Dear Sun Spots: The Lewiston High School class of 1966 will hold its 40th class reunion on July 15. We have not been able to locate the following classmates and ask readers’ help for finding them:

Claire Aube Lachance, Jill Banks Heckept, Linda Beaucage Dome, Lucille Caron Pelletier, Pauline Landry Mayer, James Gravel, Pauline Duquette Mann, Bonnie Harrington Caron, Robert Levasseur, Harold Morin, Michael Murray, Paul Staples, Sandra Tardif, Gloria Thomas, Richard Turgeon, Marlene Bushey Davis, Paul Gagnon, Ruth Cox, Linda Gallagher Mercier, Charles Maselli and Helen Fortin.

If any readers are able to help us, please call Anita Michaud Delekto at 782-8921, Joan E. Giasson Mahon at 784-0380 or Betty Robitaille Howe at 784-0505. Thank you. – Anita Michaud Delekto, Oxford.

Dear Sun Spots: I recently read an article about Hannaford opening its 50th supermarket in Bridgton. The story said the store will employ approximately 100 associates. Why does Hannaford, owned by the Delhaize Group of Brussels, Belgium, refer to its employees as associates?- No Name, Norway.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with Hannaford spokeswoman Caren Epstein, who says Hannaford views an associate as a partner who is investing in the success of the business and has a shared responsibility with that success.

“To us, the notion of employee denotes working for rather than with,” she says.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a beautiful upright piano that I would like to sell or give away. Is there any business or group that buys or is interested in a such a donation? It has not been tuned in a while and would need to be moved. Please call me at 353-8225. Thanks in advance for your help. Your column is wonderful! – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please reprint the address for the place where one can purchase a star in a child’s name. How much would this cost? Thank you. – Dana, No Town.

Answer: Try contacting the International Star Registry at 34523 Wilson Road, Ingleside, IL 60041, (800) 282-3333 or via the Web at The registry has several choices: a custom star-naming kit for $54, the deluxe star-naming kit at $97 and the ultimate star-naming kit at $139. There is an additional charge for shipping and handling.

Dear Sun Spots: For the person who called you Feb. 28 in regard to Becky Tyler looking for a dress form: I have one, adjustable to different sizes, like new. She can contact me at 784-6135. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding the problem of the lady whose feet burn at night: I have the same problem and have found that Absorbine Jr. pain-relieving liquid has been helpful. It comes in a bottle with an applicator in the top, which makes it easy and non-messy to apply. – Barbara Jane Longway, Turner.

Answer: Sun Spots also found this product online at The company also notes that the following stores carry their products or you may need to request a special order: CVS, Dollar Tree, Kmart, Rite Aid and Walgreens. The company can be reached at: W.F. Young Inc., Absorbine Jr., P.O. Box 1990, East Longmeadow, MA 01028-5990 or phone (800) 628-9653. It is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls will be returned promptly. Please leave a detailed message to expedite the company’s response.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to Faithful Reader whose 80-year-old friend has burning feet at night that keep her awake: I, too, have a problem. I was diagnosed with neuropathy, which is burning, painful and worst at night.

Neurotrin, or gabapentin, a prescription medicine used to treat the nerve pain that follows shingles in adults was prescribed by my internist. It works well. I get relief almost every night. I hope sharing this will help her. – No Name, No Town.

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