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Kalloway's bldg. sold

New eatery to open within three months

The mystery of what is going to happen to the vacant Kalloway's building has been solved. Motorists over the past week have seen a big red "SOLD" sign on the property and the parking lot lights being turned off at night, giving the indication that the building will be occupied in the near future....more >>
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Oxford grad earns state award for PE

To physical education teacher Megan McTaggart, gym class isn't just a chance for kids to run around, play dodgeball and climb the big rope. It's also an opportunity to break down cultural and language barriers and help diverse groups of kids get to know each other in a fun setting....more >>
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District purchases $57K printing press for Crossroads

A Heidelberg printing press recently arrived at Crossroads for Youth and will be used in conjunction with the Oxford school district's graphic arts program. The press wouldn't have been possible without the board's unanimous decision to purchase the $57,000 press last month....more >>

District cuts school days to train staff, save money

Oxford students will be spending some extra time at home as the district decided to cut some days in order to give its staff more time for training and save some money in light of the state's funding cuts....more >>
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PC approves plan for old James Lumber property

Chalk up another victory for the free market and the entrepreneurial spirit. Steve Stoll got the green light he needed last week from the Oxford Village Planning Commission to transform the vacant James Lumber property (43 E....more >>

Plenty of Christmas fun, giving downtown

The Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is celebrating the upcoming holidays in downtown Oxford, by giving back to those in need through the Oxford Giving Trees, a seasonal promotion aimed at reinforcing the spirit of community....more >>
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'Little Drummer Boy' returns to Christ the King

Come to Christ the King, pa rum pum pum pum. A Christmas play with carols they'll sing, pa rum pum pum pum. Admission for all is free, pa rum pum pum pum. Bring your friends and see, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum ....more >>
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Legion raises Old Glory at new thrift store

The day the community was waiting for since early August finally arrived as the Salvation Army Thrift Store, located on M-24, just south of Drahner Road, opened it's doors to the public on Saturday, Nov....more >>
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Local author sinks Antarctic cruise ship in new novel

Two things you can deduce about author W. Dale Ogle from reading his books he loves danger and cold places. Last week, the Oxford resident released his second book entitled "Tsunami: Beast of Antarctica....more >>
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Local girls to dance in Nutcracker

Girls in the Oxford Academy of Dance and Preforming Arts dream of one day being able to preform under the bright lights in cities around the world. This December, four dancers from the Oxford Academy will get the opportunity to perform alongside the professionals from the Cincinnati Ballet Company when they showcase the Nutcracker Ballet at the Detroit Opera House....more >>

Park rezoned, land gift accepted

In order to pave the way for the potential construction of a new Verizon cellular tower, Addison Township officials last week voted to rezone Watershed Park and accepted a land donation....more >>
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Lets break bread together

It wasn't exactly an historical renactment of the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims and Indians, but the kindergartners at Lakeville Elementary sure had fun dining together Monday....more >>

Oxford to share $250K safety grant

When it comes to handling worst-case scenarios, Oxford Community Schools is going to be prepared. It was announced at the Board of Education meeting Nov. 9 that the district, in conjunction with the Clarkston and Lake Orion school districts, were recipients of the $250,000 Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant that was awarded by the U....more >>
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Robotics teams headed for state finals

Sizzling circuits! Did you hear that the Oxford Elementary Rockin' Robots are headed to the state finals Dec. 12 at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School in Flint? "They're really excited about this," said Barbara Johnston, the team's adviser and a fourth-grade teacher at OES....more >>
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T-day concert at DA

Dressed as Pilgrims and Indians, Daniel Axford's talented second-graders put on quite a show Monday as they sang a variety of songs to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Critics gave the show two drumsticks up! Photo by CJ Carnacchio....more >>
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Turkeys on strike at Clear Lake

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Suspicious of the many turkey disappearances around Thanksgiving every year, the turkeys finally wised up and went on strike in a fun play presented by Clear Lake Elementary fourth-graders on Tuesday....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Living life and loving it or . . .

I can't find my 'bah-humbug'

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don't ask of it. But, work it did....more >>

My Way

Conquering us with debt

Prior to leaving for deer camp, I wrote an article in the Nov. 18 edition about Republican Congressman Mike Rogers' visit to the Bear Paw Cafe in Lakeville. The majority of the spirited discussion was focused on the socialist health care bill recently approved by the Democratic-controlled House....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy ...more >>

Addison Township

summary of Ordinance Numbers 2, 3 and 4 of 2009 as adopted at the regular session of the Addison Twp. Board of Trustees Meeting held on Nov. 16, 2009.

PUBLIC NOTICE ADDISON TOWNSHIP OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN A summary of Ordinance Numbers 2, 3 and 4 of 2009 as adopted at the regular session of the Addison Twp. Board of Trustees Meeting held on Nov....more >>

Oxford Township

Second Reading and adopted Ordinance No. 107A.004 SEWER OPERATIONAL ORDINANCE, COLLECTION OF RATES AND CHARGES

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD COUNTY OF OAKLAND NOTICE OF ADOPTION Notice is hereby given that the Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees, at a Regular Meeting on the 10th day of November 2009 held the Second Reading and adopted Ordinance No....more >>

Oxford Township

Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 to receive written and verbal comment(s) regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements, a Public Hearing will be held by the Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 7:30 p....more >>

Oxford Township

SYNOPSIS of November 10, 2009 meeting

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD COUNTY OF OAKLAND MICHIGAN SYNOPSIS Of the Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees held on November 10, 2009 at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center....more >>

Police Log

Monday, November 23 - A resident on Crestwood called police because someone was knocking on her door. *There was an accident on S. Lapeer and Drahner Rd between a Ford Windstar and a GMC Sierra....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1830: Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850: Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule.
1862: After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.George McClellan and 'Fatal Thursday.'
1863: Union cavalry troops clash with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1874: The Nebraska Relief and Aid Society is formed to help farmers whose crops were destroyed by grasshoppers swarming throughout the American West.