Dear Sun Spots: Please ask the readers if anyone has a VHS copy of the complete Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and St. Louis in February 2002 from start to finish. I can be reached at (207) 783-3230 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please just ask for Gene. – Gene C., Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: For the person in your ever-so-helpful column who was looking for soap-on-a-rope: (Sun Spots column July 7): Try the Vermont Country Store, P.O. Box 6998, Rutland, VT 05702-6998. They’re actually in Weston, (802) 363-8470 or fax (802-362-0285). Their present catalogue carries this soap in several scents at three soaps for $11.85 plus shipping. – Pat Northrop, Oquossoc.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing this as I have many romance books I would like to give away. I also have some jigsaw puzzles. If interested, please call No Name at (207) 783-6580. – No Name, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: The albums for coin collecting for the state quarters can be purchased at Grand City on Maine Street in Brunswick. – S.T., Lisbon.

Dear Sun Spots: The advice for the person who wanted to get rid of bamboo was good as far as it went. Since she has no control over the source of her “infection,” she needs to install a barrier after removing all the roots on her side. Dig down 2 to 3 feet along the fence. Install a metal barrier of old roofing or similar material in a vertical position with the top at ground level. Backfill. She will probably still need to remove the few sprouts remaining on a regular basis. I get good control by mowing and removing the sprouts that come up in flower beds. This is a plant that never should be introduced intentionally. Barriers or old metal tubs are also good for restraining rambunctious plants like mint. – Marilyn Burgess, Leeds.

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding whippoorwills, I heard them at Ricker Orchards in Turner a few weeks ago and commented to friends about them. They said they hear them nightly. Also have heard them while parked in Nezinscot Apartments in Buckfield. Thank you. – No Name, Sumner.


Dear Sun Spots: Does anyone know of someone who makes roses out of ribbon? I have some, and they are beautiful. The lady who did mine no longer does this. Thanks for any information that you can give. – Dorothy Witham, New Gloucester.

Dear Sun Spots: We are preparing to move and I have a collection of long-playing records which I would like to dispose of, either to a dealer or to someone who would enjoy them. There are many Disney records for children, original cast albums of Broadway shows, hymns and church music, classical albums and much more. You may call (207) 998-4220 if interested. Please leave a message with your number if no one is home. – H. A., Poland.

Dear Sun Spots: Tri County Mental Health needs some beanbag chairs for a newly formed family group room. We are hoping some of your readers can help. We will also be having a bottle drive on Aug. 29. The drive is to raise money for the family group room. Bottles can be dropped off Aug. 29 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the parking lot of 1155 Lisbon St., Lewiston. For more information or to schedule a pickup, please call Sharon at (207) 795-7952. Thank you for all your help. – Sharon, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: For the person looking for a toaster (Sun Spots July 14 column): I have a Toastmaster toaster, white, two-slice, clean and in excellent condition. If you are still interested, please contact me at (207) 784-5166. – Dorothy Bentley, Auburn.



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