Upholsterers not quite so plentiful


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there any furniture upholsterers within a 30-mile radius of Lewiston-Auburn? Those that are listed in telephone directory don’t respond to messages left or the telephones are no longer in service. — Pat, Greene

ANSWER: Sun Spots has discovered that Decorating Plus has moved to Gray. However, they still have an Auburn phone number (784-0173) that is forwarded to their number in Gray (657-8103) or to owner Lynn’s cell phone. She said she can help with all aspects of decorating, including upholstery and window treatments.

Sun Spots also found Maine Stitch Upholstery, 40 York St., Bath, ME 04530, 729-4612.

Lastly, Leo’s Custom Auto Upholstery, 28 Riverside Drive, Auburn, 782-3822, offers limited furniture upholstery during the winter months. He won’t do entire living room sets, but will take on an antique chair, recliner or other similar project.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there any charter bus companies going to Wang theatre to see The Rockettes? Thanks. — No Name via e-mail

ANSWER: Sun Spots knows of two. Both Alpine Adventure Tours and Northeast Charter & Tour Co. Inc. have buses going to the Wang Theater for the Rockets, but neither has tickets available. Contact information: Alpine Adventure Tours, Sue Berube, 784-3159; Northeast Charter & Tour, Brian Rioux, 784-3159. If others want to add their names, just write or e-mail the column.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston Elks will be holding a Halloween luncheon for kids up to 12 years old on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 12 to 3 p.m. Hot dog lunch for kids, haunted house, candy package and prizes. — Larry, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Could you please let people know that we are having a holiday fair at the Universalist Church at Turner Center on Route 117 on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have crafts, white elephants, baked goods and a lunch. Thank you. — Elvera Pardi, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Evening Guild is hosting its annual holiday fair Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the First Congregational Christian Church in New Gloucester. (The church is at the intersection of Gloucester Hill Road and Route 231.)

The fair will feature the usual offerings of baked goods, raffle items, kitchen items and the white elephant table. The middle school youth group will also be sponsoring a chili and chowder lunch. — Annette Tynes, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rocking Against Cancer fundraiser will be Nov. 13 at the Lewiston Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon Road, Lewiston. There will be four bands, a silent auction, homemade spaghetti and meatballs. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a $10 donation at the door. For more information, call Linda at 784-4801.

On Nov.20, there will be a fundraiser with Music by Grady for the Lewiston Veterans Center. A $5 donation at the doors when they open at 5:30 p.m.

Come support these great causes. For more information, call the lodge at 784-4801. — Cheryl Pelletier, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: If there is anyone locally who knows the craft of traditional Maine double-knit mittens, I would love to hear from you.

I have two books on the subject: “Fox and Geese and Fences, A Collection of Traditional Maine Mittens” by Robin Hansen and “Flying Geese and Partridge Feet, More Mittens from Up North and Down East” by Robin Hansen with Janetta Dexter.

They include good instructions, but I’m having difficulty with them. If anyone knows this craft and can help me, please contact me. — Nancy Reynolds, [email protected], 782-7781

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