Dear Sun Spots: Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre is asking for your assistance.
In an attempt to update the archives, we are looking for the names of all recipients of the Eastman Scholarship prior to 2000. The Eastman Scholarship, named after one of the founding families, Roger and Gertrude Schonland Eastman, is given annually by CLT to area graduating students who will be pursuing a career in theater or related areas. If you know the name(s) of any recipients prior to 2000, please advise CLT by either mail at PO Box 262, Auburn ME 04212-0262, e-mail at email@example.com, or telephone at 783-0958. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. – Janet H Gibson, Historian CLT.
Dear Sun Spots: Our small, established cul-de-sac has been invaded by adorable red chipmunks! Adorable, yes, destructive extremely! They are tunneling under our patios, walks and drives. We have to be careful walking across our lawns due to all their holes. Can you or your readers offer advice? We have just set out a Have a Heart trap but nothing yet. Thank you! – No Name, No Town.
Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots checked in with a coworker whose family was once plagued with squirrels. She recommends using coyote urine for her squirrel infestation and says it worked like a charm. You can purchase this at the Paris Farmers Union on Center Street in Auburn.
Dear Sun Spots: I am curious to know more about WGME’s sports reporter, Adam Pellerin? How long has he been with the station and how does he enjoy his job? When he’s not reporting, what does he like to do? What’s his marital status? Single? Please fill me in with any additional information you can offer. Also, is there a way to contact such a great reporter. – K.P. Auburn.
Answer: Sun Spots e-mailed Pellerin, who was delighted to share the following with Sun Spots and column readers. He’s also happy to respond to e-mails so you might considering writing to him at WGME.
In the meantime, Peller writes that he has been at WGME for just about three years and loves his job. He was a writer/producer at Fox 25 in Boston prior to moving to Portland. He is single. Over the last several months, he says, he has had the opportunity to cover the Patriots in Indianapolis and the UMaine Hockey team in St. Louis. In that time, he has also taken on news reporting responsibilities as well. When not at work, you can usually find Pellerin at the gym or a local basketball court. He’s also known to hit the batting cage from time to time, as well.
He graduated from Suffolk University in 2002 with a degree in communications. He also played baseball for Suffolk for four years. Over the course of his four-year career there, the baseball team made the NCAA tournament twice, including his senior year, where he served as the team’s captain. After a series of pro baseball tryouts, Pellerin went on to work at Fox 25 in Boston as a newswriter/field producer. But he had his share of sports assignments, including a trip to New York, to cover Game 6 and 7 of the Red Sox/Yankees ALCS in 2003.
You can contact Pellerin via WGME’s Web site by clicking on personalities, then click on Pellerin’s image for e-mailing him. Alternatively, via e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Sun Spots: The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 6, Route 100, New Gloucester, will hold its annual flea market on July 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are now seeking anyone interested in leftover garage sale items. They will be boxed and ready for pick up by 2:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact Joyce Wotherspoon at 926-4693 or Cheryl Greene at 998-2157 for more details. – No Name, New Gloucester.
Answer: Contact the Loaves and Fishes program at the Dominican Sisters’ grounds, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. Arrangements to pick up leftover items may be made by calling 375-8399 and asking for Sr. Lucille Fournier. They are also currently seeking donations for their bazaar, taking place the first weekend in October.
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