Dear Sun Spots: My mother came across a certain beverage called Tava this summer. Coke puts it out and it comes in three flavors. Well, she cannot get enough of it. Our problem is we can’t seem to find it in stores anymore. Wal-Mart and Hannaford did carry it but no more. Please help us find Tava. – Carmen, No Town.

Answer: Tava, a zero-calorie sparkling beverage made by Pepsi, comes in tropical berry blend, passion fruit lime and black cherry citrus flavors. According to Pepsi’s Web site, the black cherry citrus flavor has been sold in a four-pack, in the last 30 days, at Shaw’s on East Avenue. However, when we checked with the local Pepsi bottling group in Auburn for other possible locations, they noted that the product has been discontinued. You may want to check with Shaw’s to see if they have any more available for purchase.

Dear Sun Spots: The Sexual Assault Crisis Center will be publishing our fall edition of the newsletter created by survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. This publication is a forum for the voices of survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their allies to share their feelings, thoughts, memories and insights. Let your voice be heard. Submit short essays and stories, poetry and any other original works for inclusion in this publication. Submissions must be received by Oct. 21 and must include the name and contact information for the author/creator. We reserve the right to edit submissions as deemed necessary for space and content reasons. While acknowledging possible confidentiality and safety concerns, every effort will be made to contact authors/creators whose work is edited. Please include information regarding the safest way to leave a message should we need to contact you with editing concerns. Submissions without name and contact information cannot be considered for the newsletter. However, you may specify that you wish to identify yourself with first name or initials in the publication. Please send mail to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, PO Box 6, Auburn, ME 04210. You can e-mail your submissions to [email protected] Please remember to include your contact information. To find out more information about this newsletter, please call Sarah at SACC, 784-5272 x104. – Sarah, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a recipe book called “The Best of our Cuisines.” It’s from 1978 by the Ste. Ann’s Sodality, Holy Family Church, Lewiston, Maine. I would gladly pay and pick up the book. Phone number is 897-3698. – No Name, Livermore Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for the inquiry about the Oxford Discount Store on Route 26 in Oxford on Sept. 27. I am glad to announce that Dennis is set up at the Undercover Flea Market at 960 Main St. on Route 26 in Oxford. He is still in the process of expanding with a full array of new tools and gifts for your shopping enjoyment. Any inquiries may be directed to Bert Morin, owner of the Undercover Flea Market. Telephone number is 539-4149. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. – Bert Morin, Oxford.

Dear Sun Spots: The American Legion Auxiliary in Rumford is hosting a Fall Craft Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Post 24 function hall. All crafters-vendors are welcome. We will provide 8-foot tables for $20 or $15 if vendor donates an item for our raffle. We will have chowder, chili and other food items for sale during the event, along with raffles and a Chinese auction. Crafters, please call Anita at 369-0205 to reserve your table. The rental fee must be received by Oct. 24. Checks made payable to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 may be mailed to 184 Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276. – Gayle Bean, Bryant Pond.

Dear Sun Spots: I have an electric treadmill to give away. It needs some work to fix it. The company says they’d start with the sensor. But I’m not mechanically inclined and cannot use it anymore. It’s a Sportcraft TX 4.9. After it’s fixed the belt needs to be tightened. As is. Heavy; you haul it yourself. 784-3934. If not home leave a message. – No Name, Lewiston.

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