Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Deep River Concert!

Got Plans for Tonight? If not, now you do! Head out to Depot Park tonight for the first concert of this Summer's series. Check out the details below. You'll find more information on www.sanfordnc.net

"Function at the Junction" Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm

Where: Depot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue)

Description: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic supper and enjoy a variety of musical concerts provided by Downtown Sanford, Inc. every Thursday night, June 28 through Sep 13, at Depot Park. This free, outdoor family event starts at 7:00 pm and provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night. For more information please check out the website downtownsanford.com, e-mail: downtown@sanfordnc.net, or call 919-775-8332 . The list of performers is as follows,
 
June 28 : Deep River Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass)
July 5 : Blender (Oldies, R&B, Country)
July 12 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)
July 19 : The HomeWreckers (Classic Rock)
July 26 : Tommy Edwards & Carolina Lightning (Bluegrass)
August 2 : The FOG Blues Band (Blues/Classic Rock)
August 9 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)
August 16 : RN5P (Solid Gold, Oldies, Beach Music)
August 23 : Tim Hair and the AKM Band (Country, Classic Rock)
August 30 : Roger Hester & The High Country Men (Bluegrass)
September 6 : Transistor Days (Folk Rock)
September 13 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by: WLHC Life 103.1 | H&R Block | Lee Moore Capital Company | Central Electric Membership Corporation | JG Financial Consulting, LLC | Harris & Company Insurance | BB&T | Dossenbach’s Finer Furniture | Richard M. Carlson CPA

Monday, June 25, 2012

Case of the Mondays?

Are you suffering from a case of the Mondays? If so, put the first day of the week behind you cause there's a lot more to do ahead. For instance, the next City Council meeting dealing with Law and Finance happens Wednesday plus there's an upcoming performance at the Flame. City Council will meet Wednesday June 27 at 1:00pm inside the Council Chambers at City Hall, then later the Flame concert starts at 7 and runs until 10pm. You can find out more information regarding both events at www.sanfordnc.net

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hot Town, Summer in the City!

The weekend before July 4th always seems to be pretty chill; so if you're taking it easy today, tomorrow and Sunday visit Downtown Sanford. The Farmer's Market is a great place to buy some fresh, local produce, and the Temple Theatre is a wonderful way to experience the culture of the North Carolina Mountains. You'll find more details below and on www.sanfordnc.net:

Sat, June 23, 9am – 12pm
WhereDepot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue) (map)

DescriptionCome out and purchase the best of locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce at the Sanford Farmer's Market in its twentieth season. Fresh produce eaten in season can measurably improve your diet and it taste soooo good! Depot Park is located in the heart of Downtown Sanford at 106 Charlotte Avenue.
Sat, June 23, 8pm – 8pm
WhereTemple Theatre (120 Carthage Street) (map)
DescriptionGrammy nominee Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries, and her soulful songs have been recorded by the likes of Patty Loveless and Kathy Mattea. The Temple Theatre and Life 103.1 present this stellar ensemble and its personable, high-energy performance that artfully blends tender country ballads, hard driving bluegrass, swing and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing. Tickets are $23 and available from the Temple Theatre Box Office at 919.774.4155 or boxoffice@templ​eshows.com. (The box office is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. It also is open one hour before curtain on show days for will call and walk-up sales only.)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Water Main Break!!!

Water is gushing at 216 Maple between Second and Third Streets.  The City of Sanford currently has tons of guys working to fix it. However you might want to avoid that area in the meantime. You'll find out more information at http://www.sanfordnc.net/

Monday, June 18, 2012

City Council Meeting Tomorrow Night

Be sure and pack dinner tomorrow night or grab something to go, since the City Council is getting together. Usually every other Tuesday Sanford's council members meet to discuss the good and bad situations unfolding within city limits. The session starts June 19th at 7pm in the City Hall building. There is even an opportunity for you to speak out regarding the agenda. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heart of Carolina Jazz Tonight!

Head out to Depot Park tonight for the Summer concert series. Check out the details below. You'll find more information on www.sanfordnc.net

"Function at the Junction" Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm

Where: Depot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue)

Description: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic supper and enjoy a variety of musical concerts provided by Downtown Sanford, Inc. every Thursday night, June 7 through Sep 13, at Depot Park. This free, outdoor family event starts at 7:00 pm and provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night. For more information please check out the website downtownsanford.com, e-mail: downtown@sanfordnc.net, or call 919-775-8332. The list of performers is as follows,
June 14 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)

Getting to Know Mayor Pro Tem Sam Gaskins

Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Samuel "Sam" Gaskins has quite the professional and personal resume. Learn more about who he is on the video below:

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Who is Mayor Olive Really?

How well do you know Mayor Cornelia Olive? You might be aware of things she's done for the City of Sanford but what about her hobbies, or perhaps her heroes. Check out the Mayor's biography below. You can find out more about the other council members on the city's website: http://www.sanfordnc.net/

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Getting to Know You!

You know they exist, but do you really know much about them? At the City of Sanford, we want you to know who's representing the citizens. Take a minute and learn more about today's Council Member in the spotlight, Charles Taylor. Watch the video biography below. You can also learn more about the whole group on http://www.sanfordnc.net/
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Did you make the Scene?

Did you go to the Junction last night? If you did the City wants to know. Post your pics to any of our social media sites. If not bring your camera to the next one!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Function at the Junction"

Got Plans for Tonight? If not, now you do! Head out to Depot Park tonight for the first concert of this Summer's series. Check out the details below. You'll find more information on www.sanfordnc.net

"Function at the Junction" Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm

Where: Depot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue)

Description: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic supper and enjoy a variety of musical concerts provided by Downtown Sanford, Inc. every Thursday night, June 7 through Sep 13, at Depot Park. This free, outdoor family event starts at 7:00 pm and provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night. For more information please check out the website downtownsanford.com, e-mail: downtown@sanfordnc.net, or call 919-775-8332. The list of performers is as follows,

June 7 : Tuesday Night Music Club (Country/Classic Rock)
June 14 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)
June 21 : The Gospel Echoes (Gospel)
June 28 : Deep River Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass)
July 5 : Blender (Oldies, R&B, Country)
July 12 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)
July 19 : The HomeWreckers (Classic Rock)
July 26 : Tommy Edwards & Carolina Lightning (Bluegrass)
August 2 : The FOG Blues Band (Blues/Classic Rock)
August 9 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)
August 16 : RN5P (Solid Gold, Oldies, Beach Music)
August 23 : Tim Hair and the AKM Band (Country, Classic Rock)
August 30 : Roger Hester & The High Country Men (Bluegrass)
September 6 : Transistor Days (Folk Rock)
September 13 : Heart of Carolina (Jazz)

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by: WLHC Life 103.1 | H&R Block | Lee Moore Capital Company | Central Electric Membership Corporation | JG Financial Consulting, LLC | Harris & Company Insurance | BB&T | Dossenbach’s Finer Furniture | Richard M. Carlson CPA

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time to get your bid on!

In need of a car? Check out http://www.govdeals.com/ and buy a vehicle from the City of Sanford. Fleet Maintenance Superintendent Randy Paschal tells us a little more about the auction in the video below.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

All About the Benjamin's

Who knew years ago, Diddy's famous tune would come back to bite him, http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/12952300-421/mo-money-mo-squabbles-over-scholarship-for-diddys-son.html; but he's not the only one all about the Benjamin's these days. The City of Sanford's budget will be discussed again this morning at 10am and then also tomorrow evening at the City Council meeting. If you don't have plans to attend, you might consider it. Street resurfacing, the annual budget, plumbing repair and much more are on the agenda. Come on out! You can find more information on www.sanfordnc.net



Sunday, June 3, 2012

NNO Frequently Asked Questions

If you're new to National Night Out or simply want to check your facts, the following Q-and-As should be helpful.

If you have a question that isn't added here, please post it in the comments so that everyone can benefit from the answer.

Question: Who can participate in National Night Out?
Answer: NNO is open to any neighborhood, community group, organization, or business. The celebration is traditionally organized by Neighborhood Watch organizations, but we welcome all participation.

Question: What do I have to do to participate in National Night Out?
Answer: Just register your event with the City so that we can help you with logistics (such as street closures) and provide you NNO items and guests. There is no fee.

Question: What do most people do for National Night Out?
Answer: Your event can be as simple or complex as you make it. Some neighborhoods do a cook out or pot luck. Others have live entertainment, competitions, and games. If there's a pool in your community, you may want to have a pool party. The goal is to have fun and get everyone out together.

Question: What are some ideas for a first-time National Night Out coordinator or site, or one that's getting a late start?
Answer: If your neighborhood doesn't yet have an established Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out would be a good time to have a police officer stop in to talk about the benefits of starting one. You could also pick a topic of interest to your neighborhood (bike safety, home safety, summer safety, etc) and have a police officer speak about that topic to you and your neighbors. You could also schedule your HOA meeting for this night and pull double duty.

Question: When can we begin our National Night Out event?
Answer: The official, national timeframe for NNO is 7pm to 10pm, but you are welcome to begin your celebration at any time. Tailor the day/night to best accommodate your community.

Important: A late start (after 7pm) may deter your neighbors because they will have already settled into other activities. Also note that we cannot guarantee that City officials and guests will be available for events during the day, though we will try to work with you.

Question: What resources does the City provide?
Answer: We will provide NNO-themed items for each registered event. The national NNO website has lots of great freebies like invitation templates, a volunteer sign-up sheet, and kids' activity sheets that you can print out on your own.

Question: What is Project 365?
Answer: Project 365 is how cities keep the spirit of NNO alive during the year. For Sanford, we will work with the Christians' United Outreach Center this year to reduce hunger in our area. We believe that a food-secure community is a safer one.

Question: What items should be donated?
Answer: The CUOC needs any type of non-perishable food item. Examples include: boxed macaroni and cheese, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, bags of pinto beans, cans of black beans, jelly, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna and meats, boxes of mashed potatoes, canned pasta, etc.

Question: Do we have to participate in Project 365?
Answer: No, no one is locked into the project. However, we do hope that you'll promote Project 365 when planning and promoting your event. We will work with site coordinators to get all donations to the CUOC to make participation easier.

Question: Can we choose a different or additional goal for our event?
Answer: Absolutely. In the past, neighbors have brought school supplies to share with the families at their event. We encourage coordinators to use NNO to meet the needs of their neighborhoods. However, we'd love each site to accept any donated non-perishable foot items, as well.

Question: Who can we contact if we have questions or problems?
Answer: The City's Public Information Officer, Kelly Quinones Miller, is managing this year's event for Sanford. Her contact information is 919-774-1133 or kelly.miller@sanfordnc.net. If you are in the county and want to participate, you can contact the Lee County Sheriff's Department at 919-775-5531.

Click here to register for 2013 National Night Out.