Dear Sun Spots: Beacon Hospice and Palliative Care, 55 Lisbon St., Suite 2600, Lewiston, is seeking to train volunteers to work with patients and families. Beacon offers free, 21-hour training program that explores the volunteer hospice experience and focuses on a wide range of topics including hospice history, pain recognition and management, spirituality, family dynamics, communication, bereavement and volunteer rights and responsibilities.

Both day and evening trainings are available and consist of 3-hour sessions offered once weekly for seven weeks. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a volunteer certificate and are ready to begin work as Beacon Hospice volunteers. Those interested should contact volunteer coordinator Donna Rousseau at (207) 784-4242. Thank you for your assistance in helping us locate the “beacons” in our community. – Donna Rousseau, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please help in finding out what Rite Aid in Maine carries Focus 21 Sea Plasma, an all purpose skin and hair moisturizer? I love this product and went to numerous stores, but can’t seem to find it. The company said I would it find it. I was wondering if you or anybody would know. Thank you. – M. Hawkins, Bowdoin.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots located a 12-ounce spray bottle for $9.95 online at www.adiscountbeauty.com, American Discount Beauty Supply, 269 South Beverly Drive #250, Beverly Hills, California 90212, (310) 276-9532, www.adiscountbeauty.com or by e-mail: [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I have Volume 66, No. 10 (March 14, 1969) back issue of Life magazine in good condition.

If there’s a collector out there who wants this, it’s yours for free. Please call (207) 782-0554, after 5 p.m. – Nancy E. Peters, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: We’re a small mail-order business in Lewiston that ships antiques and collectibles worldwide. Is it possible for you to put us in contact with other local businesses that might be disposing of large quantities of Styrofoam packing chips? – Bill and Judy Cartmel, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, try contacting a Mailboxes Etc. or shipping store, which could perhaps tell you where to get them cheaply and in bulk. Oftentimes cabinet/carpentry companies may have something in hand and perhaps there are some out there that might be able to assist you in your request.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a copy of the book “Who’s Who in Maine” published by the Twin-City Printery in 1947. It includes portraits of Susan Collins’ grandfather and my father. – J.W-W., Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, try contacting:

Melissa or Payson Sawyer at Pepperall Books in Lewiston, (207) 344-6900.

Artios Books, 180 Turner St., Auburn, (207) 786-4007. They are open six days a week. Just ask for Sue or Walter.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a Tupperware dealer in the Bethel and Norway area. I can be reached at (207) 665-2257. – Joan Tedford, Bryant Pond.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, unfortunately the only Tupperware dealers Sun Spots could find are nearest you are:

Carolynn Plummer (207) 727-6626; Exceptional Sales, Brunswick, (207) 729-9599; Top Gun Sales, Bangor, (207) 945-3472, Victory Sales, Portland, (207) 874-0062. You can also locate Tupperware online at www.tupperware.com.

Dear Sun Spots: In the past month, I have helped other people from your column. Hopefully someone out there can help me.

I am looking for real wool yarn. Where can I get this?

Also, I picked up a Sears Kenmore sewing machine this summer. It is an older model and needs a new electric foot pedal, model No. 158.924. Please ask for Becky at (207) 778-2237. – Becky, Temple.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, contact Quiltessentials, 909 Minot Ave., Auburn, (207) 784-4486 or (207) 784-4496. They are open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their Web site is www.quilt-essentials.com.

Or you can contact Halcyon, 12 School Street, Bath, at (800) 341-0282, (207) 442-7909 or via e-mail at [email protected] or via their Web site at www.halcyonyarn.com.

• Barbara, Lewiston who is looking for Mary Maxim patterns (Sun Spots column Wednesday) inadvertently provided an incorrect phone number. You can reach her at (207) 784-4224.

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