Dear Sun Spots: I’m trying to find a number that I can call to have someone pick up yarn I want to donate. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Call 784-7196 to donate yarn for scarves and mittens that are then donated to shelters and schools. Also, contact Charlotte Parker, PO Box 363, South Paris, ME 04281 who knits scarves for Paris school children.

Also consider contacting Catholic Charities’ SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage and Hope) program, which needs four-ply or baby yarn of all colors and in good condition to continue making hats, mittens, baby things, lap robes and other items that are given to the needy of all ages in Androscoggin County. Their people are very happy to pick these items up. For more information, please call the office at (207) 784-0157 and ask for SEARCH. It is open every weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dear Sun Spots: This thank-you letter is long overdue. I had a head gasket repair on my Subaru in January. Your Sun Spots of April 28 included a letter (No Name, No Town) about a Subaru warranty program for this repair. After some very courteous correspondence between Subaru and me, they offered me a $651 reimbursement for part of the cost, which I accepted. Without the Sun Spots information, I would not have known about this program.

I figured that this amount would pay for my SJ subscription for more than four years, or almost entirely for the four cords of wood I bought for next winter. With sincere thanks. – No Name, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: I am hoping Sun Spots can be of assistance to me in locating a knowledgeable service person to service my Rainsoft water treatment system. It has ceased to function, and my water is in bad condition, staining everything it comes in contact with. Have searched phone books and the Internet to no avail. The only information I’ve found is for distributors for the system (none in any nearby states) and no service technicians. If there is anyone in the Dixfield, or near vicinity who is familiar with the Rainsoft water treatment/softeners I may be reached at 562-8752. Thank you. – No Name, Dixfield.

Answer:
Contact Aquatech Water Treatment in Gorham at 893-2600. A spokesperson from the company said they service the entire state of Maine and would be happy to help.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a big, black male rabbit to give away with cage, water bottles, and pellets included. He loves carrots and lettuce. You pick up. Call 778-3960. – No Name, Farmington.

Dear Sun Spots: I’ve been trying, with no success, to find out who manufactures the bottles used by the company that sells Frangelico liqueur. I would like an e-mail address so that I could contact the bottle manufacturer. The bottle I’m referring to is made to look like a monk. The glass used to produce the bottle is brown in color. Thank you, once again, for your help Sun Spots. Your service is greatly appreciated. – Anita, Auburn.

Answer:
The company that makes Frangelico, located in Dublin, Ireland, can be contacted through their Web site, www.frangelico.com. They provided us with an e-mail address for the producer of the bottle, Saint-Gobain vetri. Contact them at [email protected] Also try contacting C&C International, the group that owns Frangelico at www.cantrellandcochrane.com. They may be able to answer any questions you have.

Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur produced in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. Its origins date back more than 300 years to the existence of early Christian monks living in that region. The bottle is shaped like a monk’s habit, with a traditional rope belt around its waist. An interesting note: Frangelico will last for 20 years once opened.

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