Dear Sun Spots: First, thank you so much for all of the great information you supply. Once again, Friends Together Peer Center, a nonprofit organization for adults with mental illness or other life challenge, 70 Main St., Jay, will be having our annual yard sale in June. We would like to ask anyone who can to please donate gently used items of any kind. They may be dropped off at the center on Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or call either Irene Hebert, 897-3468, or June Watson, 897-9984, and we can arrange to have items picked up. The funds raised at the yard sale are used to take members on trips throughout the summer. Thank you in advance for any and all donations. – June Watson, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: I hope you can please help me. Recently, a young teen I’ve known all his life lost his father to cancer. I am wondering if the readers of your column can please donate clean and usable house items, which would be used to help raise money for a trip for him that his family can’t afford. I would appreciate if they would please drop them off at my home I’m grateful for support of those who can give. I may be reached at 786-7766. This will be a total surprise to him! – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Where would one be able to find old maps of places where people hang out in Lewiston, places such as fairgrounds or other places to go metal detecting? Would one be able to metal detect at the old train station or parks in Lewiston? Does anyone out there have any ideas on where to go metal detecting? Is there anyone that digs old privies or bottle dumps for a living? Thanks. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots would encourage you to please contact the city where you are planning your detecting to ensure you’ve got their approval. Also, you might like to check your local library for old maps. And regarding your final question, Sun Spots would recommend you contact John and Rhonda’s Privy Digging in Livermore Falls, 897-6580, to see if they can assist you in your search. Also, try contacting Walt Bannon, author of “Digger Down: The Thrills and Spills of an Antique Bottle Collector.” You can reach him via his Web site at or by phone at 647-2382 to chat about digging sites.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your very informative column!

Would you please find out what the chances are of getting the president to personally answer a letter written to him. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots believes this would be very difficult but certainly worth a try. Perhaps you can address your letter to the address provided after the next letter.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to ask that a birthday card be sent to my husband for his 80th birthday in August. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots encourages you to submit your requests to The Greetings Office, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20500.

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