Council adds 2nd monthly meeting

Apparently, Oxford Village meetings are so nice, council wants to hold them twice a month. Last week, council voted 5-0 to conduct work/study sessions on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. beginning this month. These meetings will be used to review and discuss issues, but no action (i.e. votes) will be taken. […]

Honestly, Abe is coming

Get ready to party like it’s 1863 because the president and his wife are coming to town this summer. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln will be the guests of honor at a special dinner on Friday, Aug. 5 at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Orion Township. Doors open […]

Michigan’s first Urban Air Trampoline Park to open in Oxford

Two dynamic entrepreneurial forces are poised to give the community of Oxford the biggest bounce it’s ever had in terms of family-friendly attractions. The grand opening for Michigan’s first Urban Air Trampoline Park will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in the 208,000-square-foot Legacy Center: Community in Motion, a recreation center and […]

Village offices close on Fridays

Just a reminder, beginning July 1, the Oxford Village offices, located at 22 W. Burdick St., will be closed on Fridays. The closure is a cost-cutting measure approved by council when it adopted the 2016-17 budget. It’s estimated to save the village approximately $5,000 annually. The village offices will now be open Monday through Thursday […]

Motorcycle ride to benefit mentoring program for girls

Oxford residents are invited to break out their motorcycles for a good cause this Saturday, June 25 during the first annual Ride Today for Women of Tomorrow event. The event is being held in support of the metro-Detroit chapter of Women of Tomorrow, a nationwide organization which partners accomplished professional women with at-risk girls in […]

Jump for joy!

Jump for joy!

Lakeville Elementary first-grader Brooke Bourdeau has a blast competing in the sack race during the school’s Field Day to celebrate the end of the school year. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Twp. allocates $262K for new parks maintenance facility

A $262,500 allocation from Oxford Township’s general fund reserves for the construction of a new parks and recreation department maintenance facility in Seymour Lake Park was approved last week by the board of trustees in a 4-2 vote. The new facility – a 5,000-square-foot pole barn with a 1,536-square-foot lean-to structure – would be located […]

Proposed district budget includes $45K for school liaison officer

Oxford’s school district has set aside $45,000 within the proposed general fund budget for the 2016-17 year to bring a police liaison officer into the district for added security. During a board meeting back in April, township officials agreed to pay two-thirds of the $135,000 cost for the officer and a vehicle. The school district […]

Mural signals coming of new hunting store in downtown Oxford

A big, blank wall in downtown Oxford was transformed last week into an eye-catching mural depicting the State of Michigan and its bountiful selection of game animals. Designed and painted by Lake Orion artist Kristi Blattel, the mural was created in preparation for the opening of a new hunting specialty store called Beyond the Ears, […]

Leonard council passes resolution against RTA

Leonard’s village council made it crystal clear that it’s against the proposed regional mass transit tax. On Monday night, council voted 4-0 to approve a resolution opposing the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan’s proposed 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax, expected to be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (Please see related story, “Twp. working on […]