Leonard mill project secures $2K for picnic tables, planters, renovations

Leonard Village’s historic mill just got a boost from the Home Depot Foundation. A $2,000 grant was awarded to the municipality to aid its ongoing efforts to preserve the 19th-century mill and transform the 0.28-acre parcel on which it sits into a public park. “We’re very happy,” said village President Mike McDonald. “It was a […]

Planning commission wants to stick with 7 members

Oxford Village’s planning commission wants to stick with a lucky number. Last week, commissioners voted 4-0 to recommend the village council keep it a seven-member board as opposed to reducing it to five. “I have very strong feelings on this,” said Commissioner Maureen Helmuth, who also serves on the village council. “I think the more […]

Treetop Lodge to host Unicorn Festival June 25

Why does it seem like all summer activities and events are geared towards kids and families? Don’t the grown-ups deserve an opportunity to relax and have fun without having to settle arguments, clean up messes and be bombarded by requests? As an official “Kid-free Zone,” Treetop Lodge in Oxford, Michigan understands adults desperately need a […]

OHS student takes on Type 1 diabetes

Kaitlyn Mattiello, a high school senior in Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) program, found a unique way to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes – golf. She recently organized an outing at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club in Oxford to benefit Type 1 diabetes research as part of her Capstone project through the OSEC program. For […]

Oxford’s Alex Nuss among art scholarship winners

The late Orion Art Center co-founder Joan Brace would have been proud of the 13 high school pieces submitted, including those entitled “Fading Out,” “Skateboard Workshop” and “Around the Bend.” After all, years after the art center became established so too was the Joan Brace Scholarship, an annual contest that awards $500 scholarships to help […]

Baseball team gives back to show gratitude to sponsors

Members of a local youth baseball team traded their bats for rakes and their leather mitts for work gloves as they spent Sunday afternoon doing volunteer yardwork for two ladies in need of some assistance. Eleven players from the 11U Blue Wildcats, a federation baseball team, and a handful of coaches raked leaves, swept porches, […]

That’s not grass

That’s not grass

This is why you don’t get too close to baby goats – they will eat your hair. But Oxford resident Kira Corrigan, 9, didn’t seem to mind a bit when Luigi, a baby Nigerian Dwarf goat from Upland Hills Farm in Addison Township, began nibbling on her blonde locks Saturday morning during a program at […]

Suspect arraigned in fatal hit-and-run

A 19-year-old Macomb Township man accused of a Feb. 29 fatal hit-and-run in Oxford Township was arrested Monday morning. Noah William Johnson turned himself in at the Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court and was arraigned on the charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death. The […]

Site condo project clears first hurdle

A 26-unit site condominium development proposed to be built in the southeast corner of Oxford Township cleared its first hurdle in the approval process last week. Planning commissioners voted 6-1, with a list of conditions, to recommend to the township board that preliminary site plan approval be granted for the North Oakland Woods project. The […]

Vandals strike village property

All the signs of spring are here. Flowers are blooming. Days are becoming sunnier and warmer. Local vandals are running amok. This time, the victim was Oxford Village. Vandals spray-painted graffiti all over the Scripter Park beach house, the Department of Public Works (DPW) garage, the vacant industrial property at 98 S. Glaspie St., and […]