Dear Sun Spots: There is a new organization in town: The Community Artisans Guild.

The guild is a unique art studio whose goal is to offer art to deserving teenagers free of charge. For three years, we have been bringing art to other facilities, but now we have a place of our own at the Great Falls Performance Center, formerly known as the Great Falls School. Artists and craftsmen in our community can not only display and create their craft here, but most importantly, can introduce the joy of art to the younger members of our community.

To make this venture successful, we are asking for your help. We are in need of some art equipment and supplies. We can make use of any arts and craft equipment but most of all we are looking for weaving looms, airbrush equipment and a potter’s wheel and kiln. If you have any arts and craft donations or funding donations please call (207) 966-3817. We will pick up. Thank you. – Margaret Larlee, executive director, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Kids Peace New England, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the critical behavioral and mental health needs of children, pre-adolescents and teens, needs the help of Sun Spots’ readers!

We need items for the children we currently have in our programs: a piano, rocking chairs, sleds and a snowplow truck. All items must be in good condition.

Since 1991, KPNE has helped hundreds of children throughout Maine develop the confidence and skills they need to overcome crises. We provide specialized residential treatment services and a comprehensive range of treatment programs and educational services to help families help kids anticipate and avoid crisis whenever possible.

For further information, or if you would like to make a donation, please call Linda Wohl, development officer, at (207) 622-1404 or via e-mail at [email protected] You can also reach us via mail at 15 Range Way, Suite 3, Manchester, ME 04351. Thank you. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. – Kay E. Booker, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Would the gentleman who purchased the oak bureau Friday, Sept. 24, at the lawn sale at 3 Maple Point, Auburn, please call (207) 783-9351. We have found another part of it. Also, if anyone has any perennials that are overabundant in their garden and who would be willing to share a cutting, bulb or plant, I would appreciate trying some different plants at my new home. Thank you. – J. Combs, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: A couple years ago, my husband and I adopted a mixed-breed dog from a breeder in Auburn named Jane Spurling. We would like to get in touch with her but can’t seem to find where she moved. If she or any Sun Spots readers know how I can get in touch with her, please call me at (207) 784-9936. Thanks. – Pam Vaillancourt, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I write to ask about R. Cort Kirkwood, whose column was supposed to return upon completion of the book he planned to write. I miss him in the Sun Journal. Thank you. – Joanna Walsh-Ward, Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots checked with editorial page editor David Farmer who says Kirkwood had indicated he would return to writing his columns once he’d completed his book. At this point in time, we do not know when he will return to writing his column.

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