Birding beyond your backyard

Birding beyond your backyard

There are about 250-300 birds you can see in Michigan By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Bird-watching can be a fun, engaging and accessible hobby. From watching a feeder to spotting what flies by the porch, birding can give you an appreciation of the many birds around your home. “I love sitting on my deck […]

Internal changes key focus of twp. board meeting

Internal changes key focus of twp. board meeting

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees had their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Topics discussed include hiring a new building official, development of a 3.25-acre parcel of land and changes to township employee policies. Building Official Job Posting The board voted 4-3 to hire a second […]

Village repeals pot business ban

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Reporter Despite severe storms thundering and shaking the skies outside, the Village of Oxford Village Council was able to complete its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, all while staying safe and dry. With all council members in attendance, topics of discussion included Burdick St. Planned Unit Development (PUD) updates, […]

Kingsbury School hosts 5K Race

Kingsbury School hosts 5K Race

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Calling all runners, walkers and footrace-goers, the Kingsbury Country Day School is hosting the Twilight 5k Run or Walk on the evening of Friday, Oct. 1. “It is a new version of our Oktoberfast, which we run every year,” Lisa Halushka, academy director of Kingsbury School, said. “It is […]

Oxford Obliterates Orion!

Oxford Obliterates Orion!

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The coveted “Double O” trophy is back in town as the Oxford Wildcats scored their first win of the season over cross-town rival Lake Orion Dragons last Friday. After three winless weeks, each building on top of the last, the Wildcats opened up scoring in the second quarter and […]

Construction begins on Oxford Twp. carport

Construction begins on Oxford Twp. carport

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Oxford Township substation is getting a new carport. A donation from Carport Structures Corporation of Oxford to Oxford Township, the structure will cover 16 spaces reserved for patrol vehicles. The carport is valued at around $70,000. “It shields vehicles from the rain and the […]

Theft stopped

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer According to a statement by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, two Flint men were caught trying to steal catalytic converters cut from vehicles on Adventure Ln. around 2 a.m. on Sept. 16. Deputies found the men, aged 30 and 23, in a red Mitsubishi with “fresh dirt and mud […]

Oxford native joins Fire Department

Oxford native joins Fire Department

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Lifelong Oxford resident Chris Scheer is the newest full-time member of the Oxford Fire Department. Scheer graduated from Oxford High School in 2016 and became interested in working for the fire department after a friend told him about working as an EMT. “They were an EMT and they showed […]

CRWC Looking for Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers

CRWC Looking for Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Clinton River Watershed Council needs your help. The CRWC is holding its biannual adopt-a-stream monitoring day on Saturday, Oct. 2 and is looking for volunteers to help. “We have seven full-time staff (members),” said Eric Diesing, CRWC watershed ecologist who gave a presentation about the adopt-a-stream program at […]

Homegrown hosts Oxtoberfest this Saturday

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Make some time to grab a stein this Saturday at Homegrown Brewing Company’s Oxtoberfest celebration. Going into its 4th year — the 2020 event was canceled — Oxtoberfest is a homage of the German festival and a last hurrah for patio dining at Homegrown. “I know a lot of […]