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2016 SPRING EDITION

BILINGUAL MAGAZINE SANFORD, FLORIDA | SEMINOLE COUNTY

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I am excited to welcome National Airlines to Sanford and it is indeed an honor to announce that My Sanford Magazine has been selected by National as the Official Seat-Back Publication. It will be available on all National flights from Orlando Sanford International Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as flights to/from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Windsor, Ontario. The magazine is also paying tribute, in this edition, to our amazing moms on Mother’s Day. As reported in the previous edition, voting has begun for our first “BEST OF SANFORD” Reader’s Award 2016.

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EDITORA Estoy muy emocionada de ofrecer la bienvenida a Nacional Airlines a Sanford y es realmente un honor anunciar que My Sanford Magazine ha sido seleccionada por Nacional como la revista oficial abordo y será colocada en la parte posterior de cada asiento. Estará disponible en todos los vuelos de National desde Orlando Sanford Internacional Airport a San Juan,Puerto Rico,así como en los vuelos a/desde St. John’s, Newfoundland and Windsor, Ontario. La revista, en esta edición, también rinde tributo a las Madres en su Día. Como se informó en la edición anterior, han comenzado las votaciones para nuestro primer "BEST OF SANFORD" Premio de los lectores 2016. Esperamos que usted disfrute de nuestra edición de Primavera.

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P H O T O C R E D I T: R E G G A R N E R

AS MAYOR, IT IS MY GREATEST PLEASURE TO WELCOME YOU to the friendly city of Sanford. Sanford is a great historic city with a rich heritage that continues to offer growth and opportunity for our residents, business owners and visitors. Sanford is the largest city in Seminole County with 56,900 residents, an increase of 3,330 since the 2010 Census, a two and half percent increase since last year with no signs of slowing down. Sanford is one of the oldest incorporated cities in Central Florida, home to a wealth of history and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brick-lined streets, elegant storefronts and large Victorian era homes throughout the downtown area immediately remind visitors of the city’s 19th Century origins and its unique sense of place.

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We are a dynamic city, flanked by the St. Johns River and a historic downtown that attracts visitors arriving by Sanford’s Amtrak AutoTrain, the Orlando Sanford International Airport, and even by boat, at Sanford’s full service marina. Historic downtown is a vibrant commercial center with antique shops, restaurants and art galleries. Sanford has over 200 events, hosting over 2 million visitors each year with an economic impact of $14 million. There’s an overall upswing in economic development. Sanford has seen a continued increase in development activity. During the past year, the economic activity has tripled in Sanford. The City is very enthusiastic about all the new potential opportunities for increased development in downtown and throughout Sanford overall. The development projects and new businesses will have a significant


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TO SANFORD positive economic impact for our community. Over 1,110 new jobs will be created in the near future. Sanford has experienced the most growth of any Seminole County city in the last ten years because we have it all, a one-of-a-kind waterfront, quality of life amenities and the right infrastructure in place. The sky is the limit. Welcome to Sanford, Florida! Have you seen us lately? SINCERELY,

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in downtown Sanford. Cars line the streets, shop owners are firing up their neon “open” signs, and restaurants are busy prepping for today’s lunchtime crowd. From the looks of things, you would never know in a matter of hours, the energy will change from daytime buzz to nighttime sizzle when Alive After 5 takes over Sanford’s beautiful, brick-lined historic downtown. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Alive After 5 recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and proudly holds the distinction of being Central Florida’s longest-running recurring street party. On these special nights, the streets close as the afternoon sun goes down, and the Alive After 5 crew sweeps in, setting the stage for a party for a few thousand of their closest friends. The streets quickly fill with the sounds of live music, the aroma of great local food, the flavors of Sanford’s growing craft beer district, the liveliness of children enjoying Starlite Entertainment’s complimentary KidsZone, and the small-town hospitality of dozens of galleries, gift shops, antique stores, vendors and artisans all set among the charm of this city nearly 150 years young. It’s evident, a great night is on tap in Downtown Sanford! Throughout the year, Alive After 5 maintains their designation as the area’s go-to event by changing the theme each month and adding a few special events, s , things like: January’s “Chili Cook-off,” February’s “Pardi Gras,” June’s “Blues, Brews and BBQ,” October’s “Oktoberfest,” and many more. There is always a reason to celebrate and Alive After 5 is proud to make it happen.

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Alive After 5 recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and proudly holds the distinction of being Central Florida’s longest-running recurring street party.

Alive After 5 is possible through the efforts of the not-for-profit Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and with assistance from the Community Redevelopment Agency. While it is free to attend, Alive After 5 offers a $7 ticket option that provides buyers with a food item from the event’s main food sponsor. These funds help to ensure the continued success of Alive After 5. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter at Alive After 5 Sanford or via the web at www.sanfordwelcomecenter.com to keep up-to-date on Alive After 5 or for more information on how your business can become involved.


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"Sanford is a gem of a historical city, a city that deserves recognition" MY FIRST VISIT TO SANFORD WAS IN 2011, when I attended the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation annual statewide conference in Orlando. As an architect with a specialization in historic preservation and restoration, I visited many historic cities across the state of Florida. I didn’t realize Sanford was soon to become one of my favorite places. Our tour bus approached Sanford from the west. As we drove along the lakefront, I enjoyed the wonderful sense of arrival that unfolded the closer we drew to the downtown area. We passed the gateway feature, which defines the entry into the town’s historic core. Our group was led on a guided tour of downtown and visited several arts and culture venues. We were impressed by the quality of the tour, which included a vignette of the “Celery Soup” play. Our tour did not last nearly long enough and I was left feeling there was so much more to explore. Last year I was invited to be a speaker for the City of Sanford’s Historic Preservation Lecture Series. In preparation of my lecture, I spent time in the downtown and residential areas. Sanford has a beautiful waterfront, thriving downtown, wonderful grid street system, plentiful parks, and is ripe for tourism. I was struck by the tremendous potential for redevelopment and the golden opportunity to connect the historic downtown with the natural asset of Lake Monroe. After my lecture, I visited Imperial; a furniture and home décor store by day and wine bar by night. I really appreciate places that are multi-functional and felt at home with the eclectic and community friendly vibe the city had.

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My third visit to Sanford was with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in August 2015. The board chose Sanford for the retreat because of the many statewide preservation awards the city received the past years. I’m a bit of an architectural detective and once I turned onto Sanford Avenue, I got excited about the change in scenery. I passed single family bungalows and a charming Mediterranean revival neighborhood before approaching the city’s new streetscape. During my weekend long visit I took tons of photos of attractive downtown buildings, walked along Sanford Avenue and read the heritage markers, enjoyed good food, arts, music, and soaked in the sense of community. It was on the drive home from Sanford that I was inspired to create the “Florida Historical Places” Facebook page. Sanford is a gem of a historical city, a city that deserves recognition.

Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, Inc., opened his architecture practice in Downtown West Palm Beach with his father Ricardo in 1988. He is the immediate past President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Florida Historical Commission.


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If you haven’t been to Sanford in a while, plan a day trip. You’ll be glad you did.

CHRISTINE DALTON

IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE I ENCOUNTER in the Central Florida region who have either never been to Sanford, or haven't been in decades. The conversation often begins with the person offering what they "know" about Sanford. I am always so interested to hear their feedback and enjoy asking the question: "have you seen us lately?" I usually learn that what they "know" is misguided, outdated, and not based on personal experience. It's such a treat to share with people what I know about Sanford, and encourage them to come visit. If you haven't seen us lately, here are some things to look forward to on your future visit:

HIP AND HISTORIC Sanford's downtown continues to attract a large number of creative types who are drawn to the city’s historic character, charm, and sense of place. Just take a walk into the local coffee shop and see creativity at work, as designers sip lattes and conduct business via their remote “offices.” Millennials and young families seem to be especially fond of Sanford in recent years and the demographic is shifting to include more young couples and families with small children.

ethic of many property owners who “get it.” They understand that a building constructed of strong, old growth lumber harvested from hundred year old + trees is far superior to new wood, harvested from monoculture trees that have grown for only 10-15 years.

COTTAGE INDUSTRY Perhaps the most exciting part of Sanford’s renewal in recent times has been the development of a strong cottage industry that has encompassed many retail sectors including: food and beverage, handmade crafts, music, and organic merchandise. Looking for an interesting shopping experience? Look no further. Our downtown features some crafty businesses – a vintage record store, apothecary, homebrew shop, and marshmallow treats all within walking distance of each other - all homegrown, all local, and all Sanford proud.

AUTHENTIC FLORIDA Sanford is different from the scores of cookie cutter communities throughout the region. A great deal of our buildings (especially in the historic areas) were built of natural materials employing quality craftsmanship – far different from the plastic architecture of suburbia. Property owners work hard and invest considerable time and money into protecting the historic fabric of their buildings, restoring features rather than replacing them. This is due in part to the city’s strong historic preservation regulations, but is also due to the preservation Christine Dalton works as the Historic Preservation Officer and Community Planner for the City of Sanford. Christine is passionate about historic places. She teaches Historic Preservation at her Alma Mater, Rollins College. Her interests include all things historic, sailing, teaching, mentoring, and the arts. MY SAN FOR D MAGA ZI N E | COM M U N IT Y & P EOP LE • 8


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WITH OVER 45 YEARS IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY,

Chef Michael O’Brien Sr. is proud to be a 7th Generation Floridian. As the oldest son of a hard working single mother, Michael began his career at the tender age of 8, scrubbing pots in a family style Diner in Deland, Florida. Working his way up through the ranks from busboy to short order cook to head waiter to chef, and finally, restaurant owner & caterer, it has been his lifelong goal to self-educate himself in every facet of the hospitality field.

With his partner, Ms. Jody Hill, Chef Michael opened The Corner Café – Home of Gourmet To Go in Historic Downtown Sanford on January 5th, 2009 at the very height of the Great Recession. Having done well in the lead-up to the financial crisis and with a deep and abiding love for this charming and wonderful community, they felt a tremendous desire to “give back” when things were at their worst. Now, 7 years later, The Corner Café is a hub of activity for the entire community… and beyond! Hundreds of customers


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who not only live locally but come by plane, train, or automobile, enjoy the beautifully prepared, made from scratch food served in a warm, welcoming environment by folks who are deeply dedicated! And that is not even the beginning of this establishment’s commitment. With servant’s hearts, both Chef Michael & Miss Jody dedicate tremendous time and treasure every year to civic and charitable causes. Working with both public and private entities, they have helped Historic Downtown Sanford become an example of revitalization for the entire region. Moving ahead into the next several years, they plan to uphold the very principals that have kept this incredible gem in business. Unique, quality cuisine served in a clean and welcoming environment by staff that love what they do. All of this is made even better by their desire to make Historic Downtown Sanford a better place to work, play & live every day!

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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LISA HOLDER

Sanford’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established in 1995 to address declining economic conditions within the downtown and waterfront and comprises approximately 378 acres within downtown Sanford along the waterfront areas of the City.

SANFORD’S CRA HAS IMPLEMENTED NUMEROUS PUBLIC infrastructure, streetscapes and building renovations within the downtown area over the past twenty years. These projects include: Magnolia Square, the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Magnolia Square Market, and the Historic First Street and Sanford Avenue Streetscapes. The CRA has also provided building façade grants and building improvement loan subsidies to qualifying property owners and business owners who have invested in their downtown facilities. The number of businesses within the CRA has increased from 26 in 1995 to 230 in 2015. The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners approved the city’s request to extend the operational timeframe of the Lake Monroe Waterfront Downtown Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) through 2025 and continue the successful redevelopment partnership between the City of Sanford and Seminole County. The 10 year extension of the operational timeframe of Sanford’s CRA will enable the City and the County to continue the capital improvements; infrastructure improvements and amenities improvements that are needed to enable and encourage

continued private sector investment and job creation within downtown Sanford. The continued economic development within the CRA will increase the City and County tax base, and provide increased job opportunities for Sanford residents while improving the City’s infrastructure. The Sanford CRA Board is a five member panel of volunteer citizens appointed by the City of Sanford City Commission. Two of the five seats are reserved for Seminole County designees who are also approved by the City of Sanford City Commission.

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Charles Davis Steve Chusmir Paul Osburn Brain Volk Micheal Yebba

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Bob Turk Sheena Fort Jennifer Cockcroft Cynthia Lindsay

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PRE SIDE NT/CE O OF THE GRE ATER SANF ORD REGIONAL CHA MBER OF COMMERCE PERL A B. CROSBY

Q. PLEASE GIVE OUR READERS SOME INSIGHT INTO YOUR BACKGROUND/HISTORY. A. I, like many others, am a transplant to the sunshine state. I grew up in the Snow Belt on the south shore of Lake Ontario in upstate New York. I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for five years and have now lived in Seminole County for five years. (I still miss seeing the ground covered in snow at Christmas time.) From a career standpoint, I often tell people that I am a mutt. My career has included restaurant and hotel management, brewing industry operations, corporate marketing, public relations and government affairs, commercial banking, operations, marketing, public relations and government affairs for seven operating divisions, independent business and financial consulting,business coaching and Chamber of Commerce leadership. In addition, I have more than 30 years of volunteer leadership in community not-for-profit organizations where I have raised more than 45 million dollars for various charitable and community causes and led numerous community Boards and events with attendance up to 350,000 attendees. Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING IN SANFORD? A. First of all, I am a Sanford resident. After looking around the area upon moving here, we selected Sanford as a place to call home. We love the community, its people and the tremendous opportunities we have here. Sanford is a community that has incredible opportunities. I see the community on the cusp of growth that will be defining for 15

our future. I like that there is a desire for continuous improvement in Sanford. We live in a place that has tremendous assets that are not typical for a community this size. Sanford has Orlando Sanford International Airport--the number one growing small airport in the country, a nationally accredited zoo, an impressive waterfront that provides great recreational opportunities, access to major highways, growing businesses that are doing some amazing things, a great education system, a hospital with a regional trauma center, beautifully restored and sustained historic neighborhoods and so much more. In addition, the people I have an opportunity to work with on a daily basis cover many walks of life and professions. Q. HAS YOUR PAST LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IMPACTED YOUR ROLE AS THE PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE GREATER SANFORD REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? A. Absolutely! In 2000 I graduated from the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizations Management—a six year Chamber executive leadership school—and Sanford is my third Chamber executive position. In addition, I have a broad and eclectic career marketing, government relations, community leadership and more. My involvement has given me a broad range of experience that I use every day, given the wide ranging issues and initiatives the Chamber touches. Extensive experience along the way has given me a wide and deep level of experiences across several business sectors. I rely on that experience every day.


Q. DOWNTOWN SANFORD SEEMS TO BE GROWING, WHAT ROLE HAS THE CHAMBER PLAYED IN THIS REVITALIZATION AND WHERE DO YOU SEE SANFORD WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS? A. Downtown Sanford is definitely undergoing positive change. However, the Chamber can only take credit for supporting others who are making it happen. As I see it, leadership within the city of Sanford is primarily responsible for the growth and development. Mayor Jeff Triplett and the commission, City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Assistant City Manager Tom George, City Economic Development Director Bob Turk, the Welcome Center, Kim House and the St John’s Art Festival Team and individual merchants and property owners are working hard to make it happen. The Chamber is working to bring downtown merchants and business owners together in a common cause around key issues. Those efforts were in line with our goals to serve in the roles of leadership, facilitation, partners and other roles that are appropriate in improving business and our overall community. Moving forward over the next five years shows that there are many positive initiatives that will bode well for the future of Sanford and our downtown community. Included are the downtown catalyst project, discussion about the future of the Civic Center, new development within Fort Mellon Park, extension of the Riverwalk, redevelopment of Marina Island, new streetscapes across the downtown core and much more. The Sanford of 2021 will look significantly different than we know in 2016. The Chamber looks forward to being part of those significant changes. Q. WHAT BENEFITS ACCRUE TO A BUSINESS MEMBER AS A RESULT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? A. First and foremost, the Chamber is an association of businesses who are working to improve both business and the overall community. Business depends on community and our community depends on business—the two are key to the success of each other—business doesn’t succeed without the strength of a quality community and community doesn’t succeed without strong businesses. By coming together to support that primary objective through the Chamber of Commerce, we are then able to provide additional opportunities for member businesses. Our programs encircle member businesses in a network of successful business people and programs. We strengthen the community by providing a representative voice for the business community on issues that affect both business and the greater community. We offer networking, sales, marketing, advertising and much more

for our members. Members find that investing in the Chamber is a productive and enjoyable way to promote quality growth that adds new businesses and customers for their business. Chamber membership sends customers the message that they are a reputable company that actively participates in the local community. The Chamber brings clout and invites businesses to join their growing list of local leaders who are supporting their efforts. The Chamber offers 24-7 VISIBILITY with benefits—for less than a one-time cost of advertising. The Chamber works for our members 24-7 while providing numerous cost-effective opportunities for you to maximize your company’s exposure to current and potential customers through events, referrals, meetings, initiatives, marketing, targeted advertising, sponsorships and much more. With over eighty fun-filled events a year (including the largest weekly networking event in Central Florida) and affordable marketing opportunities, the Chamber is a great place for local and regional business leaders to gather and achieve important initiatives while promoting and helping people, their companies and their brands. The Sanford Chamber is home to the largest weekly networking event in Central Florida, along with FUN filled business mixers that bring people together, a website with 14,000+ hits per month, event listings, a business card rack and so much more to bring visibility to member businesses. Q. WHAT DOES THE CHAMBER WANT VISITORS TO LEARN REGARDING THE BENEFITS OF LIVING, WORKING, AND PLAYING IN SANFORD? A. Sanford is a community that has an excellent balance of each. A quality stock of affordable homes, excellent schools, community safety, excellent health care, access to major transportation corridors and modes, an international airport, excellent parks, great arts all contribute to Sanford being an excellent city for people to reside in. We have exceptional businesses that are growing and thriving across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, aviation, technologies, finance, retail, services and many more. In addition, new businesses and growth in existing businesses will fuel the need for quality employees to meet their demands. Lastly, Sanford is home to excellent play. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful city. There are wonderful theaters and music shows at the Wayne Densch Theater. Residents also can enjoy boating from local marinas, sailing clubs and lessons, neat parks such as the Sanford Riverwalk, cigar bars and craft breweries, and excellent shopping in downtown Sanford or Town Center Mall.

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ALL ROADS

LEAD TO SANFORD LISA HOLDER

This hip and historic city of 56,000 has it all, including ideal transportation access that includes planes, trains, automobiles, and boats.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO SANFORD… whether it’s Seminole Boulevard, I-4, State Road 46 or French Avenue (U.S. 17-92). When you get here, you’ll feel the warm Sanford sunshine and an overall feeling of bliss, an oasis from your everyday life with a distinct Sanford appeal. This hip and historic city of 56,000 has it all, including ideal transportation access that includes planes, trains, automobiles, and boats. By airplane, Sanford is home to the Orlando Sanford International Airport,(SFB) with a record 2.5 million passengers in 2015, the third consecutive year of record number of passengers and fifth consecutive year of passenger growth. Allegiant Air offers more nonstop destinations (65) from Sanford than any airline from any airport in Central Florida. SFB is second in the State of Florida for the number of American Airlines flights to Miami. Get your passports ready, did you know there are seasonal flights available on Jetairfly, with service to and from Brussels, Belgium. National Airlines has nonstop service to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador and Windsor, Ontario. Have an inkling to travel to South America? Surinam Airways will make it easy for you with service to/from Georgetown, Guyana and Paramaribo, Suriname. For our friends the Brits, Thomson Charter flights from the United Kingdom is 19

a great option and you can be the jetsetter on TUI Airlines with service to and from Amsterdam. SFB... Simpler, Faster and Better. For more information visit Flysanford.com. Sanford’s connectivity to two major highways, coupled with the magnetic appeal of this historic city provides for ample business and leisure opportunities. The Amtrak AutoTraincalls Sanford home too. The station is a five minute drive into historic downtown. Several thousand passengers take advantage of the AutoTrain. As an added perk to their passengers, made possibly by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), passengers are offered free shuttle service from the Amtrak station into historic downtown Sanford (luggage and all) while waiting for their cars to load onto the train. When passengers get to Sanford’s Welcome Center (230 E. 1st St.) they can store their luggage, grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s popular restaurants, shop a little, visit the waterfront and take a return trip back to the station as they settle in for the trip to Lorton, VA. The Sanford Shuttle also provides free round trip transportation from the Sanford SunRail station between the hours of 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday-Friday into downtown Sanford, coinciding with the Sanford SunRail station


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schedule. This is an awesome opportunity for SunRail passengers to experience Sanford too. Visiting Sanford by boat is another exciting option. Sanford is a waterfront city. The majestic St. Johns River borders the northern portion of the city where you can dock your vessel at the city’s free marina, mosey into historic downtown, socialize, shop, and enjoy the hipness of Sanford. Casual and breezy, non-pretentious sophistication lingers in the city of Sanford. The ambience of the historic downtown corridor with its 1920’s architecture, colorful people and intriguing arts, and cultural scene offer an alternative to the hustle and bustle. You’ll love Sanford, a true “city” with its own International Airport minutes from anywhere in Central Florida. Take a drive on the designated River of Lakes Scenic Highway into Sanford. The beauty of this city will overcome you. Conversations will start, friendships will begin, and of course, delicious food and tasty drinks await you. There are so many reasons why Sanford should be your next destination! Make plans right now to visit Sanford, mid-week or on the weekends, Sanford is “open for business.”

Lisa Holder is the Communications Officer for the City of Sanford, she holds a Master of Public Administration and is a Navy Veteran. Lisa hails from Miami, FL via NY and was drawn to Sanford because of the beautiful waterfront and the City’s endless possibilities. “If you dream it, you can do it…” her passions include the environment, bike riding, music, animals, photography and the arts.

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"I believe Sanford is a destination for residents of our state especially on the weekends. A lot of our guests tell us they are charmed with the ambiance and historic look of our downtown, because it is authentic and not developer built. " "Yo creo que Sanford ya es un destino atractivo para los residentes de nuestro estado, especialmente en los fines de semana. Muchos de nuestros clientes nos dicen que se sienten cautivados por el ambiente y el panorama histĂłrico del centro de nuestra ciudad porque es autĂŠntico y no el producto de los constructores de nuestra ĂŠpoca." P H O T O C R E D I T: J O H N P I E R C E J R . | P H O T O R E T O U C H C R E D I T: Q I S T I N A H U L L O N

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Q. HOLLERBACH'S WILLOW TREE RESTAURANT CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR. DO YOU THINK YOUR BUSINESS HAS HAD AN IMPACT UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN SANFORD?

A. The reason our family chose Sanford over other Central Florida locations is because we felt our presence would make a positive difference. Our research showed us the German community of Central Florida and Sanford were both undeserved. We felt if we provided an experience good enough for our guests to make the trip, we would succeed. Looking back we are extremely pleased to be a major contributor to the continued success and growth of the historic downtown Sanford Arts and Entertainment district. Q. DO YOU BELIEVE SANFORD HAS OR WILL BECOME A DESTINATION?

A. I believe Sanford is a destination for residents of our state especially on the weekends. A lot of our guests tell us they are charmed with the ambiance and historic look of our downtown, because it is authentic and not developer built. Q. WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO OPEN A RESTAURANT AND WHY SANFORD?

A. Linda and I have lived in the Orlando area since the 1970’s and she worked for a while in downtown Sanford prior to us opening the restaurant. We chose Sanford because there was foot traffic from the courthouse and government offices downtown. We got a phenomenal deal on the Willow Tree Cafe from the previous owners. Of course, good timing helped too! Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AS A CHILD?

A. Summers in my hometown of Kyllburg, working with my family in our butcher shop and reuniting with friends. Q. HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME ASSUMING THAT YOU HAVE THAT LUXURY?

Q. ESTE AÑO, EL RESTAURANTE HOLLERBACH’S WILLOW TREE CELEBRA SU ANIVERSARIO NÚMERO QUINCE. CREE USTED QUE SU NEGOCIO HA PRODUCIDO UN IMPACTO EN EL DESARROLLO DEL CENTRO DE SANFORD? R. La razón por la cual nuestra familia escogió a Sanford en lugar de otro local en Florida Central es porque sentimos que aquí podríamos hacer una gran diferencia. Cuando investigamos, nos dimos cuenta de que la comunidad alemana en Florida Central y en Sanford no estaba siendo servida adecuadamente. Pensamos que sí ofrecíamos una experiencia lo suficientemente buena como para que nuestros clientes sintieran que hacer el viaje hasta nuestro local bien valía la pena, entonces habríamos logrado ser exitosos. Cuando miramos hacia atrás, nos sentimos extremadamente complacidos de habernos convertido en importantes contribuyentes al continuo éxito y crecimiento del Distrito de Artes y Entretenimiento del Centro Histórico de Sanford. Q. CREE USTED QUE SANFORD YA ES, O LLEGARÁ A SER, UN DESTINO ATRACTIVO? R. Yo creo que Sanford ya es un destino atractivo para los residentes de nuestro estado, especialmente en los fines de semana. Muchos de nuestros clientes nos dicen que se sienten cautivados por el ambiente y el panorama histórico del centro de nuestra ciudad porque es auténtico y no el producto de los constructores de nuestra época. Q. QUÉ INFLUYÓ EN SU DECISIÓN PARA ABRIR UN RESTAURANTE Y POR QUÉ EN SANFORD? R. Linda y yo vivimos en Orlando desde los años 70s y ella trabajó por un tiempo en el centro de Sanford antes de que abrieramos el restaurante. Escogimos a Sanford porque notamos mucho tráfico peatonal, personas saliendo de la corte y de las diversas oficinas de gobierno en el área. Conseguimos concretar una oferta fenomenal con los antiguos propietarios del Willow Tree Cafe. Y claro, también ayudó el hecho de que coincidieron los tiempos perfectamente. Q. CUÁL ES EL RECUERDO FAVORITO QUE USTED TIENE DE SU NIÑEZ? R. Los veranos en mi pueblo natal de Kyllburg, trabajando con mi familia en nuestra carnicería y las reuniones con mis amigos. Q. CÓMO PASA USTED SU TIEMPO LIBRE, MY SAN FOR D MAGA ZI N E | COM M U N IT Y & P EOP LE • 24


A. Well the first 10 years Linda and I did not have very much free time. However, in the last couple of years our managers and our daughter have taken over a lot of the daily responsibilities. Now Linda can pursue her passion of creating art and I am an avid bicyclist. We like taking road trips to learn how other restaurants and markets take care of their guests and see if we can apply their successful tactics in our businesses. Q. WHAT SPECIFIC DISH DO YOU ENJOY COOKING FOR PLEASURE?

A. I am a big fan of using my Schwenker grill (a bbq with a swinging grill area) to make Spiessbraten (thin pork steaks marinated with herbs and spices). Q. AS A CHILD, YOU WANTED TO BE . . .

A. I wanted to be a city manager and build the town of my dreams. Q. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SANFORD AS A PLACE TO LIVE?

A. It's convenient and we live 10 blocks from where we work. We enjoy our neighbors and we found the house we always wanted. We can ride our bikes to work. I normally only drive my car two days a week. The city is close to water, trails, shopping and is surrounded by people who care about their neighbors. Q. WHAT IS FAMILY FOR YOU?

A. Like most people, our extended family is diverse and of different opinions and ideologies. I focus on staying connected, being supportive and building bridges to connect each other. I feel it is most important that actions and intentions make families and communities better. Q. I KNOW THAT YOU WERE BORN IN KYLLBURG, GERMANY AND THEN MIGRATED TO THIS COUNTRY. DO YOU EVER HAVE A LONGING FOR THE MOTHERLAND?

A. We Germans actually say fatherland. Having spent over 40 years in Florida, I think of Kyllburg as the place of my childhood and Sanford as my home. Q. IS YOUR RESTAURANT/MARKET REFLECTIVE OF YOUR GERMAN HERITAGE?

Q. TIENE USTED UNA COMIDA EN PARTICULAR QUE LE ENCANTA PREPARAR POR PURO PLACER? R. Soy fanático de mi parrilla Schwenker (una parrilla para barbacoa con rotador) para hacer Spiessbraten (cortes de filetes de cerdo muy delgados marinados con hierbas y especias). Q. DE NIÑO, USTED QUERÍA SER . . . R. Yo quería ser el administrador de una ciudad para construir la ciudad de mis sueños. Q. POR QUÉ ELIGIÓ A SANFORD COMO SU LUGAR DE RESIDENCIA? R. Porque es conveniente. Vivimos a diez cuadras de nuestro trabajo. Disfrutamos a nuestros vecinos y ahí encontramos la casa que siempre quisimos tener. Podemos irnos al trabajo en bicicleta. Normalmente, solo uso mi carro dos días a la semana. Estamos cerca del agua, cerca de los senderos designados para montar o caminar, cerca de las tiendas y rodeados de gente que se interesan por sus vecinos. Q. QUÉ SIGNIFICA PARA USTED SU FAMILIA? R. Como en la mayoría de los casos, los miembros de nuestra familia constituyen una gran diversidad y diferencia en opiniones e ideologías. Por eso me enfoco en mantenerme conectado, ofreciendo apoyo y construyendo puentes que nos mantienen conectados unos con otros. Yo creo que lo más importante es que las acciones e intenciones puedan mejorar a nuestras familias y comunidades . Q. YA SÉ QUE USTED NACIÓ EN KYLLBURG, ALEMANIA, Y QUE LUEGO EMIGRÓ A ESTE PAÍS. HA SENTIDO AÑORANZAS POR SU MADRE-PATRIA? R. En realidad, los Alemanes decimos ‘padre-patria’. Después de haber vivido en Florida por más de 40 años, yo veo a Kyllburg como el lugar de mi nacimiento, y a Sanford como mi hogar.

A. Yes, very much so. My grandmother and Aunt influenced me early on about the importance of creating gemuetlichkeit (a sense of well-being one feels when enjoying good food and drink among friends and family) while working in our butcher shop. Also, when Linda and I worked together at the Bavarian Schnitzel Haus on Church Street, we experienced how much joy it was to provide guests a good German meal.

Q. SU RESTAURANTE/MERCADO REFLEJA SU HERENCIA ALEMANA? R. Claro que sí, mucho. Mi abuela y mi tía inculcaron en mí desde muy temprana edad la importancia de crear gemuetlichkeit (el sentido de bienestar que se adquiere cuando disfrutamos de buena comida y bebida en compañía de amigos y familiares) mientras trabajabamos en nuestra carnicería. También, cuando Linda y yo trabajabamos en el Bavarian Schnitzel Haus en la calle Church, experimentamos el inmenso regocijo de ofrecer a nuestros clientes una buena comida alemana

Q. ARE YOUR RECIPES BASED UPON THOSE OF YOUR FAMILY AND/OR ANCESTORS?

Q. SUS RECETAS SE BASAN EN RECETAS DE FAMILIARES Y/O ANTEPASADOS? R. La mayoría de nuestras recetas son basadas en comidas tradicionales de los años 80s. Mi madre y mi tía compartieron con nosotros muchas de sus recetas, y luego, trabajando con nuestros excelentes cocineros, Josh y Patrick, las convertimos en platillos apropiados para servir en nuestro restaurante.

A. Most of our recipes are based on traditional German comfort foods from the 1980's. My mother and aunt shared a lot of their recipes with us and then we worked with our outstanding chefs Josh and Patrick to make them suitable for use in our restaurant. Q. THE FACT THAT THE WILLOW TREE HAS BEEN HONORED AS THE TOP GERMAN RESTAURANT IN THE AREA FOR 10 YEARS IN A ROW MUST BE A SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY I ASSUME THAT YOU VIEW THIS AS A WIN-WIN FOR THE CITY OF SANFORD AS WELL?

A. I always tell my staff it is like a three legged stool: we need the staff, the vendors and the guests to make it all work. My favorite compliment is when I hear "good as usual.” Our goal when we started was to exceed expectations, return a profit and create a benefit for everyone involved, three simple rules which have governed my life. As long as I can say yes to all three rules, we will continue. 25

ASUMIENDO QUE SE PUEDE DAR EL LUJO DE TENER TIEMPO LIBRE? R. Bueno, durante los primeros diez años Linda y yo no teníamos mucho tiempo libre. Sin embargo, en los últimos dos años, hemos delegado muchas de las responsabilidades diarias a nuestra hija y a nuestros administradores. Ahora, Linda puede dedicar tiempo a su pasión por crear arte, y yo soy un fervoroso ciclista. Nos encanta irnos de viaje por carretera para aprender cómo otros restaurantes y mercados atienden a sus clientes, y ver si podemos adaptar en nuestro negocio esas tácticas que a ellos les han dado excelentes resultados.

Q. EL HECHO DE QUE SU RESTAURANTE WILLOW TREE HAYA RECIBIDO EL HONOR DE SER CONSIDERADO EL MEJOR RESTAURANTE ALEMÁN EN ESTA ÁREA POR DIEZ AÑOS CONSECUTIVOS DEBE SER UNA FUENTE DE ORGULLO PARA USTED Y SU FAMILIA. PODRÍAMOS ASUMIR QUE USTED CONSIDERA ESTO COMO UNA DOBLE GANANCIA PARA USTED Y LA CIUDAD DE SANFORD? A. Yo siempre le digo a mi personal que esto es como una banqueta de tres patas: para que esto funcione necesitamos al personal, a los vendedores y a los clientes. Mi halago favorito es cuando escucho que alguien dice “Muy bueno, como siempre.” Cuando empezamos, nuestra meta era exceder expectativas, generar ganancias y beneficiar a cada persona envuelta en el proceso. Tres simples reglas que han gobernado mi vida. Mientras yo pueda decir que ‘si’ a estas tres reglas, seguiremos adelante. Estamos excediendo expectativas, estamos produciendo ganancias, y disfrutamos compartirlas con nuestro personal y nuestra comunidad mientras generamos excelentes beneficios para nuestros clientes, vendedores, empleados y vecinos en esta maravillosa ciudad.


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MOOD & FOOD DR . MIGUEL A . GONZ ÁLE Z , L MF T, MHS, MS*

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU FOUND YOURSELF REACHING FOR A COOKIE, cake, ice cream, or any other sweet or salty snack, even though you are not really hungry? And if you are not really hungry, why are you eating? What is it that drives your cravings for food when your body does not need it? Emotional eating is using food to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Often, the strongest cravings for food occur when you are experiencing some type of emotional turmoil in your life. Such situations make you vulnerable to eating to sooth your emotions. Emotional eating often leads to eating too much, especially too much of high-calorie, sweet, fatty foods. Food also serves as a distraction. If you are worried about a problem you have, you may focus on eating comfort food instead of dealing with the situation. Although some people actually eat less when feeling anxious or depressed, emotional distress may lead to impulsive eating. If you are an emotional eater, here are some things you can do to control emotional eating.

1. CONTROL YOUR STRESS

Try a stress management technique, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation, or some physical activity.

YOUR HUNGER—IS IT 2. UNDERSTAND EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL?

If you want to eat but you are not really hungry, give the craving a little time to pass; engage in reading or other activities to stop thinking about food.

3. KEEP A FOOD DIARY

Write down what you eat, how much you eat, when you eat, how you're feeling when you eat and how hungry you are. Over time, you may see patterns emerge, revealing the connection between your mood and food.

4. RECOGNIZE & FIGHT BOREDOM

If you feel bored, instead of eating, take a walk, watch a movie, read, listen to music, surf the Internet or talk to a friend.

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Try not to keep comfort foods in your home as they are a source of temptation.

Emotional eating is using food to suppress or soothe negative emotions

6. MAKE CHOICES

If you feel the need to snack between meals, choose a low-fat, low-calorie snack, such as fresh fruit, vegetables with fat-free dip, or unbuttered popcorn.

7. REST—REFRESH YOUR BODY

If you don’t get enough sleep, you may feel constantly tired, which could trigger eating just to boost your energy level. Taking naps and going to bed earlier can help you feel more energetic & alert.

8. AVOID ISOLATION

You're more likely to give in to emotional eating if you are lonely or feel isolated. Visit with family; join a group/club that you have something in common with. It could help you control emotional eating.

9. TRY THERAPY

If you believe that you are not able to control your emotional eating, consider psychotherapy with a professional mental health provider. It can help identify the triggers behind emotional eating or the presence of an eating disorder.

Dr. Gonzalez is a family counselor who also treats couples and individuals. If you have any questions about mental or behavioral health, contact Dr.Gonzalez for more information.Sehablaespañol. NEW DAY THERAPY & COUNSELING CENTER, LLC. MIGUELAGONZALEZPHD.COM 386.259.0647

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Motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences in life.

AMAZING

MOMS JENNIFER LUCE

C H E RY L D E M I N G

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“The day you become a mother, you realize "it's not about you anymore, it's about them.” Mother's Day is no different. It isn't about my gift card to the spa, it is about the gift of motherhood. I am truly blessed to have my life, my daughter Megan and my granddaughter Hailey Harkins.”

“Being a mother has been a blessing in my life and I am so very proud of Mike & Celina, my children and the adults they have become. Although every day should be Mother’s Day, on that special day we especially celebrate my mom and mother-in-law by hosting a big family dinner. We enjoy sitting around the dining room table with all of the different generations of moms and enjoying the day. ”

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“My son, Austin Blake, has helped me become who I am, he encourages me to be a better version of myself every day and there is no obstacle I can’t face because of him. He gives me strength and motivation and has brought so much joy to my life. Mother’s Day is a special reminder that God blessed me with a beautiful child, as I am sincerely thankful for every day I get to spend with my son!” 27


MY SANFORD MAGAZINE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE AMAZING MOTHERS ON THIS UPCOMING SIGNIFICANT DAY AND WISH THEM A DAY OF REL AXATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR ALL OF THEIR DEDICATION.

Motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Being a mom means making sacrifices and putting your children before any personal desires. Having the ability to help mold and shape a child’s future is truly a blessing. Most mothers would agree every day is a special day with the most important people in their life, their children. But Mother’s Day should be a day of special recognition for all of the loving moms out there who play a special role in their children’s lives. My Sanford Magazine would like to recognize all of the amazing mothers on this upcoming significant day and wish them a day of relaxation and acknowledgment for all of their dedication. Without mothers, no one would exist! We are rendering tribute to our amazing Sanfordites moms on Mother’s Day and we have asked them, “What does Mother's Day mean to you?”

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“Being a mother of three very active, intelligent and beautiful daughters is amazing. Not only have I been blessed, but divinely favored by God to have them in my life. Kiya-age 14, Haley-age 11, and Terry-age 9, keep my life full of happiness and joy. My girls are fifth generation Sanfordites and I enjoy raising them in this beautiful, charming city. I know that I am not perfect but when I look at my girls I know I got something in my life perfectly right.”

“Motherhood has filled my life with riches I could have never dreamed of. The responsibility of raising these two amazing girls is huge, but the joy they bring is so rewarding. I thank God every single day for choosing me to be Sloane and Sawyer's mommy and constantly strive to be a parent worthy of these two precious gifts!”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

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GOLDSBORO AN AM E RICAN STORY of H OP E , FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE F R ANCIS C . OLIVER

“IN 1891, GOLDSBORO BECAME THE SECOND ALL BL ACK INCORPORATED TOWNSHIP WITHIN FLORIDA ."

A COMMUNITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENS who lived in Orange County, Florida dreamed of having their own incorporated Township. Mr. William Clark, a store owner, carpenter, and community leader helped make those dreams come to fruition. Mr. William Clark was the brother of Joe Clark, one of the founders and incorporators of Eatonville, the first incorporated all black township in the State of Florida. In 1891, Goldsboro became the second all black incorporated township within Florida. Within the Goldsboro Township, there lived a community of educated, hardworking, and Christian value led people. In 1911 Goldsboro lost its charter, when Forrest Lake, a powerful Sanford banker and state lawmaker, devised a plan to dissolve the charters of both Sanford and Goldsboro, to create a new charter that would make Goldsboro a community within Sanford, a part of Mosquito County. After the demise of Goldsboro, the town began a downward spiral with abandoned buildings, rising unemployment, and the loss of ambition.

Crooms Academy Museum, Velma Williams Resource Center and The Goldsboro Heritage & Art Garden. Also a host of thriving businesses and a new police station. The dream that Mr. Clark envisioned for Goldsboro is still alive and the community is on its way back to gaining the dignity, distinction, character, culture and respectability that it rightfully deserves.

If you want to know more, please visit the Welcome Center and our museums email us at: E D I T O R @ M Y S A N F O R D M A G A Z I N E . C O M . Stay up to date on more events by liking My Sanford Magazine on Facebook or downloading our app!

In 2009, a group of leaders created the Goldsboro West Side Historical Community Association to celebrate and preserve the history of Goldsboro. Since the Historical Association, Goldsboro boasts a cultural arts district with three museums, The Goldsboro Museum, The Francis Oliver Cultural Arts and Welcome Center, The

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HISTORIC DISTRICT Sanford has one of the most beautiful historic districts in greater Florida, and the city is investing in new ways of revamping historic flair.

FRIENDLY COMMUNITY Sanford has a great sense of community. People strive to get to know their neighbors and are there for each other. Businesses also share community ties. Often, you might find that instead of feeling like a patron in a bar, you’ll feel like you’re visiting a friend’s home. While Sanford has an incredibly strong unity and pride, it is also welcoming to strangers and new residents.

EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL PORTAL Puerto Rico? Paris? London? You got it! Sanford has its own travel portal by way of the Orlando Sanford International Airport. It is a joy traveling into and out of this airport. Because it’s smaller than Orlando International, you can scratch the traffic and long lines at check-in—simple and fast!

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NATURE & SCENIC RIVERWALK Lake Monroe is one of Sanford’s natural highlights. Along this beautiful lake is Downtown Sanford’s Riverwalk—where you’ll have the most scenic walks, runs and bike rides in the entire area.

ARTSY TOWN Sanford is an artsy town, full of creative people. Sanford boasts some of the best art galleries in Central Florida. Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery was voted one of the 20 most essential art galleries across the country by Go Magazine. You can get your fill for the performing arts at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center—a restored theater that dates back to the 1920s.


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6:00–8:00 p.m. Mayfair Country Club A free clinic for the kids followed by dinner and drink specials in the Oak House Restaurant. Games and fun for the whole family. Call 407-322-2531 to make a reservation for the free 1-hour clinic!

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NOCHE LATINA EVERY FRIDAY

1 p.m. –2:00 a.m. 10:00 Monroe’s on The Lake Dance the night away at Noche Latina to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & more. Latin mixes with DJs, and drink specials. Dress to impress. Free table reservations at 321-279-4014. $5 cover.

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8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College

The planetarium’s flagship show. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky, it is updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun.

SANFORD ART WALK

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EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

PINTS N’ PAWS 3:00– 7:00 p.m. West End Trading Company

Come enjoy 10 different food truck options on the bricks of 2nd St and Palmetto Avenue. While you enjoy your delicious food, you can also enjoy alcoholic beverages and live entertainment provided by the surrounding bars.

Multiple venues in Sanford’s downtown historic district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists.

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5:00– 8:00 p.m. 265 North Palmetto Ave

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3:00–8:30 p.m. Buster’s Bistro FREE

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HIPPITY HOP ADVENTURE AT THE ZOO 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

CELERY CITY CRUISERS

Hop along the Adventure Trail to find clues from the Easter Bunny. Win candy, prizes and surprises at Bunny Stops along the way. Kids receive free bunny tails to wear and 29 can enjoy crafts, a bounce slide, musical entertainment for the kids and more.

Join the oldest car club in Central Florida who have been doing monthly car cruises. Come down to the Riverwalk and enjoy some old tunes from the 50s–70s and see some gorgeous 30 old-timers cruise along the Riverwalk. Bring a lawn chair and hang out with the Celery City Cruisers!

LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

5:00–9:00 p.m. Sanford Riverwalk at the Flagpole

SANFORD SEMINOLE ART ASSOCIATION MEETING & ART DEMO EVERY 4TH SATURDAY

1:00–2:00 p.m. | SanfordLibrary

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6:00– 9:00 p.m. 265 North Palmetto Ave

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EVERY 3RD SUNDAY

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ST. PATRICK’S PETANQUE TOURNAMENT

With his spiky blonde hair and leopard skin coat, Vegas-based singer Rob Caudill has carved out a career impersonating the rock legend Rod Stewart. Rob has performed his high energy Tribute to Rod Stewart all over the world.

FREE

S ATURDAY

FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR

GREATEST HITS OF ROD STEWART, CONCERT 7:30–9:30 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

Huge annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park for kids ages 12 and under. Bounce houses and more. Fun for the whole family.

You’ll find not only fruits and veggies, but locally, hand and homemade goods, all set to the soundtrack of local musicians who perform weekly at the market!

ALIVE AFTER FIVE

FREE

SAT U R DAY

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Magnolia Square

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Central Florida’s largest free recurring street party with live music, local artists, food, & craft beers in beautiful downtown Sanford.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 10:00–11:00 a.m. Ft. Mellon Park

EVERY SATURDAY

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5:00–8:00 p.m. | Downtown Sanford

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SANFORD FARMERS MARKET

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MR. & MISS KEN & BARBIE KIDS PAGEANT 5:00– 8:00 p.m. Sanford Civic Center

Pints n’ Paws is a unique craft beer festival–one that you can share with your favorite pet! Hosted by The West End Trading Co. in beautiful and historic Downtown Sanford, Pints n’ Paws has teamed up with Dolly’s Foundation and 19 Pet Rescue by Judy to raise some money for our four legged friends. $25-$40

Mr. & Miss Ken & Barbie Kids Pageant is back! Red carpet event at 5 p.m. | Showtime at 6 p.m. Over $1000 in cash & prizes! Special celebrity guest judge. For more information call 407-921-3138

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EARTH’S NEIGHBORHOOD: CRUISING THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College

Come along for an interactive guided tour of the inhabitants of the solar system, featuring the sun, eight major planets, asteroid belt and dwarf planets (like Pluto), as well as the innumerable objects that orbit around the sun from billions of miles away. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4, 17 (with Non-Seminole State College Students ID): $4, Preschoolers, Seminole State Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free.

Organized in 1959, the SSAA is one of the oldest cultural groups in Seminole County. The artists work with a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, & photography.

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FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT

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6:00–8:00 p.m. Mayfair Country Club A free clinic for the kids followed by dinner and drink specials in the Oak House Restaurant. Games and fun for the whole family. Call 407-322-2531 to make a reservation for the free 1-hour clinic!

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SANFORD FARMERS MARKET

SPRING PLANT SWAP 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

EA SPORTS RIVERSIDE DASH 5K & 15K 7:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Ft. Mellon Park

Welcoming all gardening friends. Taryn Sudol, a representative of uf-ifas Seminole county extension office, will be giving a presentation on butterfly gardening in Central Florida.

The fourth annual EA SPORTS Riverside Dash is a premier footrace destination for serious runners and those who simply enjoy distance running.

EVERY SATURDAY

110:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Magnolia Square

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8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College

10:00 p.m. –2:00 a.m. Monroe’s on The Lake

MOVIE CLASSICS ON MAGNOLIA PRESENTS “CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” 7:30–9:00 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

EVERY 1ST, 3RD, & 5TH FRIDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

The planetarium’s flagship show. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky, it is updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun.

Dance the night away at Noche Latina to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & more. Latin mixes with DJs, & drink specials. Dress to impress. Free table reservations at 321-279-4014. $5 cover.

14 | THURSDAY

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ALIVE AFTER FIVE EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Central Florida’s largest free recurring street party with live music, local artists, food, and craft beers in beautiful downtown Sanford. FREE

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FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

21 8:00 p.m. 5:00– 265 North Palmetto Ave Come enjoy 10 different food truck options on the bricks of 2nd St and Palmetto Avenue. While you enjoy your delicious food, you can also enjoy alcoholic beverages and live entertainment provided by the surrounding bars.

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Watch another Hollywood Classic on the big screen at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center.

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TICKETS $5

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SPRING STAR PARTY 7:00–11:00 p.m. Seminole State College Visitors will be treated to telescope viewings of the sun; the moon; the planets Mercury & Jupiter; and numerous galaxies, star clusters & nebulae. There will also be several presentations throughout the star party area. Several of Orlando's delicious food trucks will be 22 there, so bring an appetite for fun and food!

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BARBRA… BACK TO BROADWAY 7:30–9:00 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

THE SOLIS BRAVO BAND 7:30–9:00 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

Award-winning tribute artist, Carla DelVillaggio, as the one and only Barbra Streisand, returns to Wayne Densch with a new show! The N.Y. Post said she is “the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself!” 23 $23-$30

Unique sounds of Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Bossa Nova, R&B and Latin. This unique band consists of songwriter/guitarist Carlos Solis, bassist and 2014 Grammy Award Certificate Winner Jerry Bravo, 26 time Grammy Award Certificate WinnerDrummer/Percussionist Richard Bravo and Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee Camilo Valencia. $23-$35

SANFORD ART WALK 6:00– 9:00 p.m. | 265 North Palmetto Ave Multiple venues in Sanford’s downtown historic district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. FREE

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8:30–9:30 p.m. | Seminole State College View a four-episode series of presentations that explore the myths, legends and facts surrounding some of the most famous and important constellations in the sky. The Polar Constellations, showcasing Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and the circumpolar constellations of the northern sky. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4, Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4, Preschoolers, Seminole State Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free.

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The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is hosting the second annual 5K to celebrate healthy living during National Public Health Week in Sanford.

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9TH ANNUAL BREWS AROUND THE ZOO 6:00–10:00 p.m. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Spend the evening strolling through the Zoo and sampling craft beers. The evening will also feature select wines, live music, tasty bites from local restaurants, and animals 25 from around the globe. $53.74

TOMOKA BREWING COMPANY PAIRING DINNER 5:00– 6:30 p.m. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Enjoy five courses of cuisine specially designed by Chef Brian Laparski. Each course was explicitly created to be paired with beers from Tomoka Brewing Company 26 out of Port Orange, Florida. $80

ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY 8:00 a.m. | Sanford Derby Park Check-in 7:00 a.m. Race 8:00 a.m.

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

STORIES OF THE NIGHT SKY: THE POLAR CONSTELLATIONS

LIVE, WORK, MOVE SEMINOLE 5K 7:30–11:00 a.m. Ft. Mellon Park

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YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, PLAY April 28 & 29 @ 7:30–9:00 p.m. April 30 @ 2–3:30 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

SATURDAY

WDPAC Juniors is excited to present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised). It is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. $18

30 | SATURDAY ST JOHNS RIVER FESTIVAL 17 OF THE ARTS 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. May 1 @ 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Downtown Sanford

Historic downtown Sanford will be transformed into an artist mecca for the fourth annual St. John’s River Festival of the Arts—A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event! Stroll historic brick streets, see Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations. Create your own piece of artwork at workshops scheduled during the weekend. Enjoy gourmet tastes at our Culinary Arts Court while you listen to the sounds of acoustic performers.

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EVERY FRIDAY

6:00–8:00 p.m. Mayfair Country Club A free clinic for the kids followed by dinner and drink specials in the Oak House Restaurant. Games and fun for the whole family. Call 407-322-2531 to make a reservation for the free 1-hour clinic!

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NOCHE LATINA EVERY FRIDAY

1 p.m. –2:00 a.m. 10:00 Monroe’s on The Lake Dance the night away at Noche Latina to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & more. Latin mixes with DJs, and drink specials. Dress to impress. Free table reservations at 321-279-4014. $5 cover.

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CENTRAL FLORIDA NIGHTS

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EVERY 1ST, 3RD, & 5TH FRIDAY

8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College

The planetarium’s flagship show. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky, it is updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun.

S ATURDAY

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

5:00– 8:00 p.m. 265 North Palmetto Ave Come enjoy 10 different food truck options on the bricks of 2nd St and Palmetto Avenue. While you enjoy your delicious food, you can also enjoy alcoholic beverages and live entertainment provided by the surrounding bars.

Multiple venues in Sanford’s downtown historic district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists.

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THE KINGDOMS OF THE STARS: ASTRONOMY OF CHINA & JAPAN

VINTAGE DRESS SHOW & TEA 2:00 p.m. Women’s Club of Sanford

PETANQUE TOURNAMENT

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8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College

Explore the vast history of astronomy in the East Asian cultures of China and Japan. Each held unique views of the heavens above, but both understood and appreciated the immense beauty and power of the sky. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4, Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4, 20 Preschoolers, Seminole State Students, Faculty, & Staff: Free.

FREE

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DAY PARADE & REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Downtown Sanford

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EVERY 3RD SUNDAY

3:00–8:30 p.m. Buster’s Bistro FREE

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SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLE: SPRING CONCERT 3:00–5:00 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is a volunteer community orchestra made up of a diverse group of excellent musicians, dedicated to the preservation of the Big Band Jazz Tradition. The band’s extensive repertoire covers a wide range of material from the classic swing era to the contemporary jazz styles of today. $15

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CELERY SOUP PRESENTS “SONGS MY MOTHER SANG” 2:00–3:00 p.m. | Women’s Club of Sanford

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6:00– 9:00 p.m. 265 North Palmetto Ave

You’ll find not only fruits and veggies, but locally, hand and homemade goods, all set to the soundtrack of local musicians who perform weekly at the market!

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Central Florida’s largest free recurring street party with live music, local artists, food, and craft beers in beautiful downtown Sanford. FREE

SANFORD ART WALK

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Magnolia Square

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5:00–8:00 p.m.

FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR

EVERY SATURDAY

Join in on a choral performance & sing-along to some favorite traditional family songs.

EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

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SANFORD FARMERS MARKET

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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Downtown Sanford

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CELERY CITY CRUISERS

EVERY 4TH SATURDAY

LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Downtown Sanford Discover the newest party in town! Sanford After Dark is a monthly street market 17 the Sanford Ave. featuring Art Community.

5:00–9:00 p.m. Sanford Riverwalk at the Flagpole

Join the oldest car club in 17 Florida who have Central been doing monthly car cruises. Come down to the Riverwalk and enjoy some old tunes from the 50s–70s and see some gorgeous old-timers cruise along the Riverwalk. Bring a lawn chair and hang out with the Celery City Cruisers!


SA N FOR D DOWNTOWN

BUSINESS

GUIDE ART, GALLERIES & PERFORMING ARTS Cindy’s Dance Studio 119 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-324-3999 www.dancewithcindy.com Creative Sanford, Inc. 230 E. 1st Street 407-302-2586 www.sanfordwelcomecenter.com Gallery on First 211 E. 1st Street 407-323-2774 www.galleryonfirst.com Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery 211 E. 1st Street 407-323-2774 www.jtfolkart.com Lochwood Performing Arts 109 W. Commercial Street 321-355-3757 www.lochwoodacademy.com Seminole Cultural Arts Council 230 E. 1st Street 407-302-1099 www.seminoleculturalarts.org Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-321-8111 www.WDPAC.com

BEAUTY & WELLNESS Antidote Apothecary & Spa 500 S Sanford Avenue 407-942-3422 antidoteapothecaryandspa.com Ambassador Hair Salon 218 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-302-5128 American Spa Nails 210 E. 1st Street 407-323-1994 Beauty in the Shadows 216 S. Oak Avenue

Betty Anne’s Hair Styling 110 E. 1st Street 407-322-4913 Beverly’s Hair Cutting Services 430 S. Sanford Avenue 407-323-0535 Dave’s Barber Shop 114 E. 1st Street 407-328-8362 www.sanfordbarber.com Express Blow Studio 303 E. 1st Street 407-732-7905 www.expressblowstudio.com Finesse by You Salon 418 S. Sanford Avenue 407-860-6178 Hair N Motion 206 N. Park Avenue 407-321-0707 La Chic Stylz Salon 216 S. Sanford Avenue 407-257-0841 Seminole Crossfit 121 W. 1st Street 407-417-0499 www.seminolecrossfit.com

RESTAURANTS & BARS The Breezeway American-Seafood 112 E. 1st Street 407-878-1284 www.breezeway.com Buck’s Seafood Buffet 1220 S. Sanford Ave. 407-323-0963 Buster’s Bistro Belgian Pub Food 300 S. Sanford Avenue 407-732-6880 www.bustersbistro.com Caffé Di Riverwalk Coffee-Sandwiches 225 W. Seminole Blvd. 407-287-5681

Candlelight Café Breakfast-Lunch 406 S. Sanford Ave. 407-732-7304

114 S. Sanford Avenue 407-878-2726

Capt. John’s Seafood & Island Grill Seafood 1218 S. Park Ave. 407-915-6800 Christo’s American-Italian-Greek 107 W. 1st Street 407-320-0799 www.theoriginalchristos.com Celery City Craft American 114 S. Palmetto Avenue 407-915-5541 www.celerycitycraft.com Colonial Room Traditional-Southern 105 E. 1st Street 407-323-2999 www.colonialroom.com The Corner Café New American 101 W. 1st Street 407-322-3779 www.thecornercafesanford.com

Ms. Pat's Fish & Wings 405 E. 4th St. 407-321-8273 Rabbitfoot Records & Coffee Lounge 309 E. 1st Street 321-926-3417 www.rabbitfootrecords.com Riverwalk Pizzeria 350 E. Seminole Boulevard 407-328-0018 www.riverwalkpizzeria.com Root’s Raw Juice Bar 516 S. Sanford Avenue 321-279-4975 www.rootsrawjuice.com St. John's River Steak & Seafood 550 N. Palmetto Ave. 407-878-0980 Taste of Thyme Café 108 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-865-0798 www.tasteofthymecafe.com The Palate 105 W. 2nd St E. 321-363-0661

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe German 205 E. 1st Street 407-321-2204 www.hollerbachs.com

The Smiling Bison 107 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-915-6086 www.facebook.com/ Smilingbisonsanford

La Sirena Gorda Cabana Mexican 118 S. Palmetto Ave. 407-391-3955

Tony’s Deli 129 W. 1st Street 407-330-0507

Magnolia Square Market German Deli 117 S. Magnolia Ave. 407-878-4942

West End Trading Company 202 S. Sanford Avenue 407-322-7475 www.drinkatwestend.com

Moon Subs Subs-Burgers-Fried Chicken 204 S. Sanford Ave. 407-322-6237

Wondermade Artisan Marshmallows 214 E. 1st Street 407-205-9569 www.wondermade.com

Negril Spice Caribbean

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| SANFORD DOWNTOWN BUSINESS GUIDE Zorba's Restaurant Greek- Pizza 115 E. 1st Street 407-915-6082 Park Avenue Popcorn Shoppe 108 S. Park Avenue 321-363-4937 www.parkavenuepopcorn.com 1st Street Lounge 301 E. 1st Street 321-926-3156 www.1ststreetlounge.com Ellen’s Wine Room 440 S. Sanford Avenue 407-936-1705 www.ellenswineroom.com Little Fish Huge Pond 401 S. Sanford Avenue 407-221-1499 www.littlefish-hugepond.com The Alley 114 S. Park Avenue 407-328-4848 www.thealleyblues.com The Wet Spot 112 S. Park Avenue 407-321-1900 Washburn Imports The Imperial Wine Bar 116 E. 1st Street 407-732-6956 www..imperialwinebar.com Wolfy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill 520 N. Palmetto Avenue 407-322-2150 www.wolfyslakefront.com Wop’s Hops Brewing Company 419 S. Sanford Avenue 407-878-7819 www.wopshopsbrewing.com

SERVICES A. Clore Interiors 116 S. Palmetto Avenue 407-328-0730 www.acloreinteriors.com Allstate Insurance 212 S. Sanford Avenue 407-878-4785 www.Allstateagencies.com bobduncan BMO Harris Bank 413 W. 1st Street 407-323-2384 www.bmoharris.com Center State Bank 420 W. 1st Street 407-302-4700 www.centerstatebank.com 37

Mrs. Clean Dry Cleaners 200 E. Commercial Street, Suite 2 407-314-1176 Edward Jones Investments 201 S. Park Avenue 407-322-1558 www.edwardjones.com Fantastic Cleaners 124 W. 2nd Street 407-322-1112 Florida Sunshine Ins. 214 S. Sanford Avenue 407-878-2880 www._lsunshineins.com Harbor Community Bank 251 W. 1st Street 407-370-7705 www.harborcb.com Park Avenue Photography Studio 200 S Park Avenue 407-942-3484 www.picturesonpark.com Historic Sanford Photography & Portrait Studio 110 S. Park Avenue 407-310-6891 www.marykentphoto.com Interiors by Lawrence David Palmetto Avenue 407-321-6560 www.interiorsbylawrencedavid.com Investors Realty Network 444 S. Sanford Avenue 407-321-6100 www.turnitover.today Jernigan Properties, Inc. 106 Magnolia Avenue 407-330-3255 www.jerniganprop.com Keyboard Exchange International 221 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-323-7493 www.keyboardexchange.com Monroe Harbour Marina 531 N. Palmetto Avenue 407-322-2910 www.monroeharbour.com Sanford Downtown Gas 217 S. Park Avenue 407-688-0703 Sanford Post Office 401 E. 1st Street 407-688-9487 St. Johns Realty 120 N. Park Avenue 407-322-6123 www.thestjohnsrealtygroup.com


Goodwill 300 E. 3rd Street 407-936-0469 Habibis International Market 112 W 2nd St (407) 942-3226 www.habibisinternation.wix.com

Rustic Reworks 112 S. Sanford Avenue 407-324-6337 www.info@RusticReworks.com Sanford Flower Shop 209 E. Commercial Street 407-322-1822 www.sanford_lowershop.com

Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 115 N. Laurel Avenue 407-322-1235 www.horstmeyer.com

Sanford Homebrew Shop 115 S. Magnolia Avenue 407-732-6931 www.sanfordhomebrewshop.com

Maya Books & Music 201 E. 1st Street 407-321-6504

Sanford Supermarket 329 S. Sanford Avenue 407-321-9599

The Sanford Herald 217 E. 1st Street 407-322-2611 www.mysanfordherald.com

Sanford’s Nity Thrity 212 E. 1st Street 321-363-4941 www.sanfordnitythrity.com

SunTrust Bank 207 W. 1st Street 407-330-4630 www.suntrust.com

The Tree House 208 E. 1st Street 407-936-2394

Thomas C. Greene Attorney 204 N. Elm Avenue, Suite 101 407-321-0751 www.thomascgreenelaw.com Tru-Valu Drugstore 503 E. 1st Street 407-323-6413 www.tru-valudrugs.com

SHOPS

Tuned Up Music Center 111 E. 1st Street 407-302-3166 www.tunedupmusic.com Washburn Imports 116 E. 1st Street 407-322-1449 www.washburnimports.com

VISITOR INFORMATION & TOURISM

Antiques and Dustibles 218 E. 1st Street 407-322-8100

Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E. 1st Street 407-302-2586 www.sanfordwelcomecenter.com

Boxelder 278 S. Palmetto Avenue 407-323-6060 www.boxelder.com

Limo Cycle Tours 303 W. 3rd Street, Suite 4 855-756-9386 www.limocycle.com

Doc Paper Scissors 102 E. 1st Street 407-322-5842 www.doc-paper-scissors.com

Sanford City Hall 300 N. Park Avenue 407-688-5000 www.sanford_l.gov

Claire's Hats Boutique 502 S Sanford Avenue 407-324-4266 www.facebook.com/pages/ Claires-Hat-Boutique

Sanford Chamber of Commerce 400 E. 1st Street 407-322-2212 www.sanfordchamber.com

Family Dollar 413 E. 1st Street 407-321-6230

Sanford Museum 520 E. 1st Street 407-688-5198 www.sanford.gov

Park & 2nd Antiques 200 S. Park Avenue 407-334-4560 www.parkand2nd.com Hollerbach's Art Haus 204 E. 1st Street 407-732-7801 www.hollerbachsarthaus.com/

St. Johns Rivership Company 433 N. Palmetto Avenue 321-441-3030 www.stjohnsrivershipco.com


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