Caribbean nation entrusts fmr. leaders to Oxford man

When it comes to preparing its departed leaders for their final farewell, Oxford resident Matt Smith seems to be the go-to guy for Trinidad and Tobago. Smith, a 45-year-old licensed funeral director, embalmer and restorative artist, spent Jan. 12-14 on the twin-island nation in the Caribbean using his skills and talents on the body of […]

$50K donation highlights need for CIA recipients, volunteers

With spring right around the corner, Addison Township officials are encouraging residents to help their neighbors through Christmas in Action (CIA) of Oakland County following a $50,000 donation which was made recently to the program. The donation was made by the estate of Metamora resident Jim Guy, who passed away in January 2017. He was […]

Public favors allowing e-bikes on trail

The people have spoken and they want to ride electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the Polly Ann Trail. Last week, the trail’s management council held a public hearing on the subject in light of new state laws allowing their use that take effect Jan. 28 (see related story “E-bikes allowed on Polly Ann Trail”). A total […]

Meteor streaks across sky, explodes

People throughout Oxford and across southeastern Michigan were left confused last Tuesday night as a rumble shook the earth and a bright burst of light illuminated the sky around 8:10 p.m. According to NASA officials, the likely cause of this incident was a bolide, which is a special type of meteor, which tends to be […]

Kindergarten registration begins Feb. 1

The Oxford school district will hold kindergarten and developmental kindergarten (DK) registration for the 2018-19 school year beginning on Thursday, Feb. 1. Oxford Schools offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of its elementary schools. A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2018 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in […]

Trail selected for DIA program

Folks yearning to add a little art appreciation to their walk, run or ride on the Polly Ann Trail are in luck. Last week, Trail Manager Linda Moran announced the trail has been selected to participate in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside/Out program from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. “We will have between […]

Orion Art Center Gala early-bird tickets available

Save the date for one of the premier social events of the year as the Orion Art Center hosts its 29th annual gala, The Enchanted Forest. This year’s gala begins at 6 p.m. March 10 at Paint Creek Country Club, and is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Art Center, a […]

Sounds of the hurdy-gurdy fill the library

Nothing soothes the soul quite like good music. Last week, Oxford residents were thrilled to listen to the sounds and songs produced by a hurdy-gurdy at the Oxford Public Library. A hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument which dates back to medieval times that produces sound by a hand crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. […]

Addison approves 4 percent pay raises for officials, employees

The approval of employee wages was one of the highlights of a recent Addison Township board discussion. While giving an introduction to the 2018-19 budget at its Jan.16 township board meeting, Supervisor Bruce Pearson noted that he believes the budget is ‘in pretty good shape.’ “I want to let everyone know that we’re 3/4 of […]

Public safety

Jan. 18: An employee of a youth center maintenence building located in the 800 block of James Hunt Dr. reported a red 2008 Chrysler Towne and Country to be missing, along with a 10-gallon gas tank, from the building’s parking lot at 9:04 a.m. Deputies had received a call the previous night regarding a truant […]

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