Dear Sun Spots: Marissa Jalbert, stage manager for Community Little Theatre’s production of the “Scarlet Pimpernel” (playing Aug. 20 to 29 at Lewiston Middle School), is looking for stagehands to move furniture on the set. No experience is necessary, but you must provide your own transportation. Please leave name and number at box office at (207) 783-0958. – Rachel Morin, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your help in the past. I am now asking your readers for donations of empty prescription bottles and empty film canisters for a fund-raising project at our homeless shelter for women and children. All proceeds from this fund- raiser will benefit the shelter. I can be reached at (207) 744-0936 or at Galilee House, 25 Deering St., Norway, ME 04268. Thank you again for your help. – Maria Whitney, Norway.

Answer: Sun Spots would advise readers submitting old prescription bottles to remove any labels before mailing them.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know where City Slickers Salon & Spa has moved to? I have a gift certificate there and wish to use it. Your help would be greatly appreciated. – Suzanne D., Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with the former owner who says the salon unfortunately closed last year, and she had the phone number forwarded for six months from December on. Gift certificates have been and are being honored. Please call (207) 784-3237 to discuss redeeming your certificate.

Dear Sun Spots: This is the kind of problem that you excel in. Sun Spots has the resources to get to people with answers.

The problem I have is the local Burger Kings are running a contest that involves game pieces. The various advertisements in the store all state, in large print:, No purchase necessary. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: According to, game pieces are available without purchase, while supplies last. The Web site also notes that free pieces are given along with certain Burger King purchases. Unfortunately, the deadline for this promotion has passed, but you can find out more details at the Web site.

Dear Sun Spots: I read your column daily and find it very helpful. Would a cobbler or anyone that stitches on leather be in the Oxford Hills or Lewiston area?

I have a purse strap that needs to be stitched. – T.M.G., Oxford.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might want to contact Shoe Renu on Maine Street (in Fort Andross) in Brunswick, (207) 725-8557. They are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They also repair leather coats and replace zippers, such as the work you’re seeking, as well as repair shoes and regular footwear.

Dear Sun Spots: New Life Community Center, 134 College St., Lewiston, has a free-clothes closet. It is open to the public on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment. Please call (207) 782-1112 and ask for Thelma.

We are also looking for the community to donate clothes for this closet that are clean and in good condition. You can drop them off at New Life weekdays from 9 to 5 p.m. Please call before delivery. – Thelma Gurschick, Lewiston.

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