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Some NBA star power came to Springvale on Thursday, when former Boston Celtic Enes Kanter put on a free basketball clinic for kids at the Nasson Community Center. Mr. Kanter, who currently plays for the Portland (OR) Trail Blazers provided two hours of instruction, did a Q&A, signed autographs, posed for pictures and bought pizza for everyone.

All girls, ages 5th-8th grades, interested in playing volleyball are welcome to join free skills and drills clinics at Sanford High on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:00p-6:00p! Current varsity players help at skills and it is super fun! You don’t need to have played previously…and don’t even have to know the rules of the game! Coach Hill would like to welcome anyone with an interest in the sport to come give it a try!

Due to popular demand, the Sanford-Springvale YMCA has added another Safe Sitter® babysitting course for youth 11-15 years of age. Join instructor Jen Fiandaca Thursday, July 22nd from 3:30-8:00 p.m. Register with the Y’s Welcome Center staff or call (207) 324-4942.

The Sanford/Springvale Basketball Association will be back this fall! They are looking at options and details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sanford Mainers Jacob Edwards, Martin Higgins, and Calvin Hewett will represent Sanford in the NECBL All-Star game on July 18.

The Press Herald reported this week that 20 horses, 11 chickens, two pigs, six dogs, six cats, two geckos, three rats and one bearded dragon (a lizard), were seized from a farm on Deering Neighborhood Rd. in Springvale on Wednesday. The animals were taken by state animal welfare officers to shelters across the state. A spokesman from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said the owner was unable to keep up with the care of so many animals. Watch the video here:

The Portland Press Herald reported on Thursday that Michal Wing of Sanford was tragically killed in Rollinsford, NH, on Monday, when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to help a cat that had been hit by another vehicle. The investigation in ongoing.

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