Peeking in pandemics past

Peeking in pandemics past

A look through The Leader archives at the 1918 Flu By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic is said to be a once in a century event, often compared to the so-called Spanish Influenza of 1918. Taking a look back through The Oxford Leader’s 123-year archive reveals that although the last year was […]

AYYYY!

AYYYY!

OHS grad plays iconic TV character The Fonz on stage By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Adam Silorey, a 2010 Oxford High School graduate, is portraying the king of cool, Arthur Fonzarelli (better known as “Fonzie”) in Happy Days the musical, live on stage at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “It’s the […]

Schools opts against sharing board meeting recordings

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools have declined to share recordings of virtual school board meetings over the past year, after those meetings have ended. This has left some community members frustrated and concerned about a lack of transparency. Prior to the pandemic, local access Oxford Community Television (OCTV) filmed and broadcasted […]

VFW helps renew FISH shelf

VFW helps renew FISH shelf

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer VFW Post 334 visited the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry, Feb. 25, to present a $1,200 check to sponsor the pasta sauce shelf for 2021/2022. This is the third year that VFW Post 334 has sponsored a food shelf to help feed the local community. During 2020, FISH delivered food […]

Oxford resident named Michigan State Parks Photo Ambassador

Oxford resident named Michigan State Parks Photo Ambassador

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Local Instagramer Ana (Flavia) Easlick has been named one of 35 photo ambassadors for Michigan State Parks in 2021. Easlick, who uses the Instagram handle @MichiganTravelist to post beautiful photos from across the state, was selected from over 500 applicants. Photo ambassadors work with the DNR by sharing and […]

Tough Mudder slated to return this summer

Tough Mudder slated to return this summer

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Tough Mudder was canceled last year, and it had nothing to do with the coronavirus. The marathon obstacle course removed its Oxford event for 2020 when it fell into chapter 11 bankruptcy early last year. The company was then bought out by its main competitor, Spartan Race, which retained […]

Family Fun Night a slick success!

Family Fun Night a slick success!

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It took weeks of work, but it finally happened. Single-digit temperatures did not deter families from a night of winter fun at Seymour Lake Township Park, last Tuesday (Feb. 16), marking the official opening of the outdoor ice rink by the Zoom, Zoom Sledding Hill. “It’s great, it’s another […]

State of the Community

State of  the Community

Awards and status updates given By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Each year local officials from both Oxford Township and Village come together to update the Chamber of Commerce with a snapshot of the State of the Community and to present Leadership Awards. The event was held virtually via Zoom last Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, […]

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Becky Moss, deep cleaner By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Keeping a clean house, especially with young children, can feel daunting, even impossible – especially when stuck at home for days on end. That’s how 26-year-old Oxford resident and self-described SAHM (stay at home mom) Becky Moss felt when she started her YouTube channel, “Cleaning […]

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

Village hires fifth fulltime cop

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Village Police Dept. now has five fulltime patrol officers. The Village Council approved an additional position in a 4-1 vote at its Feb. 9 meeting. Part-time officer James Irish, 25, was promoted to the new position. The council previously denied a request by Police Chief Mike Solwold to […]