Dear Sun Spots: In the past, I have seen information about a local chapter of the Moms Club. Could you tell me if there is still one and who the contact is? I can be reached at 946-4645. – Colleen Mahan, Greene.

Answer: Sun Spots is not aware of this group, but perhaps some readers will respond. Meanwhile, you might be interested in contacting the following, who are offering groups and who are frequently listed in the Sun Journal.

Advocates for Children, Parent Resource Center provides support and information for parenting, parenting workshops, lending library and children’s activities. There is a play group held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and open playtime are Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Cookies and crafts are held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. FMI phone 783-3990.

Pathways Inc., Parent Infant Support group meets monthly, for parents dealing with an illness, special needs or interested in parenting guidance. FMI phone 795-4085.

The Parent Place is a parent information and support service of The Child Health Center and offers guidance for parents of children with special needs, prenatal/parenting services and childbirth education for teens pregnant or parenting. FMI phone 743-7139 or 782-5437.

In the meantime, perhaps you and other parents might also be interested in checking out the following link for a Portland-based group which offers a great resource for mothers, www.momtomomofme.org/links.htm. Check out their ‘links’ page for more resources.

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped us in the past, and we hope you can help us again. The Sabattus American Legion Post 135 on Island Road, Sabattus, will hold a yard sale on Aug. 11 and 12. If anyone has items they’d like to donate, please phone Shirley at 353-8337, Don at 783-8775, Al at 784-5657, Ed at 375-4730 or the post at 375-4058 from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. This way, we can make arrangements for pickup. Thank you again. – J.A., No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Why don’t people who want to find things put their name and address in to make it easier to answer them? I have an answer for them. I even had the page corner turned down. Your reader looking for Royal Lunch milk crackers featured in the June 5 column wants Nabisco’s Crown Pilots. They can be ordered through the Vermont Country Store at Mail Order Office, P.O. Box 6998, Rutland, VT 05702-6998, 802-362-8470, or via their Web site at www.vermontcountrystore.com. – Alice Unnold, Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots surmises that those not wishing to have their name/address or phone numbers published are in fact hoping other readers will write their answers into the column. Or perhaps some are shy about seeing their name, address and phone numbers in publication and again expect to see the answers provided in the column.

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if you could please find a phone number for Ashton Drake Galleries in Niles, Ill. Thank you. – M.S. Dryden, No Town.

Answer: You might consider contacting them through The Bradford Exchange, 9333 North Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL 60714, 847-966-2770. In the meantime, this is a search you can make via Google on the Internet. You can also phone directory assistance in this particular state to see if they have a phone number listed.

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