Dear Sun Spots: You have the answers for most everything, so maybe you can answer this. I have prescription glasses and the lenses are not glass. I believe they are plastic. The lenses are so stained no matter how I clean them. My question is: what is a good solution for plastic lenses? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with Mike at VIP eyes, 120 Center St, Auburn, for help with this inquiry. He suggests running the glasses under warm soapy water (dish soap works best). Running under the water will clean off the dust, which is sometimes actually dirt. If you just start rubbing the lenses with a cloth, this dirt could scratch the surface. While running under water, clean the lenses with a soft cotton cloth or T-shirt. Dry with a soft cotton cloth as well. This method has worked well for Sun Spots, with or without soap.

Things to avoid using are paper towels, toilet paper and Windex. Paper towels and toilet paper are made from wood and could scratch the plastic as well.

Dear Sun Spots: This is, first of all, a note of appreciation to all who contributed to the success of the Loaves and Fishes Fall Bazaar early October held at the Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. Those who donated items, the workers who organized them, the bakers who furnished the baked goods table, the two-day salespeople, and the cleanup volunteers deserve a first class award. May God bless you and your loved ones with choicest blessings in return!

Now, for the first time in our history, due to the generosity of people contributing so many new beautiful things these past two weeks, we are urged to have a Fall Bazaar, Part II. This will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22, rain or shine, also at the Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, in Sabattus. This is also a second chance for those who missed the homemade pies last time. A light lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please come, one and all, knowing that as you find something useful for yourself you are also helping the less fortunate who will need to deal with a difficult winter coming up.

If anyone has anything else to contribute, please do so immediately. The next time we will accept anything will be in April 2009. Winter is reserved for other fundraisers and activities at the convent. Thank you all and thank you, Sun Spots, for the service you render to the entire community. – Sister Lucille Fournier, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: I just want to say what a blessing you are to us all who read your section all the time. Love it! I have a question. Hope you can respond. We love Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels of the Biggest Loser on NBC WCSH 6. I wanted to know if you could get an address where to write them? Also, where to write Charlie Pride?

Thanks again for all you do. You’re wonderful. Bless you always. Can a person write to you as many times as they want or is there a limit? I have a few other questions also. I want other people to have a chance to write you. Love you Sun Spots! – No Name, No Town.

Sun Spots is also a huge fan of Jillian and Bob from the Biggest Loser. We never miss an episode of the show! A representative for Jillian noted that because she is in such high demand for personal appearances and assistance with causes, she does not have a fan mail address at this time. Bob Harper does not have a fan mail address either, but he does have a MySpace page you can leave a post at if you have Internet access. Check out NBC also notes that it does not forward mail or e-mail to NBC talent.

A representative for Charley Pride supplied us with the following mailing address: Charley Pride, P.O. Box 670507, Dallas, Texas 75367-0507.

Readers may submit any number of questions to Sun Spots; we depend on those questions! They’re published (most times) in the order they arrive. Sometimes, an inquiry takes a little more time to research, but rest assured, it will be published.

Dear Sun Spots: Mt. Blue High School is having its craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for apple walnut fudge because my father is interested in trying to make some. You may contact me at 645-9900. It is a business phone please leave a message if no one answers. Thank you. – Becky Tyler, No Town.

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