DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please provide me an address for Ellen DeGeneres at which she would most likely read a letter herself.
Also are there any more Jesse Stone movies in production? These are the movies starring Tom Selleck.
I also would like information on the movie “Crazy Heart,” as to when it will be released on DVD? Thank you for all your knowledge. — No Name via e-mail
ANSWER: You can write to Ellen at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Attn: Fan Mail, P.O. Box 7788, Burbank, CA 91523. Sun Spots suggests you not hold out too much hope of Ellen herself reading your letter. Many celebrities receive thousands of letters each year and simply don’t have time to read them all.
As for Jesse Stone, the next movie, “No Remorse,” is due for release May 9, according to IMDB.com. Also, according to Wikipedia.com, novelist Robert B. Parker, who created the Jesse Stone character (as well as “Spenser”), said before he died recently that the Jesse Stone movies were the most accurate portrayal of any of his books.
“Crazy Heart” is due to be released on April 20, but if you are waiting to see it on Netflix, you will have to wait until May. Netflix has made a deal with some movie studios to hold their movies for 28 days. In return, depending on the studio, Netflix gets financial incentives, and in the case of Fox, earlier streaming dates for some hot TV shows.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: My 6-year-old son is a fan of Travis Pastrana. My son would like to write to him, but I haven’t been able to find an address. Can you help? — M.L.M. via e-mail
ANSWER: There are several Web sites where your son can read about Travis, including www.travispastrana.com, www.nitrocircus.com, http://travispastrana.net or on facebook. nitrocircus.com has a contact form where he can e-mail Travis, but as usual Sun Spots could not find a mailing address. The young, hip stars of today tend to do everything online.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am the secretary for Edward Little High School alumni association, I try to keep a running list of all reunions each year, but I need assistance from the planners of these occasions.
I am looking for all ELHS class reunions for this year, contact person, phone number, e-mail address, reunion location, date and time. Please call me or e-mail this information. Thank you. — Diane Freve, email@example.com, 224-7348
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Trinity Catholic School wants to share a piece of history with alumni of St. Joseph’s School, St. Peter’s/Sacred Heart and Trinity Catholic School. The following class eighth-grade class banners are available for donation on a first-come, first-served basis: St. Joseph’s School, 1979-1983, 1987-1995, 2000 and 2002-2006; St Peter’s/Sacred Heart, 2002 (very faded), 2003-2004 and 2006; Trinity Catholic School, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Please contact me at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or 783-9323 for more information. — Beth Gaudet, development director, Trinity Catholic School
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have an elderly friend who is homebound and enjoys knitting and crocheting blankets for churches and people in the community. She lives on a fixed monthly income. I would like to know if any Sun Spots’ readers would have any yarn that they are not using or want to give away or ask a small fee for during spring cleanup. If you can help, please call me at 754-3445 after 5:30 p.m. to make arrangements. Any help and amount of yarn is greatly appreciated. — Carlene Dyer, Lewiston
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Members of the Portland Pinhole and Plastic Camera Group are holding a workshop and demonstration in celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Day at the Morell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, on Saturday April 24, at 10 a.m. It is free and open to the public! For more information, visit www.curtislibrary.com/programs-events/library-calendar or contact me. — Johanna Moore, email@example.com
This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.