Dear Sun Spots: Will you please locate a Tupperware person for me, if they still exist? I would like to hold a party so would rather not just buy online. Thank you in advance. – No Name, No Town.

Sun Spots is aware of two Tupperware consultants in the area. Contact Elizabeth Feeley at 782-7540 or Shannon Wheeler at 689-8961. Wheeler asks that you please leave a message, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: This is in regard to the letter in Sun Spots, 7-18-08, from the person looking for four captain’s chairs. I have some in real good condition I want to sell. Not sure if they are exactly what the person is looking for, but I can be reached at 353-9537 for more information. Leave a message if no answer. – R.M., Lisbon Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: You have been an excellent resource for me in the past; I am hoping that you can be of further assistance to me. I have a program called Knittin’ for Kids and this past year my small group provided 600 items (mittens, hats and a few scarves) for local schools. Much of the yarn was provided by readers of your column. Many thanks to those who donated in the past and to those knitters who provided the handmade items for local children. A person who provided yarn for us last year has given more this year, plus several items that I took and told her that I would find places for them.

I have a large bag of dolls heads for a crafter, several puzzles, 500 or 1,000 pieces each, and white and off white yarn, worsted weight, from several donations (not a suitable color for kids mittens). Baby afghans maybe? I also have about 70 cones of various weights and colors of cotton yarn, which I bought when I first started using a knitting machine, suitable for a fine gauge knitting machine or hand crocheters. I only make mittens and hats on my machine. I am also looking for a bulky or chunky knitting machine with ribber if someone has one available at a reasonable price. Please feel free to leave me a message, 755-9453 if you are interested in any of these items or have a machine available. – Amy Guimond, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I do so like to read romantic novels (paperbacks) that have pirates or any other interesting stories in them. Is there anybody that would like to get rid of their books? (I like the thick books.) I would pick them up in the Lew-Aub area.

Is there anybody that sharpens knives or scissors in the Lewiston-Auburn area?

Sun Spots is a wonderful column. You are doing a great service to your faithful readers. Thank you so very much. Call between 3 and 7 p.m., 782-2416. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In response to your inquiry regarding romance novels, have you checked out the Lewiston Public Library? They have shelves of used books for purchase in the lobby. Sun Spots has noticed some romance novels, too.

For knife sharpening, contact Mathieu Saw & Tool in the Industrial Park at 7 Enterprise St. in Lewiston. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. You can go to the business and drop off what you need sharpened or call ahead, 783-9087. Also, Thai Jarearn Express Restaurant at College and Sabattus streets sharpens knives. There is a per item cost based on the type of knife.

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