Poetry contest

Former Oxford Leader contributor Iris Underwood is sponsoring her 6th annual “Yule Love It Lavender Farm Poetry” contest. First place is worth $150; 2nd, $100; and 3rd place is worth $75. The contest is open to adults (one per person) and can be of any form, but contain no profanity or “references to substances.” The […]

Home inspector caught on camera

Last Wednesday, a Clarkston man who was unwittingly recorded during a home inspection allegedly pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll was arraigned on two misdemeanor counts in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office press releases, Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, was arraigned on charges of aggravated indecent exposure and malicious […]

Welcome home

Welcome home

Local Vietnam vets recognized By Don Rush About 20 local veterans of the Vietnam War gathered for food, beverage and camaraderie on March 29 — a national holiday also known as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The day of rememberance was at the American Legion Walter Fraser Post #108 on E. Drahner Road. Signed into […]

Locals ready for live, ‘in-person’ board meetings

Locals ready for live, ‘in-person’ board meetings

By Don Rush It’s been a while, but for the most part local governments are opening their meetings up to the public. Both the villages of Oxford and Leonard and the townships of Addison and Oxford have had their meeting virtually since March 2020. In-person meetings were closed to the public because of the COVID-19 […]

Weekly COVID Update

Weekly COVID Update

One year ago, 52 weeks ago, we started reporting local COVID numbers for our area. The numbers come from Oakland County. In that first week there were a total of 47 cases in our area. This week we report there are 1,798 total cases. According to numbers provided by the county, last week we reported […]

Bars open ‘til 4am?

Bars open ‘til 4am?

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Michigan House of representatives recently passed a bill that could allow bars to stay open until 4 in the morning – but don’t expect downtown Oxford to become a raving center of nightlife. “We aren’t even harmed by the current 11pm curfew,” said John Powers, owner of HomeGrown […]

Twp. scores relief grants for restaurants

Twp. scores relief grants for restaurants

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Township was awarded grant funding from Oakland County to help local restaurants and bars reopen safely and expand outdoor dining, through the Oakland Together Restaurant Relief Grant Program. To date, the township has disbursed a total of $11,769 to six establishments. “Oxford Township is always looking for ways […]

Former village prez restoring historic home in Bay City

Former village prez restoring historic home in Bay City

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Joe Frost resigned as Oxford Village president last September after announcing his family would move to Bay City to be closer to family, and to restore a historic home. The restoration is coming along nicely. Joe and his wife Andrea purchased an 1884 Italianate home in a historic neighborhood […]

Wildcat swimming, diving earns top-20 finish at state meet

Wildcat swimming, diving earns top-20 finish at state meet

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Seven Oxford Wildcats swimmers and divers made the trip to Hudsonville High School to represent the program in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division I State Meet on March 26 and 27. Scoring 30 points, the Wildcats finished in 19th-place among the 35 represented schools, two points […]

Axe-throwing bar opens in Legacy Center

Axe-throwing bar opens in Legacy Center

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Tossing darts in a dive bar will feel like a dainty activity once you’ve thrown an axe instead. To round out the many entertainment venues at 925 N. Lapeer Rd., Axe Social opened for business last month. The trending sport is a great way to blow off steam in […]