News Notes: January 9, 2022

The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Council #13861 are first out of the gate with a donation to Waban’s 2022 Telethon this week. Pictured above, Grand Knight Dennis Breton and District Deputy Ray Sargent presented a check for $1,800 to Waban’s Executive Director Jennifer Putnam and Deputy Director Gervaise Flynn.

The 2022 local election season is off to an early start. York County Treasurer Bobby Mills has officially announced his candidacy for re-election. 

Strategies for a Stronger Sanford’s January 2022 drawing is a gift basket that would be a perfect surprise for Valentine’s Day or just a nice treat for anyone to enjoy. It comes with a $50 gift certificate to Jenny’s Apothecary Services and a 30 minute massage with Lisa Allen. Both businesses are located within Magnolia’s Salon at 25 Daigle Ln. in Sanford. To go along with a Spa Day, Debbie Randall from Ice Queen Creations donated a Spa basket with homemade face scrubbies, wash cloths, and soap holder with soap, as well as some other spa goodies to complete the package. This basket has a $150 value. To donate to this fundraiser and be entered in the drawing, go to https://visufund.com/january-2022-give-away-spa-basket. The winner will be notified February 1 via email. When you support Strategies you are supporting all of their programs: Stuff the Bus, Right Brain Club, Sanford Police Cadets, The Backpack Program, and East Side Youth Initiatives. Congrats to the December winner, Rev. Sue Murphy.

The Trafton Travelers have a five-day motor coach trip planned to Montreal and Quebec City in August which includes guided tours, a visit to Notre Dame Basilica, a St. Lawrence River cruise and more. See this page for details.

New Hope Alliance, which offers safe, affordable, substance-free housing to people in early recovery, will be opening a 6-bed sober living house for women in Sanford in February. It is within walking distance of meetings and Main St. and is MAT-friendly. Contact them at (207) 807-8937 for more info.

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