Addison officials pass resolution opposing mass transit millage

Addison Township officials took a stand against the proposed regional mass transit tax at their June 20 meeting. The township passed a resolution 7-0 to oppose a mass transit tax recently proposed by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan. The RTA is proposing a 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax, which is expected to be […]

Oxford grad helps shape education in Michigan

Less than 2 percent of this nation’s population holds a doctoral degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Now, Gregg Dionne, a 1993 graduate of Oxford High School, can officially call himself a member of that prestigious group. Currently residing in Lansing, Dionne recently received a doctorate in education leadership from Western Michigan University. Dionne, […]

Residents encouraged to attend workshop on lake ecology

According to the Oakland County Water Commissioner’s Office, there are more than 50 lakes throughout the Oxford/Addison area. Oxford Lake, Erwin Lake, Cedar Lake, Squaw Lake, Lakeville Lake, just to name a few. Want to help protect them? On Saturday, July 23, Oxford/Addison residents can learn all about how to preserve these precious resources at […]

Women’s Club to host Hoedown BBQ July 31

Yee-haw! Slap on those boots for some foot-stomping and line dancing at the Oxford Women’s Club Hoedown Barbecue on July 31. The Women’s Club will host the event to benefit the organization’s scholarship program for Oxford area students. The hoedown will be held at the Oxford Hills Golf Club from 5-9 p.m. A pulled pork […]

School Survey: Culture, climate improved

While students in the Oxford district were taking exams, the district underwent a test of its own this year and the results are in. District officials distributed surveys in February and March 2016 to help gauge district performance and potential areas of improvement. The survey results were posted on the Oxford Schools website June 10. […]

Brakefields to lead Strawberry Festival parade

When the Strawberry Festival parade rolls through downtown Leonard on Saturday, July 16, it will be led by Addison Township Trustee Ed Brakefield and his wife Catherine. The pair was selected to serve as parade grand marshals for the 64th annual Strawberry Festival. Ed has served on the Addison Township Board for 20 years and […]

Girls Night Out takes over downtown Oxford

Downtown Oxford’s Girlfriends Walk hosted its wildly-popular Girls Night Out event last week. Shopping, music, raffles, giveaways, sweet treats and massages were all part of the fun as hundreds of ladies explored the downtown area and made donations to Career Dress of Oakland County, an organization that helps women in need who are looking to […]

District OKs $52.3M balanced budget

A $52.3 million district budget for 2016-17 was approved last week by the Oxford Board of Education. The district is projected to end the upcoming fiscal year in the black with an excess of $215,546 An overall fund equity of $6.3 million – approximately 12 percent of the district’s total expenditures for the coming year […]

Motorcycle ride to benefit mentoring program for girls

Oxford residents are invited to break out their motorcycles for a good cause this Saturday, June 25 during the first annual Ride Today for Women of Tomorrow event. The event is being held in support of the metro-Detroit chapter of Women of Tomorrow, a nationwide organization which partners accomplished professional women with at-risk girls in […]

Proposed district budget includes $45K for school liaison officer

Oxford’s school district has set aside $45,000 within the proposed general fund budget for the 2016-17 year to bring a police liaison officer into the district for added security. During a board meeting back in April, township officials agreed to pay two-thirds of the $135,000 cost for the officer and a vehicle. The school district […]