Memories of the way we weren’t

Memories of the way we weren’t

Oxford Middle School’s drama club is offering a cure for the winter blues. Students will bring “That’s Not How I Remember It” to the stage of the high school’s performing arts center on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 18. Showtime is 7:01 p.m. both nights. Written by Don Zolidis, the comedic play features a […]

Council picks millennial to fill vacant seat

Oxford’s village council has its first-ever millennial majority. Three of the five seats are now held by members of the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Last week, council voted 3-1 to appoint 26-year-old Allison Kemp to the seat previously held by Erik Dolan, who resigned in December. She was sworn into office Jan. 10 […]

Township moving forward with proposed pot business ban

It appears businesses that deal in marijuana won’t be setting up shop in Oxford Township as officials took another step toward banning them. Following the Jan. 9 first reading of a proposed ordinance that “prohibits all marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the township,” the board of trustees voted 5-2 to set a second reading […]

School bullying stats up slightly, still below national average

“Bullying is one of those things that’s been around forever. I mean when we were kids, it was here. It’s been here for years and I think this generation has recognized it as a real thing and recognized that it can really hurt somebody and affect them for the rest of their lives.” Erick Foster, […]

Oxford man creates FB group to connect volunteers with causes

An Oxford Village resident is paying forward the generosity the community showed him by creating a pool of volunteers to help others. Last October, Justin Willcock started a closed group Facebook page entitled, “Volunteers of North Oakland County (VONOC),” the purpose of which is to connect “those who wish to volunteer” with “those who seek […]

Village gets positive audit report, adds to fund balance

Oxford Village’s books got a clean bill of health from the auditor last week. The municipality’s financial statements for the 2017-18 fiscal year received an unmodified opinion from the East Lansing-based firm of Stevens, Kirinovic & Tucker, P.C. During his Jan. 8 audit presentation, Aaron Stevens, a principal in the firm, told the village council […]

Council looks at lowering snow fines

Oxford residents and property owners who fail remove snow and ice from their sidewalks could face lower fines under draft ordinance language presented to the village council last week. The proposed ordinance amendment will return to council for a first reading at its Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Under the existing […]

Cops: Wanted man arrested after 7 months on the run

Robert Cameron, a 35-year-old Leonard man, was arraigned on Jan. 11 after nearly seven months of allegedly eluding the police. Cameron, currently incarcerated in Oakland County Jail while he awaits trail, is being charged with one count of assault, two counts of assaulting a police officer, one count of forced entry and one count of […]

Village PD handles over 5,600 calls for service last year

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Apparently, the Oxford Village Police Department. Last year, the department recorded 5,656 calls for service, an increase of 73 from the year before. “Calls for service (encompass) any and all contact we have with the public,” said Police Chief Mike Solwold. That includes everything […]

Still time to sign up for Michigan Senior Olympics

Over 600 senior citizens from all over the mitten state will get together in February to compete at the Michigan Senior Olympics. The athletes will compete in winter sports like ice hockey and cross country skiing as well as indoor sports like volleyball, bocce ball and basketball. “It’s so awesome to see someone finish a […]

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