Family Fun Night a slick success!

Family Fun Night a slick success!

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It took weeks of work, but it finally happened. Single-digit temperatures did not deter families from a night of winter fun at Seymour Lake Township Park, last Tuesday (Feb. 16), marking the official opening of the outdoor ice rink by the Zoom, Zoom Sledding Hill. “It’s great, it’s another […]

State of the Community

State of  the Community

Awards and status updates given By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Each year local officials from both Oxford Township and Village come together to update the Chamber of Commerce with a snapshot of the State of the Community and to present Leadership Awards. The event was held virtually via Zoom last Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, […]

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Becky Moss, deep cleaner By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Keeping a clean house, especially with young children, can feel daunting, even impossible – especially when stuck at home for days on end. That’s how 26-year-old Oxford resident and self-described SAHM (stay at home mom) Becky Moss felt when she started her YouTube channel, “Cleaning […]

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Police Dept. now has five fulltime patrol officers. The Village Council approved an additional position in a 4-1 vote at its Feb. 9 meeting. Part-time officer James Irish, 25, was promoted to the new position. The council previously denied a request by Police Chief Mike Solwold to […]

Council punts pot prohibition

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The marijuana ordinance is still in limbo. In a 3-2 vote, Oxford Village Council extended the prohibition on marijuana establishments another six months to Oct. 31, 2021. The prohibition had been set to expire April 30. The vote at the Feb. 9 council meeting came two weeks after the […]

Outbreak at OHS?

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A false alarm was posted to Michigan’s coronavirus dashboard and reported by several news outlets. A COVID-19 outbreak at Oxford High School was incorrectly included on the state’s weekly School-Related Outbreak Reporting page on Feb. 8. The table reported an outbreak of two student cases at the school. “Please […]

Birdies fined $900 for violating health order

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Birdies Indoor Golf & Bar reached a negotiated settlement Feb. 8 with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for violating MDHHS health orders on Jan. 29. The administrative law judge, Michael St. John, ordered a fine of $300 for each of the three admitted charges for a total fine of […]

Ice time!

Ice time!

Using the snowbank for a net, Tim Pattison and his son Milo cleared a patch of ice on the edge of Lakeville Lake for a game of pond hockey last Friday afternoon. They just moved to Addison Township from Ferndale. Welcome! Photo by J. Hanlon.

COVID hasn’t slowed homes sales

COVID hasn’t slowed homes sales

The state of local real estate By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It might be midwinter, but the housing market is hot, hot, hot. “It’s definitely a seller’s market,” said Andrea DeGasperis, a real estate agent with Real Living Kee Realty in Oxford. “Sellers are getting multiple offers right now and buyers are fighting.” Homes […]

Parents of at-risk children ask for vaccine priority

Parents of at-risk children ask for vaccine priority

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford residents Chris and Kristina Peace share a 24-hour around the clock job for which they have no professional training, state provided PPE or facilities to care for a vulnerable five-year-old patient. They also have to wait along with everyone else in the general population under 65 to get […]

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