Dear Sun Spots: Could you please find out if Apple Acres Farm is still in business? They are located in some town by Fryeburg, I think? They make cinnamon apple jelly and spiced jelly. I have been trying to find the farm but no luck. The jelly is so good. Is there anyone out there who makes this jelly, in case the farm is no longer in business? Thanks for your help. – Betty White, No Town.

Betty, this is too funny. Sun Spots and her family just happened to go apple picking this past weekend at a farm, on the border of Cornish and Hiram, they’ve been to for several years. Our favorite is the homemade fudge that has just never tasted as good anywhere else. Imagine Sun Spots surprise when she returned to the office on Monday – still satiated from the hot apple cider, fudge samples and watching hubby and child devour the farm’s homemade cider donuts – to realize it’s the same farm you were looking for! They have apple cider jelly and also carry a tri-pepper jam, that while not their own, may be just what you are seeking. Apple Acres Farm is located at 363 Durgintown Road, Hiram, (south of Fryeburg) Maine 04041, via phone at 625-4777 or e-mail at [email protected] In addition, you can always check out the farm’s Web site, which offers a listing of where you can locate its products. You can visit at

Dear Sun Spots: I start each day with a good cup of coffee, my TV and my highly appreciated Sun Journal. Of course I read the news as I want to know what’s happening where I live, but I never miss Sun Spots.

Recently, R. Bates from Auburn asked about volunteer opportunities. You gave her good suggestions. I want to remind you that is a great resource to search for volunteer opportunities or for non-profits to list volunteer needs. This Web site is maintained by the Maine Commission on Community Service.

We also get requests for information regarding volunteering and it’s a blessing to refer inquiries to this site. Regards. – Charlene Belanger, community relations director, WCSH 6/WLBZ 2.

Answer: Many thanks for your help Charlene. I’m sure readers will be happy to check this out for volunteering opportunities, especially with the holidays close at hand.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you please find out what happened to the Off Season Elves gift store in Freeport? Have they relocated somewhere else? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots found that the phone for the off season store has been disconnected and no further information is available. Perhaps readers out there familiar with this store may have some answers they’d be willing to share with you.

Dear Sun Spots: I was recently at the Oxford Fairgrounds and saw a stamped Raggedy Ann and Andy baby quilt someone had made and placed in the fair. It was beautiful, and included a stamped cross stitch kit. I think it was made by a Danville Grange member. I would love to make this quilt for my grand daughter due in February 2007. If anyone knows where I can purchase this kit, please call me at 562-8765. – No Name, Peru.

Sun Spots located a wonderful Web site at which offers a great choice of various crafting kits and more that might be of interest to you and other Raggedy Ann and Andy fans. To contact them via mail, write to Raggedy Land, Charles and Cheryl Platt, 131 Northridge Drive, Macon, GA 31220-6641, phone 478-757-0001 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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