Dear Sun Spots: What can a grandmother do to see, and have for a day, my grandkids if my son is not getting the kids when he is supposed to? Can I go to the courts and get some ruling to see my grandkids for some amount of time? -No Name, Auburn.

Answer: Sun Spots suggests contacting Pine Tree Legal for assistance. Although they cannot provide you with a lawyer, they have a family law assistance project for help with your questions. They are located at 37 Park St., Suite 401, Lewiston. Their office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays, you can visit the office and ask questions regarding your situation.

Dear Sun Spots: Here I am again. I always get results. I have booklets (five of them) with cards (I believe they are from Red Rose Tea many years ago) of birds, butterflies, trees, mode of transportation. Below each is a description of the pictures. Also have about 100 loose ones. Anyone interested in buying them? – No Name, Mexico.

• For Kristin, No Town, Sun Spots inquiry Sept. 20, regarding the identity of two Red Sox fans: The guy with the lighter colored hair who usually sits to the left of the screen behind home plate is Dennis Drinkwater, the owner of Giant Glass, one of the major sponsors for the Red Sox. I’m not sure who the other guy is to the right with the darker hair, although I believe he may be associated with Mr. Drinkwater in some way. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for someone that could replace the zipper in a leather jacket. I have had no luck in finding someone that could do this. I am hoping that you may be able to help me. Thanks! – Debby Lemire, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, contact Tim Farley, owner of Midcoast Shoe Repair in Brunswick, at 725-8557. The business is at 14 Maine St., and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

You may also consider contacting Paula Pelletier at Stitched with Finesse in Greene, 946-7242 or Judy at Alterations by Judy, in Lewiston 783-6201 to see if they offer this particular service.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for the services you provide through Sun Spots. Here is an opportunity to support our American veterans through various channels. The newly-formed Men’s Auxiliary of the VFW Post 3335 in Jay will be holding an indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to p.m. Proceeds will allow us to help fund various veterans’ services directly and through donations to other organizations. Any and all donations of salable items and baked goods will be greatly appreciated. We will have a full range of items from antiques and collectibles to good clean household items. There will be tables available for individual vendors for $5 by advance notice. Items to be donated may be delivered to us by appointment or pickups in the area can easily be arranged. No clothing please. For more information, please call Paul Pomerleau at 897-2978, Donn Newcomb at 897-2457 or Dale Farrar at 897-4018. Thank you for any and all help and donations. – Dale, Livermore Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: I thank you for your continued assistance to all of us reading your column. I have a friend and my family has another friend who are in need of help with their cars. Is there anyone who will work on cars to help a single mother? Or any organization that takes used cars and fixes them up to give to those in need? I think I read something about this somewhere, maybe in Sun Spots, but now cannot find the information. Can you help? Who would one contact? Call 224-7355 or 353-4769 if you can help. – Arlene Nason, Hartford.


Dear Sun Spots: Norway Parks & Recreation Director Debra Partridge would like to thank the New Balance Community Connection Program for their help in painting the Ice Hut at the Recreation Area on Cottage Street. Becky Martin, Don Pryne, Penny Allen and Denise Blackman spent several hours painting the exterior shingles on the building. This has made the recreation area look much nicer and helps us get ready for the winter activities. – Debra Partridge, Norway Parks & Recreation Director.

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