Dear Sun Spots: I would like to get in contact with Special Agent of Humane Law Diane DiGiacomo of the ASPCA in New York City. Could you kindly give me an address to her office and phone number please? She’s with Animal Precinct. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Animal Precinct Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo is a Humane Law Enforcement agent at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). According to her bio on the Animal Precinct Web site, she has been with the organization for four years and was previously a member of the New York City Police Department.

You may contact the Humane Law Enforcement Department at (212) 876-7700 and you could try writing to Special Agent DiGiacomo in care of the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.

The series is aired on Animal Planet, and chronicles the drama, emotion, triumph and tragedy of the work of the agents of the department, which is the only law enforcement group in New York City solely devoted to investigating crimes against New York’s animal population.

Dear Sun Spots: You’ve helped us in the past. Would you do it again? Holy Trinity Parish at 69 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls, will have an indoor yard/craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 and 25.


If you’d like to make some extra money and clean your house, consider renting a table from us. Call Pat Tardiff at 353-5035 for a table. Rates are: 6-foot table, one day, $10; two days, $15. An 8-foot table, one day, $15; two days $20.

Rental deadline is April 13; set-up time is April 23 for renters. Otherwise, donated items may be dropped off the week of April 13. Items we can’t accept are appliances, computers, microwaves or TVs as there is a disposal fee. No clothing also. A hot dog lunch will be available. Thank you. – P. Tardiff, Lisbon Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for No Name, Wales, who was interested to learn how to hook rugs.

When you are ready, I have a big box of ready-to-use cloth strips cut by machine to give away. There are many colors all rolled up that I would like to give, too.

I have hooked many rugs and if you were near I might be able to help.

If you can get some burlap you could make your own design or do it in a small square. Let me know if you are interested in the wool. – C.F., Lewiston.

Answer: No Name, Wales, may contact the column for C.F.’s phone number.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for anyone who has a collection of Shojo Beat and Shonen Jump manga back issues that they would be willing to donate to the Auburn Public Library Teenspace. The library has an Anime Club that meets the first and third Wednesday each month and the teens would be overjoyed to have them to look at.

They would also be used as prizes during our very active teen summer reading program this coming summer. Please drop them off at the Auburn Public Library to Sally Holt. Thanks. – Sally Holt, Auburn Public Library.

Dear Sun Spots: On March 10, the Sun Journal had an article about “Thrifty Thinkers” that I found very interesting and would like to know more about, unfortunately there was no mention on how to get in touch with this group. Could you please get an e-mail or telephone number as I would like to possibly join. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: Judy Paradis, leader of the Thrifty Thinkers group, noted that the group is for Geiger/Crestline employees. The club meets about once a week for a lunchtime meeting.

Dear Sun Spots: I have several very nice stuffed animals in very good condition. We have tried to give them away to shelters and nonprofit organizations, but no one will take them. Most of these places need new items. Is there an organization or someone out in the community that can use them? We would prefer they are not sold for profit. I will look for responses in the column. – T., Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: I read your column everyday and think it is wonderful. I hope you can help me with this. I went on the Web site for PortionPals in February and ordered one item. I received my order in less than a week. When I received my credit card statement in March, I saw that I had two charges from them. One on Feb. 2 and one on Feb. 16, each charge was $21.93. I tried calling the number on the statement but that’s been disconnected and when you go on the Web site it says under construction. Do you know how I would get in touch with them to get a credit for one of the items? Thank you. – Gail, Lewiston.

Answer:
Sun Spots was unable to locate a phone number for the business, but we sent an e-mail to [email protected] which included your name, town and information about the double billing.

We received a very prompt response from the customer service department at the company that noted they saw the accidental double billing. They said they have credited your account for $21.93 and that it make take up to a full business cycle to reflect on your account. They did not, however, provide a customer service phone number or the name of the representative who helped us.

We also found the following address for PortionPals: P.O. Box 508, Port Washington, NY 11050.

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