Dear Sun Spots: This is in response to the inquiry you had recently regarding dance lessons. HealthSteps offers a wide range of classes with the core membership fee and also a variety of specialty classes including ballroom, country line dancing, and dance aerobics.

Ballroom dance classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Cost is $70 per couple, and classes take place at d’Youville Dining Room, St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion

Line dance classes are being held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Cost is $35 and also take place at d’Youville Pavilion Dining Room, St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion.

Dance aerobics are also held from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bates College Merrill Gymnasium.

For information contact Jennifer Smith, coordinator of Health Promotion Services, Prevention and Wellness, Sisters of Charity Health System, at 777-8898. – Jennifer Smith, Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: The Androscoggin Grange No. 8 has been collecting canceled stamps. The organization that we sent them to no longer is in need of them. We would like to know if there is a kids stamp club in the area that could use them or if they could be sent somewhere to help the underprivileged etc. We are a nonprofit organization and would prefer them to go to a good cause. Please call Carol Buzzell at 946-7746. – Carol Buzzell, Greene.

Dear Sun Spots: I am in need of a Have a Heart trap to catch a couple of live rabbits. I may be reached at 743-1811. Also, can you please tell me who owns or manages Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick? Thank you. – H.K.A., Oxford.

Answer:
Aubuchon Hardware, 138 Main St., Norway, 743-5072 rent out small and large traps by the day, week or month. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

In addition, you can purchase them at L. M. Longley & Son, 419 Main St. in Norway, 743-8924. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. They carry traps from small enough to safely capture a chipmunk to large enough to fit the largest coon.

Regarding your second question, according to the Web site, www.thomaspointbeach.com, Samuel Groves built the existing farmhouse on the Thomas Point Beach property in 1840. In the early 1900s, Ida Hambleton, a relative, inherited the estate. She developed the site, maintained it as a summer recreational park, offering 70 changing rooms, a dance hall and food services. The Brunswick Naval Air Station ran the park for a short time as well as the town of Brunswick. In 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Crooker purchased and developed the 27-acre property, making it the public facility it has become today. The park has been managed and operated by Pati Crooker Mulligan since 1972. In 1993, Crooker Mulligan became sole owner and now operates as Thomas Point Beach, Inc. You might be interested in the 27th Annual Bluegrass Festival which opens Thursday, Aug. 31, and runs until Sunday, Sept. 3. The schedule and lineup is included on the Web site as well as directions and admission pricing.

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