Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering when the new skatepark is going to be done? Also, how would one donate to help them keep the skatepark running? And how would one be able to get in contact with the group that puts on skateboarding shows at the balloon festival and get a signed picture? Thanks and just wanted all the skateboarders to know skateboarding is cool. Thanks, have a good day. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
You may have seen reporter Scott Taylor’s article on Friday’s B1 of the City edition. The park is completed, although some work remains. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Professional skaters will perform for the kickoff, then the skate park is open to fans such as yourself and others. It’s open to the public, weather permitting.

Regarding your second question, Sun Spots spoke with Skate Lewiston Auburn Movement member Pat Butler, who says money will be left in the SLAM account once construction has been completed. It will be used for the upkeep and maintenance of the park. However, details have not been worked out. Butler would be happy to discuss this with you. He can be reached at 784-6875.

Regarding your final question, Sun Spots would direct you, the Great Falls Balloon Festival committee, in particular the entertainment committee. You can locate them online at www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org, or via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 800-639-6331.

Dear Sun Spots: Pottle Works in Mechanic Falls is looking for a garbage bag of the computer paper strips with the holes in them, that are torn off for statements or letters. Pottle Works helps and works with mentally and physically challenged adults. We would like some of this as supplies for our customers to use as crafts. If you have any available, call Mitzi at 345-3511, ext: 17, and we will make arrangements to pick them up. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for several old books that were published some time between 1916-20s. They are hardcover books, written for young teens. If anyone has these and would like to part with them, or even one of them, I will be willing to pay a very reasonable price. I discovered these titles in the back of the books by Hector Malot, who wrote “Nobody’s Girl” and “Nobody’s Boy.”

They are: “South From Hudson Bay” and “The Island of Yellow Sands” by E.C. Brill; “Crusoe Island,” “The Island Treasure” and “The Mystery of the Derelict” by John Gabriel Rowe. Also, there was a book published called “The Gentle People” by Joel Wittmer. It was in paperback but the local bookstores cannot get it any longer. The price was $10 and I would be willing to pay that to anyone who wants to part with it. I can be reached at 998-5418. Thank you. – D. Libby, Poland.

Answer:
Sun Spots located each of the Hector Malot books you are seeking online at Amazon. Information on “South From Hudson Bay” was listed online at www.secondhandprose.com and included notes that it’s a first edition, published by Macrae-Smith in 1929. It appears to be priced at $15. And regarding “The Gentle People,” Sun Spots would again direct you to www.amazon.com, which will also provide you with several links of those carrying this and other books you might be seeking.

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