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An abundance of food served at a holiday meal, like this “Friendsgiving” feast among some Miami students this week, likely will yield plenty of leftovers.
Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy makeover
By Charis Whalen and Emily Scott November 24, 2021

Dear Readers,  From all of us at the Oxford Observer, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun, family and food. If you didn’t...

Relax in one of the yoga classes offered at the Miami University Recreation Center.
Oxford area offers ways to stay active during holidays
By Grace Callahan November 24, 2021

As temperatures drop and daylight shortens, winter seems to be begging you to stay inside, hibernating under a pile of blankets. However, health...

Walmart gears up for the Black Friday shoppers, set to appear at 5 a.m. on Friday morning.
Shop local: Oxford businesses gear up shopping weekend
By Hailee Perry November 24, 2021

As Thanksgiving week comes to a close, bargain hunters prepare for the biggest shopping weekend of the year with Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday...

This map, drawn by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, shows the new boundaries of Ohio’s 15 congressional districts in the bill signed by the governor Nov. 14.
New congressional maps face lawsuits after passage
By Emily Scott November 24, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine signed new congressional maps into law Saturday, Nov. 20, which will be in place for the coming election cycle. Voting rights...

William Snavely is sworn in as Oxford’s mayor but Law Director Chris Conard, Tuesday night.
Council selects Snavely as new mayor of Oxford
By Meagan Holloway-Ragland November 23, 2021

William Snavely is once again the mayor of Oxford, selected at the city council's organizational meeting Tuesday night.  Snavely, who had...

Betsy McCall holds Raz the Tegu Lizard, which is expected to grow up to three feet long in the next few years.
Betsy’s Traveling Zoo offers animal education
By Hailee Perry November 24, 2021

Betsy McCall lives the dream that every animal lover longs for: Her home is a zoo of her favorite creatures. McCall has always been an avid...

Hueston Woods offers recreational opportunities for city, campus
By Kaylee Olmsted November 24, 2021

The 3,000-acre Hueston Woods State Park is an important asset and resource for the Oxford community, but remains just out of sight to many of...

Volunteers Emilie Davis (red shirt) and Bob Black, at a Thread Up Oxford collection event earlier this year.
Organizations work toward recycling clothing
By Stella Beerman November 24, 2021

The next time you’re looking for a nice outfit, turn to your closet before heading to your favorite retail store, says Rebecca Robinson, Miami...

“Dune” starring Timothée Chalamet (top center), with performances from well-known names such as Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac and Jason Momoa, is in theaters now.
Review: 'Dune' movie flows well, reignites sci-fi franchise
By Meagan Holloway-Ragland November 24, 2021

The highly anticipated “Dune” (stylized as Dune: Part One in the opening credits), starring Timothée Chalamet, reignites the world of sci-fi...

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November 24, 2021

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