Sun Spots

Sun Spots is a column for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can be emailed to sunspots@sunjournal.com.

How not to get scammed on computers, car insurance

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have a list of beauticians that come to your home to give perms? Thank you. —Beverly, Auburn ANSWER: In my rolodex,...

Giveaway items from our generous readers

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a Kenmore cabinet sewing machine with all the accessories that I would like to donate to a nonprofit organization....

Star afghan, Maine books

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I hope you can help me. I’m looking for a crocheted afghan pattern where the diamond-shaped “squares” are put together to...

Franco Radio Queens, Kindness

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I saw recent comments about my mother, Roselle Coury Fortier, in July 23 and 27 Sun Spots. Mom was indeed a...

Honoring musicians who made an impact on local lives

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please let your readers know Museum L-A wants to hear from them about professional musicians who made an impact during their...

Phone number correction, blue kayak

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for someone who could give me information about roadside places where I could rent a table or two in...

Where to donate your used jigsaw puzzles

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You asked for information about class reunions in the July 16 Sun Spots so I wanted to make sure you had...

Clothing centers and food pantries need support

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the July 25 Sun Spots about refurbishing an old trunk, several months ago I found a great place where that...

Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers

DEAR SUN SPOTS: SeniorsPlus is recruiting volunteers to help in the Nutrition Department delivering Meals on Wheels and helping in our kitchen. Even a...

What to do when auto insurance rates double

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My auto insurance premiums just doubled although my driving record is impeccable. I have never had a claim and my payment...

Reader asks for Maine book recommendations

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I moved to Tennessee from Maine many years ago and am coming back for a visit in mid-August. While I’m on...

How to find 'Hobbitland' in Hallowell

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I love Mexican food and like to season it with fresh cilantro, but when I buy it at the grocery store,...

How to spot a hummingbird moth

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding July 27 Sun Spots about how many Lewiston-Auburn homesteaders owe taxes, I do want to let your reader asking the...

How to keep food safe when the fridge dies

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I called about the free perennials offered in the July 30 Sun Spots, but they are already gone. Do any other...

Give-aways, new stamps

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You've been a great help to me in the past and now I need you again. I have a large amount...

Where did Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo go?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In reply to Jimmy's letter that appeared in the July 23 Sun Spots, my parents were friends of Dick Fortier and...

Lovell thrift shop needs volunteers

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the question about where to get peaches in July 16 Sun Spots, I checked with Boothby Orchards in Livermore and...

Refurbishing trunks and consigning items for sale

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Could you please look in your files for the following information that I believe appeared sometime during the winter months? I’m...

Reader offers thanks for help during water emergency

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a very nice wheelchair with a gel cushion. It will not fit a large person. I would like to...

Does anyone remember local entertainer Roselle Coury?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Kairos Prison Ministry’s informational meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, not Saturday, July 28, as originally sent in our...

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