Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for three things I believe I’ve seen in your column. They were all quite some time ago however. Wonder if you can track these down for me.

A man who makes bobble head figurines, a person that does origami, and a woman that does calligraphy. Thank you for all the work you put into helping people. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: Sun Spots is not aware of someone who makes bobble heads and we were unable to find a reference to this in previous columns. Hopefully readers will offer some leads.

Contact Sharon Hawkes at the Auburn Public Library for information on origami. She comes highly recommended from library staff and has taught workshops at the library. She may be reached at 333-6640, ext. 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For calligraphy needs, contact Debbie in Lewiston. She has been doing calligraphy for a long time and would be happy to help. She may be reached at 753-1823.

Dear Sun Spots: I am a retired retail banker and have some advice for the person with the Dish complaint and other readers regarding debit and credit cards.

The complaint with the Dish network can be handled via their credit card company, simply call them and tell them that the bill is disputed, at which point they should reverse the charge.

If it’s a debit card (which is really a checking account) the charge for the most part cannot be reversed by the bank, which usually means you need to go to court to settle the complaint. I don’t recommend that readers buy anything online or over the phone with a debit card. The customer that had problems with Dish can put the shoe on the other foot by requesting the credit card company to reverse the charge at which point they will get the company’s attention. – Claude Beaucage, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: This is for Jeannine Pelletier of Lewiston who was having the problem with Dish Network and being charged a fee for their dish.

She should write to her credit card company and dispute this charge on her credit card and explain exactly what she explained in Sun Spots.

I had a problem with a hotel room in Philadelphia where they charged us a fee after we had canceled over two months ahead of time one of the nights. The hotel promised four times to give us credit. When this didn’t happen we disputed the charge on the credit card and the charge was removed after we sent documentation of the issue. – Jane, Bethel.

Dear Sun Spots: I noticed your column from Saturday (Oct. 18) and feel moved to respond. I run CALM HealthWorks, a holistic health office in Auburn, and I offer many different types of saliva tests. I also help a lot of women (and men) with hormone rejuvenation, using homeopathy and diet.

I do not recommend bioidentical hormones because they accumulate in the tissues just like non-bioidentical hormones and thus, cause the same issues. For more information, my number is 207-784-7287 and my Web site is www.calmhealthworks.com. Thank you! – C. Andi Locke Mears.

Dear Sun Spots: I have six 13-gallon bags of dry pine cones to give away. These are fine for starting fires in stoves, fireplaces or other heating devices. A good saving on kindling. All ready to pick up. Call if interested: 897-3036. – M. Livermore Falls.


Dear Sun Spots: I have 40 scrapbooking magazines to give away. They are like new, various titles. I also am giving away 23 pairs of scrapbooking scissors that cut different shapes. They’re free to anyone who will come pick them up. Call 795-0655. Thank you. – Pam, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Remember an organization that wants some old bingo cards? We have some at Post 68. Call Wayne at 527-2234. – Wayne, Greenwood.

Dear Sun Spots: I just wanted to give a special thank you to the staff and Rachel, another member of the newspaper team. Sun Spots ran my ad for trying to get a tape of my daughter’s cooking adventure with Emeril Green.

A gentleman taped four tapes of the show for me, thank you. They came out beautiful. I just wanted to thank all of you and the man who gave up his time to make my day.

Once again, thank you so very much. – Donna Osborn, Turner.


Answer: Sun Spots is glad you request was successful! We will pass along your thank you to all who were involved at the Sun Journal.

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