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Members of the Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team held an adaptive clinic last week, enabling four young men with physical challenges to experience water skiing.


Family members working together at Goodall Library’s recent Stuffed Turtle Workshop.


Sanford High School student Lillian Lakin has been on tour with the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps out of Nashua NH all summer. They placed 4th in the Drum Corps International Open Class World Championship on Tuesday.


Chief Benotti, Capt. Watkins and Firefighter Lambert of the Sanford Fire Department traveled to Pierce Mfg. in Appleton, WI recently to conduct the final inspection on their new Engine 3. This Engine will replace Engine 4 at Central Station, which is being moved to reserve status after nine years on the front line. Engine 2, which joined the fleet in 2001, will be retired.


Olivia is the 2,500th superstar to receive services from Grahamtastic Connection.


Sanford Mainers‘ Honors: Coach Nic Lops was named New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Coach of the Year, and Bryce Afthim was named Starting Pitcher of the Year. Bryce pitched 44.2 innings, and had a 1.01 ERA, with 32 strikeouts. Bryce and second baseman Quinn McDaniel were named to NECBL’s First Team, while pitchers Brady Afthim and Brian Craven were named to the Second Team.


Ashley Buxton, pictured below with her husband and son, is the new Parish Mission Director for St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish. Part of her new role is to bring the Parish further into the 21st century with technology through social media. She has created an instagram page (@stthereseparishme) for the Parish and is working with the Facebook page as well as redesigning the website, with a long-term goal to bring new and/or former parishioners back into their faith and the church community. She will eventually be working on outreach and boosting small groups and events.

Despite the heat, the St. Thérèse Parish picnic at Holdsworth Park was a rousing success.

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