Sanford Finishes 33rd Among “Most Water Wise” Cities For April

Sanford Finishes 33rd Among “Most Water Wise” Cities For April

Residents Pledge to Reduce Water Use By 1,832,125 Gallons As Part of 4th Annual National Water Challenge


Enough to fill approximately 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


That’s the amount of water residents in Sanford pledged to save over the next year as part of the 2015 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an annual awareness campaign that encourages leaders to promote water efficiency in their communities.


Between April 1-30, residents from more than 3,900 cities made more than 391,325 pledges online to reduce their water use at home, around the yard, and in their lives. The challenge addresses the growing importance of educating consumers about the many ways they consume water — from swapping their lawns out in favor of drought resistant native plants to looking at how we use water for food and manufacturing.


Sanford was a top fifty finisher among other cities across the United States with the highest percentage of residents in their population categories who made water saving pledges. Winning cities included San Diego, Calif., Aurora, Colo., Torrance, Calif., and Hermosa Beach, Calif. Additionally, more than 135 mayors across the United States, including Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, and Tucson stepped up their involvement with personal appeals to residents to participate in the online challenge.

Call to artisits!

Call to Artists!

The Historic Sanford Welcome Center- "Black and White Forever" - A theme in black and white 

The Art Walk is June 26,2015 from 6pm to 9pm & Deadline for submission: 6/17/15

 For more information please click on link below for the process to enter the Art Walk.

 The Sanford Art Walk is an art gallery tour around Downtown Sanford occurring every fourth Friday of the month from 6-9pm. In conjunction, The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is proud to host Central Florida's only month long juried art show with both a "Best in Show" award chosen by a panel of judges, and a "People's Choice" award chosen by the attendees of the show.  


This is an opportunity for hundreds of people each month to attended a highly promoted event, which involves participation from local galleries and businesses.


The Art Walk has a positive economic impact on the community and demonstrates how the arts contribute to the economic viability and promote a vibrant community. Please join us and several of Downtown Sanford's art galleries and other local artists in promoting the Sanford art scene. This event is free to the public and will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The mission statement of the Historic Sanford Welcome Center is to enrich the Sanford experience by serving as a communications hub, and operating as a welcome center to provide education and information marketing Sanford as an arts, culture, recreation and historic destination.


Wayne Densch Performance Center Events

Wayne Densch Performance Center Events
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.
June 25 - 28
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland.

Special Event! Move Classics on Magnolia presents Casablanca
July 16 at 7:26pm | $5 cash at the door
"Round up the usual suspects" for a showing of the original 1942 classic movie on the big screen!

Special Event! Orlando Bellydance Performance Company: Dance Fantasia
July 25 at 7:30pm
The multi-award winning Orlando Bellydance Performance Company will test the limits of reality in this fantasy-themed Broadway style dance production.

Coming Soon!
pecial Event: She Won't Tell - August 2
A gospel musical stage play that depicts and exposes the secret behind the doors of child molestation and/or rape.  Buy Tickets!

Motown Magic, a Tribute to the Songs of Motown - August 8
The best of Motown with smooth vocals and real four-part harmonies! Buy Tickets!
All Shook Up - September 18 - 27
It's 1955 and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything. Buy Tickets!

The Crest with Tommy Mara, singing your Doo Wop favorites - October 3
An evening of beautiful, tight harmonies and high energy. Sit back and enjoy the Oldies. Buy Tickets!

Tickets at:,+Casablanca,+and+Bellydancing!&utm_campaign=Curtain+Call:+Alice+in+Wonderland,+Casablanca,+and+Bellydancing!&utm_medium=email

Invitation: SBA Webinar "EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology"

Invitation: SBA Webinar "EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology"

Webinar: EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology

Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that might impact your business? Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important for small business owners.  That’s why SBA has teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology (also known as “EMV” – for Europay, MasterCard, & Visa). 

Please join SBA and Square for a free webinar presentation: “EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology”.

Participants will learn:

What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for small businesses
What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure
How to prepare for new fraud liability rules impacting merchants beginning October 1, 2015
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Registration is free, but required:

Cosponsorship Authorization # 15-2050-102. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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