Homes are needed for rebuilding

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Dear Sun Spots: I am a volunteer with Rebuilding Together Lewiston/Auburn and am wondering if you could help with finding homes for this year. We are a non-profit organization supported entirely by contributions of time, labor, material and money. We are dedicated to repairing homes of those who, due to financial hardship, age, and/or disability, cannot do the work themselves. Skilled and unskilled volunteers, along with able-bodied members of the recipient’s family and friends, complete the repairs at no cost to the homeowner. I know a lot of folks read your column and I think it could be very useful in reaching out to the community. – Todd Gagne, No Town.

Answer: For more information about Rebuilding Together, visit its Web site at www.rebuildingtogether.org. For homeowners who fit the need requirements and would like help repairing their home, applications can be found at both the Lewiston and Auburn City Halls, Community Concepts, and your local churches.

Dear Sun Spots: You are such good detectives and hope you can find out something for me. There is a beautiful old Victorian house on Fairview Avenue in Auburn. I used to stop and gaze at it when it was weathered and gray and falling apart, apparently abandoned, and pray that someone would save that house. Well, someone has saved it. It is now a stunning house, beautifully restored. There are retaining walls along both sides of the street as well. Who is responsible for the restoration, and how is the house being used now? Thank you for any information you may supply. – Donna Simpson, Auburn.

Answer:
This sounds like a good detective question for our readers. Sun Spots welcomes responses from anyone who may be familiar with this house, particularly the owner, to write in to the column and share their restoration information and any known history of the house.

Dear Sun Spots: I am collecting hard cover books, especially Stephen King and first editions to sell on eBay to raise money to help the homeless of Maine and also the very poor families in southern and central Maine. I am hoping to give these folks a great Christmas in 2007. No library books or book club editions please. I will be glad to pick them up within a 50 mile radius of Harrison. Thanks to all who can help. I reached by phone, 583-4855, e-mail: byrdwatchers@yahoo.com, or write: P.O. Box 623, Harrison, Maine 04040. – Imelda Arris, Harrison.

Dear Sun Spots: The Lisbon High School clinic is seeking a donation of a wheelchair. If any Sun Spot reader can help us with this search we would greatly appreciate the assistance. Please contact our nurse, Roxanne Mooney at 353-3030, or e-mail her directly at rmooney@union30.org. Thanks very much. – Monica Millhime, Lisbon.


Dear Sun Spots: I have many used Christmas cards for someone who does crafts with them. I can be reached at 225-3909. – Everett Carter, Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: Your readers have generously given me Birds & Bloom and Country magazines to give to my uncle. I have run out of the Country magazines. Does anybody have more that they could part with? I give my uncle one magazine a week and I alternate. Thanks to all of you that have given magazines in the past. I can be reached at 782-3792. – No Name, No Town.



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