Sanford

Neighborhood spotlight on Sanford

In its early days, Sanford was known as the “historic waterfront gateway city”. To locals, it’s lovingly dubbed Bokey, a name with unclear origins that to some means low-key, to others is in reference to “Boat Key” and still to others, referenced the old community of Goldsboro. One thing’s for certain: Sanford has a lot […]

/ March 28, 2019


What’s the history behind Sanford’s Venue 1902? We’ve got your answer

A reader asked us about Venue 1902 in Sanford so we took a look at the event space’s history.

/ March 28, 2019


Sanford dessert spot makes wonder out of marshmallows

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Wondermade is a sweet Sanford dessert spot specializing in artisanal marshmallows, eccentrically flavored ice creams and scrumptious s’mores. Nathan and Jenn Clark are co-owners and run the business together while raising their six kids. They say they’ve made millions of marshmallows since starting production in 2012 and ship throughout the […]

/ March 28, 2019


German restaurant’s beer and pretzels help Sanford get Gemütlichkeit

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe began as a dream for Linda and Theo Hollerbach back in the 80s. In 2001, the couple opened their German restaurant in the historic district of Sanford and have been growing ever since. They’ve even added a German deli and clothing store in recent years. Their […]

/ March 26, 2019


This treasured memory wall is Sanford’s time capsule

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Back in 2007, a folk artist named Mr. Imagination cemented mementos from Sanford residents into the wall of the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery on 1st Street. Hundreds of items were plastered onto the wall during the three-week creation process. It’s since become an open air time capsule and one […]

/ March 15, 2019


Sanford homeowners open their yards to neighbors, porches to musicians

Sanford Porchfest is an annual event where homeowners donate their porches for one day for a mini music festival. Neighbors walk between 10 homes which host different genres of bands.

/ March 5, 2019