Dear Sun Spots: I have been hunting for a VCR or DVD movie. It was filmed during World War II. The movie was “The Five Sullivan Brothers.” If anyone can help me I would be ever grateful. – No Name, Bethel.

Answer: According to, “The Fighting Sullivans” was released in 1944 and was based on the lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and World War II. The brothers served together in the U.S. Navy during the war. The film also chronicles their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater aboard the light cruiser USS Juneau.

In addition to responses from readers, new and used copies of the DVD are available on Search for “Fighting Sullivans” under the Movies & TV category.

Dear Sun Spots: Clover Health Care residents have a knitting club and donate mittens to needy children. Anyone interested in donating yarn may drop it off at the Clover Activity Department. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The Lisbon High School Boosters is sponsoring a Scrapbooking Day fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Lisbon High School on Route 196 in Lisbon Falls. Cost is $25. Lunch will be provided. Everyone gets a goodie bag! Door prizes, raffles, supplies and kits will be available. Snacks and refreshments will be available before and after lunch. The Creative Memories Consultants are Kimberly Donovan and Michelle Huston. If you are interested in getting started or have questions please call Kimberly Donovan at 353-1604. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am a daily reader, reading the Sun Journal from cover to cover. Usually, I start with the Encore pages, then on to Sun Spots, the two best daily features of your newspaper. While I applaud your efforts to inform your readers of money-saving tips on food preparation, and enjoy Bonnie Washuk’s great recipes, I do not like the space taken away from Sun Spots. I waited a few days to see if this trend would continue and it appears it has. I trust you will continue the economical recipes, but please, not at the expense of cutting the Sun Spots column in half. Thank you. – Rachel Morin, Auburn.

The Sun Spots change is temporary, made to accommodate the Sun Journal’s six-month Tough People, Smart Money thrifty recipes. Saturday’s column will be expanded to its usual size.

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