Héctor Ivan Rodriguez Agenjo

Meet Héctor Ivan Rodriguez Agenjo, Founder of THE FESTIVAL PUERTORRIQUEÑO Y CULTURAL By Mercedes Fonseca Growing up en la isla del encanto, Héctor Ivan Rodriguez had a calling. His path began with obtaining a degree in education, and following in the footsteps of his grandmother, who was his inspiration and also a teacher. Having been instilled a strong faith-based foundation, ...

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Then and Now: Historic Hopper Academy

By Kevin D. Gardner It was once a centerpiece for the community, providing education for generations of young African American students in Sanford’s Georgetown neighborhood. Now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of members of the community, Historic Hopper Academy has been reborn as a community center and is a point of pride once again and an example of ...

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Then and Now: The Woman’s Club of Sanford

Then Now Top row: Kelly Phelan, Marian McNamara Yeadon, Nancy Tron, Lisa Finnerty; 2nd row: Valeri Davis, Linda Miller, Karen Adam, Christina Hollerbach; first row: Nancy Van, Lynn Sweeney, Shakirah Johnson BY KEVIN D. GARDNER The Woman’s Club of Sanford has been a fixture in the city since April 1913. Its clubhouse at 309 S. Oak Ave. — built in ...

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The Sanford Civic Center

Christine Dalton The Sanford Civic Center was constructed in 1958 during the height of popularity for the Mid-Century Modern style of architecture. Mid-Century Modern buildings were characterized by clean lines, lack of ornamentation, and space-age influenced design details. Defined shapes (such as spheres and rectangles) were juxtaposed against one another to create dramatic visual effects. Materials were expressed in natural ...

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