News Notes 6/13

Mason Nguyen solos on alto sax at the SHS Jazz Band's spring concert.

Watch the Sanford High School Jazz Band perform their Spring Concert including the numbers “Second Line,” “Goodbye My Heart” and “Burritos to Go” on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G4Gl9fF4Hg.

Melissa J. Belanger recently graduated from Husson University with a Bachelors in Nursing degree.

Volunteers from the Sanford Backpack Program have planted the garden beds at Carpentier Park with tomatoes, squash and peppers. When the vegetables are harvested they will be added to the food distributions for local families.

Sophie Ouelette and Mollie Hludik are Carl J. Lamb School’s Outstanding Alumni Scholarship recipients for 2021. Congrats!

Sanford High School Music Boosters award winners this year are: Aislynn Worden – Louis Armstrong Jazz Award; Étaín Cullen – John Philip Sousa Band Award; Paige Wilson – Agnes Tibet Choral Award. The SHS Music Booster scholarship winners are Étaín Cullen and Eryn Dudley.

June 11 was First Responders Appreciation Night at the Sanford Mainers game. Sanford Police Officer Eddie Murphy threw out the first pitch.

Sanford Community Adult Education is gearing up for Fall. For decades they’ve been a favorite spot for “full-service” enrichment programming. They’d love to hear your suggestions for courses – especially if you have an idea for a great instructor for that class! Feel free to email them at AdultEd@sanford.org.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish has announced that, effective Father’s Day Weekend (June 19-20), the Diocese of Portland has lifted the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation throughout the state of Maine. Issued due to the pandemic, the dispensation has been in place for Maine Catholics since March 18, 2020.

Speaking of the Mainers, they got off to a bit of a slow start this season, but have now won two in a row. One more win and it’s officially a streak!

The SHS Chorus’ Spring Concert had a theme of hope. The selections were “Hold On Just a Little While Long,” “Sing,” “Hope is a Thing With Feathers” and “Homeward Bound.” Watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4PmWwuth4.

Have you ever wanted to learn pottery? You are in luck because the YMCA Trafton Center has an amazing pottery program complete with their own kiln for firing! Pottery is just one of the many activities and classes at the Trafton Center. Stop by or call 207-457-0080 to see what else they offer!

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