help them achieve their dreams, Royal Roofing Company, based in Orion Township, has created […]

Free Methodist Church invites public to Easter, Good Friday services

Oxford Free Methodist Church invites all to join them at 6 p.m. for their Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” service April 14. It will be a self-guided personal time of reflection ending with Holy Communion. Easter Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on April 16. The church orchestra will play a medley of […]

Thar she blows: Wind breaks power line on Davison St.

Bob Swider, a journeyman lineman for DTE Energy and a 27-year veteran of the company, makes a repair on Davison St., near M-24, in Oxford Village where a power line broke during the high winds the area experienced on Thursday, April 6. According to DTE Energy’s online outage map, more than 2,500 customers in Oxford […]

Oxford Public Library Friends to hold book sale April 19-22

The Oxford Public Library Friends group is hosting a used book sale April 19 through April 22 in the Community Room at the Oxford Public Library. The Friends of the Library Members’ Only Presale is on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door. The sale opens to […]