Dear Sun Spots: I’m desperately seeking yarn! I make scarves for the Paris school children; so far this year I haven’t had anyone donate to this needed item. Please help keep a child warm! Send yarn to: C. Parker, P.O. Box 363, South Paris, ME 04281, or I can pick up locally in the Norway, South Paris area. Thanks in advance. – C. Parker, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know where I might find a copy of an old book by Louise Helen Coburn? The title is “Skowhegan on the Kennebec, Volume I.” I already have Volume II and would be willing to pay a fair amount for a copy of Volume I in good condition. I’ve had no luck searching in the Skowhegan area. My phone number is 743-7152. Thank you. – Jackie, South Paris.


Answer: We spoke with a gentleman at the Skowhegan History House who suggested searching for the book on the Internet. The history house and the Public library both have copies for viewing, but not for purchase. He suggested www.abebooks.com, which has a few copies for sale starting at $99 for both volumes. The closest location listed on the site is On the Common bookstore in Walpole, N.H. Owner Ray Boas is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. If you’d like to order the book, you may order online or call the shop at 603-756-9900.

Dear Sun Spots: I haven’t been able to find Wyler’s Shaker instant bouillon seasonings. The flavor that we’re looking for is Zesty Italian and herbed. The jar’s net weight is 3.75 oz. Does anyone carry it or has it been discontinued? Thank you for your help. – Rachel, Lewiston.

Answer: We spoke with a representative at Wyler’s who informed us that the shaker instant bouillon seasonings were discontinued years ago. She also noted that Wyler’s bouillon cubes are not available in our immediate area.

Dear Sun Spots: Would the person who is looking for old sheets (Sun Spots inquiry, Tuesday, June 24) please contact me at 645-2257 as I have some old sheets and would also be willing to deliver them in the Wilton area. Thanks. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Last Thanksgiving I found the Maine Blues Project, I think it was 93.9 FM on my radio. No talk, no commercials, just the blues. From then on I only listened to that station – until June 5 when they were thrown off the air.

Does anyone know where they were? I think it was local and why they couldn’t stay on? I miss that music! Thanks so much for all the help you give us. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: Sun Spots was also wondering what happened to this station. We found the answer from 102.9 WBLM. The FM station 93.9 was owned by Citadel Broadcasting; when Citadel bought ABC Radio, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules forced them to sell some of their stations in some of their markets. In Portland, they had to sell WCLZ (98.9) and WCYI (93.9). Then, WCYI began a simulcast of WCLZ; WCLZ was sold to Saga Communications, and that left 93.9 without any programming.

While waiting for the sale of WCYI, a program director at WBLM and a Citadel engineer decided to try something new on the station. Since they did not need to generate any revenue, the station was able to be commercial free.

Eventually, 93.9 was sold to EMF Broadcasting and is now home to K-Love, a contemporary Christian radio network.

Since they found such a huge listener base in Maine, they decided to set up a Web stream off the WBLM Web site, www.wblm.com. You can connect to the Internet stream by going to the WBLM Web site and clicking on The Maine Blues Project under the Music Headlines section.

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