Dear Sun Spots: My mother is going to be 100, and my siblings and I are giving her a party. We are trying to contact anyone who lived on or near Jepson Avenue and/or was taken care of by Andrea (Mimi) Poirier in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s. We are celebrating her life on July 16. Please contact me at 353-8158 before July 14. Thank you. – Claire, Lisbon.

Dear Sun Spots: Is it possible to find out if National Disadvantaged Workers of P.O. Box 19677, Los Angeles, CA 90019 is a legitimate business? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots would encourage you to contact the Better Business Bureau in that state at 6125 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, 310-945-3166 or 17609 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316, 818-386-5510 to see if they can assist you here. Sun Spots did not locate any other information on this company.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for someone who has the equipment to transfer LP records and cassettes to compact discs. I would provide the CDs. Anyone from the Franklin, Androscoggin, Oxford counties area would be best for me to travel to. I am willing to pay a reasonable price. Thank You. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Where would I find walnut butter, like peanut butter but made with walnuts? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots checked in with Axis Natural Foods, 250 Center St., Auburn, 04210, 782-3348. They do not carry this product, but they would be willing to special order it for you. They can order an 8-ounce container of walnut butter with cashew for $11. Additionally, you might also check out The Web site shows a 16-ounce raw walnut butter for $7.40; raw chocolate walnut butter for $8.20 and a 9-ounce raw organic walnut butter for $8.70. .You can reach them via mail at Futters Nut Butters, P.O. Box 4934, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, 877-772-2155 (toll free outside Illinois). They are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST. Another option is, toll-free order line: 877-729-4367, ext. 1. They carry a 16-ounce container of walnut butter for $20, as well as other varieties.

In the meantime, you and your family might also enjoy this recipe found online at

Walnut Butter Ingredients: ½ cup walnut pieces, 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter cut into pieces at room temperature, 1 tablespoon minced shallots, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, ½ teaspoon salt. Method: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and lightly toast in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Roughly chop. Place the butter, walnuts, shallots, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl, and mix well with a rubber spatula. Spoon down the middle of an 8-inch piece of parchment paper and roll into a log, about 1-inch in diameter. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. (The Walnut Butter can be frozen, tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month.) Can be spread on a nice crusty baguette.

Dear Sun Spots: The 1956 class of Leavitt Institute will hold its 50th class reunion Aug 5. We need some help locating the following classmates: Faye Rix, Bob Trepanier, Russell Bisbee and Beverly Warren. If you have any information on how to reach any of these people, please call Leota Austin at 255-3667 or via e-mail at [email protected] Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

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