Saturday, January 28, 2023

Friday Night Lights Have Burned Here For Nearly A Century

Our community's premiere high school football game takes place this Friday evening, with the annual Brick City Bowl showdown between unbeaten Lee County and archrival Southern Lee.  The Yellow Jackets, led by Notre Dame...

Food In Store Throughout Sanford

As we head into summertime, our thoughts turn to outdoor grilling and all the delicious foods we enjoy this time of year.  And of course, this type of thinking isn't unique to those of...

Movies, Mann, Media & More

At a time when the 2019 Academy Awards nominees have just been announced, it seems like a good time to go back into our archives and revisit the places where area residents used to...

Pillow Talk

In this day & age we have Air B&Bs, vacation rentals by owners, and traditional bed & breakfasts, as well as the customary hotels and motels. It's worth noting that for as long as...

April Fuelin’

One of the ironies of our present-day shelter at home circumstance is that we've largely been unable to take advantage of the lowest gas prices in recent history.  So it seems like a good...

Shopping In Store(s) A Century Or More

Happy Thanksgiving . . . and welcome to the traditional start of the big holiday shopping season. Of course, this year is anything but traditional, but it's still worth making the effort to enjoy...

The End of Endor

For nearly a century, one of the most prominent streets in Sanford was Endor Street. Doesn't ring a bell? Perhaps the Endor name is familiar to you because of the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway,...

Outskirts In Schools

Last week's Throwback column sounded the school bell for another year of classes, but our tribute didn't stray beyond Sanford's city limits.  So this week we'll drop in on some other Lee County schools...

Fuelish Behavior

As the temperatures begin to rise this time each year, apparently so do the gas prices. In the past few weeks we've seen a notable uptick, with more increases rumored to be on the...

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...

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