Alive with the sound of music — aka downtown Oxford

Alive with the sound of music — aka downtown Oxford

Downtown Oxford will soon be alive with the sound of music. DPW’s Mike Modders is seen here wiring a set of speakers to a street lamp along Washington St. last Tuesday. The DDA-funded soundsystem will bring atmosphere to shoppers and diners in the newly remodeled historic downtown. Photo by J. Hanlon.

Seymour Celebration returns for 2 weekends

Seymour Celebration returns for 2 weekends

No fireworks, but still lots of fun By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer There will be no fireworks, but Seymour Celebration will return this year for eight days of fun for the whole family over two consecutive long weekends, June 10-13 and June 17-20. The extra weekend will help make up for time lost in […]

Oxford alum named first CEO of Abu Dhabi tech organization

Oxford alum named first CEO of Abu Dhabi tech organization

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Arthur (Art) Morrish, a 1975 graduate of Oxford High School, was appointed chief executive officer of ASPIRE, a new technology program management pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) on May 24. The council is responsible for defining research strategy across academia and industry in Abu Dhabi, […]

Slotkin checks out Addison Twp. Library

Slotkin checks out Addison Twp. Library

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) stopped by the Addison Township Public Library June 3, to learn more about the library’s new building project. In April, the congresswoman selected the project as one of ten from Michigan’s 8th District to the House Appropriations Committee to be considered for Community Project […]

Storefronts are windows to Oxford’s past

Storefronts are windows to Oxford’s past

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Empty storefronts do not make a town look vibrant. Nevertheless, vacant shop windows can be opportunities in disguise. Kelly Westbrook, the Downtown Development Authority’s executive director, found a few dozen blown-up black and white photographs of historic Oxford tucked away in the DDA office. After getting permission from the […]

Kingsbury class celebrates 500 hours outdoors

Kingsbury class celebrates 500 hours outdoors

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Alyssa Fielder sports a t-shirt of a sunrise over a mountain river that says ‘not all classrooms have walls.’ She knows this is true because, as a third grade teacher at Kingsbury Country Day School, her class has spent over half of this school year outdoors. They recently hit […]

Vibe Credit Union awards $6,000 to Oxford nonprofits

Vibe Credit Union awards $6,000 to Oxford nonprofits

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Wildcats Booster Club was voted “favorite Oxford VIP” and Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center was voted “favorite Oxford Hero” in a two-week online poll conducted by Vibe Credit Union. It was part of Vibe’s effort to recognize Oxford-based nonprofits that share a commitment to “caring for community.” […]

Slight dip in area population, Census estimates

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township, Oxford Village, Addison Township and Leonard Village all lost a few numbers in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2020 evaluation estimates of population for cities and towns, released May 27. Importantly, these estimates are based on the 2010 Census and were created without incorporation […]

Oxford remembers the fallen

Oxford remembers the fallen

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The usual Memorial Day observances returned to Oxford this year, with a ceremony in downtown’s Centennial Park Monday morning, followed by a parade down M-24 and Burdick St. to Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery for a 21-gun salute. The high school band was not able to perform this year due to […]

Longtime elementary music teacher retires

Longtime elementary music teacher retires

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community School’s 2021 Elementary Teacher of the Year will retire at the end of the school year. Joining the district in 1993, Peggy Mueller taught music to young Wildcats for 27 years. Over those years, The Leader often featured her Oxford Elementary and Clear Lake Super Singers, holiday […]

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