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It’s yard sale season! Sign up here now through May 20, to join the Sanford-Springvale City-wide Yard Sale and get your location on the map! Get the most traffic to your yard sale so you can sell more of the stuff you no longer want or need! Please provide the address of the yard sale, an idea of the items you are selling, your email and phone number. Your personal info will not be shared, only the address of the yard sale and general idea of items will be included to the public on the map. Event organizers are hoping you can open your sale up by 8:30 am because a lot of people get out early for this event! The map should be out on Monday May 23 and will be promoted on social media. Organizers are asking for a $5 donation to help support Strategies for a Stronger Sanford. There is also a small Eventbrite fee to sign up. Contact Melissa Simpson at with any questions.

A family member has started a GoFundMe for Monica and Ken Caouette, who lost everything in the fire at their home on Kirk St. in Springvale last week. You can donate to help them here. Seacoast Online ran a story this week about the fire, which you can read here.

The Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours event on Wednesday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sanford Country Club, co-sponsored by SCC and Above & Beyond Catering. There will be great networking, food and fun. Not a Chamber member? Now is a great time to join! The Chamber has some great events coming up this summer, including Brew Fest at the Airport on August 20, sponsored by Eldredge Lumber.

For the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, there will be no changes to the rubbish and recycling pickup schedule for the week of May 29 through June 4. All city offices and both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30. The Transfer Station and Debris Area will be closed on Tuesday, May 31 and will reopen on Wednesday, June 1.

Transportation Update:

  • York County Community Action’s weekend WAVE bus service has resumed. Call (207) 459-2932 to schedule your ride.
  • Due to the labor shortage YCCAC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Shore Explorer trolley routes in Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk and York. Read more in this Press Herald story.
  • The Orange Line bus from Sanford to Wells, with a stop at Wells Beach, will have increased service this summer.

Two Sanford High School staff members won awards recently in the Maine Poets’ Society’s annual Prize Poem Contest. English teacher Anna Lane took the top prize of $50 for an entry by a previously unpublished poet. Custodian Shaun Rowe took second place. Read more in this Spartan Times feature.

Did you know the Athletic Wing at Sanford High School includes not only the competition gym, but also the practice gym, wrestling room, a freeweights room, a fitness room, a health classroom and the locker rooms, as well as offices for the Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Administrator? Read more about it in the Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation’s May newsletter.

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