Dear Sun Spots: Could you please tell me who in the Lewiston-Auburn area does Tarot card or psychic fortune readings? – T.C., Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots has tried several local phone numbers, all of which appear to be disconnected with no further information available. Perhaps there are readers out there who will be willing to assist you in your search.

Dear Sun Spots: I love your column! Can you please help me? I recently discovered that the Sewing Network in Auburn has closed its doors. I used to have my Pfaff sewing machine cleaned and serviced there. Do you know of any other sewing machine repair shops that can service my machine? – No Name, Greene.

Answer: Sun Spots called the Sewing Network’s former phone number and has learned that they continue to repair and maintain most brands of sewing machines, including Pfaff and Viking. Former owner Jean Libbey says she has the old number forwarded to her. She sold the store to another party in 2004 and the store has, as you know, since closed. Sewing machines can be dropped off and picked up at The Bare Necessities, 35 Vernon St., Auburn. Libbey says she has another sewing machine company in Portland, and they pick up and drop off machines just about daily. Libbey also notes that they are honoring all warranties from the former Sewing Network. So if you purchased your machine at the Sewing Network, your warranty for parts and labor will be honored by Libbey.

In addition, you might also contact Cote Brothers Sewing Machines, 730 Center St., Auburn Plaza, Auburn, 782-5922.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please tell me if Dream Maker sewing machines are still being manufactured? If so, would it be possible for me to get instructions? I have an older model, still in good condition. I just need a little help. Thank you kindly. – R.L., No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots has not located anything that indicates they remain in business. You might consider bringing your machine to your local sewing machine facility or those provided to the reader above. Sun Spots was in touch with the former owner of the Sewing Network, who has a store in Portland and continues to pick up and drop off repaired machines at the Bare Necessities store in Auburn. If you call the former Sewing Network’s number, 786-3343, the number is forwarded to Jean Libbey, who will be happy to assist anyone seeking repair, cleaning and other sewing machine maintenance.

Alternatively, perhaps there’s a reader out there with one of these machines and an instruction manual who’d be happy to share their knowledge with you.

Dear Sun Spots: I know you have printed this answer before, but I can’t find where I put it. We just had a garage sale and have many items left over. Do you know anyone who would be interested in these things and be willing to pick them up? I can be reached at 795-0754. Thank you. – Jean Bosse, Auburn.

Answer: Consider contacting the St. Martin de Porres’ Bargain Basket. They are open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday’s from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Small furniture, household items and children’s and adults clothing are available for a nominal fee. If dropping off leftover garage sale items, please contact the residence first. They can be reached at 786-4690.

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