Youth Assistance recognizes 22 kids for helping others

When the time came to improve their schools, their community and their world by helping others, 22 young people didn’t sit it out, they danced. For their efforts, Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) honored them May 4 at its annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. It’s because of the caring attitudes and good […]

Strummin’ on the ol’ banjo is a family tradition

In 1947, then-U.S. President Harry S. Truman declared the banjo to be “America’s national instrument.” To Ernie May, of Oxford, the banjo represents more than a nationally-revered instrument – it represents tradition. Ever since the age of 13, May has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father by strumming the banjo. Forty-six years […]

Here’s your poppy, ma’am

Last week, Addison Township resident Carl Gildner was handing out poppies and collecting donations for North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 at the busy intersection of Rochester and Lakeville roads in Lakeville. Gildner has been a member of the local post for three years and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. […]

Retiring Old Glory

Retiring Old Glory

Members of Boy Scout Troop 108 burned bunches and bunches of American flags Saturday in the parking lot of Oxford American Legion Post 108. Pictured: Troop 108 Committee Chairman Steve Floyd (left) and his son, Life Scout Joe Floyd, add another flag to the fire. To find out why, please read this week’s story, “A […]

Tractor Supply gains approvals

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) cleared the first two hurdles toward opening a new store in Oxford Township. Last week, the planning commission voted 6-0 to approve a special land use that will allow TSC to have outdoor sales and display areas totalling 24,222 square feet. Commissioners then voted 6-0 to grant preliminary site plan approval […]

CIA fixes up local seniors’ home

Francesca Ferri truly believes God is watching out for her. And not just because she and her husband, Mario, received an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict XVI for their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2012. On Saturday, an army of kindhearted volunteers descended on the couple’s Cedarwood St. home in Oxford Township to make life […]

New Addison Twp. hall is a hit

Free-flowing champagne, tons of delicious food and a big, red ribbon were all used to mark the occasion as Addison Township officials hosted an open house April 28 to show off their new 10,900-square-foot hall in Lakeville. Officials from Oakland County government and surrounding townships, along with Addison residents, jam-packed the spacious hall to take […]

Doc retiring after 36 years of treating local families

Approximately 2,500 people are about to lose their doctor. That’s how many active patients are under the care of Dr. Mathias Weitz. Weitz, who’s been practicing medicine in Oxford for 36 years, is retiring on May 18. “I’m close to 70 years old. It’s time,” he said. “It was a very, very difficult decision for […]

Proposed village budget keeps tax rate same

Good news for Oxford Village residents, the proposed budget keeps property taxes at the same rate as last year. Not-so-good news for village water and sewer users, it appears there could be a rate hike in their future because the municipality has lost customers and revenue. Those were some of the issues that came up […]