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On the last weekend of July, while the Maine Attraction Water Ski team was competing for (and winning) first place, there was another member of the team helping out, but not on skis.  Captain Jack, the golden retriever, was hard at work. 

Captain, with his saddle bag, moseyed through the spectators (most of whom know him by name), busily collecting money for the ski team’s adaptive ski program. Adaptive skiing uses special equipment to allow individuals with disabilities to get in the water and on skis!

He has also appeared at all of the team’s local shows to benefit the ski team and help pay for fuel, upkeep, equipment, costumes, and more. Throughout the summer, he has managed to collect over $1000 and make a lot of new friends. Captain would like to thank all those who donated and hopes to see them all (and maybe get a  treat or two) at the Labor Day show on Monday, September 6, at Number One pond.

Another Chance Animal Rescue is opening up their kitten list and making appointments for kitten adoptions. Call 490-2855 to make an appointment. More info about their adoption process can be found here.

In view of the “Substantial” level of Covid-19 community transmission in York County, the Portland diocese is strongly recommending that all persons attending Mass or other in-church gatherings wear face masks.

The Sanford Alumni Association will be bringing out the t-shirt cannon at home games again this year. They have shirts left from last year, but would like to buy more to keep the program going through the fall and winter seasons. Due to overwhelming support from local businesses, they have changed the sponsorship so they don’t run out of room on the shirts. Business sponsorships will be $100 for a name, or $250 for a logo. To get your business name or logo on the shirts, send a check to Sanford Alumni Association, PO Box 1424, Sanford ME 04073, or use this link to pay online.

Sanford Performing Arts Center is looking to grow their team of volunteers as they prepare for the 2021-22 Season. On Monday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m., join them for Info Night and learn about all the ways you can use your talents and skills to make our incredible SPAC even better. From ushers, to box office and security, to marketing, costuming, lighting and set design, there are opportunities for YOU to get plugged in at the SPAC!

Learning doesn’t stop after school! The Sanford-Springvale YMCA’s Kid’s Out Before and After School Programs help kids cultivate values, skills and relationships. Go to the website or stop in at the Y to pick up your registration forms today, as space is limited. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Y or emailed to Sarah Tietgens at

There is still time to sign your kids up for the fall season of field hockey and football with the Sanford Springvale Youth Athletics Association. Register here.

Enrollment in the fall academic program at Sanford Community Adult Education starts Monday August 16, and ends September 2. Classes start September 8. Their academic program covers High School Diploma, High School Equivalency, College Prep, English Language Acquisition, and Basic Education. Call 490-5145 or visit their website at

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