Dear Sun Spots: Could you please tell me if the last four quarters in the series are in circulation? I haven’t come across them anywhere. Thank you for your time and help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: According to the U.S. Mint, the last five quarters in the 50 State Quarters Program will be released this year. Oklahoma was released on Jan. 28, 2008; New Mexico was released April 7, 2008, and the current quarter in circulation is Arizona, released June 2, 2008. After a coin’s release, it takes about two to three weeks for it to appear in circulation. The Alaska quarter was available to purchase in rolls Aug. 29, 2008. You should start seeing it in circulation in the next few weeks. Hawaii’s quarter, the last coin in the 50 State Quarters Program, will be released later this year.

Dear Sun Spots: I plan on going to the NASCAR race in September and camping for the week. I sell crafts and other things and I was wondering if I could set up a table to sell from my campsite. Would this be allowed? If so, would I need any permits, etc. Thank you – No Name, No Town.


Answer: A spokesperson from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway said that setting up a table at your campsite is not allowed. If you would like to sell items, you will have to set up with the other vendors at the speedway. For more information on that process, contact the speedway at (603) 783-4744 and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: I read and enjoy your column every day. Now, I am hoping you can help us. In an effort to share our wonderful hobby with others, the Norway-Paris Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will holding guest nights on Sept. 15 and Sept 22. They will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, downstairs, Main Street in Norway. Parking is in the rear of the church on Beal Street. Registration will be at 6 p.m. You do not have to read music. This is for men who like to sing, or would like to learn to sing better, and would like to experience the enjoyment of four-part close harmony singing. Come join us for a night of fun. For more information, call Tere Porter, 743-0656, evenings; or Pat Fleck, 647-5005, daytime; or Arnold Jordan at 875-3202. – Arnold Jordan, Greenwood.

Dear Sun Spots: Please do keep up the great work! I know you wonderful people out there can help me. I would like the music and words to the French song, “Moi, je m’ennui de toi.” I could pick up, go copy and return. Please call 784-8388. Leave a message. Thank you so much! – Rose, Lewiston.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, we spoke with our source for French music, Florence Martin, who noted that there are a lot of songs about this subject. With more information, we may be able to help you find the exact song you are looking for.

Dear Sun Spots: SeniorsPlus announces the return of its Aging Well Living Well Expo to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry. This one-day conference for older adults ages 55 and older, and caregivers will allow attendees to explore ways to maintain a healthy active lifestyle and provide an opportunity to discover resources, services and products that will help navigate the aging process.

Sessions on kayaking, fly fishing, yoga, electronic exercise with Nintendo Wii, what legal documents you need, how to reduce fuel costs in your home, noticing the signs of Alzheimer’s, Medicare basics and much more will be offered. A raffle to benefit emergency fuel assistance for seniors will also be held. Every attendee will get a free emergency preparedness TO-GO bag. Event cost is $40 individual/$70 couple (includes breakfast and lunch). Group rate for three or more: $30 per person. Contact SeniorsPlus at 795-4010 or visit www.seniorsplus.org for a registration brochure. – Kim, Lewiston.

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