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Monday, June 24, 2019

US 1 Really Was #1!

We're not too far away from the heart of summertime.  Hard to believe! From a traditional standpoint, this is also the time when many families are planning or enjoying a well-earned summer vacation --...

Cooler Heads Prevail

School's out and we're just about ready to head into the hottest time of the year. What do you say we try a preemptive counter-attack, and drop in on some legendary "cool" spots in...

Vanishing Acts

It's understandable that our everyday focus is on the here and now. But do you ever allow yourself to pause for a moment to think about the people and places that once dwelled  in...

In The Mood For Food

We're still in the month of May, but it certainly feels like summertime! Perhaps your thoughts are already turning to outdoor grilling and all the delicious foods we enjoy this time of year. It...

School Closings (& Openings)

Of course another school year is nearly complete. Hard to believe! Lee County Schools will celebrate graduation at every school in the system in early June. Before this academic time enters the history books,...

1930s Federally Funded Building Boom Hits Sanford

In the midst of the great depression in the 1930s, the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt undertook a number of ambitious programs in an effort to get the country and its economy back on...

Wicker Workers Through The Ages

Regular readers of our Throwback column know that from time-to-time, we enjoy a casual stroll along one of Sanford’s prominent and historic streets. This time, we'll travel along Wicker Street and drop in on...

It All “Ads” Up!

Our Throwback Thursday feature this week, takes a look at the way some of Sanford’s most venerable businesses marketed themselves in print advertising. A few names have long-ago disappeared into the annals of history;...

Here’s A Dinky Little Story About An Area Railroad Line

Mention the initials “A&W” to most people and they begin to think about root beer and other soft drinks. But here in Sanford and neighboring communities, those initials can carry a different meaning that...

Well Grounded Industries

From times dating all the way back to the 1700s and all the way up to today, the fertile earth of Lee County and the hard, physical labor that goes with it, have been...

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