Dear Sun Spots: What has happened to Cote’s Sewing Center? I know they retired but gave me a paper stating someone else was taking over. It’s been closed the last two times I have come to the city. Would like to know when they open so I can plan accordingly. Thanks. – No Name, No Town.

According to their blog, the store had to close Jan. 31 for inventory. Perhaps that was the day you tried to visit. They reopened Feb. 3 under new ownership as Natalie’s Sewing and Fabrics. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Their blog,, always has updated information.

Dear Sun Spots: This is in response to David Firsching of Farmington’s letter to you in the Thursday, Jan. 22, paper, regarding Maine Lottery scratch tickets to fund humane societies and animal shelters. I would be willing to help with signatures or letters to the Legislature, for his campaign. Mr. Firsching can call Tammy at 786-2238. Thank you in advance. – Tammy, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Just finished reading your wonderful column but was disappointed not finding your answer to “No Name, No Town” regarding the Eden Pure electric heater. Hopefully this was not cut off to make room for the recipes. Sun Spots is full of information, featuring many money-saving ideas. Please go back to your full column, it’s being missed by so many faithful readers. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Since Sun Spots does not own an Eden Pure heater, the letter regarding the heater was printed in hopes that people who own them would respond with their testimonials. Here is one response:

Dear Sun Spots: For anyone wondering about the Eden Pure, it is the best investment you will ever make. I bought two of the 1000s for my two daughters. One has a three-bedroom home and the other a double-wide mobile home. They are not using very much oil and the cost of electricity is not very much. They turn the unit on during the day and when they get home, the house is nice and toasty. They use the furnace at night. There is a thermostat on the unit. You turn it up according to how cold the weather is. You will not regret buying one. – Pat, Lisbon.

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