This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)
Holiday events set for Sunday include:
An Interdenominational Service at Paris-Yates Chapel at 3 p.m.
At 4, Grove Children’s activities begin and refreshments will be available. Live Bands will also perform in the Grove.
At 6, the Independence Day Ceremony begins in the Grove.
From 6:30 to nightfall, live bands in the Grove and a fireworks presentation will take place over Oxford-University Stadium Swayze Field. (July 2, 2010)
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)
OXFORD TOWN – This Sunday’s (June 27) Summer Sunset Series concert featuring the Germantown Symphony directed by Ron Vernon is expected to wind down the event in classic, laid-back fashion with plenty of folks in attendance. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details, a list of sponsors and photos of the popular event that concludes this Sunday closing out one of the most successful years of the annual event. (June 24, 2010, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – The Sunset Series in the Grove rolls on this week, featuring a new project fronted by local musicians Brad Hayden and Dave Woolworth called The Blackbird Hour. Page 11 of this week’s Oxford Town has Kate Anthony’s coverage of one of the new bands in town that’s literally popping up everywhere. Next Sunday, the Sunset Series concludes with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra. (June 17, 2010, Page 11)
The Summer Sunset Series continues this Sunday (June 13) after a hugely successful opening performance by the Mississippians Jazz Combo last week in the Grove. YAC’s Oxford Songwriter’s Showcase had to cancel for this Sunday but the new band, The Swinging Prevaricators, is filling in. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of Oxford’s favorite Sunday night gathering. (June 10, 2010, Page 8)
The 10th season of the Lafayette-Oxford-University Summer Sunset Series continues at 7 p.m. Sunday with the “Oxford Songwriters Showcase” in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. The free concert will feature several local musicians performing original songs they’ve perfected in a monthly workshop at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (June 9, 2010)
The 10th season of the Lafayette-Oxford-University Summer Sunset Series kicks off June 6 with the Mississippians Jazz Combo in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. The series, produced by the L-O-U Cultural Events Committee, includes four live concerts in the Grove, each set for 7 p.m. Sundays in June. The programs are free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to bring chairs, food and drinks. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to Fulton Chapel. The Mississippians Jazz Combo is a septet composed of student members of the university’s premier jazz ensemble, including Jonathan Whitmire, Charlie Young, Will Lowery, Joseph Habib, Tyler Kuntz and faculty members Michael Worthy and David Carlisle. The group will perform jazz standards and original compositions in a variety of styles.
(June 5, 2010)
More than 2,200 graduates received degrees Saturday during the University of Mississippi’s 2010 commencement ceremony held in the Grove. Former Mississippi governor and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus gave the commencement address where he challenged students to do something bigger than themselves. (May 10, 2010, Page 1A)
For the last 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have changed with the times but have remained true to their basic fundamental values. Boy Scouts still work to earn merit badges in more than 120 areas including first-aid, camping and astronomy, as they have done since their conception 100 years ago. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)