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Puppy Scam: The Sanford Police Department is warning residents of a Facebook scam involving puppies. A seller claims to have puppies for sale (presumably with adorable photos), a buyer sends money, and when they go to pick up the puppy, the person at that address is not selling puppies. The SPD advises citizens not to send money for anything without physically seeing the item they wish to purchase.

York County Shelter Programs could use some assistance from community members, as they are in need of toiletry items for their residents, such as razors, shaving cream, shampoo, body wash, tooth brushes, toothpaste and deodorant. If you would like to help, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Bonnie Leslie at 207-324-1137, ext. 109, or email

The St. Thomas Council, Knights of Columbus, chose the family of Patrick and Adele Demers to be recognized as family of the month for October 2022. The Demers family have been with the parish since 1963 when they started off as communicants at Notre Dame Church. Patrick and Adele have been happily married for 59 years and are proud parents of ten children, and grandparents of 15. Read more about them here:

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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Springvale Library on Sunday, November 27 from 10:00 am to noon for a very special picture taking event hosted by Girls Who Grant. Photos with the Clauses are by donation only, with proceeds donated to the Library.

St. Thomas School’s Poinsettia Fundraiser is going on now! Visit to order your choice of pink, red or white plants in 6.5” pots. Pickup will be in the St. Thomas Cafeteria on Friday, December 2 from 3:00-6:00 pm.

The Old Timers’ Shop’s Christmas raffle is up and running. This year’s theme is Cozy Winter Wishes. The drawing will be on December 17. Stop by the shop to purchase your tickets and check out all the delightful items included.

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Sanford Sound has been nominated once again for the Mobile Electronics Industry’s Retailer of the Year Award! Sanford Sound is the only store in Maine that has received this huge honor. Here’s your chance to show your appreciation for the great work Jack Bogard and his crew do serving customers and being a great community asset. Click this link to vote: Don’t wait, voting ends November 13!

The Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce welcomed Crystal Athletic Training Facility to the Chamber with a recent ribbon cutting under the big dome at 414 Alfred Rd. Members of the Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassador Committee members were treated to a tour of Southern Maine’s newest indoor training facility, which includes the 125′ x 150′ state-of-the-art inflated sports dome which can accommodate a variety of activities and sports, including birthday parties. Whether it be softball, football, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey or other activity, if you want to play more Crystal Training Facility is your place to get active. Partners Paul Cote, Megan Cote, Jana Doughty, and Chuck Chadbourne are pictured below cutting the ribbon. The facility is open 6:00 am to midnight seven days a week. Batting cages and a parent lounge are available as well. For reservations, contact Jana at or find Crystal Training Facility on Facebook and lnstagram.

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