Sled hill donated in Seth Davis’ memory

From hunting and fishing to snowmobiling and boating, Seth Davis had a true passion for the great outdoors. How appropriate that his memory will now live on in one of Oxford Township’s parks thanks to the generosity of a local business. Last week, the parks and recreation commission approved a donation from the Oxford-based Saradan […]

District OKs $613k to expand, update wireless network

The Oxford Board of Education unanimously approved a project which would expand and update the wireless network throughout the district. The district will spend $613,359 on the project, but has been approved to receive a refund of around $58,000 from a federal government grant, called E-rate. While the district was originally expected to receive approximately […]

Addison, Verizon respond to appeal concerning cell tower variance

Addison Township and its Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has filed a 43–page response to a recent appeal filed by Kingsbury Country Day School, its trust and neighboring residents to overturn a decision made by the ZBA to grant a dimensional variance for a cell tower proposed by Verizon Wireless through the Oakland County Circuit […]

Oxford native’s music featured in Hallmark TV movie

An Oxford native songwriter is going national, courtesy of the Hallmark Channel. Kerri Smith, a 1995 Oxford High graduate, co-wrote “Happy Holiday,” an upbeat song which was featured in the film “Finding Santa,” and premiered on the Hallmark Channel on November 24. The film stars Jodie Sweetin, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner […]

Special ed. fund-raiser at Collier Lanes Dec. 3

A bowling fund-raiser to benefit Oxford High School classrooms that serve students with cognitive impairments will be held at Collier Lanes (879 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $18 each for adults and $12 each for children. There will be a 50-50 drawing, raffle tickets and items for […]

Barna resigns from DDA board

Oxford Community Schools’ recent success at the ballot box has cost the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) one of its board members. Last week, the DDA voted to accept the resignation of Sam Barna, the school district’s assistant superintendent of business and operations. He was appointed to the board in October 2016. Barna explained his “full […]

DDA’s Soup & Sweet Stroll returns Dec. 1

The Oxford Downtown Development Authority’s annual Soup & Sweet Stroll will return from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Guests will be invited to take a stroll up and down Washington Street, sampling signature hors d’oeuvres, soups and a variety of sweet treats. Downtown Oxford retailers will be open to offer an array of gift […]

Donovan earns Eagle rank

Jacob Donovan reached the top of the mountain in the scouting world. He’s now an Eagle Scout. A Court of Honor ceremony was recently held for Donovan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 366, at the D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora. Donovan, an Oxford High School senior, began his scouting career as a second-grader at […]

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