The Ruby-throated hummingbirds travel a long way to Michigan

The Ruby-throated hummingbirds travel a long way to Michigan

Some dos and don’ts when feeding them By Don Rush Recently we were notified that some people may be feeding hummingbirds incorrectly and causing the little critters to perish. We reached out to the self-proclaimed birder, who has spotted over 600 different species of birds and is Executive Director of Seven Ponds Nature Center, in […]

50 years of preserving local history

50 years of preserving local history

Artifacts, photos, stories and more By Don Rush One of the “gems” of Northeast Oakland County – the communities in and around Addison, Oxford and Orion townships – is the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum, located at the northwest corner of Washington and Burdick streets in downtown Oxford. The museum is 50 years old this year […]

10 days then its time to fall back

10 days then its time to fall back

Locals chime in on Daylight Savings Time By Don Rush Thank you, Benjamin Franklin. Your tongue-in-cheek ideas have led Americans, Michiganians and locals to grouse about Daylight Savings Time (DST) two times a year, 238 years after you first brought it up. And, it’s almost that time of year again – in 10 days, when […]

The hum of BUZZ means there’s honey in the comb

The hum of BUZZ means there’s honey in the comb

Local beekeeper enjoys his craft By Don Rush One thing led to another and pretty soon, Oxford Township resident Aaron Dionne, 49, has about 200,000 honey bees to contend with. And, that’s okay. He’s raising the bees. “I started because I was brewing beer and then mead,” the one-time automotive engineer turned investment Realtor said. […]

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. […]