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Garden Club presents ‘A Standard Flower Show’

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the 50-plus year history of the Oxford Garden Club as it prepares for an upcoming flower show. (April 9, 2010, Page 3B)

Square Toast for Scholarships

Square Toast for Scholarships is set for Nov. 8 on the Oxford Square. The fundraising event raises scholarships for students in the Hospitality Management Program at the University of Mississippi.

The event combines a food-and-wine tasting with a silent auction, drawing items from local artists and authors, hotel and casino packages, authographed memorabilia from athletics and local celebrities, various gift certificates, clothing attire and more.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To contact the committee, e-mail sqrtoast@olemiss.edu(April 8, 2010)

‘Uptown Girl’ examines playlists

MUSIC MATTERS – Oxford Town columnist Alexander McAdams  delves into the playlists of some of her Ole Miss friends and acquaintances at some local patios, balconies and porches and finds a few surprises along the way. Check out Music Matters in this issue of Oxford Town to see what songs you may need to add to your play list — or not. (April 8, 2010, Page 8)

Letters to the Editor

Jason T. Plunk writes to commend the Oxford Police Department horseback unit for its recent work around the Square, Lena L. Ward and Ellawee Ivy suggest that Gov. Haley Barbour pay for a lawsuit against the Health Care bill, and Randy Yates writes that we should consider naming some of our local streets after local authors. (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

Square too flashy?

The Oxford Planning Commission approved Monday a change in the city’s sign regulations that could soon lead to fewer neon signs and banners on the Square, if the change is approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen.

 (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

Young readers get chance to meet popular authors

Jack, Annie, Morgan le Fay, Merlin. Those names sound familiar? If you’ve been around the popular Magic Tree House series reading with youngsters, you know them as the major characters. Local fans will get a chance to meet the authors of the long-running series, Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, at Off Square Books on Wednesday. (March 8, 2010, Page 4A)

Doggy deadline for Double Decker

The city approved a new regulation for dogs to be restricted from the Square during the Double Decker Arts Festival in April after 2 p.m. The time was set to coincide with the ending of the Best Dressed Pet contest.

 (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

Car fire on the Square

Oxford firemen extinguished a car fire on the Square in front of City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

Double Decker: Prepare to party

The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

Run for Hope a community-wide event

Many local runners are taking part and many other citizens have volunteered for a wide variety of jobs at Saturday’s Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K run. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part to cheer everyone on as they take part in a local event that helps a special cause at Camp Hopewell and could mean so much to the community. (February 24, 2010, Page 4)

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