DEAR SUN SPOTS: Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin is in critical need of volunteer tutors.
Volunteers are needed for all of our programs, but we especially need tutors for English language learners in our family literacy program.
Our next tutor training workshop will be held Sept. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library. Registration is required.
Literacy is life changing. Please help. For information call 333-4785 or e-mail email@example.com. Also check out our website at www.literacyvolunteersandro.org. Thank you! — Tahlia Chamberlain, director
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know where I can purchase a "Maine" Monopoly game? This is for the whole state and not for just one city. — No Name, Vienna
ANSWER: Sun Spots found it on two sites online, one of which is Maine-based: www.shermans.com/Toys/, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sherman's Books & Stationery, 5 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, 1-800-371-8128; $39. It is also at www.allaboutgames.com for $36.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for someone who can take my color slides and put them on DVDs for me. Some go back a few years, and my grandchildren would be thrilled to see their parents as children and growing up. I don’t have a computer, so I can’t look up anything myself. — No Name, Lewiston
ANSWER: Photo Finish, 550 Center St., in Auburn, 783-3354, can do that for you.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Snake Pond is in Turner, across from the old Turner dump. — Claude Gagnon
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there anyone in the Lewiston-Auburn area into Morse code? If so, please call me at 782-0328. — Dick, email@example.com
DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are looking for a piano bench. — Clover Health Care, firstname.lastname@example.org, 784-3573, ext. 134
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have four 20- by 20-inch cushions to give away. They’re brand new — brown, tan and yellow. I think they would be ideal for a day care or preschool for floor use. If interested, call 783-6243. Thank you. — Louise, Auburn
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to find someone who buys household furniture and odds and ends of dishes, etc. We are moving and have a lot of items cannot find room for. Thank you. — J.R.
ANSWER: Sun Spots know of only one store that fits that description: Carole Ann’s Bargain Boutique, 685 Sabattus St., Lewiston, 783-9900.
However, if you are willing to donate those items, there are many options, including Goodwill (1035 Lisbon St., Lewiston, 782-3050), the Salvation Army (720 Main St., Lewiston, 784-2366), St. Vincent De Paul (101 Ash St., Lewiston, 782-8309) and St. Martin’s Bargain Baskets (corner of College and Bartlett streets, 786-4690.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like very much to get a high-quality copy of a story that was published in the Lewiston Evening Journal on Oct. 2, 1964. It was written by Roger E. Hanscom. The article was about the Upton Congregational Church. Or is it possible to buy a copy of that newspaper still? How much and where? Thank you. — Deborah Judkins, email@example.com
ANSWER: Until recently, your options were limited to the microfiche at the library. Thanks to Google, however, you can now browse that edition through the Google archive at http://tinyurl.com/33x9u8y.
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