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December 12, 2012 - Thursday will remain trash day

Oxford Village residents will continue to have their garbage and recyclables collected on Thursdays as they have been for years.

The village's new trash hauler, the Sterling Heights-based Rizzo Environmental Services, was planning to make Friday the new collection day beginning later this month, but apparently, that plan's been nixed, according to village Manager Joe Young.

Rizzo originally wanted to do its collections in the villages of Oxford and Lake Orion on Fridays.

However, Lake Orion didn't want to switch from its current Monday pickup, so the plan was scrapped, Young said. CJC

Holiday concert at OHS Dec. 17

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Oxford High School Jazz Band, Oxford Middle School eighth-grade band and OHS Wind Ensemble will put on a concert featuring a special appearance by "the big man" himself, Santa Claus, as a guest conductor.

There will also be a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and guest vocalist, Oxford resident Susan Joul, with perform with the wind ensemble.

The concert will be held in the OHS Fine Arts Center located at 745 N. Oxford Rd.

Admission to the concert is free, so feel free to bring the whole family.

Entrants sought for local film festival

ADDISON TOWNSHIP Kingsbury Country Day School's Film Festival 2013 is the second annual short film and video competition open to all students in fifth through eighth-grades.

Students are invited to produce and submit an original video up to two minutes long (including credits) based on the theme "Integrity."

The contest categories include: Best Original Story, Best Documentary, Best Animation, and Best Foreign Language Film.

Entry forms and films are due by January 25 at Kingsbury Country Day School.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that may include a combination of Kingsbury Country Day School faculty/staff, film/media industry professionals, educators or other qualified judges.

Winning films will be showcased for the public at the Oxford 7 Theater (48 S. Washington, Oxford 48371) on Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Go to for more information and an entry form.

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