Dear Sun Spots: I have been searching all summer at flea markets, lawn sales, the want ads and various other ways, and cannot find what I have been looking for. Would anyone have a spinning wheel they no longer want, or use? I don’t want it for antique purposes. I’d like to have one to learn to spin on. I really don’t want to spend a lot of money on a new one and find out it’s not the thing for me. Would anyone have one they no longer use for a low price? You can contact me at (207) 353-2665 or e-mail me at [email protected] Thank you. – Nona Costello, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I need Floored in Norway to please contact me urgently (Sun Spots column Aug. 5, 2004): I too have experienced problems with my vinyl flooring and need any advice she can help me with. I can be reached at (207) 782-1512. Please ask for Rena. – Desperate in Lewiston.

Answer: In addition to Floored in Norway’s response, try contacting Armstrong World Industries between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at (800) 233-3823, or via mail Attention: Consumer Solution Center, P.O. Box 3001, Lancaster, PA 17604 to discuss your problems.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m trying to get in touch with a Diane who I think lives in Standish. She called me for information and said she would see me after 11 a.m. and she never came or called. I have no last name or phone number. It’s very urgent that I speak with her very soon. I can be reached at (207) 783-3605. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for the many helpful deeds you provide the Sun Journal.

I am in search of “Braid-Aids.” I’m willing to purchase them. They are used to braid rugs. I can be reached at (207) 784-8054. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am new to the area and have tried to find sporting goods apparel with the Maineiacs logo. I enjoy hockey and admire the logo. Could you please find out where I can buy their items? I have tried, with no luck. – Paul Lintereur, Poland.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try the Maniacs Web site at Just click on “Shop” in the upper bar on your computer screen, beneath their logo. You can also find out details about games scheduled, ticket information, statistics and more.

Dear Sun Spots: In answer to the inquiry by Kris Bear of Auburn about area craft fairs: Point Sebago Resort in Casco will host a Maine Craftsmen Craft Fair on Oct. 2 and 3. There are still spaces available. If anyone is interested in being a crafter at this show, please e-mail: [email protected] for more information. We will take applications right up until Oct. 1, if space is still available. – Reader from Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: Several years ago, I used to knit children’s sweaters, using the Knit-o-Graph patterns. It was difficult then to find different places that sold these, but now it is impossible to find them. I had several patterns, but they are gone (who knows where). Now I would like to find some more of them. I would appreciate any and all patterns if anyone has any and could make me a copy of them. (Some had clowns, cats, dogs, elephants and all kinds of patterns on them). If some kind people would copy them for me and let me know, I will pay postage for them. Thanking you all in advance. You can contact me at [email protected] or at (207) 562-8859. – Eleanor Dunham, Dixfield.

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