Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy starting my morning with a hot cup of coffee and your column. I hope you can help me find someone in the L/A area who sharpens Oster dog clipping blades. You may reach me after 1 p.m. at 577-3879. Thank you. – Kathleen Currier, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I have two questions I’m hoping you can answer. My first is where may I enroll in an EMT refresher course? And secondly, is it possible to refreeze meat after it has been thawed? Thank you for your continued help. – Marg Connell, No Town.

Answer:
Contact Tri-County EMS, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 795-2880, e-mail: [email protected], Web site, www.tricountyems.org. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While it does not currently have one scheduled, you should keep an eye on its Web site for course and class listings.

Regarding your second question, according to the Maine Cooperative Extension Food Safety Facts (Bulletin 4107), posted online at www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/4107.htm, meat and poultry defrosted in the refrigerator may be refrozen before or after cooking. If thawed by other methods, you should cook before refreezing.

Dear Sun Spots: I am seeking someone who can repair my clock. Do you know where I might locate one? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Contact the following for clock repairs:

• Rohman Clockworks at 350 Minot Ave., Auburn, 784-1211. They repair antique and modern clocks, including cuckoo clocks and grandfather clocks. For more information or to set up an appointment, phone 784-1211. It is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

• Michael Lovejoy in South Paris at 743-8222. Please leave a message.

• Doug Parker 892-4205, 506 River Road, Windham, ME 04062. He is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Fred Ricker, 3 Hilltop Drive, York, 363-3143. Please call him to discuss your needs.

Dear Sun Spots: I was a 1950 graduate of Jordan Junior High on Central Avenue. Mr. Monahan was principal. A class picture was taken, and I would like to see if anyone from that class would share a decent copy for genealogy purposes. My maiden name was Doris Dussault. I may be reached at 603-752-4526, or write to Doris Dussault Treamet, 132 Clark St., Berlin, NH 03570. Thank you for any help. – D. Dussault Treamet, Berlin, N.H.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a couple who found an Edward Little High School class of 1989 ring with the initials GJH. They contacted the Auburn School Department, and we located the owner of the ring. In the meantime, the contact information was lost for the couple who found the ring. We may be reached at 786-8593. – Wendy Brown, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy your advice column.

In answer to Mike Roberge’s inquiry for maple syrup spread, (March 15 column): We purchased this product at a maple sugaring party in Canada. I’m certain that you may find this product at sugar houses once the maple syrup season opens. It is made by beating pure maple syrup until it becomes the consistency of butter. With no additives! It’s delicious on toast, crackers, hot biscuits and is also good on hot oatmeal. Good luck in finding it! – F.L., Mexico.


This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be posted at www.sunjournal.com in the Advice section under Opinion on the left-hand corner of your computer screen. In addition, you can e-mail your inquiries to [email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.