News Notes: November 11, 2021
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Mingle Jingle Run to benefit St. Thomas School:
- Male Overall – Ryan Brennan
- Female Overall – Sue Williams
- Virtual 5K – Allison Puiia
- Virtual Bike Challenge – Susan Oullette
- Best Holiday Costume – Mr. & Mrs. Claus aka Bruce Bonenfant and Heidi Jangel-Bonenfant
- Alumni Award – Rachel Cyr
Sanford firefighter Doug Johnson has finished training and is now certified as an EMT-Paramedic, which allows him to perform advanced life support functions. Congratulations Doug!
Another Chance Animal Rescue thanks all who attended their recent adoption event at PetSmart. 15 families now have a new furry member!
The York County Vaccination Center will begin offering vaccines to children ages 5-11 beginning this Friday, 11/12/21, from 3-7pm. Located at the Center For Shopping (the former Marshalls building), 1364 Main St. Drop-ins welcome.
- Pediatric hours (5-11 years old): Fridays 3-7pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
- Hours for those 12 years and older: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-7pm, Saturdays 8am-4pm
The Sanford Sewerage District Board of Trustees is taking bids for a surplus vehicle, a 2012 GMC ½ ton 4WD, 122,000 miles, with automatic transmission, towing package and AC. Individual sealed bids will be accepted at the District’s office located at 281 River St., Springvale until 4:30 p.m., Monday December 13, 2021. The vehicle may be viewed at 281 River St., Springvale. MINIMUM BID- $11,500. The sealed bids will be opened and the high bid will be awarded at the Board of Trustees meeting which starts at 5:00 p.m., Monday December 13, 2021. The vehicle is to be sold “as is” with no warranties. The Board of Trustees holds the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent of the District at 324-5313.
Eight members/volunteers of Southern Maine Sno-Goers got a lot of work done on New Dam Crossing / Apache Trail on November 7, filling in a very muddy/stumpy/root filled area with some donated stump grinding. Donald Chappell donated the use his tractor and provided heavy equipment operation expertise. Joseph Godin and Godin Associates donated the use of their dump body Polaris Ranger. The Club is also appreciative of Joe and his son Corey who drove almost 3 hours one way from Massachusetts to donate their labor that morning, as well as Donald Allaire, Jim Roux and Paul Haven. Much work remains to be done and the Sno-Goers would love to have more help on these projects. If you are not a member, please consider joining and donating your time to make the trails better for all riders.
Sanford Springvale Basketball Association is now Sanford/Springvale Recreational Sports at Nasson, because they are about more than just basketball! This month they will kick off a new round of coed volleyball clinics for grades 5-8, on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., beginning November 30. Coach Kevin Hill is the son of a volleyball coach and has been playing competitive volleyball for the past 9 years. He created and currently plays and instructs the men’s volleyball club team at the University of Southern Maine. While it’s his job to get experienced players prepared to compete at the collegiate national level, he also has the honor of teaching so many newcomers how to play such an amazing sport. He loves what he does and it’s his personal mission to continue growing the sport of volleyball in the state of Maine. The cost for the clinics is $50. Register online at clubs.bluesombrero.com/sanfordspringvaleme.
Airport Improvement Magazine has a feature story on the solar farm at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. The aerial photography is fantastic. Airport Manager Allison Navia, Maintenance Supervisor Joe Ridley and Jim Nimon of the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council were interviewed for the article, which you can read here: https://airportimprovement.advanced-pub.com/Stylus/viewer.aspx?id=63&pageId=58.
The Sanford Middle School Holiday Food Drive is now underway! Thanksgiving meal items are most appreciated, but other non-perishables including peanut butter, boxed mac ‘n cheese, pasta and sauce are most welcome. Send items to school with your middle school student, or drop them off at the front office. The Food Drive runs through December 10.
The Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation has a great article in their November newsletter about the new climbing wall at Sanford High School. Read it here: https://www.sanfordschoolslegacyfoundation.org/legacy-minute.
The Sanford Regional Growth Council, with the assistance of the new Small Business Advocate, is pleased to announce the release of A Small Business Guide. This guide was created to help new and expanding small businesses navigate more smoothly through codes, planning, and licensing, to the goal of “open for business”! The guide has been test-driven by a few community business owners, who said it was a positive step to a process that can sometimes seem complex. Click here to go to the Guide.
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