Skate park issue draws overwhelming support

More than 100 young people, parents and concerned citizens jam-packed the Oxford Village Council chambers Monday night to voice their virtually unanimous support for building a skate park. A sea of young faces and a standing-room-only crowd lined up out the door greeted the village parks and recreation committee, which was seeking to gauge public […]

Crossroads director honored as outstanding community leader

Oxford resident Dr. Janet McPeek was recently honored by the DTE Energy Foundation and Michigan Nonprofit Association with a “2003 Community Luminary Award.” “It was a total surprise to me,” said the executive director of Crossroads for Youth, located at 930 E. Drahner Road in Oxford Township. The awards, which commemorate Detroit Edison’s 100th anniversary, […]

Slown Quits

Oxford Village Manager Mark Slown called it quits at last night’s council meeting. Council voted 4-1 to accept Slown’s resignation effective July 1. However, as part of the motion, Slown will continue to receive his regular bi-weekly pay of $2,311 until July 1 with the expressed understanding that beginning immediately he’s to no longer to […]

Supervisor works to stop illegal dumping

Oxford resident Liz Jones saw a problem, informed her local government about it and now a solution is in the works. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. Over the last month, someone has been illegally disposing of garbage in a dumpster located in the township cemetery on the south side of W. Burdick St. According to Jones, […]

Master Plan update to cost $35,000

Oxford Township officials Nov. 26 unanimously authorized a “work plan” aimed at updating the community’s Master Plan for a cost not to exceed $35,000. “I really feel this is the best $35,000 we’ll probably spend on this community for the whole year,” said township Treasurer Joe Ferrari. “There’s a lot of good, solid analysis that’s […]

Learn dance and pilates all in one place

For ages, man has sought an answer to the eternal question – Where can I learn both dance and pilates in one place? The quest ended at 17 S. Washington St. in downtown Oxford with the opening of Cutting Edge Center for Dance and Pilates. Owned by a mother-daughter team, Royal Oak resident Katie Clark […]

Twp. votes to spend $23,300 on meeting room improvements

Oxford Township officials last week voted 5-1 to spend a total amount not to exceed $23,300 on improvements to their meeting room upstairs at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The purchase of a new desk unit with drawers and locks (not to exceed $12,000), audio system (not to exceed $6,205) and projection system (not […]

Truck collision causes injury

A two-truck collision on the morning of April 22 resulted in a trip to the hospital and ticket for one local driver. A 61-year-old Oxford woman travelling south on M-24 in a 2002 Chevy truck struck the rear of a 2002 Dodge truck stopped in the southbound right-lane of M-24, just north of Drahner Road. […]

OMS students win essay contest

Three eighth-graders at Oxford Middle School were named the local winners of the 35th annual ‘America and Me Essay Contest.? Sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, the topic of the 2003-04 essay contest was ‘My American Hero.? Shalyn Weemaes earned first place with her touching essay about best friend Jared Sturgess, who’s battle with cancer inspired […]

Road official tells Chamber of Commerce

What’s it going to take to alleviate Oakland County’s road problems? Lots and lots of additional money, according to Brent O. Bair, managing director of the Road Commission for Oakland County. Possibly five new local taxes. Bair addressed the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce last week about the county’s road problems, primarily congestion and the […]