Community garden adds supervisor

Community garden adds supervisor

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Moving into its second year of operation, the community garden at Seymour Lake Township Park has one more regular staff member. Mary Rowley, retired hairstylist and lifelong green thumb, has been brought on as the garden’s new supervisor. “I needed help this year and Mary came out and volunteered […]

Campaign wins county award

Campaign wins county award

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford and Lake Orion Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs) were recognized for the #StrongerTogether campaign at the Main Street Oakland County awards in Pontiac on the night of Thursday, May 5. The #StrongerTogether campaign was recognized as the best “Campaign for Main Street” by the event judges. The #StrongerTogether […]

Township focuses on marijuana

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees moved closer to allowing medical marijuana businesses in select areas of the township at its Wednesday, May 11 meeting. Trustees approved an ordinance putting forth the parameters for medical growers, transporters and provisioning centers, as well as approving the first reading […]

Water quality report available

Oxford residents on the Oxford Township Municipal Well can can find out the quality of their drinking water by going online. And, the good news is the water was given a thumbs up for quality. Residents can view the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report which provides information on the source and quality of drinking water by […]

Upgrades coming to village farmers market

Upgrades coming to village farmers market

By Dean Vaglia Leaader Staff Writer The Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is upgrading the Village of Oxford farmers market spot at 15 N. Washington for the 2022 season. Oxford-based asphalt company Birmingham Sealcoat is paving the 15 N. Washington space for free, replacing the gravel lot with blacktop. Between Birmingham Sealcoat’s labor and Ajax […]

Rental inspection ordinance discussed at council meeting

Rental inspection ordinance discussed at council meeting

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Village Council met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, spending much of the time discussing details of a rental inspection ordinance with representatives from consulting firm McKenna. Presented with draft inspection criteria and a roadmap for implementing an inspection system, council members asked McKenna president […]

Wildcats fall to LO, looks to softball playoffs

Wildcats fall to LO, looks to softball playoffs

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford High School varsity softball team had a cursed pair of games against the Lake Orion Dragons on Friday, May 13. Beginning around 4:30 p.m., the Dragons outclassed the Wildcats with a dominant 11-run third inning. Oxford scored one run after the third, setting the final score at […]

Keeping her eyes on the prize

Keeping her eyes on the prize

Faith Diegel keeps her focus on the cross bar during her 10-foot pole vault last Friday at the Oakland Athletic Assoication Red & White Championships. The events played out on Oxford’s home field. The vault was her first attempt and was good enough for second place in the event. The Oxford girls track team won […]

White Pine Coffee is roasting, selling in Oxford

White Pine Coffee is roasting, selling in Oxford

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer For nearly a year White Pine Coffee Roasters has imported, prepared and sold specialty coffee beans at its Village of Oxford factory for home brewing. And, as of May 3, White Pine’s beans are available to drink at its on-site cafe. “It is our first cafe,” Brad Kopek, White […]

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