Former Oxford cop pens book on Department

Former Oxford cop pens book on Department

A History of The Oxford Michigan Police Department 1837-2000 By Don Rush Oxford — Oxford has always held a special place in Jim Malcolm’s life. His grandparents had a farm in the township, and at one time owned the Oxford Tavern; his cousin was long-time Oxford historian Margaret Stoddard; Stub Robinson, another town historian gave […]

Wearing o’ the green

Wearing o’ the green

 It was a warm and sunny St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Oxford. The holiday and the good weather brought many people to enjoy good food, drink and friends. Clockwise from bottom: Owen Stange, Cassie Stange, Maddy Scheuler, Anna Terenzi and Mariana Terenzi grab lunch and some drinks at Gravcap Brewing. For more pictures and the […]

All jugs on deck . . . it’s maple syrup time!

All jugs on deck . . .  it’s maple syrup time!

By Don Rush It’s mid March and in the Oxford community that means one thing: time to tap the maple trees. We put out an alert on social media for local families who make maple syrup and received about 20 responses naming individuals, families and businesses who make the deliciously sweet syrup. We decided to […]

The masks come off and the smiles come out

The masks come off and the smiles come out

By Don Rush Back in February the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) announced it would lift the mandate requiring individuals wear masks in schools and daycares, effective February 28. That being the case, masks are now optional in all Oxford Community Schools buildings. According to a release from the district, “Students and staff must still […]

Pierogies to help Ukraine

Pierogies to help Ukraine

Photostory by Don Rush Local residents Sam and Aldona Chojnacki, who are orginally from Poland, knew they wanted to do something to help Ukrainian refugees. Together they decided to organize a day of pierogi making, and then sell the Polish dumplings. This past Saturday at LakePoint Community Church on W. Drahner Road, 16 volunteers showed […]

Lights for OHS gym donated

Lights for OHS gym donated

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Bank gifted Oxford Community Schools over $25,000 to cover the cost of a new dynamic lighting display in Oxford High School’s Ian Smith Gymnasium. “This unit really helps make our events more exciting,” Tony DeMare, OCS athletics director, said. “It adds additional dramatic flair to what we do. […]

First COPO rolls off Oxford line

First COPO rolls off Oxford line

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The first 2022 Chevrolet Camaro COPO was delivered on Thursday, March 3 at Turn Key Automotive, the Oxford-based factory that makes COPO-spec vehicles for General Motors. Bought by Dennis Collins, host of the YouTube series “Coffee Walk” and owner of Collins Bros. Jeep and Black Mountain Jeep in Wylie, […]

Local initiative aiming to find solutions to bullying problem

Local initiative aiming to find solutions to bullying problem

By Matt Mackinder Special to the Oxford Leader The unspeakable tragedy that took place more than three months ago in Oxford is something no family wants to ever experience. For Clarkston resident Jeff Chamberlain, he has started a campaign – Operation Prevent – with hopes of curbing bullying and violence that can lead to what […]

Oxford resident’s car stars at Autorama

Oxford resident’s car stars at Autorama

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer An Oxford resident’s custom car iwill be on display at Autorama this weekend from March 4-6. Matt Chojnacki’s 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic Bubbletop is being shown as part of a display of cars for Pontiac-based Paul’s Auto Interiors. The car was purchased in Lansing in November 2019 and became a […]

Events to explore ‘therapy’ dogs

Events to explore ‘therapy’ dogs

Therapy dogs have played an important part in the healing process for people in our community since the Nov. 30 school shooting. They’ve provided relief in anxiety-provoking situations while bringing comfort to those who are grieving. Therapy dogs have been in Oxford schools and even before in area nursing homes. And, because of the growing […]

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