DEAR SUN SPOTS: It’s coming up on apple season. We all have our favorite varieties, but the Sun Journal would also like to know the variety you have absolutely no interest in eating; in other words, your least favorite.
Writer Karen Schneider is conducting research for a features story about apples, their back stories and how some of our least favorite apples came to market. Email her with your favorites and your most despised varieties at [email protected] before Sept. 15.
Be sure to include all your contact information and your full name. If you would rather write a note, send it to Sun Spots and we will make sure Karen receives it!
— Mark, no town
DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine provides a variety of free comfort items for anyone affected by cancer. We have volunteer seamstresses who make bonnets, pillows, port protectors, blankets, neck warmers and heating pads for our clients. We are in need fabric. Two yards of fleece is needed for each blanket. We also need 1 to 1 ½ yards of cotton fabric in a variety of colors and patterns for other items for both males and females. Muslin, rice for heating pads, and poly-fil for pillows and port protectors is needed as well.
We are at 199 Main St. in Norway and open Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to arrange a drop-off, please call 207-890-0329.
Your column provides a wonderful service. Thank you so much.
— Sue, CRCWM secretary, no town
DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Friday, Aug. 10, we had a yard sale at 3 Donelly St. in Lewiston. I sold a set of golf clubs, including a green Ping golf bag for $20. The fellow who I sold the clubs to had just returned from the military and was going to take up the game. He was accompanied by his dad. I let him swap the putter I had in the set with another putter. By accident, the one I let him have belonged to my husband and has great value to him. It’s a Ping putter with a brass putter head and black grip. I will gladly get the person who bought the clubs a new replacement for free. Please call 207-782-0544.
— Rita, Auburn
ANSWER: Uh-oh. I sure hope this gets resolved. Readers, spread the word!
DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rangeley Alumni Association is having its 4th Annual Yard Sale to benefit our scholarship fund. Each year we have been able to help a Rangeley student go to college and we hope to do it again. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2632 Main St. in Rangeley. We really need donations of household goods and other interesting items you are ready to part with. For more information, call 207-864-3470 or 207-242-5033.
We’ll hold our annual meeting of the Alumni Association at 3:30 p.m. at the same location after the yard sale.
— Ann, Rangeley
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for magazines to do collage work with my expressive arts clients. If you would like to donate some please email me at [email protected]
— Elizabeth, no town
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