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Sanford High School Class of 2022 graduates Grace Davie, Isabella Farrington and Olivia Martin have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Red Sox Foundation as 2022 New England Service Scholars. These awards are given to 100 students each year from all across New England who are making a meaningful impact in their local communities through service. They were recognized earlier this month as part of a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park.

There will be a parking ban in effect from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday August 29 and Tuesday August 30 to do paving work on the following streets:

  • Hanson Ridge Rd. – from Douglas St. to Lebanon St. / Rt.202
  • Beulah St. – from Shaw Rd. to Whitman St.

Israel Briggs, owner of Blacksky Composites, LLC, an experimental aircraft company based out of the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, had a close call last week in the twin engine plane he was flying began to rapidly leak oil while en route from Tønsberg, Norway to Sanford. The Atlantic Ocean crossing requires multiple stops along the way for refueling, and he had planned to stop initially in Iceland, but was diverted first to the Faroe Islands, then to Stornoway Airport in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides islands when the Faroe landing proved too risky. He landed safe and sound in Scotland. Read the full story here: https://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/sport/football/atlantic-solo-pilot-has-a-lucky-escape-3819683.

The Trafton Center Brush Strokes painting group raised $556 to aid the children of Ukraine in need of cancer treatments. Great job!

Sanford Maine Stage has started working on its annual “Thank You to Our Veterans” show scheduled for November 11th at the Nasson Theatre at 7:00 p.m. If you like to sing and would like to be part of honoring our veterans, please email Mary Stair at marya.troopstair@gmail.com. A rehearsal schedule is available.

Scam Alert: Some St. Thérèse parishioners are receiving fake text messages from Father Bill asking for gift cards to be purchased for other people in need. THIS IS A SCAM! Please do not respond to these messages or click any links in the messages. Do not call the phone number from which they are texting.

Holiday Help: Do you need assistance providing your children age 16 and under with gifts and a holiday meal this year? The Salvation Army can help. Call 207-324-3134 for an appointment to apply.

Sanford made the front page of the Portland Press Herald twice this past week! In Tuesday’s paper, the story was about the $25 million federal RAISE grant that Sanford has been awarded to put toward downtown reconstruction. On Wednesday, the DNA Doe Project that is working to identify the skeletal remains of a little girl that were found following the demolition of the Emerson School was featured.

The Shaker Hill Bakery in Alfred will be celebrate National Food Bank Day with a three-day “Treats for Eats” event from September 2-4. If you bring in a donation of non-perishable, stable-shelf food or a cash donation, you’ll receive a bag of freshly made treats. Bakery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Bakery is part of York County Shelter Programs, which serves many Sanford residents.

In Maine, the Monkeypox vaccine is available to individuals of all ages who meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men
  • Transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary individuals who have sex with men
  • Individuals exposed to someone with monkeypox in the past 14 days who were notified of the exposure by a public health agency OR by a person with monkeypox

The vaccine is available at the York County Vaccination Center, 1364 Main St. in the Center for Shopping. No appointment needed. They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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