Crossroads launches podcast, ‘Cross-talk with Chris’ Veihl

Crossroads launches podcast, ‘Cross-talk with Chris’ Veihl

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Crossroads for Youth has a new podcast series hosted by the organization’s clinical director, Chris Veihl. “We’ll be having a series of conversations about things that we’re doing here,” Veihl said in a video announcing the project, “not only at Crossroads for Youth, but in our community, to enhance […]

Community Garden feeds those in need

Community Garden feeds those in need

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Volunteers are starting to pull ripe vegetables from the new community garden at Seymour Lake Twp. Park. The majority of the produce is going directly to those who need it most, to supplement the weekly Free Meals program at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ at 1. Hovey St. […]

Tested

Tested

Oxford Fire Department’s hoses and ladders were tested earlier this week as part of an annual National Fire Protection Association standard. Waterway of Michigan, a third party based in Byron Center near Grand Rapids, performed the testing last Wednesday, July 28, in the Legacy 925 parking lot. All equipment was found to be in good […]

Chalk it up!

Chalk it up!

As summer activities wind down, Autumn Amador chalks up a butterfly outside the Oxford Public Library. July 30 was the last of the library’s ‘Friday Fun-day crafts’ series for teens this summer. Doodling with Autumn are Teen Services Librarian Alissa Bach, and her sister, April Amador. Photo by J. Hanlon.

Deal or No Deal to benefit local nonprofits

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Just before this summer’s final Concert in the Park performance, Oxford Bank will host a “Deal or No Deal” live game show at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in Centennial Park. This free, interactive event will benefit three local nonprofit organizations: Love for a Child, Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance and Paint […]

OHS senior rides at county fair

OHS senior rides at county fair

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Kylie Ossege, a senior at Oxford High School and president of the Oakland County 4-H Horse Council, was among those participating in the Oakland County Fair this month, along with her horse, Blaze. It was a busy week July 10 to July 17, as she spent all day every […]

Addison Twp. Library project makes it into Appropriations bill

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Addison Township Public Library’s new building project has cleared another hurdle in its request for $500,000 from Congress. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee included the project in its FY 2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which it passed July 16 in a 32-24 vote. The bill […]

Christmas in July?

Christmas in July?

DDA brings twinkle lights to Centennial Park By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Downtown Oxford’s Centennial Park is alight. The Downtown Development Authority approved a $6,030 project to light up the park, at its June 21 board meeting. The DDA hired Excel Cleaning Bros. to install about 475 feet of commercial patio lights in Centennial […]

Extra state funding coming to schools

Extra state funding coming to schools

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools will receive an extra $589 per pupil in state funding this year. With a count of 6,866 students last year, that translates to just over $4 million extra foundation allowance to the school district’s budget. “We will definitely look for uses that we foresee coming,” said […]

Harvester Coffee brings a taste of Europe, South America, Laos

Harvester Coffee brings a taste of Europe, South America, Laos

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Having traveled extensively, Victor Kulesh was unsatisfied with the American idea of a café. “Coffee shops in the U.S. are not what I think of as what a coffee shop should be,” said Kulesh, a Dryden resident. “I’ve seen a lot of different ones in Europe and South America […]