Grads honored at virtual awards night

Grads honored at virtual awards night

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools shared a link to Oxford High’s Senior Award Ceremony Friday night, June 26. The virtual ceremony was a pre-recorded video created by OHS counselor Kendrea Shenfeld, from clips submitted by the presenters of each award. “To our students, on behalf of our entire staff, we would […]

M-24/Drahner update

M-24/Drahner update

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer If all goes well, construction crews will finish their work on the west side of the Drahner Rd./M-24 intersection, and the intersection will completely re-open to traffic by 3 p.m. tomorrow, July 2. That means west Drahner traffic will no longer have to go all the way around, via […]

Water shut-off forces restaurants to close for Father’s Day weekend

Water shut-off forces restaurants to close for Father’s Day weekend

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Just one week after reopening, Country Coney owner Scott Pike learned he would have to temporarily close again. A hand-delivered boil-water advisory from the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office (WRC) notified him his restaurant would be without water Saturday, June 20, while crews hooked up a new water […]

Protesters march through Oxford

Protesters march through Oxford

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer About 300 protesters marched from Scripter Park to Centennial Park on Friday, June 12. Many carried signs protesting racial injustice and police brutality. This came one week after protesters demonstrated along N. Oxford Rd. in front of the football field. That protest, organized by Pastor Tom Donnelly of Firmly […]

Local eateries and pubs reopen

Local eateries and pubs reopen

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer With the lifting of restrictions, restaurants resumed dine-services last week. “I love it. It feels nice to be free again,” said Jeff Weaver who enjoyed a mid-afternoon meal on the patio behind the Oxford Tap last weekend. “Everybody’s pretty happy that we are back open, a lot of regulars,” […]

Schools distributed 100,000 meals

Schools distributed 100,000 meals

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools’ Nutrition Services Department has served over 100,000 meals distributed to Oxford Community Schools’ children in need during COVID-19 closure. The milestone was surpassed on June 3. Schools across the country are the source of a healthy breakfast and lunch five days a week for students in […]

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Downtown Development Authority raised nearly $10,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to make micro-grants for struggling downtown businesses. Main Street Oakland County said it would match up to $4,000. After a couple weeks, the fund was still at $3,145. Clark Harris, an Oxford resident and CEO of Bloomfield Hills-based […]

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