Just how forward Zach Sanford fits in with the Blues is a question that has been around since the end of last season, and it’s a question that’s been on hold since he injured his shoulder on the first day of training camp. An answer may be coming soon because Sanford looks to be close to returning to action. The player acquired in the Kevin Shattenkirk trade last season has been stepping up his activity in practice, and his actual participation in games may not be too far away. The initial estimate on Sanford’s return was in five to six months. This weekend marks the five-month mark, and he could be playing again soon after that. “He’s coming along,” coach Mike Yeo said Monday. “I would say he’s obviously not in the lineup tomorrow, but we’re going to have to put a plan together for the best way to get him back as quickly as possible. His strength is there, his skating is there. Conditioning-wise we’re very pleased with where … [Read more...] about Blues’ Sanford is close to returning
Forward Zach Sanford was one of the question marks of the Blues season, with just how the player acquired in the Kevin Shattenkirk trade would fit into the Blues lineup. That question got put on hold when Sanford was hurt on the first day of training camp, but his return now seems close at hand. The initial estimate on Sanford's return was in five to six months. This weekend marks the five-month mark and he could be playing again soon after that. "He's coming along," coach Mike Yeo said Monday. "I would say he's obviously not in the lineup tomorrow but we're going to have to put a plan together for the best way to get him back as quickly as possible is. His strength is there, his skating is there. Conditioning wise we're very pleased with where he's at. For him, it's just a comfort level of him feeling he's ready to go in and compete and play at his level." Getting him fully up to game speed is tricky at the moment because the Blues are in the middle of a run of five games in eight … [Read more...] about Blues’ Sanford getting close to making his return
The federal government announced it will complete the decontamination of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site near Lake Monroe in historic parts of downtown Sanford. Officials bumped up the cleanup priority of an old dry cleaner and laundry that operated from the 1940s through 2001 at 121 S. Palmetto Ave. Reclaiming the 1-acre property, which is connected to an old jail site, comes during a renaissance of downtown Sanford. Last year the city of Sanford sold historical buildings, including those sharing a wall with the original Sanford fire station, that are being renovated to accommodate a restaurant and retail. Nearby businesses include a microbrewery, restaurant, pottery, wine store and art studio. U.S. Congressman Stephanie Murphy announced the cleanup plan and said it is a “step forward for the historic downtown area of this rapidly-transforming city.” The EPA placed the Sanford site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in 2010 … [Read more...] about Downtown Sanford Superfund site hits priority cleanup list
SANFORD, Paul "Carter" Sr., 92, of Ruther Glen, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Warsaw, he moved from the Northern Neck to Caroline County in 1960. There, he served as a Virginia State Trooper for many years and later moved to the office of Investigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. During his years in Caroline, he had the honor of being on the Board of Directors of the Ladysmith Rescue Squad and at one time served as their President, as well as a longtime member of the Squad's Auxiliary. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Frances Dawson Sanford; two children, Paul Sanford Jr., his wife, Brenda, and Sandra Sanford Smelley, her husband, Jeff; three grandchildren, Jamie Mundy, Jessica Bennett and Christopher Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Mundy, Nicholas Mundy and June Bennett. He was preceded in death by his siblings, GC Sanford, Mae Sanford Andrews, Cordell Sanford … [Read more...] about SANFORD, PAUL “CARTER” SR.
Since Florida Hospital pulled its proposal for the Sanford Burnham building in late January, the future of the facility has been uncertain. But a recent correspondence between the mayors of Orlando and Orange County, and a statement from Tavistock, could mean a final answer is coming soon. Orlando will support the University of Central Florida’s proposal — which is to create a cancer research and treatment center in partnership with three private entities — said Mayor Buddy Dyer in a letter sent this week to the county and the Tavistock land development company. Tavistock, which has been mostly mum since the California-based Sanford Burnham announced its departure plans two years ago, issued a statement Thursday evening that also supported UCF’s proposal. “We are comfortable with Mayor Dyer’s suggestion that Orange County takes the lead on negotiations with Sanford Burnham Prebys and UCF and trust that the County will bring forth the best proposal … [Read more...] about Orlando backs UCF’s proposal for Sanford Burnham building