January 30, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 29-30

  • Heads up, runners -- Scout Pack 806 and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are hosting a Freedom Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to raise money for summer camp. The run will be Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10am and registration closes on Thursday, Feb. 17. More details here!
  • More local live music tonight! Pocket Creek is playing tonight at The General Store Cafe in Pittsboro (8pm) and Brian Shaw and Maraj will be at Steele Street Cafe (8:30).
  • Workin’ On Commission is debuting several new songs from their upcoming CD at New Hope Baptist Church (Hawkins Ave) tomorrow night starting at 7pm. Go enjoy this band’s great combination of sounds, which includes Christian contemporary, rock, and blues.

January 28, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 28

  • Lee Senior, Southern Lee, Lee Christian, Grace Christian, and Lee Early College are competing in the Library Quiz Bowl tomorrow (10am) at the Old Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church (Hawkins Ave). Let's go support our students!

January 27, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 26-27

Our week of giveaways has ended and we were able to share some really great prizes sponsored by local businesses. We encourage everyone to check out the following companies and let them know how much we appreciate having them in our community:
We'd like to thank them again for supporting SocialSanford and our awesome network of Socialites!

And here's what we posted on Facebook today and yesterday:
  • Did you see that many of Sanford's own will be in the USA Boxing State Championships tomorrow and Saturday night at the Lumberton National Guard Armory? The fights start at 7pm and cost $12/adult or $6/child.
  • URGENT: Please be on the look out for Penny, a 6-month-old beagle puppy that went missing from a home on N. Gulf St around noon today. She has a thin pink collar with a bell and looks like a standard tricolor beagle. If you have seen her, please call Emily (356-8988) or Ed (356-8989).

January 26, 2011

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 7 (!!!)

There's only one place in Sanford you can go to immerse yourself in history like Victorian furniture, North Carolina pottery, depression glassware, vintage jewelry and clothing, and more. And that one place is the Sanford Antique Mall, tonight's giveaway sponsor!

With 75 dealer spaces and 18,000 square feet, you never know what you'll stumble upon when walk through the Sanford Antique Mall's doors. From vintage and estate jewelry to quilts to tools and furniture -- there's something for everyone. These are just a sampling of what you can find in the store:

And to make the last night of our Six Days of Giveaways something special, owners John Bane and Jenks Youngblood are giving one lucky Socialite a gift certificate for $50 to use in the store!

Located right across from Depot Park on Moore Street, the Sanford Antique Mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The Socialite who'll be going there to shop her vintage heart out is:


Congratulations on being our last (but not least) winner in this round of giveaways! Send us your mailing address and we'll get your certificate in the mail immediately.

Found on Facebook, Jan. 25

Congratulations again to Cristin Banks on winning 2 tickets to see CROWNS at The Temple Theatre. If you haven't heard about this show, click here for details!
  • Heads up, parents -- Susan Condlin will be sharing tips on how your family can maintain a healthy and active lifestyle tonight at the Ingram Elementary gym. This is part of Lee County Schools' free "Family Connections" series and starts at 6:30pm.
  • Those who were looking for a local consignment sale take note -- Kids Kloset is gearing up for another big sale in March. If you want to sell your items, start tagging now. If you want to buy, start saving now!

January 25, 2011

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 6 (!!!)

Hattitude. If you're not sure what this word means, imagine an African-American woman on her way to church on a Sunday morning in her very best hat. That is hattitude.

Hattitude -- and the values, style, and grace it represents -- will be on display starting tomorrow at the Temple Theatre as it presents CROWNS, a co-production with Burning Coal Theatre Company.

Crowns "demonstrates the handing down of culture from one generation to the next and celebrates the refuge, equality and healing that occurs in [the African American church community,] a place of spirituality," the Temple says.

The production runs from January 27-February 6 and the following Socialite will be getting two free tickets:


Of course, this is a show we should all go support. Wednesday night is the "Pay What You Will" performance, which allows patrons to pay what they can afford, though the suggested donation is $5. That makes this the perfect girls' night out or date event!

Congratulations to Cristin for winning tickets to this great production. Email over your contact information and we'll put you in touch with the Temple to reserve your seats.

January 24, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 24

  • The Town of Broadway is already registering folks for its annual Run the Buck 5K and Ride the Buck 50K/100K. Make sure you register now so you'll be ready for the race by April!
  • Did you notice our new Resources page on the blog? It contains information on non-profit groups, governmental organizations, and civic groups. If your group isn’t listed, let us know so we can get it up there!
  • If you’re looking for a job, plan to attend Sanford Job Seekers (NC)'s workshop "Too Good to Be True: How to Avoid Scams Targeted at Jobseekers" on Wednesday (9am) at First Baptist Church. Attorney Sara Harrington will be giving out some great advice!
  • Show your support for local musician Chad Spivey by downloading the new album from Country Mouse, City Mouse after 12am tonight. The album is FREE and the more folks who listen and share it, the better!

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 5 (!!!)

It's January -- which means we're smack dab in the middle of Diet Season. Too bad we're about to tempt you with delights of the cake variety!

Tonight's giveaway is sponsored by Cake-A-Doodle-Doo, a premier cake design studio located right in Broadway. In case you haven't heard of them, take a look at these gorgeous cakes:

And tonight's winner will be taking home a dozen beautifully decorated cupcakes -- just for being a Socialite! (Diet be damned!)

The winner is:


Congratulations! To redeem your prize, just shoot us an email with your contact information. We can't wait to help you indulge your sweet tooth!

January 23, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 23

Congratulations again to this weekend's winners -- Amy Cruz and Cristian Wood! Please go "like" the Facebook pages for our generous sponsors (Everything Girl and The Vacuum Outlet of Sanford)!
  • Sign up your middle schooler for Central Carolina Community College's "High Tech-High Touch" laser workshop, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Harnett County campus. The workshop starts at 9am and costs $10. Call (919) 718-7347 to register before it fills up!

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 4 (!!!)

Watching my son vacuuming our living room floor this afternoon -- and then having to go behind him to pick up the stuff the vac wouldn't pick up -- inspired pure jealousy toward the winner of tonight's giveaway. Why? Because tonight's giveaway is sponsored by The Vacuum Outlet of Sanford!

Located in the Food Lion shopping center in Tramway, The Vacuum Outlet of Sanford sells and can service any vac, including Kirby, Electrolux, Filter Queen, Oreck, Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka, Panasonic, Dirt Devil, TriStar, Koblenz, and Bissell. And you can bring in your Rainbow or other high-end vacuum cleaner just like your standard upright -- or have them install or service your Central Vac.

If you've never had your vacuum serviced, you may not realize what a difference it can make. For every vac in need of tuning up, store owner Skip Moltenbrey replaces the belt, adds a new bag and fragrance, cleans the brushroll, lubricates the bearings, cleans or replaces the filter*, checks all electrical connections, inspects for safety, cleans and polishes the machine, performs a suction test and cleans out any clogs. All that for only $28.95! Can you imagine your vacuum performing like new -- and being able to delegate that chore to the kids again -- for such an affordable price?

And now for the good stuff. Tonight's winner will receive a free servicing! That means all you have to do is take your vacuum to The Vacuum Outlet of Sanford and you'll get back a mean, lean dirt-picking-up machine. (Should I mention the jealousy again?)

The Socialite who'll have the cleanest floor in town is:


Congratulations! To redeem your prize, send an email to us (socialsanford@gmail.com) with your contact information included and we'll get the ball rolling.

*HEPA filters not included

January 22, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 22

Congratulations again to AMY CRUZ for winning tonight's SIX DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS prize, which was $25 to spend at Everything Girl. Everyone should go check out the store -- it's full of unique gift ideas!

Today's posts were:
  • The Campbell University Choir and Campbell Voices ensemble will perform at Jonesboro UMC (407 Main St) tomorrow evening at 7pm. The performances are free, though donations (to support the group’s upcoming trip to Ireland) are encouraged!

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 3 (!!!)

If you're looking for a unique gift for a child's birthday or a friend's baby shower -- or simply something unique for yourself -- you'll love this giveaway.

Get ready Socialites because tonight's giveaway features Everything Girl, the newest shop full of handmade clothing, jewelry, hairbows, diaper cakes, and confections as well as doll clothes and accessories, handbags, and more! And what's great is Everything Girl is located at 5145 Hwy 87, making it highly convenient for military families.

So what's the prize? How about $25 cold hard cash to spend in the store! Not sure what you'd purchase? Here are some great ideas:

Click on this image to get a closer look at these items!

And the person who gets to do all the great shopping is:


Congratulations on winning this awesome prize! We'll be sending your name over to the store, so feel free to stop by anytime to start your shopping!

January 21, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 21

Congratulations to tonight's big winner! Alice Young Mashburn is the proud new owner of a fantastic 31 with Emily Page prize pack. Here's a rundown of the goodies, plus a little extra for everyone else!

Tune in tomorrow night for yet another giveaway!
  • Common Thread in downtown Sanford is have a big sale today! They are open from 9:30am-1:30pm, so make some time to go shop.
  • There will be another fundraiser for Brandon Noble on the first weekend of February. Organizers are in need of coolers. If you have one they can borrow, please let Matt at Tramway Fire Department know (770-0111).
  • Stay tuned tonight at 9pm for day 2 of our Six Days of Giveaways! Congratulations again to Michelle Thomas Cox for winning the prize pack from Amy’s Confection Company. You never know who will be the next big winner!

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 2 (!!!)

Girl alert! Tonight's giveaway is either going to tickle you pink, or turn into an awesome Valentine's day gift for the woman in your life. Either way, prepare to smile.

That's because tonight's winner is scoring a gorgeous quilted Demi Purse in Black Pocket Full of Posies from 31 with Emily Page! And since no purse is complete without it, Emily is throwing in a beautiful and functional hard case wallet in Dot Dot!

But that's not all. Tonight's winning Socialite will get 15-percent off any one item from 31 with Emily Page! If you haven't seen the new Spring/Summer collection, that should probably be the first place you start scouting for something fabulous!

And the winner is .......


Okay, okay. Great prizes for the winner, but what everyone else, right? You're in luck! Emily is offering a $25 gift certificate at the close of a qualified party for anyone who books a party and mentions SocialSanford -- in addition to the hostess incentives offered by Thirty-One.

And if you're looking to beef up your income like Emily and her network have, check out her "11 in '11" incentive. The first 11 consultants will have the opportunity to earn their start-up kits for free. Shoot her an email ASAP to find out the scoop!

Congratulations again, Alice! To redeem your prize, send an email to us (socialsanford@gmail.com) with your contact information included and we'll get the ball rolling.

January 20, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 20

Today was a big day 'round these parts. For starters, we reached 1600 "likes" on our Facebook page! That awesome accomplishment has kicked off Six Days of Giveaways (!!!). Tonight (and for the next five nights after it) we'll be giving away great prizes from local businesses!

Our winner (Michelle Thomas Cox) for tonight is getting an exclusive prize pack from Amy's Confection Company, which includes an item from her spin-off, Amy's CandyGirl Crafts!

And, did you notice our new Local Businesses page? Make sure your business is listed by shooting us an email at socialsanford@gmail.com. We've also created a Resources page for non-business groups. Let us know if we missed you!

And here's what we posted on Facebook today:
  • Go support our local athletes tonight! Lee Senior is hosting Southern Lee at 6pm (girls) and 7:30pm (boys). Tomorrow it’ll be Grace Christian at Lee Christian (girls at 6pm, boys at 7:30pm).
  • The North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Lee County Center is gauging the community’s interest in a Master Gardener class. It would be offered on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm for approximately 10 sessions. You’d have to buy a manual ($75). Give them a ring and let them know your thoughts -- 775-5624!

Six Days of Giveaways: Day 1 (!!!)

When you think of the words "high quality," "delicious," "affordable," and "cake truffle," only one woman -- and one gourmet treat -- come to mind.
That's right. We're kicking off six days of giveaways with Sanford's most beloved treasure: Amy's Confection Company! Owner and Sanford native Amy Burns has turned making candies and cakes into an art form, and anyone who's tasted her confections knows you can't stop at just one.

Luckily, with this giveaway, you don't have to. One lucky winner will get an exclusive selection of Amy's treats! And to sweeten the pot, she's throwing in a little something from her newer-but-just-as-awesome line of crafts, appropriately called Amy's CandyGirl Crafts -- a personalized tile (see example below) that will be the perfect addition to any home!

Now onto the good stuff. Which Socialite will get this prize pack just in time for Valentine's day? (... drum roll please ...)


Congratulations! You're our first winner -- and you're bound to be pleased with your prize. To redeem your winnings, send an email to us at socialsanford@gmail.com and we'll hook you up!

If you didn't win, but you now have a hankering for Amy's treats, you can grab them from her website or pick them up at either Added Accents or Everything Girl!

January 19, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 19

  • We're only 5 likes away from the big giveaway -- which is looking more like another Giveaway Extravaganza!!! Make sure you tell your friends and family to check out SocialSanford and become our newest Socialites!
  • Want another way to win a free photo session this season? Cassie Coley Photography is hosting a Valentine’s giveaway for a free session. Enter by Friday by sending in a photo of someone you love with a brief note about why your relationship is valuable. Most likes wins the prize!
  • Take your empty shopping bags -- paper or plastic -- over to the Lee County PTO Thrift Store. They need the bags for customer purchases, and you want the bags out of your house. It’s a win-win!
  • Tomorrow night is your last chance to show your support for the proposed changes to Lee County’s animal ordinances. There will be a public meeting at Broadway Elementary from 6-8pm. The more people who show up, the more like the changes will pass!

January 18, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 18

  • Head over to Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro tomorrow night for Tasting & Tapas, a fun night of wine and food pairings hosted by Dave Schirmer that will run from 7-9pm. Call (919) 542-2643 for details and to reserve your spot!

January 17, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 17

  • Don't forget about the formal observance of Dr. King's life and legacy at the Civic Center today starting at 1pm. Lots of fun activities for the whole family happening there right now!

January 16, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 16

  • A Sanford family of 7 lost their home to a fire this week and are currently staying in a hotel provided by the Red Cross. If you’d like to donate to help this family get back on its feet, you can contact the Red Cross by phone at 774-6857.
  • Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy tomorrow at the Civic Center. Doors open at 9:30am, a mime/youth choir/praise team contest will start at 10am and the formal observance will start at 1pm.
  • You aren’t the only one who loves Girl Scout cookies. You can send boxes of the treats to our troops through the Scouts’ Operation Cookie Drop! Place your order through any scout leader, or contact Troop 676 at 356-4659. The boxes are $3.50 each.

January 15, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 15

  • Want to be healthier in 2011? Start with a free blood pressure check. Both of our local Walgreens locations are offering free tests along with a specialist consultation and training for at-home testing through tomorrow -- all for free!

January 14, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 14

  • The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society is performing tonight at The Temple Theatre Company. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. This is always a fabulous show!
  • Want to win a dozen roses for Valentine’s day and a photo session (with CD)? Go post your love’s photo on The Flower Station’s Facebook page along with a comment on why that person is special to you. The photo with the most votes wins!
  • Planning to see The Green Hornet? Go tonight to see students from the Black Belt Leadership Academy perform a martial arts demonstration. The fun starts at 6pm at Spring Lane Cinemas.

January 13, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 13

  • Heads up, homeschoolers and youth groups -- The Raleigh Executive Jetport offers educational tours that allow kids to get up close and personal with their facility and aircraft. They even have sightseeing flights. This would make a great field trip!

January 12, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 12

  • Love writing? The Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out is this Saturday at 11am at Virlie's Grill in Pittsboro. All writers -- new or established -- are welcome to attend.
  • Bad news: Ham's on Horner has closed (as of Monday) which means no more kids' nights. Good news: There are plenty of other (and a couple local) options. We'll miss those homemade chips though! Here's our list of other kids' nights out.
  • School update: No Saturday school! Make up days for the traditional-calendar schools are Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Wednesday, Jan. 19 -- both previously scheduled as teacher work days.
  • It’s national mentoring month! Communities In Schools of Lee County is looking for local businesses to volunteer 10-20 people to participate in e-mentoring with local students. The program would involve email communication and a spring field trip. Let them know if your company is interested!
  • Plan to attend the Lee County Community Orchestra's Winter Interlude on Monday (Jan. 24) at the new lower level of Cafe 121 starting at 6:30pm. For $35/person, you'll get a three course meal and one glass of wine, and the LCCO will get a $17 donation. This will be a fantastic night out in Sanford, so reserve your spot now by sending an email to rseaman@windstream.net or call 776-4628.

January 11, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 11

  • If your group or organization has a few good spellers, you need to enter the Beginning Life with Books Delta Rho Spelling Bee (6-9pm, March 28). The fundraiser costs $200 per 4-person team and provides books for every baby born at Central Carolina Hospital. Contact Reinette Seaman at 776-4628 to enter or for more information.
  • Tired of scrounging up meals? Though most local restaurants are closed tonight, The Flame Steakhouse will be open! Get out and grab a tasty meal before the roads freeze back over. (Know of other local restaurants serving dinner tonight? Post it in the comments!)
  • Bicyclers and walkers -- The NCDOT wants feedback on statewide bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. Click here to take a survey (should take approx. 10 minutes) that will allow you to share your thoughts.

January 10, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 10

  • Parks & Rec and Upward have canceled all activities today due to the weather. Also, Central Carolina Hospital's family nutrition class that was slated tomorrow night at 6pm in the community classroom has been postponed.
  • Want to win something beautiful for the little girl in your life? Go leave a comment at Crooked Pigtails before Wednesday. 5 lucky commenters will win a gift certificate! (Nothing like entering a local giveaway to turn stuck-at-home into something fun!)

January 7, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 7

  • If your kids love playing baseball (ages 9-18) or softball (age 8-18), you’ll want to sign them up for Parks & Rec’s upcoming season. Registration costs $25 and is open through Feb. 18. Here are all the details!
  • Want to shoot something? Head over to the Deep River/Northview Optimist baseball fields for a turkey shoot tonight and tomorrow starting at 6:30pm. Nothing like shootin’ for your supper!

January 6, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 6

  • It’s live music Thursday! Head over to The Flame Steakhouse tonight at 7pm to see the FOG Band. And Peter Odea is playing at Steele Street Cafe starting at 8pm. Have a great night out in Sanford!

January 5, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 5

  • Interested in volunteering at Books at a Steal? They need helpers this weekend, so click over and let them know if you might be available!

January 4, 2011

Found on Facebook, Jan. 4

Sorry it's been scarce here the past few days. The flu flattened good ol' SocialSanford for a few days, but things seem to be back to normal. Thanks for hanging in there -- let's get back on track!
  • Hey parents -- sign up your child for a fun cheer clinic this weekend taught by the Southern Lee cheerleaders! It's for those in kindergarten-8th grade, costs $25, and runs 9am-noon (Jan. 8). Best part: Participants will cheer at a future game halftime!