DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Congregational Church of East Sumner is collecting blankets to help Maine’s Native Americans. Blankets should be new, or clean and very gently used. All sizes and weights are welcome. Ripped, stained, or unwashed blankets cannot be accepted. Blankets may be dropped off at the church on Sundays from 8:15 to 11 a.m. in the entryway, during the Camp and Carve weekend Sept. 8 and 9, or at the Harvest Day Sale on Sept. 23 until 2 p.m. Blankets may also be left on the back deck in the container marked “Blankets” until Sept. 23. The church is at 50 Main St. (Route 219) in East Sumner Village. Call 388-2667 for more information. Thank you. — Cynthia, East Sumner
ANSWER: I can’t believe how quickly winter will be here. Please go through your cedar chests and closets, readers! Surely, you have some extra blankets to spare. Or purchase a blanket for someone in need during your next shopping expedition. Sharing is so good for the heart!
DEAR SUN SPOTS: AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 6 is holding a Craft Fair on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post on Route 100 in New Gloucester. Tables are available to vendors for $15 per table. Call Kathy at 346-0868 or Pat at 782-4221. Thank you. — Jan, no town
ANSWER: Please come out and support these hardworking ladies!
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Jay High School Class of 1977 is planning a 40th Class Reunion on Oct. 14. If you or someone you know graduated with this class, please contact Brenda Turner Clark at 897-5613 or Peggy Jewell Ganong at 407-4566 for more information. Thank you. — Peggy, no town
ANSWER: Let me know if Sun Spots helps you locate your classmates! I love happy endings!
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for all the information you have provided in the past. It’s very much appreciated. Is there anyone who practices or teaches feng shui in the area? — Jeanne, no town
ANSWER: Feng shui is a 5,000-year-old Chinese art and science describing the energies in an environment and defining how to use these energies for good health and well-being. Feng Shui literally means “wind and water;” wind representing the invisible forces of heaven, and water representing the flow of energy on Earth.
I spoke with a wonderful feng shui practitioner who was a wealth of information. She explained that there are multiple types of feng shui, and provided the contact information for the Institute of Feng Shui in Portland (www. instututeoffengshui.com). You can reach them at 772-7888 or at [email protected] This practitioner also highly recommends the Western School of Feng Shui (westernschoolof fengshui) in California where she obtained her credentials. There is a form you can fill out on the website. Another place to contact is The New England School of Feng Shui in Connecticut (www.newenglandfengshui.com). You can reach them at 203-266-4211 or at [email protected] All these sites have consultant listings. Nowadays, most feng shui is taught through online courses. There are even Facebook groups to join.
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