Dear Sun Spots: Help! Will anyone be teaching computer again at the library. We miss Rick. He was doing such a good job. I see there are a lot of computers there in a room that is always locked. It’s almost impossible to get to the few we have seen in another room. There are always dozens of kids there.

Thank you. – Wanna Be Computer Person, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots contacted Lewiston library Director Rick Speer, who said the new Marsden Hartley Cultural Center library addition does include a computer lab with 14 personal computers in addition to an instructor’s workstation. The lab is intended to be used for computer instruction and learning, both individualized and in group settings. The lab will not be available for general Internet use like the other computers in the Library’s Internet and Teen rooms.

At the moment, the lab is available for booking by organizations (both businesses and nonprofits). A rental policy and fee schedule is being drafted by city and library staff, however Lewiston nonprofit groups will be able to rent the lab at no charge.

In addition, Speer saw that there is no municipal funding available to staff the lab, thus he is exploring creative alternatives for making the resource available to the public. He is also discussing possibilities for classes and open lab times with a number of community partners.

“Stay tuned to the Sun Journal as some of these offerings should be up and running by this spring,” he noted.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your helpful column.

I am looking for a 1953 Livermore Falls High School Banner Yearbook. A friend lost hers in a fire several years ago. It would mean a lot to her to find a copy.

I would be willing to pay a reasonable price and pick up or pay shipping costs if someone was willing to sell a copy in good condition. Please contact Fran at (207) 645-2838. – Fran, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I’d like to have a Chinese recipe that includes cashews, shrimp or chicken, and vegetables in a garlic sauce and served over rice, much like the dish I’ve enjoyed at the China Pearl Restaurant near the Maine Mall. Thank you. – No Name in Greene.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, perhaps you and your family might enjoy the following diabetic-friendly cashew chicken recipe from

Ingredients: 1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into strips, ¼ cup orange juice, 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, ¼ cup chopped cashews, 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained, 1 cup chopped green pepper ½ cup chopped green onions, 1 tablespoon minced ginger root, 1 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium, chicken broth, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained, 3 cups cooked brown rice (cooked without salt or fat). Method: Combine chicken strips, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a medium bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cashews; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Remove from skillet; set aside. Add chicken mixture to skillet. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add water chestnuts and next 3 ingredients; cook 5 minutes. Combine broth, soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch; add to chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in oranges. Spoon chicken mixture over rice, and sprinkle with cashews. Serve immediately.

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