Public libraries good place to access computers


DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m trying to trade my car in for a small pickup truck on Craigslist, but I don’t have a computer. Is there anyone out there who could help me?

Also, on Channel 6 news I notice Kelley LaBrecque is wearing a ring. Does that mean she’s engaged? — A.O., Lewiston

ANSWER: Sun Spots suggests that you visit your public library and access Craigslist there. If you are not used to working on computers, the librarians will show you how, but Sun Spots suggests you visit at a quiet time of day, not the weekend, when librarians have more time to help.

As for Kelley, she e-mailed that she is indeed engaged. She said she assumed that all of L-A already knew since it seemed like the whole French community called her family the second it was announced on air, and her mother was on the phone for hours.  Kelley is the granddaughter of Guildo Poliquin.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know how to sew and want to make a difference? The Sew Fabulous! 4-H Sewing Club at Hillview Housing Development is looking for committed volunteers who know who to sew.

Our established program, held in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, has about 20 participants who are learning how to sew, but our girls need more mentorship and one-on-one help.

We meet twice a month on alternating Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 287-8539 or e-mail [email protected] for more details.

We are also looking for a large metal storage container that locks and is in good condition to store sewing machines and fabric. Thank you! — Cassie Defillipo

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lisbon United Methodist Church, 14 School St., Lisbon Falls, will be holding its fifth annual Plant/Shrub and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

The annual event generates funds to help support church projects and local charities, including the LACO Food Pantry. High-quality plant selections include hanging basket arrangements, annual flowers and herbs, blueberry and raspberry bushes, flowering shrubs (rhododendron, lilac), perennials and vegetables.

Save the date and support a good cause while beautifying your home or business. Contact the church for more information at 353-4982. — Monica McCusker, LUMC member

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The 10th annual fabric and craft supply fair held at High Street Congregational Church on April 17 was a great success. Thank you very much to all who made fabric and supply donations to the church. Most donors do not leave their names, so I am unable to personally thank them.

Just when I think the closets of Lewiston and Auburn have been emptied, the donations still arrive. Some wonderful fabric donations came from Skowhegan and Jay. We had a lot of non-cotton fabric left over, and this will be for sale at the church’s yard sale coming up May 15. Thanks again for the donations and support of our sale. — Judy McKinney, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A book and bake sale is being planned at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St., on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Episcopal Church women’s group is sponsoring this fundraiser to support its community outreach projects.

A wide range and mix of hard covers and paperbacks will be available at reduced prices. In addition, there will be a tempting food table of desserts and baked goods prepared by the churchwomen. For those who wish to spend more time reviewing the books, a small cafe will be set up to offer coffee, tea and finger food. — No Name via e-mail

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wanted to write and thank your readers for sending me their Box Tops for Education for Turner Elementary School. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We surpassed our goal and collected $1,537 in box tops this year.

If anyone has any that they can donate, we are still collecting them and they will go toward our goal next year. We are also still collecting Campbell soup labels. They can be mailed to me at 5 Brookfield Estate, Turner, ME 04282. — Laurie Labbe, [email protected]

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