Dear Sun Spots: Would anyone out there have any worsted-weight yarn that they no longer want and would like to donate to a very good cause?

Even small amounts and any colors. This is used to make pads for the cat cages at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Shelter in Auburn. The cats really appreciate them. Just drop it off at the shelter on Poland Road. Thank you very much. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for directions for a crochet angel to put on the Christmas tree. Hope some of your readers can help me. – Lucille, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Where would I bring a dehumidifier to have it checked and repaired? – Virginia Levasseur, Auburn.

In addition to responses from readers, and depending on what particular brand you have, you should contact Agren’s Appliance at 40 Minot Ave., Auburn, (207) 784-0235, which may be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to thank you for printing my request for arts and crafts supplies and nature items in the Jan. 21 Sun Journal. The response was excellent. I will still accept more if anyone can help. And thank you to all who called me!

Now I hope I can help someone else.

I have two hospital beds that anyone can have for free. Just come and get them. The head and feet of the bed raise and lower manually. There is a motor on each. It just needs to be wired up. These beds are great for the elderly, those who have had major surgery or have any major respiratory ailments and more. Please call after 6:30 p.m. and ask for Drew, (207) 783-3988. – Drew Desjardins, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know of anyone in the Lewiston or Auburn areas who can clean and repair a record player that plays 45s and 33 1/3 records, and has automatic changing? It has stereo speakers. – No Name, Lewiston.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots recommends speaking with Art Berry at Agren’s Appliance in Auburn. You can reach him at (207) 784-0235. Sun Spots has also used Portland Appliance Service Center, 73 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101, (207) 773-0269, for help with repairing a record player in the past and has had success. You might want to contact them also.

Dear Sun Spots: We are fairly new to the area and have enjoyed reading your column. We have several large pine trees on our lot that need to be cut down and were wondering if there is anyone who buys this wood. Also, are there any used bookstores in the area? You had mentioned one in a previous column a few months ago and I forgot to write it down. Thank you for your help. – J.D., Poland.

In addition to responses from readers, you may want to contact handyman Dean Hinkley of Wales who does odd jobs such as repairs, mowing, tree trimming, painting, snow plowing and painting. You can reach him at (207) 375-6163.

Regarding your question about used bookstores:

Contact Pepperall Books in Lewiston, (207) 344-6900 for their hours. You may also want to contact Artios Books at 180 Turner St., Auburn, (207) 786-4007. They are open six days a week. In addition you may also want to check out the newly opened The Page Turner and Pages Already Turned, 247 Lisbon St., Lewiston, (207) 753-1112. They are open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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