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Help students like Nissa reach their full potential with a donation to Waban's Annual Fund Drive.

Waban’s Annual Fund Drive is going on now. Your donation, large or small, will make a great difference in the life of someone who has an intellectual disability. Please consider a donation to Waban today! You can donate online here, by phone at 207-324-7955, or at the office at 5 Dunaway Dr.

The Main Street Memo is the City of Sanford’s new e-newsletter. The first edition is available now, and includes a Voter’s Guide to the November 8th Referendum Questions, more election information, links to stories about Sanford in the news media, employee highlights and more. View/subscribe here:

You may have seen in the news recently that the Sanford Fire Department is one of the 23 fire departments and EMS organizations in Maine that have received a total of $3,311,791 to upgrade equipment and support. The SFD received $174,545 to support firefighter training, which the City Council accepted at its September 20 meeting. The grant will be matched with an additional 10% in City funds, for a total of $192,000. 25% will go toward completing Rapid Intervention Team training, which involves having a trained and certified team available for a collapse or other emergency when firefighters are in danger. The SFD will then be able to offer this service to smaller departments in the area. The other 75% will be used for confined space training which is important for firefighters to navigate safely in small spaces when they are carrying a lot of gear. The closest fire department that has this training is Biddeford, meaning there would be a long wait for assistance if a fire needed to be fought in a confined space.

Therapy Dog Story Time: Duncan-Marshmellow and his handler Nancy will be back at the Goodall Library on Thursday November 3rd! They will be joining the Pre-K Story Time at 11:00am to enjoy some stories about helping others and a fun craft. Attendees of all ages are welcome to stay after the stories to ask Nancy therapy dog related questions, to practice reading to Duncan, or to simply give him a hug. FMI call (207) 324-4714.

The Transfer Station/Demo Debris area will be closed on Wednesday, November 2 for required training.

The Springvale Fish and Game Club is raffling off a full Thanksgiving dinner with a value of over $150. The dinner includes a fresh (not frozen!) farm raised turkey. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Half the proceeds will be donated to local food pantries. The drawing is November 18th. The winner will be able to pick up the dinner 11/20 through 11/22. Tickets are available at Zippy Copy in Sanford and at the Sirois Family Farm in Lebanon. You may also call 432-8942 or 432-2158 to purchase tickets.

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