New appointment to Beautification Commission

Sue McGinnis was appointed to the Oxford Beautification Commission by the village council Tuesday. The village resident, who’s lived on Pleasant St. since 1997 and was appointed to the Oxford Community Development Authority in October, replaces Marilyn Bossardet, who served on the commission for three years prior to her recent resignation. In her Nov. 20 […]

Cottage Inn Pizza comes to Oxford

Brian Coleman and Kevin Gordon must have pizza sauce running through their veins. The pair began delivering pies for Cottage Inn Pizza in the 1990s while attending Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. After graduation, they each opened up Cottage Inns around the state. Coleman with his locations in Grand Rapids and Lansing and Gordon with […]

Old church gets new roof

OXFORD VILLAGE – Over the last few weeks, Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets had a new roof installed at a cost of $37,500. It was the first time the 126-year-old church’s roof had been replaced in 30 years, according to Pastor Karen Moeschberger. Beneath the old […]

Plan for Polly Ann Trail bridge under review

“What’s it going to look like?” Ever since it was announced a few years ago that a pedestrian bridge for Polly Ann Trail users would be constructed over M-24, people have asked this question. Finally, there’s an answer. The proposed bridge site plan is currently under review, after which it must go before the Oxford […]

Plan for Polly Ann Trail bridge under review

“It’s not a done deal.” That’s what John Elsarelli, the planning/zoning official for Oxford Village, had to say about the recently submitted site plan for the Polly Ann Trail pedestrian bridge over M-24. Elsarelli said the village planner, the Northville-based McKenna Associates, Inc., has reviewed the plans and was not satisfied. “The site plan is […]

Davidson appointed CEO, president of Oxford Bank

Only in Smalltown USA can the boy who opened his very first savings account at the local bank grow up to be bank president. “This is something I’ve worked towards and I appreciate the opportunity. I’m very excited,” said Jeff Davidson, referring to his recent appointment as president and chief executive officer of Oxford Bank. […]


Meals-on-Wheels volunteers served up a side-order of holiday spirit with their usual deliveries Friday. Twenty-five poinsettias donated by the Rotary Club of Oxford were given to senior citizens along with their meals. Pictured: Meals-on-Wheels volunteer Brian Seaman (right) gives a poinsettia to Wilhelmina Schroeder, a resident of Hope Senior Apartments.

Scoutmaster honored with national award

For every 100 boys who begin scouting, only two attain the coveted rank of Eagle. Since 1996 three members of Boy Scout Troop 108 have reached the Eagle rank while three more are “within just a few merit badges” of achieving scouting’s highest rank. The members of Troop 108 consider those numbers a testament to […]

Downtown Oxford may lose 16 parking spaces

For a downtown plagued by a lack of parking, the potential loss of 16 spaces is not good news. “It would definitely be detrimental to our business because there’s not enough parking now,” said Diana Renouf, owner of The Scrapping Post. A 1973 lease agreement which allowed Oxford Village to use a parcel of land […]

Fire dispatch to stay local

It appears calls to the Oxford Fire Department will continue to be handled by the Oxford Village Police dispatch center at a significantly lower cost to the township. After reviewing proposals for dispatch service from the village police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, the Oxford Public Fire and EMS Commission Dec. 17 voted unanimously to […]