Dear Sun Spots: Recently I was driving down Pond Road towards Webster Street in Lewiston and I noticed three or four big signs that read “Welcome to the Pond Road Neighborhood.” I would like to know how we can get signs like these in Auburn and is there a cost to the neighborhood? Thanks for your help. – S.D., Auburn.

Answer:
Sun Spots spoke with Michael Paradis, the director of city buildings, who was part of the original project in Lewiston. Paradis says money is not currently available in their budget this year but that these signs were part of a traffic-calming project in which the neighborhoods were given several choices and chose the signs. The signs were paid for by the city and put up by city staff. The arborist crew did the landscaping involved. The signs were made by Marquis Signs, 25 East Ave., Lewiston, (207) 782-4666. You may want to contact your city offices at (207) 786-2421 to see if you can make a similar request.

Dear Sun Spots: Here I am again. The activity department at Montello Manor is in need of large-print reading material. We have plenty of Readers Digests. We’re looking for spiritual magazines such as Guideposts, Life Glow, and Young and Alive. Any donations would be appreciated as most of our residents seem to enjoy these stories. Please contact the activity department at (207) 783-2039. – D.L., Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m trying to locate a children’s film called “Rabbit Hill” narrated by Burl Ives, which was based on the book by Robert Lawson. It was shown to elementary schoolchildren in the mid-1970s in the Auburn school system. – J.M. Farmington.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to ask readers for donations of craft supplies for Galilee House in Norway to make craft items to be sold to help raise money to support our shelter throughout the year. We are a homeless shelter for women and their children who find themselves homeless due to various crises in their lives. Craft items will be made by residents of the shelter as well as volunteers and staff. Supplies needed are: yarn (all colors), knitting needles (all sizes), crochet hooks (all sizes), grapevine wreaths, craft paints, paintbrushes, glue and glue sticks, silk and dried flowers, ribbon, lace and wooden pieces. Anyone interesting in donating these items or interested in making items to sell, please call 744-0936 or visit Galilee House, 25 Deering St., Norway. Thank you. – Maria E. Whitney, Norway

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you may also want to check out the Creative Resource Center in Portland, which is a wonderful resource. They sell recycled products such as wooden pieces, ribbon and polar fleece remnants, etc., for a very low cost. They are located at 1103 Forest Ave., in Portland, open Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday, and can be reached at (207) 797 9543.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a friend of mine, Richard Edwards, formerly of the Lewiston/Auburn area. I worked one year at WLAM-AM&FM and he was a helper there at that time. That was back in the late 1950s. He was a wonderful friend and I know he was the No. 1 Fan of Elvis Presley, and his wife, too, but can’t remember her name. There were two addresses I tried, Sabattus and Minot, Maine. I know at one time he was living with his brother, but forgot his name. I worked in Boston 34 years and am now retired. I appreciate anything you may do to help me find this gentleman, so we can have a reunion. I can be reached at 52 Taft Ave., Portland, ME 04102, (207) 772-2872. Once again, thank you again for your help. – Harry Burnham, Portland.

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