Fire Department Book, TV Answers

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the reader looking for the classified ad for tree service (June 25 Sun Spots) it was for Webster Tree. They are licensed and insured, do free estimates and perform removal, stump grinding, and pruning. The contact number is 784-9421. — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I heard on the news that Portland Fire Department has a book about its 150-year history. Where can I buy it and what is the cost? — No name, no town

ANSWER:Portland Firefighting by Lt. Sean C. Donaghue and Andrea F. Donaghue is available for $21.99 at arcadiapublishing.com or at the Portland Fire Museum, 157 Spring St. Call 772-2040. It looks very interesting!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: There is a woman who does a commercial for Plexaderm who looks very familiar. Is there any chance she used to be a reporter for one of the local Maine stations?

ANSWER: From what I can tell, there are at least two spokeswomen for Plexaderm, a topically-applied solution that claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and under-eye bags “in just minutes.” The brunette is Stephanie Danielson and the blonde is Annette Figueroa, a former dental hygienist. She is a spokesperson for numerous products and has starred on “Designing Spaces” and “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You are always so helpful. I watch a show on Bravo Channel 53, “Shahs of Sunset.” I like the show very much but haven’t seen any previews for a season premiere this summer. Do you know if there will be any shows at all this year? — No name, Lewiston

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ANSWER: “Shahs of Sunset” is a reality show that follows a group of six Persian-American friends in Los Angeles as they balance their active social lives, careers and the demands of family and tradition. They have busy dating lives and are prominent in the party scene, but they seek approval from their families as they face pressure to settle down and marry within the community. Among the featured friends are real estate agent Mercedes, singer Asa (who will be returning only briefly) and “Persian Princess,” Golnesa. The good news is that Season 7 will start Aug. 2. Mark your calendars!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know if there are any stations that have re-runs of “Hee Haw?” We just loved to watch Minnie Pearl. This show had the best music and brings back many fond memories. Thanks for any information you may have. — No name, no town

ANSWER: “Hee Haw” was a popular TV variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and centered on country music and rural southern culture and was co-hosted by country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark for most of the series’ run. Some episodes are available on YouTube, DIRECTV and rfdtv.com. There is a website (heehaw.com) and a Facebook page for fan information and questions.

If any readers have a specific channel where they watch “Hee Haw,” please let us know!

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