Support Local This Holiday Season – Shop Small in Sanford
Nov25

Support Local This Holiday Season – Shop Small in Sanford

Small Business Saturday is November 28 – Here’s Your Chance to Shop Small and #SupportLocal aka #sanfording These days, we are constantly encouraged to shop local. Why? Because small business owners put their whole lives into providing quality, personal products and services. The biggest thank you we can offer these individuals is to shop with them! This is especially true in Sanford, where the streets abound with unique...

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The Sanford Flower Shop is turning 60!
Nov10

The Sanford Flower Shop is turning 60!

The open streets of Sanford, friendly shop owners, The Big Dip, The Sanford Zoo that held a variety of animals and sold delicious snow cones and large bags of peanuts. These are some of the fond memories that brother and sister Tim and Kit, owners of The Sanford Flower Shop remember from growing up right here in Downtown Sanford. I’ve stepped into The Sanford Flower Shop several times over the last couple of years, but never had...

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Spirits in Sanford – Halloween Art Show
Oct04

Spirits in Sanford – Halloween Art Show

HOORAY, fall is here! October is such an exciting time in Downtown Sanford, packed full of awesome events to welcome the cooler months. One of the most unique and anticipated events of the season is Spirits in Sanford, a one day Halloween art show at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery that draws enthusiasts from all around Florida and beyond. As the lovely gallery manager Mary Shaw told me, the event is perfect for “anyone who...

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Palate Cafe on 2nd Street Soon to Open!
Sep17

Palate Cafe on 2nd Street Soon to Open!

Open the doors to Palate Cafe and you are sure to be overwhelmed with the same warmth that you may expect when visiting an old friend. As I took a seat and sat across from two of the owners of Palate, Tina and Katrina (Mother and Daughter) they quickly filled me in on the details of the cafe. You’ll notice in the photos below that all of the interior furniture ( Tables, Benches, The Bar, The Beautiful wall that holds the T.V.)...

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Habibi’s Grocery Store and Butcher in Downtown Sanford
Sep03

Habibi’s Grocery Store and Butcher in Downtown Sanford

The news of Habibi’s, an international grocery store and butcher, coming to town hit Sanford earlier this year via the Bokey, launching a thousand dreams of gourmet meals. Well, those dreams will turn into reality this weekend, when Courtney Haton and Mo Abed open the doors of their homegrown, specialty market open to the public. I met with this pair last weekend, and I am over the moon that they have chosen to enrich Downtown...

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Apply to Work with Sanford365!
Aug05

Apply to Work with Sanford365!

Are you overflowing with passion for Sanford? Do you love to write and take pictures? Do you constantly find yourself at Sanford events? Come work with Sanford365! We are looking for a few Assistant Contributors for Sanford365— aka, folks who will help us promote everything we love in Sanford, 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. We need help writing event coverage, posting pictures, managing contests and giveaways…basically...

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