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Order Takeout or Delivery and Support Local

Restaurants

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Times are tight right now, we fully understand. But if you enjoy local culinary fare like the Pollo En Mole of El Zócalo Mexican Restaurant, Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café's Schnitzel or the wings at West End Trading Co., it's more crucial than ever that you order some pick-up from your favorite Historic Downtown Sanford eateries. Especially in light of Gov....

3 Story San Leon Project Poised to Bring Living Units, Retail Shops to Sanford Ave

News

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Growth Explosion to Continue with Mixed-Use Concept Adjacent to Sanford’s ‘Famous L’ A survivor of the September 22, 1887 fire that ravaged the wooden buildings populating the east side of Sanford, the Hotel San Leon stood on the corner of 2nd St. and Sanford Ave. The hotel occupied the north half of block between 2nd and 3rd Streets, abutting the...

The Supervillains and Friends Live-Streaming on Facebook at West End Trading Co.

Music

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Following in the immediate wake of Orlando’s No Day Off livestreamed music telethon over the weekend, Historic Downtown Sanford is getting in on the action with a week’s worth of livestream shows from mainstay venue West End Trading Co. It’s an idea with legs, putting some money in bands’ pockets directly through online donations, keeping the venue in watchers’ minds,...

Loud And Defiant: Virtual Telethon Offers Musical Connection in the Age Of Social Distancing

Music

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Sometimes good ideas and kind intentions can even outpace a virus. In this case, it was local musician, actor and author Andy Matchett, who came up with the idea of staging a virtual live-music telethon to benefit musicians hit hard by the lightning-fast economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on our community. In short order, Matchett had a location -...

Deviant Wolfe Brewing Celebrates 2nd Year Anniversary with Can Release

Craft Beer

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If you haven’t noticed, the craft beer scene in Sanford, FL is rocking. One of the headliners at this rock concert is Deviant Wolfe Brewing. This weekend marks Deviant’s Two-Year Anniversary and they’re throwing a party to celebrate! To kick off their anniversary weekend, Deviant collaborated with local Winter Springs brewery Bowigens on a sour beer called Dry Hopped Lollipop....

Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Events

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The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is bringing back its wildly popular adults-only evening event, Sunset at the Zoo. On the third Thursday of each month from March through October, adults - 21 and over - can enjoy happy hour at the Zoo. “The Zoo completely transforms in the evenings," said Dino Ferri, the Zoo's CEO. "From the adults-only...

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Presents Mamma Mia!

Theater

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Move over Meryl Streep: There’s a new Mamma Mia in town! On March 6, the WDPAC will be opening its latest community production of Mamma Mia. It’s a story of love and hidden pasts. When young Sophie Sheridan is about to married, she discovers that her estranged father could be one of three men! To figure out the paternal mystery,...

The St Johns River Festival of the Arts Invites You this May 2nd and 3rd

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Be a part of the magic on Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd, 2020 when Historic Downtown Sanford transforms into a premier art festival and experience! Over 125 regionally and nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen will line our charming brick streets with a selection of paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, blown glass and much more! Art-In-Action --...