Lake Villa gets little library

For Michelle Candella, a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeville, learning has always been an important part of life inside the classroom— now she’s hoping to bring learning to children of Oxford outside the classroom with a free book exchange box. It was erected in the Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community in Oxford Dec. 10, where Candella […]

Bond spending exempted from bid requirements

When the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Commission begins spending its $2 million in bond money to upgrade the parks system next year, it won’t have to worry about seeking bids for the various projects. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 6-1 to approve a resolution exempting the commission those requirements. The hope is […]

Cell tower agreement OKed

Verizon Wireless secured the final approval it needed to place a cell tower in Seymour Lake Township Park. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 7-0 to approve the license agreement that will allow the wireless service provider to construct a 195-foot monopole on a 2,475-square-foot piece of land located in the northwest corner of […]

Council rejects low-income housing proposal

A concept plan to turn the Oxford Village municipal complex site into a multi-story, mixed-use project was formally rejected last week. Council voted 4-1 “to eliminate from further consideration” Venture, Inc.’s proposal to purchase the 1.7-acre site located at 18-22 W. Burdick St. for $450,000 and turn it into a development called Oxford Station. The […]

You can call him Sarge

His name is Benjamin (B.J.) Frantz, but you can just call him sarge. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 7-0 to promote the firefighter to the rank of sergeant. Frantz has been with the department since July 2004. In addition to being a firefighter, he’s a paramedic, a certified fire inspector and a member […]

Rotarians host Christmas party

Approximately 180 area senior citizens received a special holiday treat Dec. 13 as the Rotary Club of Oxford threw its annual Christmas party for them. Held in the lobby of the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center, the party featured plenty of delicious food, festive music, good conversation and a visit from the one and […]

Council passes resolutions honoring dispatchers

Last week, the Oxford Village Council approved resolutions of appreciation for the community’s seven former dispatchers. They were all laid off when the village closed its local dispatch center Nov. 30 and began contracting with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Recognized were full-time dispatchers Tony VanHouten, Justin Moser and Debbie O’Farrell. Part-time dispatchers Joanne Edmonds, […]

Briefs

Council elects officers The Oxford Village Council elected its officers at the Dec. 13 meeting. Sue Bossardet was re-elected as village president, while Erik Dolan was elected to serve as president pro tem. Missing flag sought Oxford American Legion Post 108 is asking that a missing U.S. Coast Guard flag with gold fringe be returned. […]

Helpful Lions

Members of the Oxford Lions Club played Santa Claus to 37 local families in need this holiday season. They packed boxes with food and household items, and wrapped toys and clothing for a total of 92 individuals – 34 youths, 30 adults and 28 senior citizens. Helping make this all possible was the $4,920 the […]

A holly, jolly good time with Youth Assistance

Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance held a Christmas party for some deserving kids Friday night at Collier Lanes. There was bowling, pizza, gift cards and a special visit from Santa Claus that put everyone in a merry mood.  

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