Fire in Lake Villa kills multiple pets

OXFORD TWP. – A large number of pets perished Friday afternoon when a fire erupted inside a manufactured home on Basket Branch in the Lake Villa community. According to Fire Chief Pete Scholz, a combination of smoke, heat and the loss of power to the house claimed the lives of approximately 35 birds, one cat […]

Here a Wildcat, there a Wildcat, everywhere a Wildcat!

Wildcats, big and small, will begin popping up around town next week in an effort to support merchants and bolster local commerce. Oxford’s beloved mascot figures prominently in Experience Oxford, a new event that will run from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. Its purpose is to elevate public awareness about the wide range […]

Nonprofit secures wheelchair ramp for disabled man

When Oxford resident Marcie Gruenberg reached out to The Guiding Star Foundation for help obtaining a wheelchair ramp for her brother-in-law Mitch Gruenberg, who recently had both legs amputated, the organization didn’t hesitate to help. Mitch, a lifelong Oxford resident, was initially paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident around 30 years ago. […]

Plugged line leads to sewage overflow

Why did the sewage cross the road? It heard that “living is a vacation” on the other side. An estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed southward across Indian Lake Rd. – which is the Oxford/Orion border – on April 3 due to a “plugged sewer,” according to an email from Zach Earp, of the […]

Popular church changes its name

A popular church that’s been catering to the spiritual and community needs of the Oxford area for decades has changed its name. Christ the King Church, located at 1550 W. Drahner Rd., is now LakePoint Community Church. “We’re a church that’s on a lake and the property comes to a point, so we chose LakePoint,” […]

Don’t waste this opportunity: NO HAZ collection April 28 at OMS

Local residents are invited to safely dispose of household hazardous waste that could be harmful to humans and the environment. Addison Township, Leonard Village, Oxford Township, Oxford Village, Orion Township and Lake Orion Village are among the participating communities for the waste collection event, which will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Oxford Middle […]

Public invited to library’s 40th anniversary party

Addison Township’s public library will celebrate a true milestone next week and the public is invited to join in the festivities. A 40th anniversary party for the community institution will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. The library is located at 1400 Rochester Rd. in Lakeville. Past and present library employees, board […]

Banbury Cross to honor Star Riders at Derby Day Celebration

Two student riders are being singled out by Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Metamora Township for special recognition at its 28th Annual Derby Day Celebration on Saturday, May 5. This year, the adult honoree is Debora Solomon, a former Oxford resident who now lives in Lapeer, and the youth honoree is Gabe Vandelinder, of […]

Nominate a deserving youth for recognition

Oxford Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) is seeking youth candidates (kindergarten through 12th grade) for nomination to the OAYA Annual Youth Recognition at Oxford Middle School on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 19. The purpose of the Annual Youth Recognition is to recognize and honor those local students […]

OPLF to conduct book sale April 18-21

The Oxford Public Library Friends (OPLF) will conduct a book sale from Wednesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21. On April 18, there will be a special preview for OPLF members only from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Folks can join the group that night. The sale will open to the general public on April 19 […]