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A pair of bronze heron sculptures now graces the gardens of the Oxford Community Arts Center in honor of longtime Oxford philanthropists and residents Jack and Sally Southard, pictured here. The Southards have been residents of Oxford for more than 50 years. They are longtime members of the arts center and are sponsors of musical performances at the monthly Second Friday exhibition openings there. Sally was instrumental in creating the arts center’s yearly Arts Gala and Jack is a past president of the center’s board and currently serves on the finance committee. The sculptures were commissioned by a group of local citizens and are on view in the west garden of the arts center, 10 S. College Ave., Oxford. Photo provided by the Oxford Community Arts Center.
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Keith O’Brien gave a talk on “Fly Girls,” a book about defying conventional gender roles.
Our columnist recalls being swept away by love and literature.
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Our columnist recounts her frightful experience just in time for the Halloween season.
At a public informational meeting on the new aquatic center, residents asked about transportation and summer camps.
Our editor offers a challenge sure to be handily met by those who have kept up with the week’s headlines.
A founding father lamented that citizens failed to read and understand the news. How, Editor David Wells asks, would Oxford residents do on a news quiz?
A retired theater professor who now teaches at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts brought the troupe to the Community Arts Center.
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Our columnist notices how tribal national politics influence her perception of public behavior close to home.
A native of College Corner, she retired as Miami University’s assistant director of continuing education.
She was a professional opera singer who became a music teacher. She was also deeply involved in the work of St. Mary Catholic Church.
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Poetry is found not only in poems, but all around us.
The Ohio Poet Laureate hosts public readings around the state to help students, community members and business and civic leaders understand the value and importance of poetry and creative expression. The Poet Laureate is selected by the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that supports the arts as a way to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
Miami preserved a well loved recreation site on Western Campus in spite of new construction.
The 16-member appointed committee will meet every two weeks until it settles on recommendations for the future of the school mascot.
The longtime Oxford resident loved beagles and served his country as well as his high school alma mater.
Local reporting in Oxford has been largely left up to Miami students. Talking with them can be a useful pleasure if the aims and terms are mutually understood.
Ed Theroux said he will prioritize student safety and work to improve the district’s state report card. But for now, he wants to get to know everyone.
The big green boxes at intersections give cyclists room to breathe in the most congested and high-traffic areas.
Editor David Wells sets out his goals for covering the community, warts and all. The Observer seeks submissions from readers. (And it seeks readers.)
University officials said the letter to the Hamilton City School District, signed by a number of faculty, violated policy because it appeared to be endorsed by the university, which takes no position on arming educators.
A San Francisco company that had planned to bring bicycles to Oxford insisted on adding electric scooters to the plan, putting a long-sought collaboration between the city of Oxford and Miami student leaders in jeopardy.
Those that run through campus are claimed by the university but maintained by the city.