Dear Sun Spots: Could Sun Spots find out what weekend Hodgman’s Frozen Custard Stand will be open in December and the hours they will be open? Thank you. – S.C., Livermore Falls.

Answer:
You and other fans of Hodgman’s Frozen Custard will be happy to hear that the stand will be open Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and a second weekend, Dec. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donna Langlois, who runs the stand with other members of the family, says they sell only quarts at this time. Flavors available will be vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin and black raspberry. The stand is located at 1108 Lewiston Road, Route 100, New Gloucester.

Dear Sun Spots: I have some Susan B. Anthony silver dollars -1979 era – also some gold-tone ones of 2000 issue. I wonder if they are of any value other than their face value. I would appreciate if anyone can be of help to me with this. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots checked around and the value of Susan B. Anthony silver dollars from 1979 are worth anywhere from face value to around $5. We suggest taking them to be professionally appraised as some collectors may find specific characteristics that will increase the value. In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots is aware of two businesses that can help. Compass Coins & Jewelry, 199 Lisbon St., Lewiston. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment, 784-2885. Also, Republic Jewelry & Collectibles, 212 Center St., Auburn. Hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the store at 784-4444.

Dear Sun Spots: I read with interest the information given by CMP regarding cost for running infrared heaters. I have a Comfortzone brand, and I find my actual cost on electric bill proves much less. Comfortzone states the cost of running their brand for 18 hours per day, producing 5,000 BTU of heat, to cost about $1.80 daily (with an efficiency factor of 96 percent). By these calculations, the cost would run about $54 per month. – Joyce, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: I was told by a source that you might help. My wife was a former resident of Lewiston, and a relative told us of a Veterans Memorial for prior residents of your city. My wife (nee Muriel LeBel) was the first female from Lewiston to join the WAVES in 1942, soon after the start of World War II. Is it possible to include her name on this memorial? She served honorably and was discharged after the close of the war. She then went to work for the U.S. Navy at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Paul Bernard, chairman of the Lewiston Auburn Veteran’s Council told us that any veteran who has been honorably discharged can have their name engraved on the memorial, regardless of where they live. To obtain an application, write to Bernard at 451 Lower St., Turner, ME 04282. The application requests all the necessary information you will need to submit. Also apply online at www.maineamericanlegion.com. Click on “Lewiston Auburn Veterans Council & Veterans Memorial Park” and then click on “Veterans Name Application for Memorial Stones.” Please note that the engraving fee has been changed to $35.

Once the application has been submitted and her information has been verified, her name will be added to the list for the next engraving. The unveiling of the next memorial stone will be Memorial Day 2009.

Dear Sun Spots: Nelson-Conley Post 66 American Legion Lisbon Falls is, for the sixth year, again accepting financial donations from members to finance its Iraq/Afghan Christmas Project. Each year we send both individual and group gifts to two or three platoons in the combat area, and we are in need of contacts in both countries with some Lisbon connection (sibling, son, daughter, grandchild, etc.) to whom we can send the boxes. Please contact Bill Barr at 353-4388 or e-mail [email protected] Thanks for your help! – Bill Barr, Lisbon Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a vacuum tube tester. If someone has a tester that they would like to get rid of, please contact me. I am also interested in vacuum tubes. My number is 595-8262. – Brad Johnson, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for someone to repair a very old and fragile candlestick holder that has a broken top. It was a family heirloom and part of a Heisey breakfast set given to me by my great-grandmother. Are there any people in the area who can help me? – Judy, Oxford.

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