Louis and Lorraine Melanson, pictured above, were honored by the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council as Family of the Month for June 2022. Louis and Lorraine have been married for 66 years. Read more about them here.
Sanford lost a valued member of the community this week with the passing of Demitrios “Jimmy” Gatzogiannis, owner of the Sanford House of Pizza. He was 87. Read his full obituary here.
Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of Maine CDC, was at the York County Vaccine Clinic in Sanford on June 23, to thank staff and chat with families who were getting their young children vaccinated against Covid-19. Read Tammy Wells’ story in the Portland Press Herald here: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/06/30/york-county-vaccine-clinic-draws-parents-from-afar-and-those-closer-to-home/.
Jack Stapleton is the new student ministry leader at Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church. Jack grew up at Pleasant Street and was part of the youth group there all throughout middle school and high school. He is currently studying theological studies and education at Liberty Online.
Detective Colleen Adams and Officer Mike Gordon of the Sanford Police Department’s Mental Health Unit were interviewed by News Center Maine recently. Read the story here.
The SPD welcomed back Ofc. Matt Johns, who retired back in December after serving 23 years with the agency. He has joined the day shift patrol division.
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