Dear Sun Spots: In answer to Rich Gallant of Minot (Sun Spots’ request Sept. 18): Many of the social clubs in the Lewiston-Auburn area offer cribbage leagues. If Rich is a Legionnaire or a son of one, the Legion Post 153 in Auburn has a league, as does The Past Time Club, Cedar Street, Lewiston, and The Acme Club, Park Street, Lewiston. These clubs do require memberships. They usually have a banquet for the players at the end of the season.

Also, being an activities coordinator at Montello Manor, I have residents who love to play. If Rich would be willing to volunteer, I could set up some convenient times for him to play with some of our residents. My boyfriend and I also play with friends on a regular basis. Rich can call me at Montello at (207) 783-2039. I’m sure I could get him more information. – Denise Lamontagne, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you believe that a company employee or even a post office employee is allowed to mail packages without paying the postage?

An out-of-state friend said that where her husband works, he can stamp a postage paid on the package and he doesn’t have to pay anything. That’s one of the benefits he gets for working there. She says there’s no problem for them mailing packages, which doesn’t cost them anything. That’s hard to believe. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots is sure that different companies have different policies in place. In some cases, this might be considered stealing from one’s employer. In another, as in your friend’s case, it may be a company benefit. It depends on the company.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to Kris Bear of Auburn: The Dominican Sisters in Sabattus will have their fall bazaar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their residence at 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. This year’s fair features more merchandise and free stuff. For every $5 of merchandise you purchase, you will receive a voucher for $5 to spend on other bazaar goodies. The contact person is Sister Lucille at 375-8399. We’d love to hear from you. – Claudette Therriault, Sabattus.

* Kris Bear may also want to check out:

Jay, Tuesday, Oct. 5: Country fair and silent auction with guest speaker from Western Mountain Women’s Connection, bidding begins, 11 a.m.; luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and bidding begins, 6 p.m.; dinner and program, 6:30 p.m. For reservations: lunch, contact Jane, 645-2282; dinner, contact April, 562-4645.

Casco, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3: Maine Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Point Sebago Resort, off Route 302. FMI: contact Deb Grant, 364-4146, e-mail [email protected], or visit

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St. Antiques, jewelry, holiday items, white elephant goods, fabrics, yarns, books, CDs, videos. Benefit for Auburn Public Library.

Minot, Saturday, Nov. 6: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. Homemade food, cookie walk, rada knives, silent auction. FMI: contact Lynn Berube, 998-2974.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 16: Woman’s Literary Union’s apple festival, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 19 Elm St. Includes “The Apple Core” featuring apple decor or motif items, “Apple Bake Shop” featuring apple desserts and pastries, and the “Apple Diner”.

Dear Sun Spots: Your column is so helpful. The book, “Danville, Maine, A History in Pictures” has been reprinted and is now available. All profits will go to the Danville Church and Grange. The price is $25; it can be purchased by calling, 782-4641, 782-4582 or 998-4138 or via e-mail at [email protected] Thank you. – Rose Morrison, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you so much for printing our request for blankets. I also want to say thank you to all of you wonderful people who made donations. It was so good to meet so many wonderful, helpful people.

Next, I want to apologize for taking so long in thanking you. Please accept our apology. We should have written sooner.

Again, thank you for all the wonderful blanket donations. It was greatly appreciated. – L. Hodgon, pastor of The Apostolic Holiness Church, Poland.

Answer: Pastor Hodgon, how nice of you! It is never too late to offer thank -yous, and I’m sure column readers appreciate your heartfelt gratefulness. So glad to hear it was a success.

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