Dear Sun Spots: Many thanks for the incredible service you provide this community. Your assistance is invaluable. Can Sun Spots put me in touch with anyone who does Maine political humor? I deeply appreciate your help. – R.B., Lewiston.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots would have to steer you toward political columinist Al Diamon. Diamon is a veteran reporter, columnist and author. You may reach him via e-mail at [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: The Lewiston High School class of 2001 will hold its fifth year reunion on Nov. 25. It will be held at The Carriage House in Lewiston. Please contact Kimberly Tuttle and Jennifer St. Hilaire with your current information such as address, phone number, e-mail and more so that we may contact you with more information. Or please visit our Web site: You can also e-mail us at [email protected] We are trying to locate everyone, so please contact us! Thank you. – Kimberly Tuttle, Hope.

• Readers seeking assistance with wood stoves: Might consider contacting Peter Schoonmaker of Creosote Crushers Chimney Services, 96 Crooked River Road, Otisfield, 04270, 743-5575, or The Hearth Doctor, Bill Robinson, 64 Town Farm Road, Gray, 657-5397.

Dear Sun Spots: When I leave for Florida late this fall, I would like to take some frozen foods with me. Where can I purchase dry ice locally or close by? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Contact: Elm Ice & Oil, 56 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 04105, 797-5691; Getchell Bros. Inc., 1 Union St., Brewer, 989-7335; Houlton Farms Dairy Bar, Houlton, 532-2628; P. Gagnon and Son, 200 Main St., York, 384-2213; Sure Winner Foods, 17 Stevens Road, Brewer, 989-6447; and Vessel Services Inc., 1 Portland Fish Pier, Portland, 772-5718.

Dear Sun Spots: Some time ago a reader was asking for wooden hangers. I have five that I’d be glad to give her. I may be reached at 743-2299. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I have been watching a French show late at night. I think it is on TV-5 and it involves an older gray haired man sitting at a round table, talking with some men and women in French. In between conversations they put on vaudeville-type entertainment such as musicians, jugglers and acrobats. It is very good, an interesting show. Can you please tell me the name of the show? What night it comes on and what time it starts? I always seem to run into the show when I am surfing the channels. – No Name, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots contacted WABI-TV in Bangor and program director Steve Hiltz notes that his station has encountered this confusion before. He writes via e-mail, that there is a French language station on some cable and satellite systems called TV5 or TV-Cinq. This is perhaps what you are referring to. They may be reached via their Web site at In checking their television guide, Sun Spots notes Saturday, Aug. 12, there was a program Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde, an evening of entertainment starting at 10:45 p.m. EST, Saturday, Aug. 19, they featured La Tele De Sebastien, an evening of entertainment at 10:45 p.m EST and Monday, Aug. 21, was Cirque Eloize at 8:25 p.m. EST. Perhaps one of these might be the programs you are seeking. Check out the Web site for the following week’s list of programs to see if you recognize the one you’re seeking or can sign on in time to catch the start of the program.

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