Dear Sun Spots: We would like to reply to the WANNABE DANCERS that were asking about Partner’s Country Dancers lessons in the Lewiston-Auburn area (Sun Spots column): The Countryside Dancers meet at C & J Hall at 711 Webster Street in Lewiston on Wednesday nights. We have lessons from 7:00 until 8:00, then dancing from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The first week of the month, a partner’s country dance is taught. The second week is usually a Cha Cha, Swing, or Waltz. The third is a Line Dance. The fourth week is review week when all three of the lessons taught that month will be reviewed. The cost is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. One year’s membership is $15. Our teachers also give lessons on Thursday and Sunday nights at Central Hall in Lewiston. For more information, come join us on Wednesday. – Lorraine Boilard, The Countryside Dancers, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Recently you had an inquiry as to country dancing for couples. The Squire Town Squares dance group in Winthrop have workshops for square dancing every Wed. at the new Winthrop grade school cafeteria at 7 p.m. This is located on Highland Avenue. We welcome beginners and anyone interested in the fun and exercise. For more information please call (207) 685-3859 or (207) 685-3648. Classes and dancing start Sept. 24. Join the fun and fellowship. – Evelyn Waterman, Wales.


Sun Spots: The Abused Women’s Advocacy Project will host a “Fall Volunteer Training” at the Bates College Women’s Resource Center, 45 Campus Ave., Lewiston. The training will start Oct. 20. For more information or to register, contact Kathi Levesque at (207) 795-6744 ext. 22 or e-mail her at [email protected] AWAP is a domestic violence agency that works to stop family violence and restore peace to our families. If you share these values, you are strongly encouraged to participate! – Kathi Levesque, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I am providing the following recipe as per the Sept. 11 column.

Woolworth’s Apple Dumplings with Vanilla Sauce. Dumpling Ingredients: 16 puff pastry squares, 16 medium size apples, peeled and cored, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Method: Cut 5-by-5 inch squares from puff pastry. Place 1 apple in center of each square. Combine sugar and cinnamon together. Place 1/2 ounce into apple. Pull dough to top of apple. Pinch dough together. Place on lightly greased cookie pan. Brush with egg wash. Bake 380-400 degree oven until apples are tender (about 20-30 minutes). Vanilla Custard Sauce Ingredients: 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (4 ounces), 8 ounces of cold milk, 3 cups milk, 2 ounces of raisins, teaspoon vanilla. Method: Dissolve pudding mix in 8 ounces of cold milk. Heat 3 cups milk to 185 degrees. Add the pudding mix. Cool and stir until thick (about 8 minutes). Add raisins and vanilla.

Dear Sun Spots: For M.E. Rumford: Calcium Chloride works very well on removing both moisture and odor from basements. Suspend bags of chloride over a 5-gallon pail. I use a square of fabric, fill with a couple cups of chloride, tie a knot in the square and place a stick through the open part under the knot. Lay the stick on the top of bucket, and it is amazing the amount of moisture that will be collected in the pail. It will take a few days to see the change. Keep the pails around, and as the chloride disappears, fill with more.

For the lady who wanted the child’s hat pattern with an animal’s face on the back. I have located one that I believe is what she wanted. Sorry, but I do not have her name. I can be reached at (207) 824-2419. – Julie Daye, Newry.


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