Fabric and crafts, Joe Bornstein commercial

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Our Sewing/Quilting Group will meet Feb. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at A.B. Ricker Memorial Library in Poland. Cynthia Maxwell will teach us how to make a quilted table runner. The class is free and all are welcome. You will need to bring half a yard each of two contrasting fabrics, 3/4 of a yard of fabric for the backing, and 3/4 of a yard of thin polyester batting. Thin batting is preferred so the runner will not be too bulky. The class is small and levels of expertise include beginners and those with more experience. Also, if you have fabric, thread and other sewing supplies to donate for our class, we can always use them. If you have any questions, call the library at 207-998-4390. Thank you for your help!

— Claire, Poland

ANSWER: This is an opportunity to try your hand at quilting. You know what a big library fan I am. The A.B. Ricker Memorial Library is at 1211 Maine Street.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: High Street Congregational Church is seeking donations of fabric and craft supplies for our annual Fabric and Craft Supply Fair on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of fabric, yarn and craft supplies may be dropped off Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eight-foot tables for selling your craft supplies are available to rent for $20. For more information, please call 207-784-1306 or email [email protected]

— Rose, Auburn

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ANSWER: Time for spring cleaning your sewing rooms and craft closets everyone! High Street Congregational Church is at 106 Pleasant St. in Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: SHAREcenter in Auburn is in need of any sport balls, such as tennis, as well as glue and yarn. We also need a die-cut machine if anyone would like to donate one. This would be very helpful in keeping up with the high demand for our packaged cut-outs.

— Lisa, no town

ANSWER: This is a perfect example of how Sun Spots works with nonprofit organizations to get the word out when there’s a need. SHAREcenter is a nonprofit program that collects materials from people and businesses for reuse by schools and educational programs. They are at 33 Industry Ave., Auburn, and at 376 Republic Ave., Topsham. Contact them at 207-333-6671.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You are so helpful. When I see the Joe Bornstein commercial that Robert Vaughn used to do, there is now a white-haired gentleman who does it. I’m wondering who he is.

— No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: According to Bornstein Marketing Director Nathan Bergeron, the “white-haired gentleman” is character actor Eric Pierpoint, best known for his role as George Francisco on Fox Network’s “Alien Nation.” He has many other credits to his acting career, including appearing on all the “Star Trek” television spin-offs.

Nate also assured me that even though the firm has a nationally known spokesperson, all the attorneys associated with Joe Bornstein only practice law and live in Maine. Lewiston is just one of seven office locations. Joe is a Portland native. The firm has been in business since 1974. Robert Vaughn did their commercials for 20 years so it’s understandable that viewers are still getting used to a different face and a different voice commanding them to dial “1-800-CALLJOE!

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