Hip and almost Historic
Mar02

Hip and almost Historic

By Sumalee Eaton This Sanford-Centric article was originally published in the August 2015 issue of The Current A few weeks ago, Jeremy and I attended the Hip and Historic lecture by Scott Sidler at the Historic Trust meeting. There was a complete downpour that night, with thunderclaps so strong they shook the floor of the Welcome Center under our feet. The drama was real, guys. The storm gave the presentation a certain gravity, if not...

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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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4 Unique Places to Stay in Sanford FL
Aug29

4 Unique Places to Stay in Sanford FL

  What’s the Deal with Places to Stay in Sanford FL? We all know that Downtown Sanford makes an awesome weekend trip for anyone with an interest in, oh, I don’t know, boating, history, architecture, fine arts, folk arts, theatre, music, dance, food, cocktails, beer, zoos…the list goes on. Downtown also has the benefit of being a crossroads for just about any type of transportation into Central Florida: planes, trains,...

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Send Sumalee to Germany!
Aug06

Send Sumalee to Germany!

Support Sanford365 by sending Sumalee to Germany! Sumalee has a unique opportunity to represent Sanford, Hollerbach’s and Sanford365 as a blogger brand ambassador in Germany if she wins a contest. We are counting on YOU, our loyal Sanford365 fans, to make it happen. To win the trip, she must get the most votes! Click here to vote for our hometown blogger! Sanford and the German Connection Direct from Claudia, Founder and Editor...

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5 Reasons Millennials Love to Call Downtown Sanford Home
Nov19

5 Reasons Millennials Love to Call Downtown Sanford Home

The Millennial generation may get a bad rap from older generations as being narcissistic and over-confident, but Gen Y is increasingly recognized as an accepting, loyal, genuine, and caring group of young adults– even if we are always on our phones. Our values are more traditional than you might think, and Downtown Sanford is the perfect place for us to explore our love of community, creativity, and diversity as we plunge into...

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Walking in Downtown Sanford
Nov15

Walking in Downtown Sanford

By Sumalee Eaton of Sanford-Centric I get mixed reactions from people when I tell them that I walk everywhere. For me, this is the best thing ever. I hate driving, so never getting in the car and never spending money on gas rocks. A lot of people agree with me and even say they’re a little jealous, whereas other (older) people give me that look of pity, that look of “you poor person, I bet you also don’t have a golf...

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