Dear Sun Spots: We are looking for participants in the Program For Grieving Children and Teens’ spring session beginning April 10 at St. Phillips Church in Auburn. Sessions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. for 10 consecutive Tuesday. We offer peer-to-peer support groups for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. These groups are provided to the public free of charge. Preregistration is required, so phone as soon as possible. Contact Jake at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 777-7740, ext. 1302 for more information. – Jake L., Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: You’ve always been so helpful. Can you please now provide me with two postal addresses for Al Gore and/or his global warming initiative and Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes. Thanks ever so much. – No Name, Oquossoc.

Answer:
According to www.paradigmresearchgroup.org, you should be able to contact the Honorable Al Gore at 2100 West End Ave., Suite 620, Nashville, TN 37203. You might also consider faxing him at 615-327-1323. In addition, try contacting Rooney at (CBS) 60 Minutes, 524 West 57th St. New York, NY 10019, 212-975-3247 or via e-mail at [email protected],

Dear Sun Spots: In your March 2 column someone asked for information on locating Sun Savings and Loan Association:

This institution was bought out by Peoples Heritage Bank, which has since been purchased by Banknorth. The person who is holding the savings certificates could go to the local branch of TD Banknorth to see if they are still holding the accounts.

However, since the certificates are more than 20 years old, they may have been turned over to the state treasurer as abandoned property. I would urge them to begin their search by going to the state’s Web site at www.maine.gov/treasurer/unclaimed_property/online and type in the name of holder of the certificates along with the other information required and see if this is the case. There are instructions on the Web site for claiming such property. – Martha Nest, tax specialist, Lisbon.


Dear Sun Spots: I have a 1965 Schwinn toddler bike that I hope to restore to its original condition. I live in the Rumford area and am looking for a bike shop that would be able to do this work. Location is not a problem. – Lynn in Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: The YWCA of Central Maine is looking for donations from the community. We are constantly in need of: washable markers, crayons, washable paint, small paintbrushes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer pumps, tubs of glue, glue sticks, construction paper, boxes of tissues, napkins, apper goods, tissue paper, pens, pencils and more. We are always in need of these supplies and are always delighted to receive donations. Any donated items may be dropped off at the customer service desk at any time. We are located at 130 East Ave. in Lewiston. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our other programs, please contact Lisa Legendre at the YWCA at 795-4050, ext, 114. We thank you in advance for your support. – No Name, No Town.

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