Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The thawing of the ground, melting of the snow and return of relatively enjoyable temperatures have led to many spending more time taking in the great outdoors. For some, including Oxford Township resident Michael Alexander, this time of year means the return of a longtime hobby, collecting maple syrup, […]

Oxford braces for COVID-19 — what we know so far

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer On March 10, the first case of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Oakland County, one of the first two cases in Michigan. Things began rapidly changing from there as closures and event cancellations rolled in. More things may have changed since press time. As of Sunday, […]

Breaking News: M-24 and Covid-19

Just in From Oxford Township: Due to ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Department of Transportation’s March 25 public information meeting at Oxford High School regarding the M-24 construction project has been CANCELLED.

How to celebrate St. Patrick in Oxford

How to celebrate St. Patrick in Oxford

Faith and Begorrah! Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was kidnapped from Roman Brittan and brought to Ireland as a slave. He escaped, then returned to convert Ireland to Christianity. Legend has it he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. He died March 17, 461, which later became a day of […]

Transit bill stalled amid north Oakland opposition

More than 25 mayors, supervisors and elected officials across Oakland County, including Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn and Addison Township Treasurer Lori Fisher, gathered in Waterford Township March 3 to condemn Michigan House Bill 5550. The House had been scheduled to vote on it later that day in Lansing, when House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, […]

Longtime Addison election inspectors recognized

Longtime Addison election inspectors recognized

Primary voters went to the poll across the state Tuesday. But, did they notice all the election inspectors patiently working behind the scenes to ensure the safety and efficiency of our democracy? Did they thank them for their service? State Rep. John Reilly and Michigan Township Association Director Neil Sheridan did. They stopped by the […]

2020 United States Census: What you need to know

For the 24th-time in our nation’s great history, the United Sates is conducting their decennial census. This one is different than the previous 23 censuses, however, as Americans will for the first time have the option to respond online or via phone, in addition to the traditional paper form. Census invitations will be distributed in […]

Kids Count Coloring Contest winners

Kids Count Coloring Contest winners

Launched by communications and grants manager C.J. Carnacchio, the Charter Township of Oxford held their first ever “Kids Count Coloring Contest” to encourage and promote participation in the 2020 United States Census. Reminding residents all children count when it comes to gathering census information, the contest was open to all kindergarten-fifth grade students at Oxford […]

DDA recruits Dorothy for downtown

No place like Oxford Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore. She’ll be in Oxford Village at least until the not-so-yellow M-24 road is finished late this year. Every week until November, a cutout of Dorothy and her loyal companion, Toto, will travel to a different village business, posing for photos and giving participants a chance to […]