Dear Sun Spots: The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s professional theatre, is looking for several volunteers to place posters on established routes in Lewiston, Auburn, Bowdoin/Bowdoinham, Hallowell/Augusta and Falmouth/Yarmouth. Each person posting them will receive one or two free tickets to the show they put the posters up for and depending on the size of the route. They will be given a list of establishments to hang their posters in. Most routes hang between 15 to 20 posters. Posters must be hung by the date requested by the theatre. Posters for “Doubt” will be hung in January posters for “Well” will be hung in February, and posters for “Over the River and Through the Woods” will be hung in April.

We are also looking for volunteers to join Friends of the Theatre. This particular group volunteers on special projects for the benefit of the theatre. Some of the projects may include helping with the annual silent auction, selling subscriptions in the lobby, participating on the bulk mailing committee, helping with the design and upkeep of the gardens, helping with cast parties, as well as performing tasks that help our actors from out of town feel at home.

Those interested in a poster route or becoming a friend of The Public Theatre may call 782-2211 or e-mail [email protected] – Janet Mitchko, associate artistic director, The Public Theatre.

Dear Sun Spots: I hope you can please help me!

Some time ago, I saw someone washing their dog at a Dog Wash. It was a new facility just opening up. I even remember that the dog was a black lab named Lilly. My dog’s name is Lilly also. It was a place where they would wash your pet or you could wash it yourself. I can’t remember where it was located, but believe it was in the Lewiston area.

Answer: Sun Spots believes you are likely referring to a recent Associated Press article on the Portland Dog Wash in Portland. While it did not include mention of a dog by the name of Lilly, Sun Spots believes you may have mixed up the AP story along with a 2005 feature by business reporter Carol Coultas. Our reporter wrote about Lynne’s Dog Grooming & Self Service which also featured, Lily, a black lab. You can reach Lynne’s Dog Grooming & Self Service at 209 South Main St., Auburn, ME 04210, 782-3925.

In the meantime, consider contacting the following for a similar service: Paws in Motion Grooming, 72 Marston Hill Road, Auburn, 784-3676. It is open by appointment only and offers pickup and delivery service for dogs and cats, as well as a self-service dog wash. They also offer full, regular grooming for both dogs and cats. Portland Dog Wash, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04103, 797-7082, e-mail [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I have about 20 puzzles that I would like to give away to anyone interested in them. Please phone 786-2622 and leave a message. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

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