Oxford family finds answers to rare disease

Oxford family finds answers to rare disease

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Stan Gibson, an Oxford resident, has had a strange set of conditions throughout his life including childhood glaucoma (a condition that causes blindness), skin rashes and tendons that tear easily. He inherited these conditions from his father’s side. His grandfather and some of his father’s siblings had similar symptoms […]

Local officials remember Addison trustee

Local officials remember Addison trustee

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Charles “Chuck” Sargent died unexpectedly the morning of June 19 at the age of 78. A resident of Addison since 1995, he was just elected to the Addison Township Board in November 2020. Prior to that, he served on the township planning commission and zoning board of appeals. “He […]

OCS begins Series 3 bond work this summer

OCS begins Series 3 bond work this summer

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools wasted no time getting to work on the 2017 improvement bond work this summer, beginning some projects even before the school year ended. The district aims to complete the projects in just a 60-day time span, according to Supt. Tim Throne. The work is part of […]

Uptown Allstars kick off Concerts in the Park

Uptown Allstars kick off Concerts in the Park

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After taking last year off, concerts in downtown’s Centennial Park returned June 17, with a warm summer evening of lighthearted fun. Perhaps 200 people filled the park with lawn chairs and blankets to listen to The Uptown Allstars cover Americana rock classics like Proud Mary and Brick House. The […]

Tough Mudder returns to Oxford

Tough Mudder returns to Oxford

Photostory by James Hanlon About 4,000 brave souls flocked to Koenig Sand & Gravel over the weekend to run – and play – in the mud. Although it took last year off, Oxford has hosted the only Tough Mudder in Michigan since 2017. Participants chose from two courses: The Classic, 10 miles with 25 obstacles; […]

Excel Bros, DDA clean up downtown businesses after construction

Excel Bros, DDA clean up downtown businesses after construction

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Besides the many events it is running this summer, the Downtown Development Authority is revitalizing the historic district in many ways. The DDA has partnered with Excel Cleaning Bros to wash the facades of downtown businesses, this week and last, following the M-24 reconstruction. “We really wanted to be […]

Mainstream Boutique paints new mural for anniversary

Mainstream Boutique paints new mural for anniversary

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The wall outside Mainstream Boutique at 40 N. Washington St. looks a little more feminine with a colorful blue and purple mural of a woman’s profile with flowing floral hair under rays of sunshine – an image that better suits the women’s clothing store it adorns. It replaces the […]

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 […]