City Pool opens May 27

School is about out for the summer, which means the Oxford City Pool is close to its grand opening. This year’s opening day is May 27. Lap swim begins May 31, while senior aerobics are set to begin June 5.

Free swimming lessons are available again starting on June 5. Registration for the first class runs May 30 through June 2. It can be done online at or in person at the Oxford Park Commission’s administration office located at 310 S. 15th St or at the activity center at 400 Price St. All those interested need to have an athletic account in order to take part.

Swim lessons will also be held June 19-23 (registration June 12-16), June 26-30 for adults only (registration is June 19-23), July 10-14 (July 3-7) and July 24-28 (July 17-21). Lessons are held from 10 to 10:30 in the morning or 6:15 to 6:45 in the evening Monday through Friday.

Pool hours are 1 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and then on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $3 and free for ages 55 and older. All swimmers must be swimwear and children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult, which is someone who is 16 or older and a swimmer.

To contact the pool, call 232-2386. Special assistance related to disability need to contact the ADA coordinator at 232-2453, or visit the office located at 107 Oxford Square.

Kroger will not be expanding to ‘Marketplace’

Sources confirm Kroger Oxford will not be expanding to Kroger Marketplace. Employees were made aware of the decision Tuesday and are expressing their disappointment to customers. There has been no final decision what will happen to the empty space once filled by PJ’s Wine and Liquor, Tequila’s, and others.

Expansion plans for Kroger Marketplace started circulating Oxford in 2015. At that time, a Kroger spokesman said the new store was supposed to have the addition of clothing, home goods, small appliances and a bistro. The expansion would have doubled the store in size.

USA Today reported in January the Cincinnati-based company’s national focus had shifted from expansion to hiring. The Oxford Citizen reached out to Kroger’s corporate office for comment, but has not received a response as of deadline.

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