Dear Sun Spots: I have a mobile home built in 1989. It has a metal roof over the pre-existing roof. In the winter, it builds up condensation, which shows up on my ceilings as brown spots.

Can anyone help me with a cure for this? I can be reached at (207) 897-3313. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The town of Byron has a Toshiba photocopier that is in desperate need of servicing. Is there some place in the Rumford area that does this? Thank you. – Melissa Plourde, Byron.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, contact:

Affordable Business Machines in Greene. Ask for Ray or Bruce, (207) 946-2949.

Apgar Office Systems, 65 River Road, Chelsea, a half mile past AMHI, (207) 623-2674.

Dear Sun Spots: Would Sun Spots know of someone who could advise me on how to sew a band to make a round, braided wool rug?

I am having trouble with mine lying flat. I would like to finish it for our daughter. Thanking you in advance. – G. Profenno, Lewiston.

Answer:
Unfortunately, Sun Spots does not, but perhaps readers out there may be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: I am an eighth-grade student at Washington Manor school in San Leandro, Calif. I am doing a school project, which entails planning a vacation to Maine. I would greatly appreciate any memorabilia or information that your generous readers could send me. I am interested in family activities, interesting historical sights and unique artifacts that make your state special. I can be reached at WMMS c/o Wetteland, 1170 Fargo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94579. Please also send the same information to Lacey Brockhaus c/o Mr. Paulukonis at the same address. Thank you. – Diane O., California.

Dear Sun Spots: I, like C. Bray featured in the Feb. 23 column, would like to know who the singer is for the beautiful rendition of “When You’re Smiling”on the McCain commercial. I hope we soon find out. He is too good to pass up. – G.P. Lewiston.

Answer:
The following answer appeared in the Feb. 23 column:

Sun Spots contacted The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in (Dublin) Ireland that indicated it represented McCain. However, Information Manager John Holohan stated via e-mail that they do not represent McCain, although another of their agencies might. Holohan believes the song in question was sung by Louis Armstrong and hopes this helps you with your query. Perhaps other readers familiar with this commercial may be able to help out.

Dear Sun Spots: Are there any stores around the sell rye chips? Thank you. – M.J.S., Wilton.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots did find a reference online to the Pinahs Co. in Waukesha, Wis. – best known for its rye chips. Sliced thinner than their traditional chips, the recently introduced Curly Rye Chips come in two flavors: Worcestershire & Chive and Cheddar Cheese with a taste of jalapeno. The Crispy Corn Chip also has two flavors: Applewood BBQ with Sharp Cheddar and Festa Italiana.

Because they are fairly light in texture – akin to thick potato chips – they make a nice adjunct to a sandwich. Start with Worcestershire & Chive because they have just the right balance of salt and savoriness.

The Curly Rye Chips come in 8-ounce bags, with a suggested retail price of $2.69. The Curly Corn Chips are priced the same, but packaged in 7-ounce bags.

Also Pinahs Savory Snackin Bites were introduced in 2003 and have four flavors: Pizza Pie, Cheddar Bacon, Buffalo Wing Dings and Chipotle Ranch.

You can contact the Pinahs Company Inc. at N8 W22100 Johnson Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186, 800-967-2447 or 262-547-CHIP (2447), or www.pinahs.com.

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