Dear Sun Spots: Last fall there was a craft sale at the Multi-Purpose building. There was a woman who was selling catnip items and toys at her table. They were very firm, fabric surface, about two inches square and there was a picture of a rooster on both sides. It was a very good grade of catnip. My stray cat friend, Blackie, loved it.

I would like to find out how to get some more of these toys as they made him very happy and playful. Thank you for your column. It’s amazing how you come up with such a variety of questions and answers. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots contacted some crafters from the sale at the Multi-Purpose center and none of them were the manufacturers of these items. Hopefully, the person who makes them will contact the column.

Dear Sun Spots: As part of the Norway Arts Festival celebration in July, the committee is compiling a poster that combines a dozen or so images of Norway’s weathervanes, rooftops, cupolas and steeples. If anyone has a relevant and original painting, photograph or drawing and is willing to give permission to have it reproduced, please let us know. The images will be designed into an artful poster, printed locally, that will be used to promote and fund the 2009 Festival. Thank you. Call Lisa Moore at 743-9808 or Ann Siekman at 743-5309. – Lisa, Harrison.

Dear Sun Spots: First I will be glad when they let you go back to a full size column. I miss it. I have a Windmere blender. I lost the gasket that seals it. I e-mailed the company that made it, but they said they no longer make that model. The blender worked great. I hate to throw it away because of a little lost gadget. Does anyone know where I can get one or something I can use in place of it? Thanks for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Over the past year finding 93 octane fuel has been hard to locate. This past month it seems all the service stations have dried up and gone to 91 octane for the same price as 93. Where would someone requiring 93 octane fuel for a well-tuned car find this fuel locally? – Brian, Lewiston.

Answer:
It seems that 93 octane gasoline is not being sold by suppliers in the state at this time. Currently, you can find 87, 89 and 91 octane fuel at the pump. 91 is the minimum octane that can be sold as “premium” or “super” no lead fuel.


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