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Sanford Spartans Varsity Football team beat Lewiston 27-24 in the Homecoming game!

The annual fall Soccer Tournament is coming up this weekend, so expect heavy traffic and lots of parked cars in the area of Shaw Rd. and Spur Rd.

Are you a Sanford High School alumnus? If you’d like to be kept in the loop about all the Alumni Association’s great activities, send your email address to and she will add you to the mailing list.

Don’t forget the Sanford Farmers’ Market is open through the end of October. You can find squashes, apples, cider, mushrooms, bread and baked goods, flowers and more, every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The Police Department’s Citizen Advisory Group recently conducted its third meeting. During that discussion a list of wants/needs was developed, and from there the list will be condensed, to tackle the top priorities that the group would like to see implemented. Look for more information in a future article.

Sanford Recreation is starting Drop In Sports programs for youths and adults at Memorial Gym. No need to register, just show up and pay the supervisor on duty whenever you can make it. If there’s no school that day, there will be no sports at night. All programs are held 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Participants form teams and play against each other. Programs run through mid-April.

  • Volleyball, Monday nights, $1 each night for high school students and $2 for adults – begins October 18
  • Youth Basketball, Tuesday nights, $1 each night for grades 7-12 – begins October 12
  • Adult Basketball, Wednesday nights, $3 per night – begins October 13

Students from the Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology and Welding & Metal Fabrication programs at Sanford Regional Technical Center recently participated in an oxygen and acetylene training course put on by Maine Oxy and their safety instructor, Mike Covert. The course covered oxygen and acetylene tank handling and proper setup of gauges, hoses, and torches used for cutting, welding, heating and brazing. Mike’s dynamic speaking style was perfect for a presentation in the Sanford Performing Arts Center, which allowed for students to physically distance, making for an informative and safe training environment.  Thanks to Welding Instructor, Adam Hartford, for coordinating the training session and to Brett Williams and Sarah Schnell, SPAC Manager and WSSR-TV Manager, for providing the technology to allow students to see equipment and procedures in detail while still maintaining COVID-19 safety.

Sanford business leader Mark Patterson, owner of Patco Contruction and Safe Storage, was profiled in the Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation’s newsletter this month. Check it out here.

Southern Maine Health Care is now offering COVID-19 booster shots in most of their primary care practices to eligible current primary care patients who received the Pfizer vaccine. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may schedule your appointment by calling your provider’s office. Be sure to have the date of your last COVID-19 shot available when you call. To learn about the current CDC guidelines visit…/Vaccination-FAQs. Boosters for those who received the Moderna and J&J vaccines are not available yet, but FDA authorization is expected soon.

The painting for the YMCA’s next Adult Paint Night has been released! Grab a friend and join the fun Friday, October 22 from 6-8 pm. Stop in, call (207) 324-4942 or go online to REGISTER TODAY! You do not need to be a YMCA member. Space is limited.

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