OHS cafeteria may get $97K in renovations

Oxford High School’s cafeteria may get a new look after potential renovations projected to cost nearly $97,000 were unveiled at the Dec. 5 board of education meeting. According to Oxford Schools Nutrition Services Director Karen Bissett, the expansion would allow staff to serve reimbursable lunches to students more quickly and provide more options to students, […]

Snow day? Yay!

Oxford students got the day off from school Monday as the area was hit with its first big winter storm of the season. A total of 8 to 11 inches was dumped on southeast Michigan, according to the National Weather Service. The snow started after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 11 and fell steadily until around […]

Troop 366 buys wreaths for 202 vets’ graves

OXFORD VILLAGE – Every single military veteran buried in Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery will have a fresh evergreen wreath placed upon his or her grave thanks to the efforts of Oxford Boy Scout Troop 366. “I think it will be a nice tribute to our veterans and really show how much our community does care about […]

Ring! Ring! Hi, Grandma. This is a scam artist

You’re a grandparent. Suddenly, you get a phone call or an email from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. He says he’s in trouble. But is it really him? This is an example of what’s come to be known as “the grandparent scam” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – where scammers often […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]