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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Some Sanford Building Blocks

New years are all about new beginnings. As we begin another new year in earnest, your Throwback Thursday team is taking a closer look at some notable buildings that were prominent in Sanford's formative...

Going Waaaaaay Back To School

Area students, educators and staffs are well in to their first week back in school, after the long Christmas break.  Here at the Welcome To Sanford Throwback Thursday column, it seems like a good...

Government Offices . . . Past & Present

It's not uncommon for government offices to close for official holidays.  However, our Throwback Thursday column is always "open for business."  This time, we'll be featuring  some area government buildings of the past and...

Soda Signs Bubble Up All Over Town!

As we toast the holiday season, we also make note of one advertising constant, that has been a Sanford presence for over a century. A casual cruise through downtown reveals ghost signs promoting Coca-Cola...

History Happens On Hawkins Avenue

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...

Shining The Light On Depot Park

This time of year is truly a special time to drop in on one of our community landmarks … Depot Park in downtown Sanford. And as an added bonus, if you spend time here...

Christmas Parades From Now And Then

It's fair to say that we are in the heart of Christmas celebration season. The first picture in this week's Throwback column only dates back a few days to Monday evening's celebration of our...

A Century Of Shopping In Downtown Sanford

Happy Thanksgiving! Downtown Sanford Inc, is among the organizations that are leading the area's Small Business Saturday activities, complete with discount punch cards, holiday music in the air, special offers and of course, downtown streets...

Business As Usual … Right From The Start!

We're heading in to the holiday season and for a lot of folks, it's "shopping season" too.  Long before the days of Cyber Mondays, the internet and big box national businesses, our area's commerce...

Steele Stories

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature is another of our occasional strolls down one of Sanford’s notable roadways.  This week, we visit of our leading streets of commerce for well over a century. Steele Avenue...

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