Dear Sun Spots: This is in response to the column writer featured Oct. 19 and seeking information on three large covered, square-based, presumably early Maine Indian baskets they have:

They may wish to contact Ms. Nowetah Wirick at Nowetah’s American Indian Museum on Route 27 in New Portland (13 miles north of Farmington). They have studied and collected Maine Indian baskets and Indian baskets of other states for more than 40 years. There is an impressive collection of Maine Indian baskets to be seen at the museum. The museum has been in operation since the 1960s. Nowetah and one of her daughters continues their family tribal tradition in basket weaving as well as other Indian crafts. The museum is open year round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. They can also be reached at 628-4981. The museum has free admission. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The Women’s Club of Greene is again sponsoring its annual Christmas program for less-privileged seniors and children, ages 12 and under.

Donations of cash, gift certificates, new toys and clothing, as well as hygiene products are desperately needed. Donors may also choose to sponsor a specific child, family or senior. Specifics on clothing sizes and toy requests are available, as well.

For more information on how to participate, phone Brenda Theriault at 946-5750. Checks should be made out to The Women’s Club of Greene and sent to Brenda Theriault, P.O. Box 152, Greene, ME 04236.

Thank you for your continued support of this program. – Brenda Theriault, Greene.

Dear Sun Spots: Enjoy your column every day, and I am now in need of your help. There was a magician who appeared at the Korn Haus Keller on Saturday nights. My daughter wanted to hire him for my grandson’s birthday party. But since the restaurant has closed, we do not know how to reach this magician. We are hoping any readers out there who recall this magician would be willing to help us out. Better yet, perhaps the magician may recognize themselves and be happy to contact us. Thanks for any help you can give me. – A Devoted Reader, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, consider contacting Bob Nixon at 786-2730 or Phil Smith via phone at 800-964-TRIX(8749) or via his Web site at

Dear Sun Spots: I have come across two life insurance polices of my late father. One is Aetna and the other Metropolitan Life. Is there anyway I can find out if they are still valid? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Try contacting Aetna Life Insurance Co. at 151 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06156-2975, 800-660-9913 and Metropolitan Life at Metropolitan Life Insurance, 1 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010-3681 or via their Web site at and by phone at 212-578-2211.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for the pattern book that has a barn and the farm animals to go with it made out of plastic canvas. If anyone has this, I would appreciate a copy of the book or the address where I could purchase it. Thank you for your help. I am Valerie Grover and can be reached via mail at 4 Stone St., Jay, ME 04239. – Valerie Grover, Jay.

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