Leonard conducts simple tree-lighting

Leonard conducts simple tree-lighting

Leonard Village continued its tradition of lighting a Christmas tree outside Rowland Hall, last Friday night. “We weren’t sure whether to still have it or not, because of the Covid regulations,” Village President Mike McDonald said. But since it was a simple matter of flipping a switch, he figured they could still do it safely […]

Even distance learners might have snow days this year

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer “A snow day is a snow day is a snow day,” Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne wrote in a Dec. 2 district-wide communication on how snow days will be handled this year. “In other words, regardless of whether your student is learning remotely, hybrid or in-person, if a […]

AngelFISH giving gift cards in place of toys

AngelFISH giving gift cards in place of toys

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford/Orion FISH food pantry’s annual Christmas gift drive is a little different this year. The AngelFISH program is only giving out Meijer gift cards, instead of physical toys, due to Covid-19. Donations made by Saturday, Dec. 12 will be used by FISH clients across Oxford, Orion, Addison and Oakland […]

Sleigh the Day!

Sleigh the Day!

Chamber of Commerce collects letters to Santa, Toys for Tots in downtown event By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It was an afternoon of holiday fun in downtown Oxford, Saturday, Dec. 5, as the Oxford Chamber of Commerce set up tables by the gazebo in Centennial Park, and handed out Santa letter writing kits and […]

Small Business Saturday: Serving up hot cocoa to help warm up customers

Small Business Saturday: Serving up hot cocoa to help warm up customers

With occupancy limits at 30% capacity for retail stores, Michigan businesses were looking for ways to keep customers walking through their doors. In Oxford, Caveman & Pip treated their overflow customers with hot cocoa while they waited to enter the home décor shop on Small Business Saturday. Supporting local business is now more important than […]

Oxford kids returning to hybrid classes this week

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After a week of remote learning and the Thanksgiving break, grades K-8 at Oxford Community Schools are transitioning back to in-person learning this week. In a hybrid schedule from Tuesday to Friday, students with last names A-K and L-Z are attending on alternating days. K-8 will attend school fully […]

FISH taking food donations again

FISH taking food donations again

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford/Orion Fish food pantry hadn’t planned on giving turkeys to clients for Thanksgiving this year. But thanks to some last-minute donations, some large families in need were able to have the traditional/customary poultry dish on their table last Thursday. The sudden outpouring took FISH’s vice president, Michelle Behm, by […]

M-24 traffic restored Friday

After seven and a half months of construction and over a year since preliminary utility work began, the M-24 reconstruction project is wrapping up for this year. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, all four lanes of traffic between Drahner Rd. and Gateway Dr. will be reopened and back to normal Friday, Dec. 4. That includes the […]

Drone pilot documents M-24 progress

Drone pilot documents M-24 progress

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Sometimes it helps to take a bird’s eye view of things. Take for example Timothy Metcalfe, a drone hobbyist who has been tracking the M-24 construction project through weekly YouTube videos since this summer. The videos help visualize the big picture of what an undertaking such a project is. […]

VFW makes holiday meal donations

VFW makes holiday meal donations

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer For the sixth year in a row, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 has stepped up to help out Oxford-Addison senior citizens. On Monday morning, they donated 40 “holiday bags” for 40 Meals on Wheels recipients in Oxford and Addison. Locally, Meals on Wheels is coordinated […]