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Nonprofits helping nonprofits: Grahamtastic Connection, a Sanford-based organization that provides technology and internet access to kids with cancer and other life threatening illnesses, has been bolstered by donations from two other local groups. The Sew Craz’E Quilters, a chapter of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild that meets in Springvale, has been making and donating book pillows to GC. Each pillow has a pocket that holds a book. Santa’s Cause, which collects and distributes toys to kids in foster care, has donated a large lot of extra toys, which will be included in GC’s Backpacks Full of Joy. See photos above.

Kendra Williams, former Sanford School Committee member and lifelong resident of Sanford, has announced her candidacy for the District 33 State Senate seat currently held by David Woodsome of North Waterboro. Sen. Woodsome cannot run for re-election due to Maine’s term limits law.

Springvale Fish and Game’s annual Mousam Lake Ice Fishing Derby has been postponed to Sunday, February 13.

Trafton Travelers are getting ready to hit the road in 2022. The line up of fun day and overnight adventures has been announced, and includes a three-day journey to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, a trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Bar Harbor, a cruise down the Charles River in Boston, a Hobo Railroad train ride through the White Mountains, and more. All the details are here. Registration is now open, so call (207) 457-0080 to reserve a spot for your next getaway today!

Sanford High School alumni Zac Payeur and Anthony Payeur (pictured below, 2nd and 3rd from left) have joined the York County Sheriff’s Department as corrections officers. Congratulations!

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