Dear Sun Spots: We would like to find a group to go Christmas caroling with this year in the Rumford, Farmington or surrounding areas. – No Name, Rumford.


Dear Sun Spots: In regards to a letter in Sun Spots inquiring about Mrs. Desjardins, a fortuneteller who lived on College Street in Lewiston for many years:

Mrs. Desjardins married my grandfather Alex Desjardins in the early 1960s and they resided on College Street. After a time in a nursing home in New Hampshire, she passed away in the late 1980s. She was very well-known for her accurate predictions. It is always a pleasure to talk to someone who went to see her and was amazed at her gift. Thank you for your inquiry and I hope this helped. – Elaine Casey Spugnardi, Livermore.

Dear Sun Spots: For the lady who was asking for a wedding ring pattern (Sun Spots column Nov. 4): I have one she can have. She can get in touch with me and I will mail it to her. I can be reached at 43 Shaw Hill Road, Minot, ME 04258. – Jeanette Benson, Minot.

Dear Sun Spots: I write to ask if you could please find an answer to the following:

Will a salt and sand mixture harm a concrete driveway? Will the de-icer mix sold in the stores harm a concrete driveway? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots spoke with Tim Boucher, owner of Maine Concrete & Landscaping, 587 Middle Road, Sabattus, (207) 375-4968, who says he’s been doing this for 30 years. Boucher says if the concrete was poured correctly and is the right mix, neither product should harm your driveway. Boucher says even if you didn’t pour salt on your driveway, your car drips salt onto your driveway anyway from driving around.

Dear Sun Spots: I know I have seen this number in your paper before but lost it. There is a psychic that I went to along time ago who lives in the Readfield area. My mom and sister would like to take me to one for my birthday. Could you find the number again for me? – Christine Peterson, Mechanic Falls.

Answer:
In addition to receiving responses from Sun Spots readers, you can contact Evelyn Potter in Readfield (685-3812; by appointment only).

Other readers interested in this service might also want to contact:

Tracy, Route 202, Greene (946-2103, by appointment);

Psychic Readings and Astrology by Jeri, Falmouth (797-0044, by appointment only). Jeri says you may also be interested in listening to her call-in radio show Thursdays on 99.9 FM at 8:30 a.m. for 45 minutes. Jeri also does astrological forecasts at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Jeri says she also does small groups and is willing to travel to groups of six or more. Contact her for details.

Dear Sun Spots: Would it be possible for you to obtain an address for Bates Fabric Inc.? My sister died recently and left a life insurance policy, which she received upon her retirement from them. I have no clue how to reach them, and therefore I cannot request this benefit. Thank you for your anticipated help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots checked with Patient Benefit Guaranty Corp. (800-400-7242) who manages pensions for Bates Fabric Inc. Bates is in liquidation and unfortunately PBGC did not have any information on how you might obtain your sister’s life insurance. Perhaps there are other readers out there willing to assist you in your search.

Dear Sun Spots: Girl Scout Troop 605 will sponsor a craft fair Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartford Sumner Elementary School, Route 219, Sumner. We still have spaces available for crafters. The cost is $10 for an 8-by-10 space. Please contact Ginny at (207) 336-2053 for more information. – Ginny Andrews, Buckfield.

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