Oak seedlings planted in Oxford for bicentennial

Oak seedlings planted in Oxford for bicentennial

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oakland County turned 200 this year. To celebrate, the county is gifting 20,000 oak seedlings to communities around the county, including Oxford, through its Bicentennial Oak Tree Program. Oakland was organized on March 28, 1820, 17 years before Michigan became a state. The county’s population was 330 people. According […]

DDA launches crowdfunding campaign for business relief

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After over two month of shutdowns, mom and pop shops are struggling. To support downtown businesses, Oxford Downtown Development Authority has launched a crowdfunding campaign, called Love Oxford. The DDA will use the money raised to create micro-grants of equal amounts to distribute to qualifying downtown businesses, based on […]

Oxford man finds axe head in backyard

Oxford man finds axe head in backyard

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Mike Kubiak was clearing the ground for his backyard garden, when he picked up an odd looking stone. “As soon as I looked at it I thought, ‘Wow, that’s the shape of an axe!’ Just like that, it just jumped at me,” Kubiak said. The roughly flat, rectangular stone […]

M-24 northbound to close as project enters Stage 2

M-24 northbound to close as project enters Stage 2

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The first stage of the M-24 project is wrapping up work on the east Drahner Rd. intersection. If all goes well and there are no weather delays or unforeseen events, the next phase of the project will start around June 3. Crews will switch from the east Drahner intersection […]

Remembering longtime Addison, Oxford Librarian, Judy Doublestein

Remembering longtime Addison, Oxford Librarian, Judy Doublestein

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer “Judy Doublestein will perhaps most be remembered as a leader who fostered an environment for productivity and excellence in library services,” proclaimed a special tribute to the retired library director from the Michigan State Legislature in 2008. The document was signed by 46th District State Rep. Jim Marleau, State […]

New beau, new name for Prickles

New beau, new name for Prickles

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Prickles, the trumpeter swan rescued from the Polly Ann Trail in Addison Township last November, has a new a partner and a new name at the Detroit Zoo, in Royal Oak. She has been paired with the zoo’s male swan, cleverly named Ron Swanson. Naturally, the zoo renamed Prickles […]

Flags placed at veteran gravesites ahead of Memorial Day

Flags placed at veteran gravesites ahead of Memorial Day

  By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In both Addison Township and Oxford, there will be no Memorial Day ceremonies or parade this year. One tradition which still continues, however, is the posting of flags at the gravesites of local veterans. Sherry Beens, a committee member of Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary, posted 186 American flags at […]

Biking 303 virtual miles in honor of slain nightwatchman

Biking 303 virtual miles in honor of slain nightwatchman

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer He was supposed to be bicycling 303 miles from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, D.C. for National Police Week. Oxford Police reserve officer Keith Redlin rode those same miles (across four states) last year for the Police Unity Tour, when thousands of officers from around the country “ride for those […]

OHS commencement postponed to June 30

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School’s graduating class of 2020 will have to wait another month for commencement. The ceremony is scheduled for noon on June 30 at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston. “That’s the date, rain or shine, 40 degrees or 90 degrees, it’s June 30th,” Superintendent Tim Throne said […]

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