Smiling!

Smiling!

Above, Jace Maskill, 5, jumps for joy on a bungee trampoline at Seymour Lake Park, June 12. Jace and a lot of other locals attended for the first of two weekends of fun at the Oxford Township Park.

Marijuana ordinance passes 2nd reading

See “Letters to The Editor” on this subject on the “From Our Readers tab” By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Two petitions were not enough to stop the Oxford Village Council from approving the second reading of the Adult Use Marijuana Facilities ordinance in a 3-2 vote at its June 8 meeting. Each council member […]

‘It’s raining caterpillars’

‘It’s raining caterpillars’

Gypsy moths causing locals much concern By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Standing under an oak tree on Ray Rd., you can hear an uneasy crinkling in the canopy above. It’s the sound of thousands of gypsy moths wriggling through and devouring the foliage. Stand under there too long, and the larvae will fall on […]

Historical Museum reopens with a fresh look and Great Cyclone exhibit

Historical Museum reopens with a fresh look and Great Cyclone exhibit

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer An open guest book on a podium inside the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum shows the last visitor was March 14, 2020 before large letters below it say ‘Closed due to pandemic 2020!’ Over a year later, the museum has finally re-opened. Sue Bossardet, treasurer of the Northeast Oakland Historical […]

Oxford schools down to 0 COVID cases on last day of school

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer For the first time all school year, Oxford Community Schools reported zero active COVID-19 cases June 11, the last day of school. “We are elated to share with you that we have no active cases of coronavirus amongst Oxford students or staff!” the June 11 weekly district COVID-19 update […]

M-24 wrap-up delayed until end of June

M-24 wrap-up delayed until end of June

  By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The M-24 construction project has hit a few snags on the last mile of wrap-up work this spring. Brick crosswalks appeared then disappeared several times at the M-24/Burdick St. intersection recently, as PK Contracting made two attempts to mark the crossings with a faux brick design, bottlenecking traffic […]

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 […]

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