Dear Sun Spots: I have a friend of mine whose son is trying to decide which college he wants to attend. I thought I would help him out by getting the addresses of the following admissions offices for him: Bates and Colby colleges, as well as University of Maine.

Could you please publish these addresses for me? This kid is a good athlete and a terrific baseball and football player. He can play any position in the infield, plus pitch, and is an excellent quarterback in football.

Thank you for these addresses. He will be pleased with these. I would like to help this kid. He could go places. – Richard Tomko, Brunswick.

Answer: You can contact the following:

Bates College Admissions Office, 23 Campus Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240-6098, (207) 786-6000, via e-mail at [email protected] You can also check out their Web site at www.bates.edu.

Colby College Admissions Office, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 4800 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901-8848, 1-800-723-3032, via e-mail at [email protected] or via their Web site at www.colby.edu.

University of Maine, Office of Admissions, 5713 Chadbourne, Orono, ME 04469, 1-877-486-2364, (207) 581-1561. You can also reach them via their Web site at www.umaine.edu.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a Michigan rummy game. I looked everywhere and cannot find any. I would really appreciate it if you or a Sun Spots reader could tell me where to find one. Thank you so much for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try contacting http://www.brikkerogbrett.com/games/mrummy.shtml

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped me so many times.

Now, I would like to know if someone would have some rickrack they no longer use. I’ve started a quilt. I can be reached at (207) 782-3025. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for any bedroom or curtain pieces in the Rose Rhapsody pattern that J.C. Penney sold a few years ago. I would pay a reasonable price if in good condition. Please call (207) 782-1491. Thank you for a wonderful column. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: We are in need of donated new clothing for welcome bags that are distributed to first-time parents in Franklin County. The bags include information on local resources, community support and first-time parenting tips.

This program, Growing Healthy Families, is a program of the Franklin County Children’s Task Force and a nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of children in the Franklin County area.

Some of the items we need include: knit baby sweaters (boys), onesies, personal care items, etc. The program delivers approximately 75 of these free bags annually.

If you would be willing to donate new items and/or knit items for our program, please call Lisa Reid at (207) 778-6960. The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is located at 113 Church St., Farmington, ME 04938. – Lisa Reid, Farmington.

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