Dear Sun Spots: Friends and I are in need of a four-man toboggan to compete in the National Toboggan Race which is being held at the Camden Snow Bowl. It needs to be 7-12-feet long and in good condition. Any help from readers would be appreciated. Please call 782-5681 or e-mail at [email protected] Thank you. – Dee Dumais, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: For quite a while the post office has been selling calling cards that were sent to those serving overseas. They no longer do this. Can Sun Spots please determine why? – John Wall, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots checked in with the Lewiston postmaster, who said there was no reason available on why the program ended. The best Sun Spots can tell is that the program appears to have ended in late October You might consider checking out any other avenues online to see if you can order your calling cards that way.

Dear Sun Spots: I would be grateful to any readers willing to share their stories relating to unselfish giving. Rather than telling my two daughters, ages 10 and 6, that Santa Claus simply does not exist, I’ve decided to tell them that there are many true Santas out there, giving to others constantly. And that this is magical. I’m hoping to create a Santa file full of stories, from any readers out there willing to share, that demonstrate the magic that really happens when people give from the heart. Please send your stories to me in care of The Santa File, 97 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. When the time comes, I will share these with my children to help them see the magic and beauty of giving from the heart that is in the world, often unbeknownst to us. Thanks. – A. Comeau, Mechanic Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: I am wondering what happened to the store Secondhand Sensations on outer Lisbon Street? It was a store where you would drop off items and they would sell them for you. I dropped off baby items and never heard if they sold or not, and now the business is no longer there. I am hoping Sun Spots can give me information about how to go about getting my things back or how to get in touch with the lady who owned the business. Thank you. – No Name, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots would encourage the former owner to contact the column with any forwarding information. Sun Spots did try the phone number but it was disconnected with no further details available. Perhaps other readers familiar with this store might also be willing to assist you in your search.

Dear Sun Spots: Last year I read in one of your columns that there was an organization looking for mittens. If you have any information as to who that was I would really appreciate it. I believe it was someone in Augusta. I want to be sure to donate these hand made mittens to an organization that I know will give them to people that really need them. Unfortunately I made the mistake of bringing a large amount to one group and found out later they were sold for profit instead of giving them to children or adults that really need them. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank You. – Priscilla, No Town.

Answer:
You are thinking of Cote Brothers Mittens for Kids program. There will be a drop-off at today’s Coats for Kids program being held at the Auburn Shaw’s Supermarket on Center Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are unable to make that event, you can drop your mittens off at Cote Brothers Sewing Machines, Auburn Plaza, 730 Center St., Auburn, 782-5922 later. They’ll be happy to ensure other families receive your kind and generous gesture.

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