Michigan’s past comes to life

Michigan’s past comes to life

Third graders at Clear Lake Elementary had a special guest Jan. 22. An 18th century French fur trader, played by Genot Picor of Warren, shared stories, music, animal furs, tools and archaeological artifacts in the school’s library. Picor claims Metis ancestry, the ethnic subgroup derived from French fur traders and “the People of the Three […]

Local to run for county office

Longtime Addison Township resident Joe Kent announced this month he would run for Oakland County Treasurer. Kent is a tax professional licensed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. He founded Lake Orion-based Padgett Business Services and is a partner at Kent and Edwards Tax Advisors. People familiar with his professional background suggested that he run […]

7th grade essayist advances to nationals

VFW also awards Oxford IB’s Flynn as national Teacher of the Year Ruby Howe, a seventh grader at Kingsbury Country Day School, won the Patriot’s Pen essay award for her 300-400 word essay on “What Makes America Great” at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-Winter Conference in Kalamazoo Jan. 23-26. She will now represent the […]

‘Showdown at Palm Tree Pines’

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. Students of Oxford Middle School drama club got a head start on their golden years as residents of a retirement community in “Showdown at Palm Tree Pines” this past month at Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly one-act comedy written by Tess Baker was […]

Peeking In The Past

10 Years Ago Feb 3, 2010 Sometime Monday, a fire suppression system pipe burst at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center, flooding the first and second floors along with the entire basement. Oxford Community Schools has nixed its plans to buy a local church to house its preschool programs and is instead, looking to purchase […]

Snow removal discussed

“We’ve been really fortunate because our snow season has not been bad,” said Oxford Village councilwoman Kate Logan on Jan. 14 (before it snowed over the weekend), “but I guarantee you if we were looking at three feet of snow out there tonight, we would have angry people in here because we have yet to […]

Leonard vet wins a $15,000 new roof

A local roofing company awarded Eugene (Geno) Mallia, Sr., a Korean War veteran, a new roof for his home in downtown Leonard, last week. Last year, Sure Guard Roofing & Maintenance Co., Wimsatt Building Materials and GAF sought nominations for a veteran whose home was in need of a roof repair. Although they have given […]

Transit concerns raised at county exec’s visit

Oakland County’s new executive, David Coulter, visited Oxford Public Library on Jan. 7 for a meet and greet called “Your County with David Coulter.” After opening remarks highlighting his accomplishments so far in office and his goals for the coming year, Coulter opened the floor for questions and comments. The discussion shifted almost exclusively to […]

Peeking In The Past

10 Years Ago January 27, 2010 Local officials had mixed reactions to state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop’s proposal to cut the pay of elected officals and public workers by 5 percent while paying up to 20 percent for their health insurance. The North Oakland County affiliate of Love in the Name of Christ (Love […]

New stops signs in Oxford Village

Last week, the Oxford Village Council approved two new stop signs at the intersection for Dennison St. and Jersey St., and two no-parking signs on Dennison east of Pontiac St. — but not without commentary. Commuters use Dennison St., between West St. and Pontiac St. to cut-through to W. Burdick St. or Washington St. (M-24). […]