Leonard couple celebrate 65 years

Leonard couple celebrate 65 years

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Eugene “Geno” and Marlene Mallia were married at the Leonard Methodist Church 65 years ago, on March 19, 1955. Besides a three-month stint in Detroit, they’ve lived their entire marriage in Leonard. They met on a blind date in 1954 when Marlene was in nursing school at St. Joe’s […]

Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The thawing of the ground, melting of the snow and return of relatively enjoyable temperatures have led to many spending more time taking in the great outdoors. For some, including Oxford Township resident Michael Alexander, this time of year means the return of a longtime hobby, collecting maple syrup, […]

Screech Owl houses for Eagle Scout

Screech Owl houses for Eagle Scout

In February, Peter Burean, 17, completed his Eagle Scout project. He is a Life Scout in Troop 366 and currently serves as the Troop’s Senior Patrol Leader. His project was to construct and place screech owl houses along the Polly Ann Trail. Five houses were hung, three in the section of trail between Drahner and […]

HomeGrown wins at international comp

HomeGrown wins at international comp

For the second year in a row, Oxford’s HomeGrown Brewing Company won the title of Michigan IPA Brewery of the Year and gold for their Zephyros Hazy India Pale Ale (IPA) at New York’s International Beer Competition. Zephyros has a floral aroma, grapefruit notes and uses heavy, late-addition hops and is described by the brewery […]

Meet Michigan’s top youth volunteer

Meet Michigan’s top youth volunteer

Alex VanHaren, founder of the charity Scarves 4 Cozy Kids, has been named Michigan’s Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer of 2020 by the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Alex will receive an engraved silver medallion and a $1,000 scholarship. He gets to go […]

Peeking in the Past

10 Years Ago Feb 24, 2010 Exuberant members of nine communities, including Oxford, gathered Feb. 18 at the Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac to celebrate Main Street accreditation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A jury in Oakland County Circuit Court convicted Keyon Timmons for shooting a five-year-old girl in the face. Fortunately, the […]

From Oxford to the big screen

From Oxford to the big screen

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Premiering at Emagine Novi on Nov. 17, the Detroit-based crime thriller ‘Devil’s Night: Dawn of Nain Rouge’ is now in its full theatrical release. According to movie promotions, the flick is “unlike anything to come before it.” Devil’s Night features a military veteran returning home to a career in […]