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ON DEMAND C RYSTA L WA L L AC E Have you ever faced this dilemma? You have an event on your calendar (birthday, anniversary, graduation or rehearsal dinner) and you just can’t invite everyone into your home but you don’t want to go to a restaurant and be lost in the crowd? There is a solution! Did you know there is an extremely intimate spot in Historic Downtown Sanford where these special occasions are welcomed with open arms? The Corner Café – Home of Gourmet To Go is located in the heart of what is quickly becoming the “Foodie Mecca” of North Central Florida. Occupying the Historic Lyman Bank Building at the Corner of 1st Street & Park Avenue, this charming bistro caters to special events 7 nights a week. With as few as 10 guests, you will have your own private space and experience impeccable service. A treasured venue that has become a tradition to many locals, the Café is

also frequented by guests from all over the Orlando Metro. Not only has Owner/Operator Chef Michael O’Brien Sr. been recognized as the “Best Downtown Chef” by My Sanford Magazine readers, but the Café won the award for “Best Fine Dining” as well! Multi-course menus are designed specifically for each event so you can be certain your event will be one to remember for years to come!! The next time you are thinking of entertaining friends, family or other folks you know, give Chef Michael a call at 407322-3779 and let him work with you to dazzle your guests with incredible cuisine in an elegant and delightful environment where you will never have to worry about cleaning the house before your guests arrive or doing the dishes after they depart!


SPOTLIGHT SANFORD The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts On May 6th and 7th 2017 Sanford’s Historic Downtown District will once again come alive with color and texture as local and nationallyrenowned artists put their best works on display. Marking its 6th year, The St. John’s River Festival of the Arts transforms this quaint little community into a bustling hive of activity. Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Monroe, Sanford is home to locallyowned breweries, restaurants, shops and galleries. They all provide the perfect backdrop for one of the best weekends of the year to visit the “Jewel on the St John’s!” Sanford is known for its unique and diverse style and the artists do not disappoint! Painting, photography, pastels & pottery describe some of the numerous offerings from years past and this one will

be no different! With whimsical & quirky perspectives, these artists are a feast for the senses. You can even see “Art in Action” as artists working in various mediums demonstrate their talent and technique before your very eyes. Or you can “Create Your Own Art” at workshops scheduled throughout the weekend. And as you stroll you will enjoy the “Art of Music” with live performances throughout the City. Then, to satisfy your appetite, you can stop in at one of the local restaurants or the “Culinary Arts Court” in Magnolia Square. Come spend the day exploring beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford, and don’t forget to support the arts by taking home a favorite piece to add to your collection!


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Dear Friends, Spring means not only a new season to celebrate, but also a chance to share the fruits of our labor. This issue is an invitation for all of you to explore our community. The city, the businesses, the non-profit organizations, and the diverse people from our community are working to see the results and how teamwork is key to success. We are proud to be part of this transformation. I want to thank the Sanford Woman's Club and Shakirah Johnson, who invited me to speak on March 1, 2017 as the Editor of MSM. This was a great honor for me, to share my experience and commitment to our community through this Magazine. "Creating MSM has been the most enriching experience of my entire personal and professional career. I have no regrets and would do it all over again if given the opportunity. I put my heart into this publication as it has never been a job, it’s my passion." I really hope you enjoy this season and the entire magazine!

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No discussion of small town utopia would be complete without at least one mention of the storied front porch. The front porch of a small-town home is the stuff of legends - reminiscent of another time and place – reminding folks of a simpler time they remember either from their childhoods or from television (references to Mayberry anyone?!) literature, the stage. Nothing says AMERICA like a front porch - typically with a large flag hanging proudly out front. There is no wrong time to be out there, anytime of day or night. What’s more relaxing than lying on a porch swing under a slow-turning fan, reading a great book? It’s the perfect spot to drink things, your morning coffee, iced tea in the afternoon and of course that great Sanford tradition, cocktailing whenever. It’s the place for both stolen moments alone and conversations with friends. I can’t think of a better place to be on a Friday night than at a spontaneous porch party. During one such late night gathering, friends of mine reported seeing guests of another kind, bicycle-riding apparitions who disappeared into the night. My husband likes to joke that we must allot at least two hours to walk downtown to account for all the porch-sitting friends we will see along the way and stop to chat with.

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Sanford has long been a Hollywood favorite and around Historic Downtown Sanford – who can forget the scene from “My Girl” when Vada stopped and talked to the teacher she was crushing on while he was outside on the porch painting? That porch happens to be on Magnolia Avenue here in Downtown. Around these parts, you just never know when a scout is going to leave a note on your door soliciting to cast your porch in a commercial or movie. Nationwide Insurance recently found the perfect porch for their commercial on a particularly scenic and idyllic porch in the heart of the Historic District. If you visit newer communities like Baldwin Park, you will see that people are building homes and even entire downtowns in an attempt to replicate what is found right here in Sanford, complete with large front porches - people really crave that neighborhood feel and authenticity that Sanford has in spades.

Tammy Agnini is a lifelong Sanford resident and currently serves as Chairman of the City of Sanford’s Historic Preservation Board. She splits her time between her family and the corporate world where she works as an HR Benefits Administrator. You can catch her on the front porch spending time with her husband Jeb and two little girls - Sloane, 5 and Sawyer, 18 months.


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in Central Florida, was born in the garage of Sanford resident and theatre guru John DiDonna. A 17-year resident of Sanford, John has a distinguished background in producing, directing and acting in Central Florida and throughout the country. Currently, his main focus is his position as professor and the Artistic Director of Theatre at Valencia College as well as Phantasmagoria. He founded the performance troupe 8 years ago, and has watched it grow beyond his wildest dreams. In the process, he also met his wife, Dion Leonhard.

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Alive After 5 Announces Phantasmagoria to Fill April 13ths “Mystery Month” Theme As many know, the Alive After 5 street party has been a mainstay in downtown Sanford for over ten years. What many might not know is another Sanford-based spectacle has been thrilling audiences around the country for that same period of time. Phantasmagoria, widely regarded as one of the most versatile performance troupes 6

Dion was born and raised in Sanford; she started dancing at the age of 3 and learned her craft at the longtime Sanford establishment Miriam and Valerie’s School of Dance Arts. After several years of dancing professionally out of state, Leonhard returned to Central Florida and was recruited by a Phantasmagoria chorographer to be in the original cast. Dion now performs and choreographs for Phantasmagoria and is also a dance teacher and choreographer for the Lake Howell High School Show Choir and Chorus, a guest choreographer with Seminole High School’s Show Choir and a teacher at Dancer’s Point dance academy. John and Dion now live in one of Sanford’s historic houses and are proud to call our quirky little community home. Phantasmagoria is deliciously difficult to describe; it is partly Gothic horror, Steampunk, and fairy tale inspired by works of literature


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and legend all told through an eclectic variety of performance arts including fire dancers, sword swallowers, jugglers and musicians. They even have a children’s storyteller to entertain the little ones. The troupe’s range is as wide as their abilities: from Gothic horror, themed stage shows to the more whimsical and fanciful traveling troupe that will be featured at Alive After 5 and much in between. They perform everything from low (taverns and bars) to high (Orlando Museum of Art), from large (Orange County Convention Center) to small (private parties) and love it all. Their 32 players make up several performance troupes that play year-round and in multiple states.

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John is thrilled to bring his company to Alive After 5. Phantasmagoria has had several smaller performances in Sanford but this will be the largest engagement to date in their hometown and they are looking forward to bringing a “Carnival” mood to First Street. DiDonna believes Alive After 5 to be the perfect atmosphere for Phantasmagoria. “We want to take ownership of that street,” he said with an impish gleam in his eyes, “with an experience that will be whimsical and fun.” He envisions using the event’s main stage and several other spot performances as well as “strolling performing” throughout the festival to create a “sideshow atmosphere where everywhere you look there is something going on.” John concluded, “this is going to be interactive, we will be playing for and with people… having a good time together.” Sanford, prepare to be amazed, engaged and entertained! www.sanfordwelcomecenter.com/alive-after-5 P H OTO B Y C H R I S B R I D G E S Brian loves his adopted hometown of Sanford and has played many leadership roles in local organizations such as the Sanford Historic Trust, Creative Sanford, Inc and the Princess Theater. Brian currently serves as the Vice President of the Historic Sanford Welcome Center and is a board member of the Love Your Shorts Film Festival.

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“It’s a dangerous proposition making a living in theatre...” Sanford’s Princess Theatre has crossed over to the wild side. Winnie Wenglewick was looking for a new office space and found herself in the heart of Sanford. After years in the theater business, she moved from downtown Orlando in November to open the Dangerous Theatre. She is the owner, producer, director, and “head whacko in charge,” as she refers to herself. She started her career as a volunteer at SAK Comedy Club. A year later, she began working for Orlando Fringe, the longest-running Fringe Theatre Festival in the US. She opened her first theater on Mills Avenue and still has one in Denver, Colorado. She hopes to open her next one right in the Historic District in mid-March. It will have two theaters, one traditional and the other cabaret. To create a strong engagement between the show and audience, she only seats 40-45 people. “It’s a dangerous proposition making a living in theatre, but also because of my years with Orlando Fringe, I fell in love with small intimate theater,” she said, referring to why she’d given her business this name. “Always a risk with very steep rent,” she said, laughing out loud. She laid back, one hand with a to-go drink while her other arm rested across the top of the couch. She casually pushed her legs to the side, where her knee peaked through a hole in her skirt. Her shoulder tattoos were exposed and with exciting topics, she theatrically used hand motions to explain her thoughts. She’s a one-woman army who is looking for plays that “have a message and market well.” She enjoys having the freedom to produce shows that address hot topics like sexual abuse and prostitution. “I don’t play by the rules.” A mother of an 11-year old boy, Wenglewick said they will be working on children programs as well. After a friend drove her out to see an office above The Imperial at Washburn Imports, she took a leap across the St. John’s River. Then decided to move out here, too, to avoid a long commute. “I’m so excited and terrified at the same time doing all this,” she said. “I’m sure my mother, wherever she is, is beside herself.” 8

Wenglewick’s mother passed away in February and was not supportive of her daughter’s theater ventures, advising her to get a job with benefits. “I’ll do theater until I die. It’s too safe doing anything else,” she said. “It’s not a job when you do what you love.” She says it is terrifying going on this journey, but enjoys Sanford’s sense of community that she has never felt anywhere else. “I have no sense of belonging in Denver because everything is out of the box. My theater is in a warehouse in Denver, so no real community or neighborhood to belong to.” Nikki is a writer/photographer in Central Florida. Finding stories in her city is an adventure she lives for. She loves photographing people in their most natural element--laughing, crying, connecting with their world. Her work can resonate with anyone who wants to feel a spark of emotion. She resides in downtown Sanford with her pup, Cookie, and a cuddly fur family of felines.


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Anywhere you turn and any place you decide to dine in beautiful, historic, downtown Sanford, you are eating at a local gem. It is not challenging to find a good place to eat in Sanford, but it is very hard to decide where to go, there are so many choices. As a matter of fact, there is nowhere in Downtown Sanford that I don’t like to eat, there’s a place for every taste, every time of day, and every reason to eat out. The anchor of downtown restaurants is Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café which just celebrated its 15th year. With live entertainment on the weekends and a large outdoor seating area, the Gemütlichkeit is flowing freely, along with the German beer, dancing, and singing. The food and service is top notch, but in the evening, you’d better have a reservation or be prepared to wait, though even the wait is worth it. As you travel around downtown Sanford, you’ll hear the “zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi” chant, a signal that it’s time to drink up at Hollerbach’s.

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Diagonally across the street, also with a large outdoor seating area, is the Breezeway. From sandwiches to fish and steak, there is something for everyone on their menu, with live music of one sort or another (including Karaoke at times) nearly every night of the week. Who doesn’t enjoy al fesco dining in Florida where you can do it year-round with such good

food? The Smiling Bison, just down Magnolia Square, is a recent gastroaddition to the Sanford dining scene. They have brought local-sourced, seasonal ingredients to their ever changing menu. Some staples remain, but each time you go, you can expect something new as well. “The Bison” (as locals call it) has excellent service as well as craft cocktails to go along with their top-notch food. Down the block on First Street you’ll find the breakfast/lunch “pop-up” restaurant that decided to stick around, The Tennessee Truffle. When locals talk about a great breakfast, “the Truffle” is almost always in the equation. The Truffle does locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients and holds true to southern style food. Where else can you find ramps (aka a Tennessee truffle) used in a dish? The food is cooked to order and every dish shows great attention to detail. Their sausage gravy on a biscuit is truly “to die for,” along with other great menu selections. Do you have a taste for Greek and/or Italian food? Well, you’re in luck because Zorba’s has both. The pizza is great and the lasagna is even better. But dolmades (stuffed grape leaves)? I never cared for dolmades until I had


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them at Zorba’s, now I could eat a dozen, they are delicious. Zorba’s also has one of the most Veganfriendly menus in Sanford. Their portions are large and we’ve never left there anything but happy and full, often with take-out boxes. Looking for a quick lunch? There are two great choices in Corner Café and Taste of Thyme. Corner Café has indoor and outdoor seating, but also does a great to-go business with wonderful house-made soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Taste of Thyme has a great selection of to-go items, and a few seats inside as well. You can’t go wrong with either. Corner Café also does wonderful special dinners upon request/ reservation.

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Looking for variety? Head over to the Christo’s, a downtown staple for many years. There you can try a large assortment of dishes including burgers, pizza/calzone/stromboli, sandwiches, pasta, dinners, and a whole lot more. I challenge you to walk by their pastry/dessert case without wanting some! What about BBQ? Of course. The best brisket I ever had was at Fuel BBQ, an old gas station that’s been converted into a premier Sanford BBQ joint and is attached to a popular local watering hole. All of their meats are smoked right out back, so you’ll smell the BBQ before you even get close, and it tastes as great as it smells. How about some good ole diner food? Colonial Room has got you covered! Are you looking for a simple breakfast of eggs, sausage/bacon, home fries, and toast? This is the place to go, and a great value to boot. The have wonderful omelets and superb lunch/sandwich menus along with diner favorites like meatloaf and turkey.You cannot go wrong here if you’re in the mood for diner food for breakfast or lunch. Have a taste for some good Mexican food? You should try the newly opened El Zocalo, at the western end of the First Street dining/shopping district. Though only open a few months, I’ve enjoyed my meals here and hear great things from other locals as they discover this “new kid on the block.” Finally, at the other end of the First Street dining/shopping area and just around the corner down Sanford Avenue, is Negril Spice. If you want authentic Jamaican food, this is the place for you, you’ll think you’re in Kingston or Montego Bay. The décor is plain but the food is exceptional. Sanford truly has a dining problem, for those who cannot make a decision. But anywhere you turn and any place you decide to dine in beautiful, historic, downtown Sanford, you are eating at a local gem. Shh! Don’t tell anyone. It’s our little local secret! Leon Konieczny is a local Central Florida foodie and food blogger who’s been writing about Sanford And Seminole County area “good eats” restaurants for the past 7 years. He’s big into eating at local mom ‘n’ pop shops (small businesses) where high quality ingredients, love, and a dose of home cooking make all the difference. While he occasionally (rarely) eats at the big chains, he claims it’s only to remind him where a real quality dining experience lurks—in the small restaurants which are the heart and soul of every neighborhood and community.

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THE PARK’S

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SANFORD PAW Sanford.In 2000, a group of local citizens led by Mike Knipfer collaborated on plans for a new use of the park site and formed the Friends of Paw Park organization. The group raised funds for creation of an off-leash park and presented their plans to city officials. Their efforts were successful and Paw Park of Historic Sanford opened in late Spring of 2001. In late 2013 the Sanford City Commission designated “Paw Park Village,” which includes Paw Park of Historic Sanford and the surrounding area. The designation strongly conveys the City’s commitment to revitalization and economic development within this area and further supports the existing businesses and off-leash dog park. As a result of the Paw Park Village designation, the City was able to obtain funds for revitalization of Paw Park of Historic Sanford, create on-street parking, handicap parking, and a 10’ trail path on Laurel Avenue. It is envisioned that the trail path will someday connect with the Goldsboro Trail to the southwest and the RiverWalk to the north. Revitalization of the park and surrounding improvements were made possible by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity grant, Recreation Impact Fees, and Second Generation Tax revenues.

PARK HISTORY Shortly after Sanford was incorporated in 1877, Henry Shelton Sanford hired Mr. E.R. Trafford to draw a plat of the new city. The city was laid out on a grid with land set aside for churches, schools, and parks. Five of the original park sites still exist today, one of which is the site of Paw Park of Historic 14

PARK DESIGN The new park design features masonry gateways on the north and south entrances, small dog and large dog areas, a large grass paw print with play and agility equipment, self-filling and draining dog water bowls that are controlled by sensors, fire hydrant misters, informational kiosk, benches, cans,


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planters, refurbished and new lighting, and public art. Elements of the Friends of Paw Park’s 2001 park fundraising efforts and sponsorships have been retained, such as walkways, lighting, and a stone fountain. Art is an important component of Paw Park Village and three art projects were highlighted on the park’s ribbon cutting day.

PAW PARK VILLAGE COMMUNITY ART PROJECT Seminole County 2013 Artist of the Year Jeff Sonksen, known for his “Paint the Trail” art, led a community art project to paint fence panels installed on the site of a future veterinarian clinic, located directly across the street from the park. The designs were created based on photographs of community pets (past and present). The panels were painted by volunteers during countless painting parties, Alive After Five and Art Walk events. Mr. Sonksen has donated hundreds of volunteer hours to the project and worked with many pet owners to bring the project to life. Judy Sarullo (Pet Rescue by Judy) owns the property where the fence panels are installed and the art project underscores her passion and commitment to our fourlegged friends.

MEMORIAL CHAINSAW SCULPTURE One of the signature elements of the park is its beautiful tree canopy. Many of these trees are historic and were planted early in the city’s development. Great care was taken to create a park plan that retains all healthy trees. When it was discovered that two trees were diseased and required removal, a fundraising effort led by Commissioner Patty Mahany focused on retaining one trunk for a chainsaw sculpture. This effort proved unsuccessful due to the significant deterioration and hollow condition of the trunk. Undeterred by this setback, the donors commissioned a

chainsaw sculpture of a large, reclaimed cypress trunk. Carved by chainsaw artist Mark Rice, the sculpture was "Created in honor of all of our beloved pets, past and present, who bring joy to our lives." The sculpture was made possible by the following generous donors: Seminole Farms Trust, Mr. Christopher Kelley; G W Properties, LLC, Mr. Michael Wisdom; The Briar Team, LLC, Mr. Mike Good; Reagan Center Development, Mr. Richard Wohlfarth; 17-92 Five Points, LLC, Mr. Syd Levy; City of Sanford Planning Director, Mr. Russ Gibson and City of Sanford Commissioner Patty Mahany and Mr. Sean Mahany.

METAL DOG SILHOUETTES Metal sculpture dog silhouettes welcome visitors to the large and small dog areas. The sculptures were cut, welded, and donated by Southern Technical College students Adarrius James and Brandon Linder, under the direction of instructor Jeanne Garmers. College employees Julie Herring and Mimi Diaz collaborated on design and implementation of the project. The project is ongoing and students will continue to create metal dog silhouettes to be installed along the fence between the large and small dog areas. Public Art Commission member Kim House is collaborating with the college to have the silhouettes painted by local artists prior to installation in the park. For more information visit www.sanfordfl.gov. 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.

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G E T TO K N OW

KIM HOUSE

CREATOR OF ST. JOHN’S RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS P E R L A B. C RO S BY

“With the help of our volunteers, it’s exciting to see downtown Sanford transformed to an art mecca.” “The festival is a celebration of the arts not just locally but regionally. It promotes creativity, appreciation of the arts and a better understanding of the many different art mediums.” On a personal level as a planner I like to refer to the quote “If your dreams do not scare you, they’re probably not big enough.” “El festival es una celebración de las artes, no solo desde un enfoque local sino también regional. Promueve la creatividad, la apreciación del arte y una mejor comprensión de la diversidad de técnicas existentes.” A nivel personal como organizadora me gusta citar esta frase “Si tus sueños no te asustan, probablemente no sean lo suficientemente grandes.” Q. PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF, YOUR BACKGROUND, AND WHERE YOU GREW UP? R. I came to Florida from New Hampshire, raised in a picturesque small historic town. We are a large family with eight children. We were all fortunate to have been raised by parents who instilled in us the love of nature, to not shy away from hard work and to always stay focused on our goals. We all are craftsmen who learned to be creative and innovative. My husband and I settled in my hometown renovating our first home. It was an old cape full of history, built in 1732, and was part of the Underground Railroad. We found and uncovered the hiding room that was undetectable connected to the fieldstone root cellar. Later we added our pottery/art studio to the property where we taught pottery and other art mediums to the surrounding communities. For years, we did a lot of traveling, participating in art festivals throughout New England. As an artist, my preferred medium is pottery. I have been a potter for over thirty years. P. ¿PODRÍA CONTARNOS UN POCO SOBRE USTED, SU CONTEXTO Y DÓNDE CRECIÓ? R. Llegué a Florida desde New Hampshire, donde había sido criada en una pequeña y pintoresca ciudad histórica. Vengo de una familia numerosa de ocho hermanos. Tuvimos la suerte de que nuestros padres nos inculcaran el amor por la naturaleza, el hacer frente al trabajo duro y mantener siempre el foco en nuestros objetivos. Somos todos artesanos que aprendimos a ser creativos e innovadores. Mi marido y yo nos instalamos en mi ciudad natal y restauramos nuestra primera casa. Era un viejo lugar lleno de historia, construido en 1732, y formaba parte del ferrocarril subterráneo. Encontramos y destapamos un escondite, conectado de manera indetectable con un silo subterráneo de piedra no canteada. A la propiedad le sumamos más tarde nuestro taller de cerámica y estudio de arte donde enseñamos cerámica y otras técnicas artísticas a las comunidades cercanas. Durante años viajamos mucho 18

participando en distintos festivales de arte de Nueva Inglaterra. Como artista, mi técnica preferida es la cerámica. He sido ceramista durante más de treinta años. Q. WOULD YOU PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE THE ST JOHN’S RIVER FESTIVAL OF ARTS? R. Since moving to Sanford nineteen years ago, establishing an art festival and community art center have been interests of mine – when Sanford was ready for it. At that time, even though Sanford’s downtown had great bones it needed so many improvements. It took a while and we have seen streetscapes and infrastructure improvements spurred by many dedicated city leaders, their staff and neighborhood volunteers. Improvements continue but the timing was finally right to introduce an art festival. Thankfully, I was and am on a wonderful team of dedicated and art-minded volunteers! It took years of planning to finally realize the inaugural St. John’s River Festival of the Arts back in 2012. Even though the original board that took on this endeavor have moved on to other projects, it would not have been possible without the vision and dedication of this core group. P. ¿NOS DARÍA UNA PERSPECTIVA DE QUÉ FUE LO QUE LE INSPIRÓ A CREAR EL FESTIVAL ARTÍSTICO THE ST JOHNS RIVER FESTIVAL OF ARTS? R. Desde que nos mudamos a Sanford, hace diecinueve años, siempre tuve el interés de crear un festival de arte y un centro artístico comunitario -cuando Sanford estuviera preparado-. En esos años, aunque el centro de Sanford contaba con una buena estructura, necesitaba muchas mejoras. Tomó un tiempo, pero hemos visto cómo han renovado las infraestructuras y el paisaje urbano gracias al impulso de muchos líderes locales, a sus equipos y a voluntarios de la comunidad. A pesar de que el desarrollo continúa, finalmente llegó el momento oportuno de crear un festival de arte. ¡Afortunadamente, yo estaba y estoy involucrada con un maravilloso equipo de voluntarios muy motivados y con mentalidad y formación artística! Después de algunos años de planificación pudimos inaugurar el primer festival St. Johns River Festival of the Arts en el año 2012. Aunque el comité original de esta iniciativa está actualmente involucrado en otros proyectos, nada de esto habría sido posible sin la visión y la dedicación de este grupo pionero. Q. WHY DID YOU PICK SANFORD FOR THIS FESTIVAL? WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CITY THAT DREW YOU IN? R. This is a simple question. I love Sanford and our community deserves it. The improvements that have been made in the last few years make Sanford a perfect backdrop for an art festival as well as other events. The setting is perfect with a historic downtown, brick streets, enough shops and restaurants to support large crowds, ample parking, sidewalks, alley access, and close to I-4.


Q. ¿POR QUÉ ELIGIÓ SANFORD PARA ESTE FESTIVAL? ¿QUÉ CARACTERÍSTICAS ÚNICAS LE ATRAJERON DE LA CIUDAD? P. Es una pregunta fácil de responder: amo a Sanford y nuestra comunidad se lo merece. Las mejoras que se han llevado a cabo en los últimos años hacen de Sanford un telón de fondo perfecto para un festival de arte, así como para otros eventos. El entorno es inigualable, tenemos un centro histórico, calles revestidas en ladrillo, suficientes tiendas y restaurantes para acoger a grandes multitudes, plazas de estacionamiento, galerías, callejones, además de la cercanía a la Interestatal 4. Q. WHAT WERE YOUR INITIAL GOALS? R. To establish a premier art festival in Sanford that would continue for years to come and to be recognized as one of the finest art festivals in the South. P. ¿CUÁLES FUERON SUS OBJETIVOS INICIALES? R. Crear el principal festival de arte en Sanford, que continuará a lo largo de los años y terminará siendo reconocido como uno de los mejores festivales artísticos del sur. Q. PLEASE SHARE WITH OUR READERS WHAT "THE ST JOHN’S RIVER FESTIVAL OF ARTS" MEANS TO YOU. R. The festival is a celebration of the arts not just locally but regionally. It promotes creativity, appreciation of the arts and a better understanding of the many different art mediums. On a personal level as a planner I like to refer to the quote “If your dreams do not scare you, they’re probably not big enough.” P. ¿PODRÍA COMPARTIR CON NUESTROS LECTORES LO QUE SIGNIFICA PARA USTED EL FESTIVAL THE ST JOHNS RIVER FESTIVAL OF ARTS? R. El festival es una celebración de las artes, no solo desde un enfoque local sino también regional. Promueve la creatividad, la apreciación

del arte y una mejor comprensión de la diversidad de técnicas existentes. A nivel personal como organizadora me gusta citar esta frase: “Si tus sueños no te asustan, probablemente no sean lo suficientemente grandes”. Q. WHICH PART OF THE FESTIVAL DO YOU MOST ENJOY: BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER, AND WHY? R. During. With the help of our volunteers, it’s exciting to see downtown Sanford transformed to an art mecca. I particularly like the art-in-action demonstrating artists along with the art guilds who volunteer their time to educate their creative process to the public. P. ¿QUÉ MOMENTO DEL FESTIVAL DISFRUTA MÁS: ¿ANTES, DURANTE O DESPUÉS? ¿POR QUÉ? R. Durante. Con la ayuda de nuestros voluntarios, es emocionante ver cómo el centro de Sanford se transforma en una Meca del Arte. Me gustan sobre todo los artistas que demuestran su arte en la acción y el gremio artístico que, ofreciendo voluntariamente su tiempo, comparte con el público sus procesos creativos. Q. WHAT ARE YOUR LONG-TERM PLANS FOR THE FESTIVAL? • To continue to grow and establish a reputation that it is one of the finest art festivals. • To expand and increase the “Art-for-Kids” Scholarship program which is a direct beneficiary of funds from the festival. • To establish a community art center that would be open to all. • To increase the number of “Art Patrons” in our community. Q. ¿CUÁLES SON SUS PLANES A LARGO PLAZO CON RESPECTO AL FESTIVAL? • Seguir creciendo y forjar una sólida reputación como uno de los mejores festivales de arte. • Ampliar el programa de becas “Art-for-Kids”, que es un beneficiario directo de los fondos del festival. • Crear un centro artístico comunitario, abierto a todos. • Incrementar el número de patrocinadores de arte en nuestra comunidad.

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TRADITIONAL DESIGN

IN A MODERN TIME A M B E R C LO R E , A S I D

So, you’ve recently bought a historic home, and you’re in love with the thought of having so many generations living there before you. Yet you realize that with all those generations and genres of design, comes out dated décor and furniture. And sometimes, it’s only bits and pieces of different design styles. So, the question is, what do you do with those items? How do you incorporate them into your home to keep them from being hidden in your dusty garage? Well, I have some answers. I know what you’re thinking… does a traditional home have to include traditional and dare I say “antique,” furnishings? The answer is NO! It is absolutely possible to make modern décor fit in a period home. We find that items passed down or inherited are typically the prominent furniture pieces, such as a couch, a couple side tables, or maybe a china cabinet. So, how do we incorporate these pieces into the modern designs we are drawn to? First, start by looking at each traditional piece of furniture and picking out a couple accent colors that could bring all the pieces together. For this “Modern Mixage” design project, we chose a deep sea blue, a soft lime green, and just a pop of red-orange. We brought those colors in with some funky patterned pillows, simple window treatments with added personality, and a rug with lots of movement. This completely transitions the furniture from tucked up traditional to the quirky side of modern. An important element to the space is the wall décor. Here, we hung a large abstract landscape painting that connects all of the accent colors we used in the space. On the other wall, to add just an extra touch of modern, a gallery wall was created. This wall décor option is really trending right now, and one of the best things about it is that it can be incorporated into any design style.

If you think mixing design styles is an impossible task, try to step outside the “traditional” box. As you can see, there are tricks here and there to help you create the exact vibe and look you want in your home. You can liven spaces up with a few unexpected pieces, of course. After all, it is your home, so just have fun with this little project and make sure your personality shines through! Amber Clore is a Florida Registered Interior Designer and rising star who combines on-trend creative talent with practical, technical design training and expertise. She is the owner of A.Clore Interiors, a vibrant evolutionary design firm in downtown Sanford, FL. Amber is recognized as an emerging leader in industry and local community and serves as President Elect for the American Society of Interior Designers Florida North Chapter. Her passion is to provide a one of a kind design experience for her clients that capture their distinct individual style. Because her transformations are visually striking, functional, and timeless, Amber’s success has been showcased on several design shows and renowned media outlets like HGTV, Houzz.com, and as Fox35 Good Day Orlando’s on-air design exert. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Sanford, Central Florida and the design world.


RAISING THE AMAZING SERIES

DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE LITTLE MINDS M A R N I E F O R E ST I E R I

You bring a newborn baby home for the first time. The smell, smiles, noise, and excitement make up for the long sleepless nights! And, in a blink of an eye your little one transforms into an active toddler, then a persistent preschooler and ends up becoming a challenging teenager. Some of us enjoy the experience so much that we try it again and again just to realize that it doesn't get easier. Our first time around we welcomed a world conqueror. He was a strategist since he learned how to draw. He had a fascination for maps and really enjoyed designing and conquering imaginary cities. He challenged me to learn many facts that I would quickly forget after reading them the first time. It was a little frustrating to lose every single trivia question to my child. Remember the show “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?” That was our home. But despite his obvious interests, I also wanted him to get involved in other activities, even those he didn't really enjoy, like sports. The second time around I thought I had it all figured out. I was prepared. I had even memorized many state capitals by then, just to be prepared for a trivia quiz! Then I realized this time I was raising a ballerina and to make things more complicated she was a speller and she talked (a lot)! She was athletic, disciplined and persistent. So now I was given the responsibility to raise an athlete and I couldn't even get myself to the gym! Right after learning how to walk she learned how to do pirouettes. She had another type of intelligence. To my surprise, again, I was challenged to learn new skills. And, like my son, I challenged her to take music classes that she didn't really enjoy. But right before she could make me dizzy with her turns, I had an epiphany: Am I trying to fulfill all my unaccomplished dreams of becoming a famous cellist or an athlete through my children? That’s when the fun began! Acknowledging your child’s strengths and interests is the beginning of raising an innovative little mind. In my career as an educator I have discovered that new babies are getting smarter, their interests more sophisticated, the questions are getting harder

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and they are more tech savvy! The reality is there is no way we will keep up if we don't go back to the basics. We are raising children who will have careers that don't even exist yet, spell words that are not yet in the dictionary and challenge them to solve problems we haven’t even begun to encounter. So, what can we do to raise our little ones to reach their full potential? One good thing about getting older, is that you also become a little wiser, at least in what relates to raising and educating children. In that moment, you realize you don't have to be a speller, a national geographic guru, a sports coach, a dance mom or a math wizard! There is just one thing you have to do to allow them to unleash their creativity: Treat them as competent thinkers, and build their confidence by allowing them to develop their interests!!! And, parents, we need to understand that it's ok to not have all the answers! So, next time your child asks something you can’t answer, learn a very helpful skill that I practice on a regular basis. “I don't know the answer; lets research this further.” When you change the mindset, you become a co-researcher in the learning process and you are helping cultivate an innovative mind. As for my children, they ended up being amazing despite my rookie mistakes and they are a source of great stories in the series, Raising the Amazing!

Marnie Forestieri is Chief Learning Officer and CoFounder of Amazing Explorers Academy®. She is an entrepreneur with a passion for education and innovation. Marnie and the education team have been nationally recognized for their collaboration to design a line of STEM toys for Kaplan and for authoring (STEM PLAY). Marnie holds a BS in business administration, a Director’s credential and CDA (Child Development Associate). Prior to launching her own business, Marnie started her career as a journalist for CNN International and later became a vice president in a telecommunications company. of the year” and the winner of the “Center of the Year award by FACCM.


PRECIOUS PET SPECIAL MOMENTS with THE CUDDLY MEMBERS of O U R C O M M U N I T Y L A R RY B L A I R

OUR LAST STANDARD POODLE was with us for 14 years and was the love of our lives. Ellen took losing her very hard and it was almost 7 years before she agreed to look for another one (not a replacement as she knew our poodle couldn’t be replaced). When we began to look for another dog, a health issue arose for Ellen that again postponed our quest. Finally, the stars aligned and 11 months ago, we picked up little Sophie! She recently celebrated her first birthday & is now a teenager. Sometimes a handful, but she has claimed her rightful spot as the “silver queen” of our lives. She has filled the void we didn’t even realize was there. We love you Sophie!

SOPHIE The Silver Queen

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P H OTO B Y N I K E E M P E A R S O N OF IRIYE STUDIOS

#Happy125thBirthdayGoldsboro PA S H A B A K E R

“After more than 100 years the street name was restored to honor the founder of Goldsboro, Mr. William Clark.” OVER 100 YEARS AGO, the street you cross as you enter the township of Goldsboro was named Clark Street, after the founder, William Clark. Mr. Clark also owned property on Clark Street. When the town was infringed upon and its charter was embezzled by Forrest Lake in 1911, the street was renamed Lake Avenue. Gradually, several of the streets were renamed, further erasing the rich history of Goldsboro. Forrest Lake was a local banker, he served as Mayor of Sanford and was elected to the Florida Legislature. The Seminole Herald describes him as a jaunty, confident hustler, and a reprobate who sneers at justice. He was arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison but only served 3 for mishandling money at the bank.

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For many years, Goldsboro residents were annoyed by the Lake Avenue sign which was a reminder of past injustice. They held little hope that it would ever be renamed William Clark Avenue, a reminder of the dignity and integrity of the town’s founder. On Thursday February 28, 2013, the long-held wishes of the Goldsboro residents were surprisingly answered. The Lake Avenue sign was taken down and the street was renamed William Clark Avenue. After more than 100 years the street name was restored to honor the founder of Goldsboro, Mr. William Clark. Thank you to Commissioner Dr. Velma Williams and the City of Sanford.

Pasha Baker, Director & CEO, Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association Inc. Francis Oliver, Chairwoman & Chief Curator, Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association Inc.


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SANFORD 365 | MY SANFORD MAGAZINE

CALENDAR & EVENTS

2017

For the most recent event updates & even more events, please be sure to visit www.sanford365.com or download the free Sanford365 mobile app. Better yet, never miss a thing in Sanford and subscribe to our weekly email

1 | SATURDAY SANFORD FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM MAGNOLIA SQUARE, 200 EAST FIRST STREET SANFORD, FL 32771

As former celery capital of the world Sanford has a rich agricultural heritage! From week to week you’ll find not only fruits and veggies, but locally homemade goods. GLOW IT UP BLUE, 5K RACE FOR AUTISM SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER MALL, 200 TOWNE CENTER CIRCLE

LUNCH & SAT. DANCE CRUISE EVERY: WED. & SAT. 11AM2PM| THURS. 11AM-3PM|SUN. 12-3PM. & SAT. DINNER DANCE CRUISE 7:30-10:30PM

RIVERSHIP BARBARA-LEE, 433 N. PALMETTO AVE.

Price includes: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Sausage, Coffee, Tea, 1st Glass of Orange Juice. Schedule your relaxing breakfast cruise, call 327-441-3030 or visit www.Stjohnsrivershipco.com

SANFORD FOOD TOURS THURSDAY – SATURDAY

11:00AM - Reservations are required. A THREE-HOUR TOUR. The Sanford Food and History Tour is a three-hour walk through the heart of Downtown Sanford.

THE RESURRECTION OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN STARRING BILLY EVANOCHKO

WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 7:30PM

2 | SUNDAY

SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

Baby Time: Mondays at 10AM

5 | WEDNESDAY

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY:

SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

Library Explorers’ Club Every Wednesdays 3:30-4:15PM

LEGO CLUB AT LIBRARY 1ST WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH SANFORD LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

6PM-7:30PM 1.5-hour program for children ages 5 & up. Calling all Lego builders! Build your own Lego creation, or collaborate with new friends. Legos provided.

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE, 100 WELDON BLVD. SANFORD, FL

ARTS CENTER |$5 | 7:30 PM

EASTER FUN DAY-KIDX SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER MALL,

ARTS CENTER, 201 MAGNOLIA AVE,

200 TOWNE CENTER CIRCLE

SANFORD FL 32771

We are proud to once again partner with Wayne Densch Inc. to present the 10th Annual Brews Around the Zoo! This wildly popular annual beer and wine tasting event, benefitting the Zoo, will feature a wide variety of beers, home brews, and wine. Light fare from more than 20 local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters and more will add even more fun to this adults-only night at the Zoo.

SANFORD SOAP BOX DERBY DERBY PARK 2199 OREGON AVE.

SANFORD, FL 32771 9AM-3PM Watch as the racers take on each other in their own Derby cars!

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA APRIL 15TH FORT MELLON PARK 400 E. 1ST STREET SANFORD, FL 32771

10AM-NOON All children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for this fun-filled event! The eggcitement begins with the arrival of the Easter Bunny and then the hunt begins!

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SUN APR 9, 2017 3PM The area’s top vocalists and the Sanford Jazz Ensemble will have you singing and humming along when they perform songs from some of the most-loved Broadway musicals.

18 | TUESDAY

COMPLIMENTARY WINE/ BEER AND DELICIOUS SAMPLES AT BOXELDER

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE 100 WELDON BOULEVARD, SANFORD,

THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

FL 32773 7:30PM-9PM

Seminole Concert Chorale, Community Chorus & Seminole Sound under direction of Diana Campbell, present a wide range of choral music at this end-ofthe-year concert. Free & open to the public.

5PM-7PM

BOXELDER 278 S PALMETTO AVE

Stop in and enjoy complimentary wine/beer, assorted noshes and product sampling with our delicious assortment of Stonewall Kitchen gourmet pantry products, exclusive shopping discounts and the chance to win a great giveaway!

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 5:30PM

200 TOWNE CENTER CIR

Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet with some of our tenants while participating in a fun, interactive activity such as Make Your Own Sundae, Make Your Own Nachos, and more.

JAZZ AMBASSADORS CONCERT 7:30PM-9:30PM

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE 100 WELDON BOULEVARD, SANFORD, FL 32773

This event is free and open to the public. The doors open at 7 pm.

FREE B FRIDAYS AT THE SPLASH PAD!

EVERY FRIDAY

WELDON BOULEVARD, SANFORD

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY CENTER, MONTH 919 S PERSIMMON AVE FORT MELLON

CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS, 3755 U.S. 17, SANFORD |$50/$60 | 6PM-10PM

SAT APR 8, 2017 7:30PM

KIDX SOCIAL NIGHTS

5 & 19 SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE, 100

BREWS AROUND THE ZOO!

WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING

1PM-3PM

Preschool Time: Tuesdays @ 10AM & 10:45AM

Includes Allegiant 15k race – the only one in Seminole County – and the Florida Hospital/Central Care 5k. Other activities include live music, display booths and much more.

2PM-6PM

Planetarium’s flagship show, shown more times each year than any other show. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky; updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun.

32773 7PM-8PM MOVIE CLASSICS ON MAGNOLIA PRESENTS “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY”

CURTAIN UP - A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY:

SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

The fifth annual Riverside Dash, a premier footrace destination for serious runners and those who simply enjoy distance running, takes place.

GOLDSBORO CENTRAL FLORIDA NIGHTS FARMERS MARCH 17 & 31 | APRIL 7 & 21 | MAY MARKET

FREE EVENT: THE SPACE TIMES AT SANFORD PLANETARIUM

WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING

8 | SATURDAY

SANFORD, FL 32771

Join us for FREE MIMOSAS and sweet treats as we stop at Sanford’s finest venues for brunch. You’ll hear a bit of history, enjoy the sights and can purchase a variety of sweet & savory brunch classics.

7 | FRIDAY

6 | THURSDAY

FORT MELLON PARK 600 E 1ST ST,

DOWNTOWN SANFORD

3 | MONDAY 4 | TUESDAY STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY:

RIVERSIDE DASH 7AM

SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH TOUR NOON - 3PM

19 | WEDNESDAY HOMESCHOOL FAMILY WORKSHOP

CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO 3755 NW HWY 17-92 SANFORD, FL

10AM-NOON Discover where alligators live, prehistoric animals roamed, and where Native Americans walked. Experience the thrill of exploring the wet and wild side of Florida’s wetlands!

Fresh, Local & PARK Convenient. Fresh No admission fruits, veggies, honey, charge from boiled peanuts, crafts 11AM - 8PM & more!

15 | SATURDAY ART IS DRAG

WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 201 S. MAGNOLIA AVE. SANFORD, FL 32771

9:30PM An extravaganza of live performance by Central Florida’s most accomplished Female Impersonators who combine Visual Art and the Art of Drag. The show includes lip sync and live performances with comedy. A live auction of Art will be included to help raise funds to support the Sanford Art Walk.

25 | TUESDAY SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE 100 WELDON BOULEVARD, SANFORD, FL 32773

7:30PM-9PM This event is free and open to the public. The doors open at 7 pm.

ALLIGATOR AWARENESS PRESENTATION CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO 3755 NW HWY 17-92 SANFORD, FL

7PM-9PM Welcome to our state... you might see some alligators here! Alligator safety is an essential part of living in Florida.


MAY

SANFORD 365 | MY SANFORD MAGAZINE

CALENDAR & EVENTS

2017

For the most recent event updates & even more events, please be sure to visit www.sanford365.com or download the free Sanford365 mobile app. Better yet, never miss a thing in Sanford and subscribe to our weekly email

1 | MONDAY 2 | TUESDAY STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY:

SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

Baby Time: Mondays at 10AM

5 | FRIDAY

CENTRAL FLORIDA NIGHTS MAY 5 & 19 SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE, 100 WELDON BOULEVARD, SANFORD

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

Preschool Time: Tuesdays @ 10AM & 10:45AM

GOLDSBORO FARMERS MARKET EVERY FRIDAY

2PM-6PM

KIDX SOCIAL NIGHTS

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 5:30PM

200 TOWNE CENTER CIR

Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet with some of our tenants while participating in a fun, interactive activity such as Make Your Own Sundae, Make Your Own Nachos, and more. FREE B FRIDAYS AT THE SPLASH PAD!

4 | THURSDAY

3 | WEDNESDAY STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY:

SANFORD LIBRARY 150 N PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD FL 32771

Library Explorers’ Club Every Wednesdays 3:30-4:15PM

SMASH! PRESENTS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

228 E 1ST ST, SANFORD, FL

A TASTE OF THE 143RD KENTUCKY DERBY

SANFORD SENIOR CENTER, 401 E SEMINOLE BLVD, SANFORD, FL 32771

7 | SUNDAY

SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH TOUR NOON - 3PM

CELERY CITY CRAFT & COURTYARD, 114 S PALMETTO AVENUE, SANFORD | FREE

Join us as we raise a glass on race day… Sanford style! That means classic Derby Day standards, from the race, to the drinks, to the attire…timeless traditions, Homestyle fun. Awards and prizes for best dressed individuals and couples, stick horse decoration contest for the kids, food, drinks and of course, all the fun is leading up to the race!

13 | SATURDAY

DOWNTOWN SANFORD

Join us for FREE MIMOSAS and sweet treats as we stop at Sanford’s finest venues for brunch. You’ll hear a bit of history, enjoy the sights and can purchase a variety of sweet & savory brunch classics.

14 | SUNDAY

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO 3755 NW HWY

rhinos, clouded leopards, and more!

THIRD SATURDAYS – SANFORD ART WALK EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 6:00PM - 9:00PM

SANFORD SOAP BOX DERBY MAY 20TH, 9AM-1PM

On the third Saturday of each month, multiple venues in Sanford’s Downtown Historic District host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9pm. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com for a venue map.

SANFORD, FL 32771

DOWNTOWN SANFORD FL, 230 E 1ST STREET SANFORD, FL

DERBY PARK 2199 OREGON AVE.

Watch as the racers take on each other in their own Derby cars!

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE, 100 WELDON BLVD. SANFORD, FL 32773 7PM-8PM

THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. JOHN’S RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

MAY 6 & 7,

Historic downtown Sanford, FL will be transformed into an artist mecca for the sixth annual St. John’s River Festival of the Arts - A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event! Stroll historic brick streets filled with artwork from some of the best artists across the country add to your art collection. Visit Sanford Florida, where there is so much to see and do!

MAY 6TH,10AM-6PM & MAY 7TH, 10AM-5PM|MAY 18TH, 5:30PM-8:15PM| CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO 3755 NW HWY 17-92 SANFORD

The Zoo will close at 5pm and then reopen at 5:30pm... this time for adults only! Enjoy beer, wine, Smoke in the City BBQ Food Truck, music by Joshwayy Productions. Ages: 21+

20 | SATURDAY BEAR AWARENESS DAY

9AM-3PM Bear Awareness Day is a day to recognize how vital these large mammals are to the ecosystems in which they live, and how important it is to save their habitat.

Learn about endangered species from around the world right here at the Central Florida Zoo! The Zoo is home to many endangered species that need our help, including cheetah, Indian

FREE EVENT: THE SPACE TIMES AT SANFORD PLANETARIUM

SUNSET AT THE ZOO

CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO 3755 NW HWY 17-92 SANFORD, FL

17-92 SANFORD, FL 10AM-3PM

11:00AM - Reservations are required. A THREE-HOUR TOUR. The Sanford Food and History Tour is a three-hour walk through the heart of Downtown Sanford.

6PM-7:30PM 1.5-hour program for children ages 5 & up. Calling all Lego builders! Build your own Lego creation, or collaborate with new friends. Legos provided.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY 10 & 10:45AM

6 | SATURDAY

Offering a guided tour of the current night sky; updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun. JULEPS & JOCKEYS - KENTUCKY DERBY, SANFORD STYLE MAY 6TH @ 3PM-7PM

THURSDAY – SATURDAY

1ST WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH SANFORD LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

5PM-10PM 32771 11AM-7PM SPONSORED BY: Pear “AN EVENING UNlie Mae Ford Community VEILED” PRESENTED BY Service Club of Sanford, Inc., Fresh, Local & PARK ORLANDO BELLYDANCE a 501 (C)(3) Organization. Convenient. Fresh No admission WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING All proceeds to benefit ARTS CENTER 201 MAGNOLIA fruits, veggies, honey, charge from scholarship fund and club AVE, SANFORD, FL boiled peanuts, crafts 11AM - 8PM projects. 7:30PM-8:30PM & more! WESTSIDE COMMUNITY FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY CENTER, MONTH 919 S PERSIMMON AVE FORT MELLON

SANFORD FOOD TOURS

LEGO CLUB AT LIBRARY

11 | THURSDAY 12 | FRIDAY ALIVE AFTER FIVE’S SANFORD DE MAYO SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH | FREE

5:00PM - 8:00PM

DOWNTOWN SANFORD FL, 230 E 1ST STREET SANFORD,

MOM’S NIGHT OUT

SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER MALL, 200 TOWNE CENTER CIRCLE

5PM-7PM

FL 32771

Street party with live music, local artists, food and craft beers in a beautiful historic town!

TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON AND BUDDY HOLLY

WAYNE DENSCH

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

7:30PM

FOOD TRUCK WARS

SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER MALL, 200 TOWNE CENTER CIRCLE, MACY’S LOT

12PM-6PM

SANFORD FL FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR EVERY 3RD SATURDAY 5:00PM - 8:00PM 2ND STREET AND PALMETTO AVE. SANFORD, FL 32771

Enjoy some of Orlando’s best food trucks at the Sanford Food Truck Bazaar. Come enjoy 10 different food truck options on the bricks of 2nd St and Palmetto Avenue between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft.

29 | MONDAY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY DOWNTOWN SANFORD ON FIRST STREET SANFORD, FLORIDA 32771

10AM12PM

MY SAN FOR D MAGA Z I N E | TH I NG S TO DO • 27


D OW NTOWN 119 230

Cindy’s Dance Studio Creative Sanford, Inc.

211

Gallery on First

115

Dangerous Theatre Sanford

111

Hollerbach’s Art Haus

211

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery

109

Lochwood Perfoming Arts Center

201

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

DIRE CTORY

Lake Monroe 530 550

520

Little Fish Huge Pond

110

Mattie’s Delectable Desserts

204

Moon’s Subs

114

214 216

105

200 202 204 210

217

218 220

Negril Spice Jamaican Restaurant

105

Palate Coffee Brewery

307

Rabbitfoot Records and Lounge

345

Real Deal Seafood

350

Riverwalk Pizzeria

516

Roots Raw Juice Bar

107

The Smililng Bison

108

Taste of Thyme Café

125

El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant

200

West End Trading Company

112

The Wet Spot

530

Wolfy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill

214

Wondermade Artisan Marshmallows

419

Wop’s Hops Brewery

115

Zorba’s Restaurant

PALMETTO AV

HOOD AV

200 209 119

W 2ND ST

113

110 114 116 118

121 112 114 118

300

E 2ND ST 201 203

221 300 229

278

200 204 206 208 210 212 214 216

E 3RD ST

303

300

PINE AV

401

117

105

106

503

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café

111 113 115

CYPRESS AV

Fuel

205

107

419

Ellen’s Wine Room

120

0

420

40

The Corner Café

106 108

413

Colonial Room Restaurant

101

$

112 114 116 118 120

401

105

104 108 110

115

329 345

W 4TH ST

E 4TH ST

Centennial Park

W 5TH ST

400

401

406 408 410 412 414 416 418 420 430 440

405

405

Christo’s

107 113

SANFORD AV

107

520

311 315

Celery City Craft

309

Rickys Chicken

114

lk

E 1ST ST

W 1ST ST $

rWa

& Splash Pad

307

406

Rive

Senior Center

Ft Mellon Park

301 303 307

Caffe Di Riverwalk

Civic Center

230

Buster’s Bistro

225

217

300

$

211 213 215

The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar

205

Best Fish & Chicken Wings

112

214

405

201

The Alley

MAGNOLIA AV

114

350

Library 202 204 206 208 210 212 214 216 218 220 222 224 226 228

1st Street Lounge

201

301

COMMERCIAL ST 120

112

Studio 315

121

105

206

115

Sanford Barber Shop

113

Peggy’s Hair Boutique

108

111

202

FULTON ST

105

Nicole Depass Massage

PARK AV

La Chic Styles Salon

113

102 104 106 108 110

Kenneth Ray Hair Design

216

100

Hair N Motion

113

ES EM INO LE BLV D

Court House

101

First Impressions Barber Shop

206

101

101

109

Express Blow Out Studio

107

303

115

Brownstone Hair by M. K.

OAK AV

209

300

114

Beverly’s Haircutting Services

129 127 125 121

Betty Annes Unisex Hairstyling

430

114 112 110

Beauty in the Shadows

110

225

122 118

216

531

alk

OAK AV

The Backroom Salon

200

Antidote Apothecary & Spa

500

erW

201

A New U Creations

211 209

315 500

Riv

251

American Spa Nails

MYRTLE AV

Ambassador Hair Salon

210

433

218

Veterans Memorial Park

419

E 5TH ST 500 502 504 506 508

501

516

218

Antiques & Dustibles

416

Blue Dog Vapes

102

Doc Paper Scissors

222

The Estate Sale

413

Family Dollar Store

300

Goodwill

200

Ken’s Coins

309

Long Lost Treasures

117

Magnolia Square Market

116

A. Clore Interiors

401

Sanford Post Office

201

Maya Books & Music

212

Allstate Insurance

120

St. Johns Realty

200

Park & 2nd Antiques / Park Avenue Photography & Studio

201

Edward Jones Investments

503

Tru-Valu Drugstore / Uniforms For You

309

Rubie’s Attic

214

Florida Sunshine Insurance

209

Sanford Flower Shop

110

Historic Sanford Photography & Portrait Studio

115

Sanford Homebrew

278

Interiors By Lawrence David

345

Sanford Supermarket

444

Investors Realty Network

230

Sanford’s Nifty Thrifty

106

Jernigan Properties, Inc.

Historic Sanford Welcome Center

212

303

Magpies Modern General

221

Keyboard Exchange

Limo Cycle Tours

215

400

208

Treehouse Fine Furniture & Antiques

531

Monroe Harbor Marina

Sanford Chamber of Commerce

300

Tuned Up Music Center

217

Sanford Downtown Gas

Sanford City Hall

111

520

202

Washburn Imports

217

The Sanford Herald

Sanford Museum

433

St Johns Rivership Company

107

Red Cottage Realty, Inc

531

U Sail of Central Florida

Parking

$

Bank/ATM

Magnolia Square

W 6TH ST

E 6TH ST

Consult online directory for event times. Alive After 5 Second Thursday of each month, 1st Street Art Walk Third Saturday of each month, Welcome Center Celery City Cruisers Last Saturday of the month, RiverWalk Farmer’s Market Saturdays, Magnolia Square Food Truck Bazaar Third Saturday of each month, 2nd & Palmetto Movie in the Square Four Friday of each month, Magnolia Square Scan the QR code for an expanded listing of downtown businesses, or visit: www.sanfordfl.gov/DowntownDirectory Are you a downtown business? please, email your business information to: downtowndirectory@sanfordfl.gov


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