Dear Sun Spots: We are looking to hire a horse and wagon for our snowshoe convention parade Jan. 31 for our king and queen candidates. Please call Arlene Tierney at 782-9560. Thank you. – Arlene, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I knit at the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center every Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In the Sun Spots column last summer someone offered knitting and crochet directions including Cabbage Patch kids and E.T. They were gone when I called the Turner telephone. Would the person who got them be willing to share? Call Hilda, 784-6852. – Hilda Davis, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to greater demand, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) is offering a class this winter for compassionate people to be trained as hospice volunteers.

Hospice volunteers help support terminally ill patients and their families at home, in long-term care facilities, and at the AHCH Hospice House in Auburn. We have scheduled a 27-hour Hospice Volunteer Course in Lewiston beginning Monday, Jan. 26. Volunteers are valued members of the hospice team and are matched with patients in or near their communities.

We ask for a time commitment of two to four hours each week. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412. Sincerely yours. – Nancy Greene, volunteer coordinator.


Dear Sun Spots: The Knights of Columbus from Holy Family Council 10019 are looking for dishes for their monthly suppers. We are now serving family style suppers.

Dinner plates, coffee cups, soup bowls and pie plates are needed. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. We will pick up. Thank you for your support.

Call Arthur at 782-0498. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I wanted to cut out the directions on how to make the mittens from sweaters and fleece, but the paper was recycled.

Can I get the info online without having you reprint it? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: The mitten pattern that ran in the Dec. 30 Sun Spots column was located on From the Martha Stewart homepage, search “sweater mittens.”


You will find many different articles on making mittens from old sweaters, including the one published, which did not have fleece lining. Also visit

Here, you will find printable patterns for the sweater mittens with fleece lining.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to send a letter to some of the players on the Boston Celtics. Can you find out the address for me? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Send a letter addressed to the specific player, C/O Boston Celtics, 226 Causeway Street, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

You may write to your favorite player to request an autograph or for fan club information. Keep in mind; since NBA players have busy schedules they are sometimes unable to fulfill every request.

According to the official Boston Celtics Web site,, the Celtics came into being on June 6, 1946, and the franchise struggled for respect during its first four years.


They ended their first season with a 22-38 record and a last-place tie with the Toronto Huskies in the Basketball Association of America’s Eastern Division.

However, in the remarkable history of the Boston Celtics, the team has won an unprecedented 76 title banners. The 16 NBA World Championship banners, 17 regular season titles, 19 conference titles and 24 division titles.

While winning championships was done by the team-concept method, 22 of the Celtics’ players and management responsible for those banners have had their uniform number retired to the arena rafters.

Furthermore, 31 former Celtics players, management or staff have been deservedly enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

Dear Sun Spots: Does Sunspots have name/address of person(s) requesting the face page of used Christmas cards for use in arts and crafts? – Pauline, Lewiston.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, the only group that Sun Spots is aware of that accepts used cards is St. Jude’s.

To donate your used card fronts for its Card Recycling Program, send them to 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005.

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