Dear Sun Spots: We are presently redecorating the nursery at our church. The theme we are using is Noah’s Ark. If any of your readers has any crib sheets, crib comforters or mobiles that are this theme that they would like to donate or sell at a reasonable price, please contact me at (207) 783-0069. Thank you so much for the services you provide to the community. – Kim Veilleux, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I am searching for someone who does shoe repairs in the Oxford Hills or surrounding area. Any help would be very much appreciated, (207) 674-2242. – Alfred Brown, West Paris.

Answer: Try contacting Tom Finn Shoe Repair at 1600 Main St., Oxford, in the Oxford Mini Mall at (207) 743-2678. Owner Doug Edwards says they’re closed Mondays and open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dear Sun Spots: Our small church in South Paris has an old, but serviceable piano that we no longer need. It’s best use would be as a practice piano for a child who has none. It is available for free to anyone who can pick it up. Call us at (207) 743-6695 and leave a message. – William Kerr, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: On Easter Sunday we attended Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The noontime Mass was broadcast on EWTN TV. Would anyone have a video tape of this great event. Please call me at (207) 897-3498. – Maurice Poulin, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: I saw a news story on WCSH Channel 6 and they mentioned a group called the Maine Highlands Guild. I would appreciate it if you could tell me more about them and how to contact them.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with executive director Tracy Michaud Stutzman who says you may contact the Maine Highlands Guild at P.O. Box 223, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, (207) 564-0041 or via E-mail at [email protected]

Michaud Stutzman was also happy to share the exciting news that The Maine Highlands Guild took first place in the National Social Venture Competition held at Columbia University on April 12. Along with the $25,000 grand prize, the Guild and the Maine Highlands region will be receiving national recognition.

Michaud Stutzman says the guild promotes and sells local art, crafts and traditional products such as farmers selling jars of jams and jellies. She says it is an outlet for individuals to group together to market their products and to get places they would not ordinarily get to alone.

The Maine Highlands Guild is made up local crafters and artisans from Piscataquis and Penobscot counties. The Guild will hold a networking and recruitment session at 6 p.m. May 6 at the Holiday Inn on Main Street in Bangor.

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