Peeking In The Past

10 Years Ago January 6, 2010 Oxford Village’s water tower on S. Glaspie St. is in need of some long overdue maintenance. According to a report filed by Dixon Engineering Inc., the 500,000 gallon tower requires at least $232,000 in repairs. The Oxford High School wrestling team took first place at the Oxford Invite, finishing […]

Local authors publish children’s bedtime book

Local authors publish children’s bedtime book

Local authors Megan Howe, Megan James and Marilou Howe wrote a children’s book entitled “Goodnight, Little You.” They are all related. Megan James is Marilou’s daughter; Megan Howe is her daughter-in-law. “I used to be Megan Howe,” Megan James explained. “So I stole her name,” Meagan Howe joked. The three authors had been learning a […]

PC gives nod to ‘adult use’ pot rules

The Village Planning Commission voted unanimously, 6-0, to approve the proposed Adult Use Marijuana Facilities draft ordinance, after a public hearing Tuesday evening. The “first and only public hearing” to discuss the draft ordinance was short – wrapping up in just under half an hour. Several members of the public spoke in support of marijuana […]

Rotary hosts local seniors

Rotary hosts local seniors

Oxford High School hosted Oxford Rotary Club’s annual Christmas luncheon for senior citizens on Dec. 11, from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Performing Arts Center lobby. The OHS chamber orchestra performed holiday tunes in the lobby while guests arrived. The jazz band took over from the balcony while the guests enjoyed a catered holiday meal […]

Firefighters deliver child identification kits to Oxford elementary schools

For the last few years the Oxford Fire Fighters Union has distributed ID kits to every kindergartener at Oxford’s elementary schools. The tradition continued Monday as Kevin Snell and Lt. BJ Frantz passed out 327 kits to just as many kindergarteners at Clear Lake, Daniel Axford, Lakeville, and Leonard elementary schools. The kits allow parents […]

Council considers rental ordinance, again

The Oxford Village Council heard mixed complaints and support of a proposed Residential Rental and Inspection Ordinance at a public hearing on Dec. 10. Proposed Ordinance 414 would require all residential rental units in the Village to register with the building official and zoning department of the Village, and all units must be inspected by […]

Leonard represents U.S. in IB research study

Oxford’s Leonard Elementary was selected as the only school to represent the United States in an IB research study last week. The International Baccalaureate Organization commissioned the research to test the effectiveness of new enhancements to its elementary curriculum, the Primary Years Programme (PYP). International Baccalaureate is an educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The […]

That right jolly old elf

That right jolly old elf

Ho, ho, ho! Santa came to town Friday night for Oxford’s annual Soup and Sweet Stroll. He took time to pose with kids like Abigail Haight in Oxford’s Centennial Park. He then stuck around for the annaul Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon.

Holiday cheer and more

The weather was good and Washington Street was lined with holiday revelers in town for Oxford Village’s annual Soup and Sweet Stroll. Businesses stayed open late and people were able to sample warm soup and sweet treats. Students from Oxford schools sang carols under the gazebo in Centennial Park. The evening culminated in a countdown […]

Marijuana ordinance hearing in village

The Oxford Village Planning Commission will host a public hearing to consider the latest draft of the proposed Adult Use Marijuana Zoning Ordinance Amendment on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The Planning Commission will receive public input on regulations to prohibit or allow adult use (recreational) marijuana businesses in Oxford Village. The Michigan Regulation and […]