M-24 contractor announced, utility work continues

The M-24 construction project bid was awarded to Dan’s Excavating Inc. on Feb. 21 by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Dan’s Excavating is a Shelby Township-based company that handles large scale, high profile underground projects, site preparation, road construction and structural concrete work. The 4.7 mile project will extend from Goldengate St. in Lake […]

Leonard vies for HGTV makeover

Leonard has applied for HGTV’s Hometown Takeover contest. If selected, the 400-population village would be featured on Home and Garden Television’s new show, Home Town Takeover, staring husband and wife Ben and Erin Napier. The show is a spinoff from Home Town, now in its fourth season, in which the couple renovates homes in their […]

Hi ho, Silver. And, away!

Students to benefit from Oxford Lone Ranger Scholarship A permanent Oxford Lone Ranger Scholarship is now established at Oxford High School thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Elaine and Leo Stern Foundation. The scholarship is for any Oxford High School graduating senior who is a resident of Oxford Area Community Schools District and is […]

95 years old with plans for the future, Oxford Library celebrates

(Part 2 of a two part series) After chronicling Oxford Public Library’s 95 year history at a fireside chat the evening of Feb. 10, Library Director Bryan Cloutier assessed the library’s present and looked to its future. As of a few years ago, the building constructed in 1996 at 530 Pontiac St. is completely paid […]

Peeking In The Past

10 Years Ago March 10, 2010 Building off last year’s highly successful performance of Annie, OHS proudly presents The Sound of Music for two weekends on March 18-20 and 25-27. A 58-year old Oxford Township resident used her inquisitive nature to thwart a phone scam involving a bogus Consumers Energy representative on March 4. OCC […]

7th grader/Howe wins National Patriot’s Pen essay contest

For the first time in its 48-year history, a student from Michigan has won the national Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen essay contest. That student is Ruby Howe, a seventh grader at Kingsbury Country Day School, representing VFW Post 334 North Oakland. Each year, more than 110,000 students in grades 6-8 from across the […]

Happy Birthday! Local ‘leapers’ celebrate

Happy Birthday! Local ‘leapers’ celebrate

What comes once only four years? No, not the presidential election. That’s right – the leap year, that peculiar, quadrennial, calendrical phenomenon when the shortest month of the year is a little less short. This year, there will be a February 29. Unfortunately, the Earth does not make a perfect circle around the Sun exactly […]

Oxford Public Library celebrates 95 years

Part 1 in a series After noticing an old sign bearing the words ‘The Christian Slayton Public Library’ over the fireplace in the adult room of the Oxford Public Library, visitors often ask, “Who is Christian Slayton?” “Well, Christian Slayton wasn’t a person,” explained Library Director Bryan Cloutier the evening of Feb. 10 in a […]

Peeking in the Past

10 Years Ago March 3, 2010 Steve Porter, pastor of Leonard Community Church, announced his run for the District 1 seat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Kim Warda, a 39-year-old Oxford resident and Emergency room nurse at Beaumont Hospital-Troy, spent Feb. 11-17 in Haiti helping treat injured adults and children as the tiny […]

M.C. ‘Wiches closes, BBQ joint to open

At approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 22, M.C. ‘Wiches served up its last sub. After 10 years, the iconic, Detroit-themed craft sandwich shop in downtown Oxford has closed its doors. But the owner, Patrick Hingst, isn’t going anywhere. In a few weeks those doors at 40 N. Washington St. will quietly reopen as Woodchips BBQ […]

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