Dear Sun Spots: Healthy Families Androscoggin, a program of Advocates for Children, is in need of baby quilts or polar fleece blankets.

Healthy Families is a home visiting program for first-time parents that live in Androscoggin County. It provides support from a certified parent educator, along with age-appropriate curriculum for children from birth through 5 years old. We serve approximately 75 to 100 new families each year. The quilts and blankets are given to each new family that joins the program.

Are there any quilters or craftspeople in our community that would like to donate such blankets to our organization? If so, they should contact Nina Lindley at (207) 783-3990. They would be greatly appreciated by both staff and families alike! – Ruth Decoster, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I sent for two pair of slippers on July 15 for $16.95. It cleared the bank July 25 but I haven’t received them yet. I’ve tried calling them but they either don’t answer or they hang up on me. I hope you can help. – Jean Brackett, South Paris.

Answer:
According to their customer service department, as of Oct. 21 that order had not yet shipped. You should contact them by phone and let them know whether you still want your slippers or if you would like a refund. They said they would be happy to “prioritize” your request. You can reach them at 514-344-4747.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please tell me if my Remington typewriter, model 7 H44974 has any value? It’s in excellent shape. Thank you. – No Name, South Paris.

Answer:
Try contacting McMorrow Auction Co., 48 Mechanic Falls Road, Poland, (207) 777-7030, 800-924-9477, Cyr Auction Co., Route 11 North, Gray, (207) 657-5253, and Dan Boyd Auction Co., 412 Plains Road, Poland, (207) 998-4083 to see if they can assist you in appraising this item.

Dear Sun Spots: There was an inquiry in Oct. 21 regarding Shaklee distributors written by S.H.M., in Rumford. You answered to contact Norm McGraw.

Norma is a great guy and is a distributor under me, but I would like to inform Sun Spots that there are several other Shaklee dealers in this community. They are: Dot and Buck Buchanan (207) 782-7890, Beth and Wayne Bryant (207) 784-3908, Ila and Jack Green (207) 998-4243 and Carleen and Richard Foisy (207) 946-7734.

I have customers in Rumford and am happy to mail products out to them and also provide them with Shaklee product catalogues and information. Thanks. I love your column. It’s a first for me every morning. – Dot Buchanan, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Crafters are wanted for our annual holiday fair to be held at St. Catherine’s parish hall, Paris Street, Norway, on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 a table. If interested in a table, please contact Sylvia Michaud-Kessell at (207) 743-7231. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know where “Freeze It” hair spray can be purchased in the Lewiston-Auburn area? It comes in a yellow, 1.5-ounce can. I’m not sure where I purchased this product. It also comes in a larger size. Thank you. – Suellen Cousins, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you may want to try your local Wal-Mart, Kmart or CVS Pharmacy to see if they carry it.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there a buyer in this area for costume jewelry? If so, may I have their name and address? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
You may want to call Republic Jewelry & Collectibles, 212 Center St., Auburn, (207) 782-9492, which may be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: Please tell me where I can buy Dick Curless compact discs. I can’t find them. Thanks. – E. Carter, Turner.

Answer:
Sun Spots recommends that you contact Bull Moose Music to see if they can special order some for you. You can reach them at (207) 784-6463, 855 Lisbon Street, Lewiston.

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