Dear Sun Spots: Having recently acquired a copy of my birth certificate at Lewiston City Hall, and discovering I was born at Keatings Private Hospital in Androscoggin County in July of 1930, I wonder if readers might have information on this hospital? I would appreciate any information on its history and location. Looking forward to hearing recollections readers might know of. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: Besides responses from readers, you might consider contacting Michael Lord at the Androscoggin Historical Society, 2 Turner St., Auburn, 784-0586. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Another option would be to contact the Maine State Archives, Maine State Archives, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, 287-5788.

Dear Sun Spots: The St. Dominic High School class of 1967 is planning its 40th reunion. We are looking for contact information for some of our classmates. If anyone has any info on the following people please contact Pat Dutil Crowell at 782-7635, Greg Allen at 786-3884. Please fax Susan Cote Matthews at 353-3038 or e-mail her at [email protected] People we need contact information for include: Marie-Lise Labrosse Bernabat, Rejeanne Potvin Bisson, Gerard Blais, Jacqueline Boucher, Gerard Carrier, Nicole Bachard Giard, Paul Lafrance, Richard Lewis, Jacqueline Chouinard Lizotte, Denis Pratt, Robert Rivard, Robert St. Amour, Louise Begin Urist. Thanking you in advance for your assistance. – Susan C. Matthews, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if you can help me locate any descendants of Almeda James Lee, born Dec. 16, 1875. She married Albert John Lee, and they resided in the Jay/Livermore area. I’m very involved in finding the missing links to my genealogy and look forward to hearing from my distant relatives. Please contact me via e-mail at [email protected] or call 897-7046 Ask for Jody. – Jody, No Town.

Answer: Besides responses from readers, consider contacting the Maine State Archives to see if they can assist you with this inquiry. You may reach them at Maine State Archives, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, 287-5788. Also, you might consider checking with the local historical societies in the towns where these relatives resided. It’s possible they might have something on file.

Rhonda Wing of 3rd Street, in Dixfield: Please submit your item to the column. Sun Spots has not received it and has not been able to contact you via phone.

Dear Sun Spots: First of all, we need to send our gratitude to you and your readers. You put my letter in the Sun Spots section of the paper asking for a lawyer to volunteer his/her time to Emily’s Wish. Because of you, our 8-year-old daughter Emily now has an attorney (Sonia Buck from Linnell, Choate, and Webber) who works for Emily on a volunteer basis.

Emily’s Wish has grown into something wonderful over the course of the year. It not only helps children who are victims of house fires, but it is now working toward giving toys to kids who are victims of other disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, abuse, and homelessness and more.

But once again, we are asking for your readers’ help.

Emily’s Wish really needs a self-storage area to store all of the toys donated to us. We were offered the use of an apartment to store the toys, and were very grateful but would feel more comfortable with a storage unit. Thank you for all of your help. Your readers may contact us at 713-6114 or e-mail us at [email protected] – Thank you, Lisa, Emily, and the Beaulieu Family, No Town.

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