Join us this Friday for Grand Opening of the Children's Garden


City of Sanford to Participate in Florida City Government Week: October 18-24, 2015

For Immediate Release, October 15, 2015
For Further Information Contact: Lisa Holder, Communications Officer
407.688-5019 •
City of Sanford to Participate in Florida City Government Week:
October 18-24, 2015

The City of Sanford will be participating in Florida City Government Week October 18-24, 2015.   Florida City Government Week is part of an ongoing effort sponsored by the Florida League of Cities to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how City government works.

Cities are encouraged to involve their local schools, businesses, media and civic clubs in their Florida City Government Week activities. The theme of this year’s Florida City Government Week is “My City: I'm Part of It, I'm Proud of It”. Because City government is the government closest to the people and the one with the most direct daily impact upon the entire community, City officials feel they have a responsibility to pass along their understanding of public services and their benefits.

Activities planned during Florida City Government week include:

Tuesday, October 20th 5:30pm-6:30pm

"Walk and Learn" with Mayor Jeff Triplett and City Manager, Norton Bonaparte. The public is invited to meet at Veterans Memorial Park, 110 E. Seminole Blvd. (comfortable walking shoes are suggested). Hear from Mayor Jeff Triplett and City Manager Norton Bonaparte on a brief overview of local government, how City Parks are an important public service and how public parks help to increase the health and wellness of our community.  Prior to the walk, there will be time for questions and then we'll all depart on a leisurely walk toward RiverWalk Phase II and back to Veterans Memorial Park. If you feel like walking faster, by all means, please do. The total distance back and forth is 2 miles. The Mayor's Youth Council will also be participating in this event. For more information on all the City’s 29 Parks visit Park Map.

Wednesday, October 21

Hope Duncan, Environmental Coordinator, City of Sanford will speak about “Fat Free” Sewers to the business community of the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce’s at their Business Connections event, as grease is the number two problem in the nation for sanitary sewer overflows, which over time, could lead to costly infrastructure situations.

Friday, October 23

Mayor Triplett and the Mayor’s Youth Council will be introduced and the City of Sanford will be recognized prior to the halftime show at Sanford’s Seminole High School home football game which begins at 7pm.


Fireball 8/17

Support Sanford team in the @Fireball #adventurally Season 9 films here live 09/00/15. #amazingrace #adventuretravel

Sanford River Rats Win!

Sanford River Rats Win Florida League Championship

Phil Chinnery, posted on August 10, 2015 11:38


Alex House Sends River Rats Home Champions with Complete Game Shutout Over Leesburg

St. Petersburg, Fla. - The 2015 Florida League season came down to one final game on Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The hundreds of fans in attendance were treated to one of the best pitching performances of the season courtesy of Sanford’s Alex House (Florida Atlantic). The sophomore RHP delivered a complete game shutout victory over the Leesburg Lightning to give the River Rats their third Florida League title.

“Pitcher’s duel” doesn’t do justice to the matchup between House and Leesburg’s Darren Kelly (Alabama State). Coming into the game, House had not been defeated all year, posting a 4-0 record during the regular season, and winning game one of the playoffs on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, Kelly was the league leader in innings pitched 51.1, and one of the most consistent arms for head coach Rich Billings all season long. The two starting pitchers absolutely dominated both lineups throughout the game, allowing a combined five hits, one walk and striking out eleven.


Aaron Palmer (New Orleans) would provide all the offense the Rats would need in the bottom of the sixth. The junior outfielder was struck by the first pitch of the inning, putting him on first base. After Kelly forced Santiago Espinal (Seminole State) to flyout, Palmer would steal second base during Kevin Santa’s (Tampa) at bat. Santa would then send a ball to deep right field, but a tremendous play from Tanner Long made it a long flyout. The ball was hit hard enough to put Palmer at third base, however. The next pitch to Chris Bec (Miami Dade) was a breaking ball that hit the dirt and got away from the catcher Baez, allowing Palmer to score from third base on the wild pitch, giving the Rats a 1-0 advantage.


In the ninth after completing a double play to end the ball game the Rats bench cleared quickly, dogpiling on their starting pitcher. It was the second complete game shutout of the year for House, brining his season record to 6-0 and season ERA to 1.23. His final line for the game read nine innings pitched, four hits, no runs, no walks and six strikeouts. With his efforts, House was an easy choice for Championship Game MVP. In his ten starts this year for the River Rats, including playoffs, the Rats did not lose a game, going 9-0-1.


Darren Kelly took the loss for Lightning despite an impressive performance: seven innings, one hit, one run, one walk and five strikeouts.


The win served as a bit of redemption for Coach Ken Kelly and the River Rats, who fell in the championship against the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in 2014. They had one goal in mind this season, and achieved it as they earned the #1 seed in the playoffs with the best record in the league (26-13-1). It is the third championship in team history (2004, 2011), the second most in league history.



(Sanford, FL) The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Congressman John Mica (FL-07) as its speaker at its Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Business Connections meeting. Business Connections is the largest weekly Chamber meeting in Central Florida and provides an opportunity for members of the business community to network while working to complete the business of the Chamber.

The meeting begins with networking at 7:30 AM and is held at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3755 US-17, Sanford. The program will begin between 8:00 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. The zoo has hosted this growing Chamber event for several years and the Chamber welcomes non-member businesses and the community to attend. Please call the Chamber at 407-322-2212 to reserve a seat.

According to Chamber executive Frank Hale, “the Chamber is pleased to welcome Congressman Mica as he addresses our members and issues of importance to the business community. Congressman Mica has long been an important voice for business and communities in Central Florida and we appreciate his leadership. We encourage our members and interested community residents to attend this meeting to hear from and talk to their Congressman.”

A representative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will also attend the meeting to award Congressman Mica with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award. The award recognizes Congressional efforts to promote pro-jobs and pro-growth policies during 2014, the second session of the 113th Congress.


According to the U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, the U.S. Chamber has “been recognizing legislators from both sides of the aisle who have worked to pass legislation and enact policies that bolster our country's economy, create jobs and keep our nation's spirit of enterprise alive." The Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation outlined in the Chamber publication, How They Voted. Congressional members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify to receive the award.


According to the 2014 scorecard, John Mica received a 86% rating and has a cumulative rating of 92% during his tenure in Congress.

Founded in 1920, The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce is an organization of 600 businesses working together to “Create And Maintain An Environment Where Business And Community Prosper.” Businesses are welcome to support the organization and its efforts by investing in the Chamber. Information about the Chamber can be obtained at or by calling 407-322-2212.

Orlando Sanford Announces 10% Increase In Allegiant’s Nonstop Destinations With New Service To Six Markets

Orlando Sanford Announces 10% Increase In Allegiant’s Nonstop Destinations With New Service To Six Markets
Grand Island, NE; Kansas City, MO; Omaha, NE;
Pittsburgh, PA; Rochester, NY and San Antonio, TX
Sanford, FL, August 11, 2015 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Allegiant announce scheduled, nonstop, low-fare service to six new markets beginning just in time for the holiday travel season. With this destination increase of over 10% Allegiant now offers nonstop flights to over 60 markets from SFB, more than any airline from any airport in Central Florida.
- Beginning Thursday, November 5
o Eppley Airfield (OMA) in Omaha Nebraska
o Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pennsylvania
o San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in Texas
- Beginning Saturday, November 7
o Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI) in Grand Island, Nebraska
- Beginning Friday, November 13
o Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Missouri
o Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in New York
Travelers can book their trip for less at or by calling Allegiant’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.
“The addition of these new destinations will provide over 60 nonstop markets on Allegiant from SFB,” said Orlando Sanford International Airport President & CEO, Larry Dale. “We are very proud to be a part of Allegiant’s phenomenal growth and are thrilled to announce these exciting new travel opportunities to the Central Florida community.”
Orlando Sanford International Airport: We Are SFB: Simpler. Faster. Better.
Simpler airport design, Faster airport processing and a Better airport experience.

More Fireball! :)

Live out the adventure! Any seasons, all episodes, all online don't miss it live one 09/00/15 @ Fireball! 


Its #AmazingRace meets #CannonballRun in the 2015 @fireball adventurally. See it live in Sanford September 2015!

School supplies drive! :)

State Farm Gail Williams
200 pencil cases
57 backpacks
86 Tissues

Head quarter Honda
39 backpacks

Thanks for all your help! :)

Introducing Sanford's first Escape Game

Introducing Sanford's first Escape Game

Can YOU save the Cap'n?

In “The Pirate’s Treasure – An Escape Game”, you'll board the Galleon, The Wandering Plunderer (the Limo Cycle) for an intense, multi-sensory adventure. In order to save the cap’n from Davey Jones’ locker you'll need to get his booty from his treasure chest to pay his ransom. Be on the lookout me hearties, as everything you see, or hear MAY be part of the solution.

The Pirate's Treasure - an Escape Game, is team-building at its best. Groups must work together to solve puzzles, find clues and decipher codes in order to get the combination to the treasure chest. Leaders emerge organically and everyone plays a part in this quest.

You can add this event to any two-hour private tour, or join one of our open tours and make new mates. Pirate costumes are encouraged!

This is the world's ONLY moving escape experience. Tour historic Downtown Sanford and visit "ports of call" along our route. This tour is 2-hours of innovative,and outrageous fun!

The Pirate's Treasure can be added to any 2-hour private tour for just $15.00 per person. You can also join one of our open tours by reserving a seat for only $45.00 per person.
Book Your Pirate Adventure Now!

Next Previous