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Friday, January 22, 2021

So … What Makes Hawkins Avenue “Historic?”

In the community's formative days, its namesake, Colonel Charles Sanford told the town's founders, "I am flattered that you are naming the town after me. I hope you will consider naming the most prominent...

Go Forth On The 4th (And Other Times Too!)

It's almost impossible to believe that the Fourth of July is less than a week away ... and time for another round of picnics, parades, fireworks, trips to beach or mountains and most of...

Sanford History: More Than A 1-Track Mind

Last week we spent some time revisiting Sanford’s origins as a “train town,” and made mention of the many rail lines, companies and residents who played a role in our community’s growth and evolution....

Postcard Past Cards

The inspiration for this week's Throwback Thursday feature comes from Sanford native William Makepeace IV, whose family has lived here for many generations.  In spinning through some family archives recently, William discovered this 1926...

The “Mural” Of The Story

As the weather gets warmer and public travel is permitted, the City of Sanford's Mural Art Trail is a fun, family-oriented attraction that does a great job of combining education and entertainment. Sanford’s Appearance...

Steele’s Appeal

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature is another of our occasional strolls down one of Sanford’s notable roadways. This time around we'll be visiting a leading street of commerce for well over a century. Steele...

Travel Tips For Summer Safety

While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important to remember some key safety tips for keeping your summer fun and free of injury and stress. This...

Creative Ways To Prepare In-Home For Severe Weather

Sanford and Lee County are no strangers to severe weather and hurricanes. But the gift of a struggle is the lesson it teaches us. Sam Mabe, Director of Facilities Management and Safety Officer at...

Home Financing Tips For Active Duty Military & Future Veterans

Most importantly, let's begin on this Veterans Day by thanking all the men and women who have served our country, past and present. We honor your dedication and sacrifice that allows us all to...

New Year’s Resolutions – Family Style

As parents and adult family members, our eyes are always open for teachable moments and the new year is a perfect opportunity. Why not set aside some time for quality family conversation over the...

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