News Notes: January 22, 2023
The Sanford Fire Department was busy with mutual aid calls this week as well as their own work. On the early morning of January 18, Sanford firefighters helped battle a commercial structure fire near the intersection of Route 202 and Mountain Rd. in Alfred (see photo). On January 20, the Department was called to a structure fire on River Rd. in Lebanon. The SFD also was occupied with motor vehicle accidents, downed trees and power lines due to the storm.
When you recycle, you are saving money and helping save the environment. If you do not have a “Sanford Recycles” sticker, you can pick one up for free at the Transfer Station, Public Works Office, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. Apply the sticker to a trash can, plastic tub or bin and put your recyclables in it at curbside on your designated day of the week. Not sure what can be recycled? Check out this handy cheat sheet: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=488054090160100&set=a.158797529752426. For a more detailed list, see EcoMaine’s Recycling Do’s and Don’ts here: https://www.ecomaine.org/what-can-be-recycled/ecomaines-list-of-recycling-dos-and-donts/.
What kinds of adult programs would you like to see at Springvale Library? Fill out their survey to make your opinion heard: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNX11FpYCJlr1MIfJ2DMbeUigz7-P2gCVXbeqZ-w_lhjTcmA/viewform.
Registration is open now for Sanford Recreation’s February Vacation Camp for kids in grades Pre-K through 6. The Camp will be held at Carl J. Lamb School the week of February 20 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost is $150 for Sanford residents and includes a field trip. Get more info and register here: https://sanfordme.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29736
Are you interested in a career in mental and behavioral health? Sweetser is holding a career fair at the Springvale Career Center on Wednesday, February 8 from 9:30-11:30 am. Openings are available in clinical, direct care, leadership and more. Call Carol Mundigler at 207-294-4446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
January 27 is the last day to buy raffle calendars for the Sanford Music Boosters’ 2023 fundraiser. Over $3,300 in prizes will be awarded. You can purchase from a local band student, or mail a check ($10 each or 3 for $20) to Sanford Music Boosters, PO Box 732, Sanford ME 04073.
Registration opens February 1 for the Kiwanis Club of Sanford’s 2nd Annual Toss for a Cause Cornhole Tournament. Get those throwing arms ready and keep an eye out for the registration link to sign your team up. Team space is limited and spots will fill up quickly. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 4 from 6:00-10:00 pm at Nasson Community Center.
Little League registration is now open – go to https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2538322 for all the info and to sign up your slugger. Open to kids age 4-12.
The Springvale Fish and Game Club has postponed its Mousam Lake Ice Fishing Derby to February 12 due to lack of safe ice. Stay tuned for further updates.
Comcast/Xfinity reports that it has completed more than half of its planned expansion project in Sanford, already connecting more than 5,600 residents and dozens of businesses, with plans to finish by the end of 2023. Low-income residents may be able to get a credit of up to $30 per month toward internet service through the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program. Visit this page to learn more: https://www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/acp.
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