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Saturday, July 4, 2020

A July 4 From Before

As we head into the holiday weekend, all of us at Welcome To Sanford wish a Happy Independence Day to you & yours! The Fourth of July is often thought of as a time for...

Travel Destinations For The Nation*

Did you ever wonder why a community the size of Sanford has large buildings like the former Wilrik Hotel in the downtown area? It’s because US 1 traveled right through the heart of the...

Summertime Cool Spots

It seems hard to believe, but this coming weekend ushers in the start of summer.  As we contemplate entering the hottest time of the year, let's set the mood by dropping in on some...

School Comings & Goings

Welcome To Sanford extends our enthusiastic best wishes to the graduates in the Class of 2020. And we share the disappointment that our area students missed out on the many milestones that make senior...

Building Blocks

Last week, our Throwback column focused attention on a handful of buildings -- most of which still exist today -- that were constructed in the 1930s as a part of the Works Progress Administration...

Economic Downturn Leads To Building Upturn

When our country was in the midst of serious economic throes nearly a century ago, the federal government and administration of President Franklin Roosevelt undertook a number of ambitious programs in an effort to...

Food In Store For Sanford

While our modern-day headlines focus attention on the return of public dining as early as this weekend, our Throwback column is of a mind to take a closer at some of the area's legendary...

A Tour For Wicker Walkers

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...

“Ad”-vocates For Legendary Businesses

While we are in the early stages of regaining access to all of our local businesses, our Throwback Thursday feature this week, takes a look at the way some of Sanford’s most venerable businesses...

A&W Is “A-Okay!”

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...

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