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The Goodall Library has brand new snow sleds that can be checked out for a week at a time. Choose a kids’ downhill sled or a flying saucer. The Library also has jigsaw puzzles to check out. There are over 100 puzzles to choose from, ranging from 300 pieces to 1000.

Smitty’s has produced an interesting YouTube video detailing their history, business model and plans for the future. Watch it here.

If you’ve noticed a pink ribbon among the sea of white ribbons tied to the fence at the North Parish Church, it is in memory of Louise Knight, a church member who passed away from Covid-19 on January 4. The white ribbons represent all the other Maine residents lost to Covid since the pandemic began.

Of The Fields Floral, a Sanford floral design company, is offering Flowergrams – Valentine’s Day bud vase arrangements – delivered to residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities for just $15. Order here.

Grow a lot of vegetables? Create a local food product you’d love to sell? Make art with naturally sourced or farm-grown material? Have a passion for local business? The Sanford Farmers’ Market is now accepting applications for the 2021 season. Visit sanfordfarmersmarket.org for more info.

Pittie Posse’s Pet Pantry is a food pantry that supports people’s pets. They provide dog and cat food, treats, toys, litter and puppy pads for free to those in need. Pets must be compliant with State laws. They will be at the York County Food Pantry, 5 Swett’s Bridge Rd. in Alfred, every Friday in February from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Ginnie Drouin is the new Library Assistant at the Springvale Library. She is a retired school principal, and will be heading up a new Tuesday night book group. Welcome Ginnie!

York County Community Action is selling its 13-passenger 2007 Ford Econoline Van. The vehicle is located at 6 Spruce Street in Sanford. Please call Dot Morin at 459-2939 if you would like to view it. This vehicle is to be sold as is, where is, with no warranties, by sealed bid. Bids must be marked with “Sealed Bid” on the front of the envelope and sent to: YCCAC, Attn: Dot Morin, P.O. Box 72, Sanford, ME 04073. Bids must be received by noon on Friday, February 19, 2021. YCCAC Reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. Final sale is contingent upon approval by Maine DOT.