Christmas fun coming to Oxford, Leonard

Christmas fun coming to Oxford, Leonard

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Let the holiday festivities begin! Here are the major community events coming up the next few weeks. Look for the Larry Obrecht Bridge lit up this week by the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Beginning last year, Oxford’s newest holiday tradition marks the season by illuminating the pedestrian bridge over […]

Remote schooling, bus routes changing

Remote schooling, bus routes changing

COVID cases, staffing shortages has Oxford schools juggling to teach By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Schools across the country and state have had to close, temporarily, in recent weeks thanks to the ongoing worker shortage and COVID outbreaks. Oxford is no exception, as both the high school and the middle school switched to remote […]

Community supports mother of seven hospitalized with COVID-19

Community supports mother of seven hospitalized with COVID-19

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer In a time of need, the community has rallied behind a large family new to Oxford. “It solidified my view of the Oxford community at large,” said John Fowler, who moved here with his family in January. “It really is a community that looks out for its people and […]

Addison Twp. employees get two extra holidays

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Employees of Addison Township will soon get two extra paid holidays: Christmas and New Year’s eves. The township board unanimously approved the change to the holiday paid time off schedule on Nov. 15 This brings the township up to 12 holidays a year, which is in line with Oakland […]

Addison Library director heading to Oxford

Addison Library director heading to Oxford

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Addison Township Public Library Director Jaema Berman is leaving. But she’s not going far: she has a new job as the Head of Adult Services at the Oxford Public Library, beginning Jan. 10, 2022. “It’s been my privilege and honor to work with an incredibly dynamic and creative staff […]

School Board punts mask vote

School Board punts mask vote

“It feels like I’ve been thrown under the bus” By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford School Board put off discussion of whether to defy Oakland County’s school mask mandate at last week’s board meeting Nov. 9, since trustees Dan D’Alessandro and Heather Shafer were absent. Trustee Korey Bailey moved to delay any vote […]

Mural depicts restaurant founder

Mural depicts restaurant founder

A dapper gentleman in an old-fashion suit holds up a fish on the corner of M-24 and Burdick St. at the center of Oxford. The man is Lyle “Red” Knapp himself – the founder of the original Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar in Rochester. A new mural of the restaurateur is part of a facelift and […]

Spisz’s county commission district map rejected

Spisz’s county commission district map rejected

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The new Oakland County Board of Commissioners map has been reduced from 21 to 19 districts for the years 2022-2031. The map, drawn by Board Chair David Woodward (D-Royal Oak), was approved by a 14-7 vote Nov. 9. The district containing Oxford and Addison townships has been renamed District […]

Friends of Library hosting holiday auction

The Addison Township Friends of the Library is hosting a Holiday Silent Auction to raise money for the Addison Township Public Library. Proceeds of this event will be used for library equipment, programs and services that are offered throughout the year. Silent auction items will include both themed baskets and individual items, designed for holiday […]

Virtually recognizing veteran relatives

Virtually recognizing veteran relatives

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Students and staff at Oxford Virtual Academy met virtually Veteran’s Day to learn about the holiday and honor those who have served this country in the armed forces. “Today we are celebrating and honoring American veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for […]

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