Deficient Legacy site plan rejected by PC

Final site plan approval for the Legacy Center was denied last week in a 5-0 vote by the Oxford Township Planning Commission because the owner, Christian Mills, failed to submit all the information required by the zoning ordinance. “This is clearly a substandard site plan,” said Commission Chairman Todd Bell. The site plan Mills submitted […]

FISH provides backpacks, school supplies for 212

A total of 212 local kids will go back to school next week carrying brand new backpacks, each loaded with an assortment of fresh supplies, thanks to Oxford-Orion FISH and its generous donors. On Saturday, students, ranging in age from elementary school to high school, showed up with their parents and grandparents at FISH’s food […]

Looking good, Oxford!

There are folks who believe maintaining a beautiful home and yard is its own reward. But a little recognition from the community never hurts. Last week, the winners of the 24th Annual Beautification Awards in Oxford Village were announced. Six homes and three commercial properties are being honored this year. The winners include: 640 Lakes […]

New disc golf course opening at Oakwood Lake Twp. Park

Grab your Frisbees and warm up your throwing arm because Oxford Township is now home to not one, but two disc golf courses. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, disc golfers are invited to play the new 18-hole course at Oakwood Lake Township Park on Oakwood Rd., east of M-24 and west of Gardner Rd. “It’s going […]

Adult coloring book benefits animal rescues

Heather Lepping, of Oxford, published an adult coloring book in May. Now, she’s hoping to use the sale of them to benefit animal rescues across the country. The adult coloring book, entitled “Animal Party,” depicts nearly 20 different kinds of animals, each with unique patterns set into them. The drawings featured in the 26-page coloring […]

Remember when Oxford had nine school districts?

An interesting piece of local history will soon be adorning the meeting room where the Oxford Board of Education conducts its business. It’s a gift from one unit of government to another. Last week, Oxford Township gave the school district a framed copy of an 1872 map of the community. It shows the township divided […]

Pilot program provides a bit of road funding

Leonard is getting a helping hand from Oakland County in order to repave and reconstruct one of its primary roads next year. The small village in Addison Township recently secured $1,409 in funding through Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program. This program provides limited financial assistance to cities and villages for repairs and […]

Library plans ‘Book Walks’

Oxford residents are invited to stroll around Powell Lake Township Park and share viewpoints on the latest literature during the library’s “Book Walk” program on Sept. 7, Oct. 4, and Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Sandy Gilmore, Oxford Public Library’s head of adult services, said it was library patrons that helped spark this idea. “We […]

Program, here! Get your program!

As it does every year, Sherman Publications, Inc. (SPI), owner of The Oxford Leader, provided 3,000 copies of the Wildcat Football program. SPI staff lay out the program and the company covers the printing costs. All ad revenue directly benefits Oxford’s football team. The program is available to fans free of charge at home games […]

New maintenance facility OKed for parks dept.

A new maintenance facility for the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department received a green light from planning commissioners last week. Commissioners voted 5-0 to grant preliminary and final site plan approval for a 5,000-square-foot maintenance building with an adjacent 1,536-square-foot outdoor storage shed in Seymour Lake Township Park off S. Coats Rd. “It will […]