DDA recruits Dorothy for downtown

No place like Oxford Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore. She’ll be in Oxford Village at least until the not-so-yellow M-24 road is finished late this year. Every week until November, a cutout of Dorothy and her loyal companion, Toto, will travel to a different village business, posing for photos and giving participants a chance to […]

Uncertain future for Oxford 7

Goodrich Theaters files for bankruptcy The show will go on, for now, at the iconic Oxford 7 movie theater in downtown Oxford, even though its parent company, Goodrich Quality Theaters Inc., filed for bankruptcy late last month. Zach Salamon, a manager at Oxford 7 said they haven’t heard anything yet from corporate about what this […]

Cooke named Elite Under 40, joins Oxford Village Council

February was a big month for the newest member of Oxford Village Council. At 35, Kelsey Cooke was named one of Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40, an annual list of 40 young professionals and thought leaders under the age of 40 who live or work in Oakland County. Cooke serves the Oakland County […]

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 […]