Dear Sun Spots: The Caleb Garden Club is hoping to enlarge our garden this year and improve the soil and invited others to join us.

The garden is located in the midst of an affordable housing complex River Valley Village here in Lewiston.

To reach our goal we need: compost and delivery of compost, garden tools, a new gate, metal fence posts, 8-foot cedar posts, garden gloves, soaker hoses, seedlings, rototilling, organic fertilizer, landscape paper and landscape pens, two Have a Heart traps for groundhogs, raspberry bushes, netting.

We also need volunteers and materials to help with constructing additional raised beds for handicapped residents, repair existing raised beds, repair compost bin, repair or replace spigot, remove poison ivy.

We are hoping to both enlarge the garden and have all repairs completed by October. We are also planning for the completion of a children’s garden in two years.

This young garden was planted on sandy soil four years ago. Without outside support we would be unable to have a garden. Nor, could we improve the soil with compost and nutrients.

Since most of our members consist of people with disabilities, the elderly, teens and children we need volunteers to help out and get the garden ready.

Our mission is to grow organic vegetables for the purpose of healthy living and encourage residents of all ages, abilities and ethnicities to participate while teaching responsibility and commitment. We continue to educate ourselves in organic gardening. We also have a veggie stand, where non-gardeners may purchase fresh organic vegetables at a very low cost. We want everyone to benefit from our garden.

Any help is gratefully appreciated, no matter how big or small. You may reach me, Pam, at 783-5235 or our garden coordinator, Donna, at 783-9800. We look forward to hearing from many of you. – Pam in Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy your column very much and read it every day. In the past, you have helped me, and I hope you can again. I am looking for a repairman who can regulate the speed control on a Westo Cadence 825 adjustable incline treadmill. Thank you very much in advance. – Walter Babbit, Hebron.

Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy watching the show House on Tuesday evenings. I’m a fan of Hugh Laurie who plays the role of Dr. House. My question is, does he have an address that I may write to that accepts fan mail? Thank you. – Claire, Mechanic Falls.

Answer: Try contacting him through his theatrical agency Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825. You might also note that Fox-TV has listed this address on their Web site for autograph requests and the like: House MD, P.O. Box 900, Attn: Fox Broadcasting Publicity Dept. Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900.

Dear Sun Spots: The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is recruiting volunteers to help with the 36th MPBN Great TV Auction at the Lewiston studio taking place April 21-30.

The auction is their single, largest fundraiser of the year. They offer daytime hours working behind the scenes and/or weekend and evening hours during the live production.

The variety of jobs include telephone work, data entry, filing, food prep and warehouse duties. Volunteers are welcome to participate as individuals or as part of a group. For more information, please contact Pam Smart at 1-800-884-1717 ext: 3008 or through e-mail at [email protected] Thank you Sun Spots and readers. Looking forward to any assistance from column readers. – Pam Smart, Bangor.


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