OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s Fourth of July celebration on the Ole Miss campus always promises a jam-packed day of family-friendly events and this year is no exception. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town gives you a breakdown of events so that you and your family can weigh your options and plan your assault on the town as we celebrate our independence together. (June 30, 2010, Page 8)
Registration is now open for Oxford’s first Endurance Weekend set for Aug. 13-15. With a mix of running and bike races as well as a triathlon, the weekend has a little something for every athlete – as well as those who just enjoy watching others compete. For information visit, http://oxfordenduranceweekend.racesonline.com. (June 25, 2010, Page 2b)
Oxford Rhythm Revival continues Saturday with an all-day festival on the Square. The event is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20.
Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove, is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community. (June 16, 2010)
A rupture Saturday afternoon in the main water line on the Square closed up or slowed down business for restaurants along South Lamar Boulevard and on the Square for the evening. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)
Lights placed outside Downtown Dezigns on the Square will soon be coming down, after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission denied the company’s lighting request. The owner originally installed them without obtaining correct permissions. Owner Na-Ann Watts said she was simply trying to add antique character and charm to her business. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford adopted on Tuesday new regulations regarding illuminated signs and hanging banners. The sign ordinance will affect businesses around the Square and the banner measure affects all businesses in the city. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)
After more than a year of on-again, off-again debate on whether to allow some form of alcohol sales in Oxford on Sunday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted 6-1 to deny an effort to even test the idea. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)
A new festival this summer is planned to help raise finds for the Oxford Medical Ministries. The Oxford Rhythm Revival on June 19 will take place on multiple stages around town. For more information, visit www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. (May 28, 2010, Page 3A)
Guest columnist Jerry Jordan, owner of the restaurant 208 on South Lamar, writes to explain why he and others think Oxford can, and should, support Sunday alcohol sales. (May 28, 2010, Page 4A)