Addison library seeks Congressional funding, nears site approval

Addison library seeks Congressional funding, nears site approval

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Addison Township Public Library will submit an application this week, requesting funding for a new library building, through U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin’s office. Members of Congress are allowed to submit ten qualified, local projects to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of targeted federal funds for local governments, as […]

Great days for HomeGrown at international beer competition

Great days for HomeGrown at international beer competition

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Four cheers for four beers! HomeGrown Brewing Co. bagged as many medals for its brews at the 10th annual New York International Beer Competition. Over 800 submissions from around the world were judged remotely. Located at 28 N. Washington St. in downtown Oxford, HomeGrown was also named “Michigan Belgian […]

Bars open ‘til 4am?

Bars open ‘til 4am?

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Michigan House of representatives recently passed a bill that could allow bars to stay open until 4 in the morning – but don’t expect downtown Oxford to become a raving center of nightlife. “We aren’t even harmed by the current 11pm curfew,” said John Powers, owner of HomeGrown […]

Twp. scores relief grants for restaurants

Twp. scores relief grants for restaurants

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township was awarded grant funding from Oakland County to help local restaurants and bars reopen safely and expand outdoor dining, through the Oakland Together Restaurant Relief Grant Program. To date, the township has disbursed a total of $11,769 to six establishments. “Oxford Township is always looking for ways […]

Former village prez restoring historic home in Bay City

Former village prez restoring historic home in Bay City

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Joe Frost resigned as Oxford Village president last September after announcing his family would move to Bay City to be closer to family, and to restore a historic home. The restoration is coming along nicely. Joe and his wife Andrea purchased an 1884 Italianate home in a historic neighborhood […]

Axe-throwing bar opens in Legacy Center

Axe-throwing bar opens in Legacy Center

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Tossing darts in a dive bar will feel like a dainty activity once you’ve thrown an axe instead. To round out the many entertainment venues at 925 N. Lapeer Rd., Axe Social opened for business last month. The trending sport is a great way to blow off steam in […]

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

Easter came early this year to Seymour Lake Park. Families drove down the bunny trail the evening of March 25, stopping at 13 egg stations along the way to net Easter goodies. 200 children participated in the socially distanced event put on by Oxford Township Parks and Recreation. Photo by J. Hanlon.

Wellness Wednesday at Leonard Elementary

Wellness Wednesday at Leonard Elementary

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Students and teachers at Leonard Elementary school found some special treats March 17 – and no, they weren’t from a leprechaun. “The past year has been a rough one, but it has been especially rough on students and staff in our schools. Our staff has been asked to do […]

Michigan Supreme Court to consider local case

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A lawsuit against Independence Village of Oxford has joined the list of cases awaiting argument before the Michigan Supreme Court. The case concerns an 89-year-old resident of Independence Village senior living facility who died a few weeks after she was found standing outside the facility wearing only a nightgown, […]

DDA taps OHS grad Kelly Westbrook for executive director gig

DDA taps OHS grad Kelly Westbrook for executive director gig

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After a brief search, the Downtown Development Authority has a permanent executive director replacement, following the termination of the former executive director, Glenn Pape, in December. Reflecting the DDA Personnel Committee’s recommendation, the board voted unanimously to hire Kelly Westbrook for the position. Westbrook had been serving as interim […]

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