Sun Spots

'Store' outfits kids for school

DEAR SUN SPOTS: As the start of another school year is just around the corner, we are reminded of how many students and families in our neighborhoods are struggling in this challenging economy. Lewiston High School's The Store Next Door project is ready once again to stock its shelves with...

Window washing services sought

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for someone to hire to wash my home's windows, both inside and outdoors. An extension ladder would be needed. All house windows also have combination windows with glass windows and screens in grooves. — J.M., Turner ANSWER: Sun Spots found the following t...

Local harness racing history sought

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read your column every day. You have been so helpful in everything. I have been a big fan of harness racing for a long time. It was sad when Lewiston Raceway closed in 1990. I was wondering when it first opened up and the history about it? Also, when did Gorham Rac...

Refund for catalog items slow

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please advise your readers not to order anything from the Paragon catalog at P.O. Box 4068, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. I assumed IN was Indiana; however, they are in India. Their merchandise is always out of order, and they keep your money forever. I have had the experience. I...

Precipitation predicted to increase

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have never seen weather like I have this year. And believe me when I say I have seen plenty of weather in my 92 years. I feel like I live in a jungle with the full and high trees around me. I am sure HAARP located in Alaska has something to do with the weather. I guess w...

Witness to auto accident sought

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am seeking the help of a good Samaritan in identifying a vehicle from a traffic accident. At about 7:50 a.m. on July 9 I was traveling north in the far right lane on Center Street in Auburn when a large white utility vehicle swerved into my lane, hitting my gold Lexus on ...

Tax lien sales, deeds questioned

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Recently there have been items in the news where local towns are selling off tax-acquired properties for nonpayment. Is this legal? What is the town selling? It seems to me that without a warranty deed that they aren't conveying title to the land and/or buildings at all. Th...

Loaves & Fishes seeks fridge, freezer

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Loaves and Fishes is expanding its food pantry to accommodate the ever-increasing needs of hungry families. Loaves and Fishes founder Sister Lucille Fournier passed way on June 28, and her wish would be that the organization continue to administer to the poor and needy....

Mothballs gone but smell lingers

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can you recommend a product or a procedure that would remove mothball odor from clothing? I was given a beautiful trenchcoat made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton which I cannot rid of mothball odor. I have washed it five times, hung it outdoors for six months,...

Antique autos, sale 'stuff' sought

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Friends of Pettingill are seeking yard sale donations to raise funds for Lewiston’s newest community park. If you have items to donate, please call Bill at 740-4640 or drop them off at 405 College St., across the street from the park. If possible, please price you...