Dear Sun Spots: Town Square Community Library which serves Sabattus, Litchfield and Wales is seeking at least seven candidates for its Board of Directors. The library, which is manned by volunteers, is in need of people to set policies and offer guidance to help the library to grow and acquire new funding.

The board plans to meet every other month for 2004 and is looking for business people, retired citizens, selectpersons, parents and all residents who will work with our dedicated corps of volunteers. Election for the positions of board chairperson, secretary and treasurer will be held at the annual meeting March 1 at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

The library is located in the Sabattus Mall in Sabattus. All interested persons are asked to call the library at (207) 375-3276 or e-mail Esther Reynolds at [email protected] – Debbie Daggett, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: For No Name, No Town, on Jan. 8, about electric warming blankets: The newer blankets, warming as they are called, heat up according to your body heat. A trick we learned was to turn the blanket on 15 minutes ahead of time, place two pillows lengthways on top of the covers (be sure the blanket is turned to at least four or five) and it’s toasty warm when climbing in. – A Faithful Reader, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a very old WWII movie called “The Berlin Airlift” starring Montgomery Clift.

If anyone has one, I will be willing to pay for a copy. Please call (207) 784-3394. – No Name, Sabattus.

Sun Spots believes you may be referring to a movie called “The Big Lift” from 1950, which starred Clift and is about the Berlin Airlift. Sun Spots found a reference at, however they are currently out of stock. The movie is also listed online at for $12.99 new or $3.33 used.

Dear Sun Spots: I have lots of old black and white photos, which I’d like to put into albums. They have been stored in shoe boxes for many years and have curled. Does anyone know of a way to flatten them so they will fit into albums?

Also, I have quite a few different color Styrofoam egg boxes, that used to be used for craft items. Also, I have boxes of pine cones of different sizes. If anyone is interested in these, please call me at (207) 933-4596. – L.B. Wales.

In addition to responses from readers, you might want to place your photographs inside the pages of something heavy like a dictionary and place several other large heavy books on top for a few weeks to see if this would flatten them safely. Perhaps other readers also have some tips they would be willing to share with you.

Dear Sun Spots: The clay bottle you note in the Jan. 28 Sun Spots column sounds like a bottle collected by Robert Pendexter, 7 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062. Call him at (207) 892-8694. – W. Dennis Stires, Livermore.

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