Dear Sun Spots: My aunt is 88 and for her birthday she would like a yellow house violet to go with her other violets. I’ve hunted and have had no luck. I’m not even sure there is such a color. Where could I find one to buy? – Wondering in Norway.

Sun Spots ran this by Sun Journal Gardening Columnist Jody Goodwin who says if you mean a yellow African violet you should check the grocery stores and nurseries. Goodwin says yellow is not really common, but they can be found. If you don’t mean an African violet, then you will have to provide more information as to what a “house violet” is so that we can research this further. Goodwin says the people at Roak the Florist are also very nice about finding particular plants, and you may want to consider contacting them. You can reach them at (207) 784-4061.

Dear Sun Spots: Several weeks ago I went to Sugar Bear Shoe repair shop on 850 Lisbon St. to have a money bag repaired. They told me it would take a few weeks because they were very busy, and they would call me when it was repaired. So I called up (207) 782-0606 and the operator told me the phone was not in use any longer. Today I went over and the place says closed. Would you know what’s happening? I am very concerned. Thank you. – Normand Perron, Lewiston.

Sun Spots received the same operator message. Perhaps other readers familiar with this shop would will be willing to share any information with you.

Dear Sun Spots: I would appreciate it if you would obtain the address for Channel USA. – No Name, No Town.

Try contacting National Geographic by phone at (202) 912-6500 or via regular U.S. mail at National Geographic Channel, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-4688.

Dear Sun Spots: For many years I have been a golf fan of Gary Player, the professional golfer. He recently had an article in a golf magazine to which I subscribe. I would like to get his address so I could write to him. Your column is always fascinating. Keep up the good work! – No Name, No Town.

Gary Player is a legend in his own time. The most successful international golfer of all time, Player has achieved the kind of worldwide acclaim reserved for only a handful of sporting greats. Player is renowned as much for his dedication to the principles of excellence as he is for his golfing accomplishments. He is recognized worldwide as an uncompromising perfectionist who settles for nothing but the best. His impeccable set of values, stringent regimen of health and fitness, and insistence on quality, have earned him admiration the world over.

Sun Spots checked with Kathryn E. Rogers, deputy executive director at the Gary Player Foundation, who says you can write to Player at the following address: 3930 RCA Boulevard, Suite 3001, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. You can also check out his Web site at

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if you could find where they sell Hunter brand air purifiers. I’ve lost my papers to mine, and I need filters.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots found several online at–hunter.

Dear Sun Spots: What happened to French’s products? They had a dry package mix called French’s Chillio. It made the best chilli there was. Can you please find out why they’re not in the stores any more and see if you can locate an address for them.

I would very much appreciate this. – No Name, No Town.

For French’s Products not available at your local store, please call Edge Distributing at 1(800) 373-3726 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, to place your order. The product you desire is listed at

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