Dear Sun Spots: The Salvation Army is taking applications for volunteer bell ringers for the fast-approaching holiday season.

In a tradition spanning nearly 100 years, the Lewiston Auburn Salvation Army is once again preparing to ring the traditional Christmas bells at area businesses to raise money to make the holidays bright for many families in our community.

Our annual appeal at Christmastime raises the funds needed for Christmas, as well as for our social and comprehensive emergency assistance programs throughout the year.

We need individuals and groups to volunteer in many areas of service through this very busy season, from bell ringing to application processing. We are looking for clubs, groups, schools and churches to help us help others. Thank you and God bless you this holiday season. Please contact Capt. John Bennett or James Downs via phone (207) 783-0801 or by mail at 67 Park St., Lewiston, ME 04240. – John Bennett, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: In answer to the inquiry about a TV series “Boston Blackie,” I remember watching this with interest when I was young because I had an uncle who could have been his double: black hair, mustache and build. This probably would have been in the early ’50s. – Pat Perry, Waterford.

Dear Sun Spots: The Pathway Community Church of Sabattus has about 30 small wooden school chairs that we would like do give to any nonprofit group that could use them. They do need to be painted but are usable. They can call me at (207) 375-4270. Thank you. – Roger E. Cyr, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: The readers of the Sun Journal are most fortunate to have the service of Sun Spots. You provide a tremendous amount of help.

I have a baseball question that perhaps you will help me with: During the past season, I believe the Red Sox and the Yankees played 19 games with each other. The Red Sox won nine and the Yankees won 10 games. I would like to know what the total is of the runs scored for each team? What would be the score if the 19 games had been one long, continuous game?

Thank you for any help you can give me. – E.L., Bethel.

Sun Spots checked with Sports Editor Kalle Oakes who says if you are a Red Sox fan, you will be happy to know that although the Yankees won 10 of these games and the Red Sox won nine during the season, the Sox outscored the Yankees by a total of 109 runs to 94 in those games. The Sox scored 10 or more runs on five occasions, while the Yankees accomplished that feat only twice. In fact, Game 7 of the American League Championship Series was only the third time this year that the Red Sox lost to the Yankees when scoring at least five runs in a game.

In the playoffs, the Yankees outscored the Red Sox, 30 runs to 29, thanks to the series-clinching home run by Aaron Boone in Game 7.

Dear Sun Spots: I have spools of crochet yarn to sell. A few have not been used and the rest have. I can be reached in Jay at (207) 897-2216. – No Name, Jay.

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