DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is in response to the question about if there were any full-service gas stations. I believe there is still one out on Lisbon Street. It is called Gendron’s, and the number is 782-4022. If I remember correctly, they still have their full service, and they also have self service.
Also, for the Heavenly Hash ice cream lover, last time I checked, they still have no-name brands out there, one store being Save-A-Lot. I’ve also seen them at a few local stores in downtown Lewiston. I hope this helps. — Lacey, Auburn
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Love your column. I must add another gas station that provides full service for pumping gas. Gendron’s U-Save on Lisbon and Foch streets in Lewiston. I use them all the time. — J.P., Lewiston
DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the reader looking for full-service gas stations in the Lewiston-Auburn area, Poisson’s at 260 South Main St. in New Auburn is a full-service facility. They greet you with a smile, clean your windshield, check you oil, do excellent repair work and are a registered Maine Inspection station. It is a family-owned business that has been around many years, and hopefully will be around for many more. The telephone number is 782-9144. — Roland, Auburn
DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the inquiry regarding full-service gas stations in the L-A area. There is a full-service gas station in New Auburn. Poisson’s & Sons at 260 South Main St., 782-9144, has been there for at least 40 years that I know of. They are also an inspection station and do mechanical work. I personally highly recommend them. — Georgette via e-mail
DEAR SUN SPOTS: In reference to your May 15 column, I can offer the following information: Poisson’s Auto Care will pump your gas and clean your windshield and check all pertinent engine fluids at their location on South Main Street in New Auburn. Yvonn’s car wash on Lincoln and Main streets in Lewiston will also pump the gas for you but may not have the time to check other fluids. — Jim, Auburn
DEAR SUN SPOTS: The inquiry in today’s paper regarding the chocolate-dipped berries. I don’t recall the woman’s name, but the company was Eminger Berries if that helps to research and possibly find a recipe. Jenn via e-mail
DEAR SUN SPOTS: To the lady looking for the name of the fancy strawberry company, it was Eminger’s. — Stephen J. Martelli via e-mail
DEAR SUN SPOTS: The “stuffed strawberry” lady was Susan Eminger. She had appeared on national food shows, offered her goods in a local deli, then set up for business on Grove Street in Auburn. She closed in the summer of 2007. — No Name via e-mail
ANSWER: According to online sources (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28940-i175-k1243507-o10-Did_Eminger_Berries_close_down-Maine.html), the business closed in 2007, leaving more than a few disgruntled customers. There is a website, www.emingerberries.com, with some information about the proprietor, Susan, but no opportunity to order berries. According to this site, Susan has a patent on her technique of stuffing strawberries.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the letter from Louise Dufour (May 11), I make and repair rosaries in my home here in Lewiston. I have been making special rosaries for children being confirmed with their names on them for 11 years. I hope this helps. — Susan Clayton, 795-6959
DEAR SUN SPOTS: A while back someone was looking for a place to purchase half loaves of bread. I make bread and would be glad to make half loaves for sale.
Also, Pauline from Sabattus requested information about me regarding chocolate-covered cherries. She can call me at 576-0478 or e-mail me at email@example.com. — Ella, Ella’s Candy
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