Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

On Saturday morning, the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree in Oakwood Lake Park. A total of 90 tickets were sold for the event. Kids went trick-or-treating, enjoyed apple cider and doughnut holes, then picked a pumpkin from the patch. For more photos, please pick up a copy of the […]

Crash leaves pedestrian dead

A 63-year-old Oxford Township man died Oct. 29 after being struck by a vehicle on W. Drahner Rd. at approximately 6:26 a.m. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, who had a lighting device on him, was walking his dog and crossing the road in a non-crosswalk location. Investigators said he was struck […]

$100K gift pledged for new library

Addison Township’s efforts to build a new public library received a significant funding boost last week. Four County Community Foundation (4CCF), a nonprofit organization based in Almont, pledged to give $100,000 if certain conditions are met. “We really couldn’t be more thrilled,” said James Baldiga, president of the library board of trustees. “We’ve been talking […]

Request made to change lake’s ‘offensive’ name

One person’s complaint to the federal government that the name of an Oxford Township lake is insensitive to a specific race could potentially lead to a change on maps. According to documents from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), a person named Christina West has proposed changing the name of Squaw Lake to Point […]

Dominican Sisters to leave Oxford, sell property

A religious community that’s been part of Oxford for 71 years is preparing to leave and sell its property. The Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, located at 775 W. Drahner Rd., will be closing its doors. Exactly when has not been determined. “Too few sisters and too much space” was the reason given by Sr. Joan Marie […]

Oxford Hills owner passes away at 71

For decades, the Hubbard name has been synonymous in Oxford with golf, hospitality, charity and community spirit. Unfortunately, another member of this well-known and beloved local family has left us. Bob Hubbard, owner of the Oxford Hills Golf Club, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. He was 71. “It’s a huge loss to our […]

Addison FD stops fire from claiming Kingsbury head of school’s house

On Monday morning, Addison Twp. firefighters battled a house fire at 4931 Hosner Rd., which is part of the Kingsbury Country Day School property. An electric space heater, located in the laundry room, is the suspected cause, according to Fire Chief Jerry Morawski. The fire moved from the laundry room into an adjoining hallway and […]

Public invited to Americana Concert

Event to feature OMS choir students, The Macombers, Navy vet turned priest Military veterans, their family members and area residents are invited to attend the 17th Annual Americana Concert on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. “This year’s show […]

Preliminary site plan OKed for industrial buildings

Preliminary site plan approval for two new buildings in Oxford Township’s industrial district was granted last week. In a 5-0 vote, township planning commissioners advanced the Troy-based PK Contracting’s plans to construct an 11,900-square-foot primary structure and a 3,456-square-foot accessory pole barn on a vacant 7.69-acre property located on the west side of Xcelsior Dr., […]

All good things…

When I first arrived at the Oxford Leader on May 10, 1999, I never expected to stay. I had just graduated from the University of Michigan and this was my first job as a professional journalist. I thought I’d stay here for a couple years, add a few lines to the old resume, then move […]

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