DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am trying to find copies of old New England Patriots’ games. The ones I am having a really hard time finding are from 2002 — Week 2 at the Jets, Week 3 vs. the Chiefs, Week 8 vs. Broncos and Week 12 vs. Vikings.
I love the Patriots and have been collecting their old games. I have most of the seasons complete from 2000 onward with the exception of those listed and some preseason games throughout the years. I have looked all over the Internet with little success. If anyone has a copy or has an idea where to get one, please let me know.
Thanks for your help! — Christopher Ouellette, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Greetings and thanks for a constantly helpful column.
I never thought this would be hard to find — a paper punch that punches a hole in the shape of a triangle about ¾ inches in size.
You used to see them all over the place, but I can't find one anywhere, not online or in any of the craft shops. I'm hoping someone has one he or she would be willing to sell. I am happy to pick it up. — Jim, info@inyourownwords.ME, 946-7777.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: There is a sign at the former Chick-A-Dee restaurant in Turner that indicates it may be opening soon. Is this someone playing with the sign as a joke, or is this for real? — No Name via email
ANSWER: Sun Spots checked with her colleagues, who have heard the same rumor but have been unable to verify. Readers?
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I'm disabled with a power chair. I can't afford a lift carrier rack for back of car to transport it. Does anyone know of anyone and or businesses that donates or has reconditioned lift carriers or who may have answers for my need? Thank you for any help. — Sandy, email@example.com
DEAR SUN SPOTS: On July 21 a reader inquired about area facilities that offer personal training services and/or weight loss support. The Wellness Center at Central Maine Medical Center is a fully equipped fitness facility with five first-rate, certified personal trainers on staff.
Our trainers work with a variety of clientele aged 17-90 — from individuals looking to lose weight who have never exercised to athletes looking to improve performance. We also work with special populations (diabetic, cardiac, etc.).
Additionally, the Wellness Center offers a friendly, welcoming, community-centered environment. Staff, volunteers, and members alike all regularly encourage and support one another in working toward health and fitness goals — weight loss included!
To find out more about our facility and the services we offer, call 795-2473 or visit www.cmmc.org and click on the Wellness Center banner. Better yet, stop by and check out our facility at 12 High St. in the lower level! — CMMC Wellness Center Staff
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing in response to the person looking for personal trainers in the Lewiston-Auburn area. I am one of the personal trainers at The Gym in Lewiston who specialize in helping people who need to lose weight.
The Gym is located behind Mardens in Lewiston and has everything anyone could need to lose weight and get fit: 30-plus classes to choose from a week, great cardio equipment, a huge weight room, supplements, and knowledgeable trainers and friendly staff available to help you with any questions you may have.
We also have a program designed after the "Biggest Loser" called Total Body Transformation. It is a 12-week program that the participant gets up to three group training sessions a week, nutritional help, biweekly challenges, field trips that include: trips to the grocery store, going out to eat, cooking and hikes. We are going on the second year with the program and have had some fantastic results! Another 12 week session is starting in September.
Contact The Gym for more information and ask for either me or Michelle. So check out The Gym for your weight loss needs! — Sarah Berry, 689-3145
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