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Friday, August 23, 2019

Heads of the Class(es)

Our Throwback Thursday adventures continue with our recent "return to school" theme. This week, let's drop in on some student leaders from the past. We begin with a visit to Sanford Central High School,...

Lee County Classes Of The Past

With school bells on the verge of ringing again, we continue our visit to some earlier examples of schools and associated buildings in the area. First up is the home of what was known...

Classic Classrooms

We're still a few weeks away from the start of another school year for most children in the area.  It seems like a good time to begin working our way toward the ringing of...

Some Sanford Southern Hospitality

It's hard to believe, but as we enter the month of August, it's also one of those transitional times of year.  Some folks are fitting in last blasts of summer travel and family vacations....

Classic Stay-cation Sensations

Long before the term stay-cation was coined, local residents were finding plenty of ways to enjoy fun in the sun during the hot, summer months.  Staying close to home was never a problem for...

Sanford’s Roadway Royalty

In last week’s Throwback column, we provided a general overview of where many of Sanford’s notable streets got their names. This week, as a follow up, let's take a brief look at a few...

Sanford Street Feats

We travel on them pretty much every day, but almost never give any thought to why the streets of Sanford have the names they do. This week, our Throwback feature sheds some light on...

July 4 + 4 More

Happy Independence Day to you & yours! The Fourth of July is often thought of a time for picnics, parades and most of all, celebrations. It’s our country’s birthday, after all! So on this special...

Vacation Vocations

Our Throwback column last week talked about the popularity of vacation travel and the prominent role Sanford played in east coast touring for a sizable part of the first half of the  20th century....

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 --...

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