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Stuff you’ll want to see now that you’re here

OXFORD TOWN – YAC Director and regular OT art and entertainment columnist Wayne Andrews gives tips about interesting events and activities that deviate from the norm and are considered “must sees” around the L-O-U community. His focus; Thacker Mountain Radio featuring host Jim Dees (pictured) and the monthly art events Oxford Art Crawl and Makers Market. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town helps you get off the beaten path and soak up a little culture along the way by following these great suggestions. Check it out. (August 18, 2011, Page 10)

Letters to the Editor

David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

The 2nd Annual Oxford Endurance Weekend cranks up Friday, Aug. 5

OXFORD TOWN – The cover of this week’s Oxford Town features SmartSync Oxford Endurance Weekend, a jam packed weekend of endurance races, which begins at the University Museum with the Rowan Oak 5K on Friday and ends Sunday on the Oxford Square with the Oxford Square Criterium. Page 6 in this issue has a schedule, photos and other details about the upcoming full weekend of endurance races as athletes around the country invade Oxford with their bikes and triathlon gear. The races promise to be spectator-friendly and exciting and everyone is invited to attend. (August 4, 2011, Page 6)

Lots of ‘summer reading’ going on these days

Notice more folks around the book stores and library? How about fewer youngsters outside? Many of them, Editor Don Whitten suspects, are working on summer reading lists and projects as the days count down until the beginning of school. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

Special people, places produce treasured memories

Funerals, closings and retirements. All spark memories of people, places and events, as they did for Editor Don Whitten this week. Whitten takes a journey back down memory lane while thinking about Quay Hudson, the Downtown Grill and David Wells. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

Taking advantage of one of those breaks

Empty parking spaces are the best sign around here that school’s out, and there have been plenty available around Oxford this week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at spring break and how many folks are spending their time this week or how they might wrap up things this weekend. (March 17, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Milly Moorhead West writes to urge city officials to refrain from putting up kiosks to deal with paid parking on the historic Oxford Square, while Jason Plunk writes to commend the city for its trash compactors that help with appearance and cleanliness on the Square (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)

Welcome to Oxford Film Festival 2011

OXFORD TOWN – The eighth annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off this evening at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio for a full night of music and movie entertainment. The festival continues through Sunday, Feb. 13. Find complete festival information on Pages 17-20 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town or visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com. (February 10, 2011, Page 17)

Balancing connected with being too connected

We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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