Dear Sun Spots: On TV tonight on “207” a gentleman gave a number to call for a discount card from the government but he gave it so fast we couldn’t get it.

Not everyone has a computer either. This is for the TV box.

Also, a friend would like the name of the people who repair clocks. It would be nice if it could be done in the home as these are seniors that no longer drive. Thanks for all your good work. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
You can apply for 2 coupons per household by calling 1-888-388-2009. Your coupons will be valid 90 days from the day they are mailed. Each coupon is good toward $40 off a single converter box. The last day to apply for coupons in March 31, 2009 or until supplies are depleted.

At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, full power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to digital. This will provide a clearer picture, more channels and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep using their analog TV sets.

In regards to your second request, Sun Spots is aware of two gentleman who will service your clock in-home. However, not knowing what town you are located in, we suggest calling to find out how far they travel for repairs.

Contact Pat at Rohman Clockworks at 350 Minot Ave., in Auburn, 784-1211.

Rohman repairs antique and modern clocks, including cuckoo clocks and grandfather clocks.

Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but feel free to leave a message as he is in and out of the shop.

Michael Lovejoy in South Paris will also be able to help. Contact him at 743-8222 to discuss your needs.

Please note that he will be away until Sept. 18, so you may contact him after that date.

Dear Sun Spots: Peek-a-boo Puppets at the Toy Library is looking for volunteers! We need a box office and snack handler(s), as well as puppeteers.

Experience with puppets is desirable, but not imperative.

You would need to be available for performances on Thursday mornings, and rehearsals on another day if you were in the show. Call Miss Colleen at 946-4645 to offer help! – Colleen, Greene.


Dear Sun Spots: Why doesn’t Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Food City stores carry Swanson frozen dinners anymore in the Wilton, Farmington area? I’ve got coupons I want to use. Thank you for your help. – No Name, Wilton.

Answer:
We suggest contacting the individual stores to see if they could possibly start carrying the products you are looking for.

Perhaps there was a lack of sales for the Swanson dinners. Swanson provided us with the following list of stores that carry their products: Shaw’s Super Store, 251 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville; Shaw’s Super Store, 600 Center St., Auburn; Shaw’s Supermarket, 27 East Ave., Lewiston; Shaw’s Supermarket, 150 Western Ave., Augusta; Hannaford, 140 Elm Plz., Waterville; Hannaford, 29 Whitten Rd., Augusta; Hannaford, 1603 Main St., Oxford; Hannaford, 692 Sabattus St., Lewiston; and Hannaford, 95 Spring St., Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for two children’s DVDs. Trebellina and Leap Frog Letter Factory. If anyone has these please call Joan at 782-1692. – Joan, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, contact The Cristofori Baby Company LLC in Farmingdale, N.Y., to order the Introducing Trebellina DVD. The telephone number is (516) 847-3714. You also may be able to find the Leap Frog DVD at local retail stores.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for L.D. of Lisbon Falls (Sun Spots, Wednesday, Sept. 3) regarding catalogues for cross-stitching kits.

Here are two more. Mary Maxim 1-800-962-9504, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., eastern time. www.marymaxim.com.

Also, Herrschners, 1-800-713-1239, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., central time.

Hope this helps. Happy stitching. – Sue Gervais, Greene.

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