Platz Associates will reimburse certificates

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Dear Sun Spots: In August, we received a gift certificate for use at the Great Falls Grill in Auburn. To our surprise and disappointment, we discovered that the grill is no longer in business. Are we out $50 or is there any recourse? Thank you for the good service you provide to Sun Journal readers. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Great Falls Grill closed after about eight months of operation in the Great Falls Plaza space once occupied by TJ’s Restaurant for more than 15 years. According to Stephen G. Myers, development coordinator for Platz Associates, the restaurant did not attract a following large enough to justify its continuation.

Sun Spots spoke to Myers, who said reimbursements can be made by calling him at Platz Associates, 784-2941.

Dear Sun Spots: Where can I purchase CDs of the “C’est Si Bon” orchestra in the Lewiston area? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
The four-member local French music C’est Si Bon Band was founded by the recently deceased local accountant-turned-folk singer Raymond Chouinard who sang and played the spoons, and served as the band’s emcee, booking agent and public relations person. The band debuted at the first Lewiston Franco-American festival and played festivals throughout Maine and New England and performed at the Quebec Winter Carnival for several years.

Sun Spots was not able to find a copy for sale locally but did find a few C’est Si Bon Band albums for sale on eBay as a “Buy it Now” item for $15 each. It’s possible that there may be readers out there who have a copy of this album that they would be willing to part with.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to increased needs, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is offering two opportunities this winter for compassionate people to be trained as hospice volunteers. Hospice Volunteers help support terminally ill patients and their families at home, in long-term care facilities, and at the AHCH Hospice House in Auburn.

Classes will be held in Androscoggin and Franklin counties.

In Lewiston, a 27-hour Hospice course will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from Jan. 23 to Feb. 20.

In Farmington, a 27-hour hospice training course will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from March 6 to April 3.

Volunteers are valued members of the hospice team and are matched with patients in or near their communities. We ask for a time commitment of two to four hours each week. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412. – Nancy Greene, Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: A while ago a reader asked if anyone had any “Cinnamon Stick” air freshener. I have six cans. If that reader will contact me, we can arrange for delivery or pickup. I am profoundly hearing-impaired, so I would request the caller speak slowly and distinctly. I may be reached by phone Sunday about 2 p.m. at 782-2333. – Fred, No Town.



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