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Relaxing on the Square Books Deck [PIC]

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in Pictures | 0 comments

Relaxing on the Deck at Square Books [pic] click for expanded view From time to time, we like sharing pictures and/or art from around the Oxford area. This is one of those times : ) photo credit: Derek...

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Take a Virtual Tour of Oxford with Google Maps 'Street View'

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009 in Oxford | 0 comments

For all the folks who yearn to drop by and visit, but can never seem make the time… We hear ya. But your life just got a bit easier. Google Maps ‘Street View’ has officially visited Oxford. What’s ‘Street View’? Google can probably explain better : ..and the cool thing? Virtually all of Oxford has been canvassed.. Ole Miss Union? yup The Rebel Barn? yup Even the old decrepit Gin (that someone should friggin’ buy already, and restore)? yup So, have at it. Explore. And let us know if you recognize any...

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Monster Oxford

Posted by on Feb 15, 2009 in Pictures | 0 comments

[click to enlarge] Many thanks to Joey Ellis of Charlotte, NC, who recently designed these amazing letter-characters to help his young son learn the alphabet.. (as I simply hacked them up to create our city sign...

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An Obama Oxford Reunion

Posted by on Feb 10, 2009 in Oxford | 2 comments

who would you guess popped back into...

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8 Oxford Factoids

Posted by on Feb 8, 2009 in Oxford | 1 comment

The law office located at 1013 Jackson Avenue was originally home to Phil Stone, a lawyer and early mentor to William Faulkner. The building itself is considered one of the oldest continually operated law offices in the state of Mississippi. It now houses the Freeland & Freeland Law firm. Oxford’s sister city is Aubigny, France, which is located 120 miles directly south of Paris. The Oxford Train Depot was originally a passenger stop on the Illinois Central Railroad, which connected Chicago to New Orleans. It sat decrepit for...

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Square Books & Regions Bank [PICart]

Posted by on Feb 4, 2009 in Pictures | 3 comments

From time to time, we like sharing pictures and/or art from around the Oxford area. This is one of those times : ) photo credit: Derek Moreton photo manipulation: me

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Two Days In The Life: The Oxford Beatles Shows

Posted by on Jan 30, 2009 in Oxford | 0 comments

On February 5th and 6th Proud Larry’s will host the fundraiser “Two Days In The Life: The Oxford Beatles Shows” featuring over fifty local artists covering their favorite Beatles tunes. The show is the brainchild of Chico Harris, founder of Oxford Town, The Local Voice, and – coincidentally – onetime owner of the domain name Harris began the tribute last year (“A Day In The Life”) to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney meeting each other and as a way to...

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The Oxford Vent Line, Part One

Posted by on Jan 28, 2009 in Oxford | 0 comments

Had a rough day? Did you get stuck behind a tourist who didn’t know how to drive around the Square (Josette – that one’s for you). Upset about an Ole Miss loss? You a student, and not get the grade you wanted? You waiting tables at Proud Larry’s and someone stiff you on the tip? Need a place to vent your frustration? Introducing, The Oxford Vent Line Call up, and vent to your heart’s content As submissions come in, we’ll pick a few audio clips to post here on the site to share (in an upcoming post).. small...

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Getting Juiced With Ron Shapiro at Main Squeeze

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in Oxford | 3 comments

Oxford mainstay, Ronald “Ronzo” Shapiro is on his laptop with several of the nation’s newspapers within arm’s reach when I find him at Main Squeeze, his latest foray into the “restaurant, etcetera” business. It was the third time I had dropped by to chat with him; the previous times took place in December where I was met with Post-it Notes on the door declaring him absent for the time being. Shapiro’s unavailability on the first two attempts was not altogether unexpected. It was, after all, late December and the...

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1215 South 11th – Lindfield House [OTM]

Posted by on Jan 21, 2009 in Oxford Time Machine | 0 comments

Oxford Time Machine (aka. OTM) highlights ‘then-and-now’ photos of the surrounding community. It’s a hobby project of ours : ) In the 1850′s, an Englishman named Edward Hustace purchased the property, and being an English citizen, was able to save the house during the Civil War when Grant occupied the...

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