Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Medicare and Medicare Advantage

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Americans 65 years and older and have social security are eligible for Medicare, but it can be difficult trying to navigate the program and the various ways to approach it. Luckily for those unsure of how to proceed with Medicare, Belinda Aiello of the Medicare Choices Aiello Insurance Agency […]

Wellness walk inspires healthy living

Wellness walk inspires healthy living

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Six months ago Elizabeth Knop began a journey toward healthier living, and has since lost 40 pounds. She achieved this through a program called Optavia. Wanting to inspire others, she became an independent health coach for the program. Knop partnered with another coach, Kelly Dorman, to organize a wellness […]

Sláinte!

Sláinte!

Irish Ale label features Sullivan’s Pub By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Jerry Cremin, proprietor of Sullivan’s Public House in downtown Oxford, appreciates a traditional Irish Red Ale. So he was eager to help when Austin Brother’s Beer Co. in Alpena, Michigan, reached out to him last year for his expertise on all things Irish. […]

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Mom delivers cleaning motivation on YouTube

Becky Moss, deep cleaner By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Keeping a clean house, especially with young children, can feel daunting, even impossible – especially when stuck at home for days on end. That’s how 26-year-old Oxford resident and self-described SAHM (stay at home mom) Becky Moss felt when she started her YouTube channel, “Cleaning […]

Experience the goat life

Experience the goat life

Farm living is the life for them Photos & Story By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer When Jeanette and Joe Ross bought their house in the southeast corner of Oxford in 2016, it came with a pasture, so they decided to get a couple goats. They used the milk to help their daughter’s eczema by […]

Daily appointment at Tim Hortons

Daily appointment at Tim Hortons

Photostory by Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer For residents who frequent the Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Creamery location at 590 N. Lapeer Road, the group of senior citizens sitting in lawn chairs in front of the store has become a familiar sight. This group, which usually ranges from six-to-ten people, has been meeting for their 9 […]

Local Irish Dancer Competes For International Camp Scholarship

Local Irish Dancer Competes For International Camp Scholarship

    Jillian Wolf, an Irish dancer from Oxford, MI, and the Assistant Director of Motor City Irish Dance in Rochester Hills, MI, is participating in a video scholarship competition for Fusion Dance Fest, a world-wide Irish dance camp held entirely online at the end of July.  The dancer whose video receives the most views […]

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beth Hubbard, a 2005 Oxford High School graduate, was named the interim head women’s golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the school announced on June 11. Joining the faculty in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in the radio-television-film department, Hubbard had also served as a […]

Oxford man finds axe head in backyard

Oxford man finds axe head in backyard

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Mike Kubiak was clearing the ground for his backyard garden, when he picked up an odd looking stone. “As soon as I looked at it I thought, ‘Wow, that’s the shape of an axe!’ Just like that, it just jumped at me,” Kubiak said. The roughly flat, rectangular stone […]