CL robotics team to compete in a state tourney

LEGOS are a whole lot more these days than fun building blocks used to occupy a kid’s time. Just ask the Clear Lake Elementary Robotics team. The team impressed the judges at First LEGO League (FLL) qualifying event held at Armada High School on Dec. 3. It placed among the top six teams at the […]

What a yummy building project!

On Saturday, a total of 85 kids, plus their parents, spent some time building little gingerbread houses at the Oxford Public Library. The activity was so popular, it had to be divided into three sessions.  

Camp Oakland’s very first resident returns for a visit

“I’d probably be in jail.” That’s where Hilary Maciejewski believes he’d be right now had he not come to live at Camp Oakland back in the 1950s and been mentored by the facility’s first director, the late Bill Matus. “He saved me,” said the 78-year-old Sterling Heights resident. “Bill Matus took me under his wing.” […]


Oxford resident Henry Schultz, 5, flies down the sledding hill at Seymour Lake Township Park on Monday morning. No school plus lots of snow made for a perfect day to hit the hill. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Old-fashioned Christmas fun

Leonard kicked off the holiday season with its old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting event on Dec. 7. Longtime village Councilman Char Sutherby was given the honor of flipping the switch. Once the tree was aglow with colored lights, everybody filed into Rowland Hall to sing Christmas carols, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, open a few gifts […]

Big hearts beneath those badges

Seventy-five deserving children went shopping for Christmas gifts with local firefighters and police officers Dec. 6 at the Oxford Meijer store as part of the annual Shop with a Hero event. The kids bought items for themselves along with their parents, siblings and other family members. Participating agencies included the Oxford Village Police, Oakland County […]

Who is this guy?

Who is this guy?

  Oxford resident Avalon Stovey, who will turn 2 on Dec. 17, wasn’t quite sure what to make of that Santa Claus fella. There was a mixture of awe and curiosity on her face as she visited the big guy following Oxford’s Christmas parade Saturday afternoon. For parade photos, please see pages 14-15. Photo by […]

Why should kids have all the fun?

Usually, it’s the kids who get to have all the sticky fun building gingerbread houses, but last week, the Oxford Public Library let the adults get in on the act. Using a combination of graham crackers, frosting and a variety of sweet and salty decorations, the grown-ups had a blast making their very own little […]