Dear Sun Spots: I am looking to find souvenirs for the Maineiac’s hockey team. Are there any local venders and sports stores that sell the T-shirts, hats or any other items? Thank you. Rita, No Town.

Answer: The only place you can purchase the team’s official merchandise in at the Lewiston MAINEiacs Fan Shop, 190 Birch St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 333-3267, ext: 216. They are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to the end of the game on game days. To check their online fan shop, click on and then click on the shop icon in the upper right hand corner of your computer screen.

In the meantime, perhaps you and other Maineiacs fans out there may be interested in the following Maineiacs Trivia published online at on Oct. 1, 2006:

• The Lewiston MAINEiacs Hockey Club is the QMJHL’s only U.S.-based franchise and came to be as a result of the relocation of the Sherbrooke Castors for the start of the 2003-2004 season.

• The name MAINEiacs was chosen from more than 1,400 entries that were received from a “Name the Team” contest held during February and March 2003. The name was chosen for its ability to provide a regional appeal, its marketability and its youth.

• “As soon as the entry of MAINEiacs was received, we were confident that we had found a clear winner. If you look at the definition of the term maniac in the dictionary, you will see that it can refer to: A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something – which was a perfect for our team in this hockey dominant community,” stated Matt McKnight, the team’s vice-president and governor.

• The MAINEiacs retained their blue-and-orange color scheme from the Castors as a means of maintaining a link to their previous market.

Dear Sun Spots: What would we do without you? You help so many people.

The class of ’52 from Stephens High School in Rumford is planning its 55th reunion in August. We are looking for contact information for some of our classmates.

If anyone out there can help us with information on the following people, please call Barbara Doherty at 364-3470. Those we need contact information for include: Connie Shatney Murphy, Robert Hutchins, Lloyd Constantine, Betty Farnum Albert, and Barbara (Noonan) Feldman. Thank you in advance for your assistance. – Barbara in Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please be so kind as to give me the address for Britney Spears’ family. I would like to write to her mother – Lynne Irene Bridges – in Kentwood, LA. Thanks for any help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Unfortunately Sun Spots does not have a contact address. However, there are several listings under Google for families with the surname of Bridges (Spears’ mother’s married name).

Sun Spots would encourage you to consider trying to write to Bridges in the care of the local post office in Kentwood at 601 Avenue, Kentwood, LA 70444-0007.

Dear Sun Spots: I need to find someone who can repair a table lamp switch and a wooden chair. Thank you for any help you can give me. – Maureen Miller, Lewiston.

Have you checked in with local handyman Dean Hinckley of Wales. You can reach him at 375-6163 to see if he can assist you. Hinckley does odd jobs such as repairs, mowing, tree trimming, snow plowing and painting and should be able to assist you here.

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