District approves $56.7M budget

A $56.7 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which began July 1, was approved by members of Oxford’s board of education at a June 27 meeting. The budget included nearly $56.7 million in total revenue, with local revenue accounting for $5.8 million of that total, based on a student count of 5,880 and an […]

Barron employees support co-worker battling cancer

Oxford resident Mark Terrian got a good dose of humor from his co-workers who held a fundraising competition to help him cover expenses as he battles cancer. Winners in the coin drive at Barron Industries got to throw pies at the boss at the company picnic this week. The coin war raised $1,500 for Terrian […]

Addison’s senior program celebrates six months

Around 30 senior citizens gathered in the Addison Township Hall community room Friday morning to try their hand at painting, while also celebrating the six-month mark of the township’s new senior program. Jerry Thomas, an Addison resident of 25 years, has been the leader of the senior program’s painting class since the start of the […]

Lakeville’s boats on parade

All types of watercraft participated in the Second Annual Lakeville Boat Parade held Saturday afternoon. Part of the fun was a decorating contest. Here are the winners: In the Most Original category, the Beckeman family took first place, Tony and Brenda Donato earned second place, and Joe and Jan Michael came in third. In the […]

Boat parade a hit as usual

The weather was great for the Third Annual Fourth of July Boat Parade on Clear and Squaw Lake, Saturday, July 1. Seventeen boats joined in the festivities and the competition was fierce as the lakes participants really went all out in their ideas and decorating. The first place prize went to the Kowalec family for […]

Story time!

Story time!

Kim Burean, head of youth services at the Oxford Public Library, reads to a group of children in downtown’s Centennial Park. Storytime in the park happens every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. from now through July 25. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.  

Library officials want twp. to donate land for new building

Addison Township Public Library officials are currently exploring their options for a new building in the future and, at a June 19 Addison Township board meeting, James Baldiga pitched one of those ideas to Addison Township board members. During a presentation to the board, Baldiga requested Addison donate a township-owned plot of land, which is […]

Fear of lead leads to private road postponement

A decision on a proposal to build a private road on a 118-acre parcel located at 3921 Barber Rd. in northern Oxford Township was postponed in a 4-2 vote by planning commissioners after the specter of potential lead contamination was raised during the June 22 meeting. “I don’t need to tell you about lead. Normally, […]

Build a float, win FREE advertising!

Wondering what your business can do to support the Fifth Annual Lone Ranger Parade on Saturday, Aug. 5? How about entering a float? A little planning, a trailer and some help from your staff can result in a float that not only enhances the parade experience for all, but promotes your business and shows your […]

PC recommends rezoning for condo project

A recommendation to rezone 7.23 acres of vacant land in the Waterstone development from commercial to residential was made last week in a 5-1 vote by the Oxford Township Planning Commission. It’s now up to the township board to decide whether to approve or deny the Bloomfield Hills-based Contour Development Group’s request. The developer has […]

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