Dear Sun Spots: Is there a map available that can be picked up around here on where to see all those beautiful, decorated lighthouses, which were in the Maine State Parade? I love your column. – Faithful reader in Monmouth.

Dear Sun Spots: Please publish as soon as possible the towns and cities where the artists’ lighthouses are located. Thanks. – Jane W., Auburn.

Caren Epstein, a corporate spokeswoman for Hannaford, which is the sponsor of this year’s Lighthouses on Parade project, has helpfully provided the following information. There are 67 of these 10-foot-tall fiberglass, decorated lighthouses. Three of them were in the Maine State Parade, two from Hannaford and one from WCSH. The lighthouses now are “on parade” at various greater Portland locations, from Brunswick to Wells.

You can obtain the maps several ways: Copies are at the Lewiston Hannaford store on Sabattus Street, at its customer service desk; you can e-mail your request to [email protected]; or you can call (207) 885-3428.

Epstein, who saw all 67 of the lighthouses before they were dispersed to the various locations, says that they will be auctioned on Sept. 19. The proceeds from that auction will be used for not-for-profits, including the Maine Center on Deafness, the Sen. George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute and Cancer Community Center. More information about the lighthouses is on and on; the later Web site includes information about a Lighthouses on Parade Scavenger Hunt running through July 31.

Dear Sun Spots: I have many maple trees and lilac bushes to give away free. Please bring a shovel and pail. Please call (207) 524-5883 to advise when you would be coming. They should be planted while the ground is moist. – Evelyn Coolidge, Leeds.

Dear Sun Spots: I love this column. Keep up the good work. I am hoping some of the crafters can help me. I am trying to finish the toltec bird afghan. I am missing a small amount of yarn to do it. It is Bernat 1-2-3 ply Persian type embroidery yarn #N12-653, Royal Blue. Perhaps someone may know where I can buy it locally. Thank you. I can be reached at (207) 645-4455. – Norma C., Wilton.

Dear Sun Spots: If Marie Fields from Greene (May 30th Sun Spots column) who was looking for a tape of the Maine State Parade has not located one yet, I have one she can have. If she will call me at (207) 783-2504 and give me her address, I will be glad to send it to her. Thank you Sun Spots for your very helpful column. – Mary Booth, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: For the reader who inquired about the nearest Kohl’s Department Store, there is one in Portsmouth, N.H. It is located where the Newington Mall used to be. That mall was torn down and a new mall has been built on that site. – Cheryl Rivard, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I was given an exercise machine just recently but it did not come with instructions. It is an Alpine Flexstep CSA Model E561. I was wondering if you could please help me locate an instruction booklet or find out who I could write to and get one. I do not own a computer so it is difficult for me to go on the Web to find out. – Cheryl, Norway.

Unfortunately a search on the Web revealed little. Perhaps other readers are familiar with this product or even have the book and might be willing to share it with you.

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