Dear Sun Spots: Two great cities, four great markets. This season Lewiston-Auburn residents will have the chance to attend a farmers market at four convenient locations. Market-goers will be able to choose from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, naturally raised meats, eggs, dairy products, fish and lobster, specialty cut flowers and more. Artists and craftspeople will have work for sale and display.

Markets will open the first week in July and run through the month of October. Each market will have a unique selection of vendors with a focus on artisans in Auburn. Plan your week and take the time to visit them all!

Markets are coordinated by the Great Falls Farmers and Artisans Market Association of Lewiston and Auburn. EBT and WIC accepted. For more information please contact Sherie at (207) 513 3844

Dates and locations are: Friday, July 3, 2 to 6 p.m., Great Falls Art Center, Main and Academy streets, Auburn; Tuesday, July 7, 2 to 6 p.m., Kennedy Park, Pine and Bates streets, Lewiston; Wednesday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mary’s, Lafayette and Campus avenues, Lewiston; Thursday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CMMC, 60 High St., main hallway of hospital, Lewiston. – Danielle Scherer, Great Falls Farmers and Artisans Market.


Dear Sun Spots: I read your column religiously every day. Regarding your mention of the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, I also had an interesting experience while tending graves at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

Its regular entrance was closed again this year. My daughter, the driver to this 77-year-old, reminded me of our hourlong lost cause and my statement then that “next year I’d check at the office!” a memory I no longer had as it happened.

I did enter the office and gave my grandfather’s name. The dear woman fed it into the computer, which spit out everyone buried in the cemetery with the last name, the location, and then asked if I would like a map.


With her yellow pen she located our position and drew the path to what I sought. God love her!

After tending to the graves of my parents and my brother, we drove across the cemetery to the proper location in four minutes and planted the small flower at my baby’s grave. Four minutes, compared to one hour last year.

I know this note is long, but modern technology can work for us all. I’m sending this note to you to spread the idea which I personally know would be helpful and appreciated by many. – M. Jacques, Jay.


Dear Sun Spots: I like Richard Wolffe who was in Newsweek and is a commentator on Chris Matthews and Obermann on NBC channel 40.

Monday or Tuesday, June 1 or 2, on Matthews, he was listed as “former Newsweek reporter.” He was talking about his new book “Renegade.” I wonder if you would find out why he is no longer at Newsweek and if he has a new position? Also, I’d like to know more about him.

Also, Lester Holt replaced John Seigenthaler on Sunday NBC news at the 6:30 p.m. newscast. I’d like to know what he’s doing now. I used to see his father, John Seigenthaler Sr. on Lehrer News Hour. I liked him, also.


I have no computer. Thank you for any help. – Joanna Walsh-Ward, Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots found little information on Wolffe leaving Newsweek. According to a story from “Politico” writer Ben Smith, “he left [Newsweek] after its editors refused to let him take more than a week of book leave.”

Also noted in the article is that on April 1, Wolffe announced that he’d taken a position under former Bush communications director Dan Bartlett at Public Strategies, a public affairs firm.

He also will continue to write and report for Tina Brown’s “Daily Beast,” and will offer his opinions on MSNBC.

John Seigenthaler Jr. is now partner and CEO of Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., New York. A story from the Associated Press notes that he left NBC after the network decided not to renew his contract due to budget cuts.

Seigenthaler Sr. currently hosts a book review program on Nashville public television station WNPT, called “A Word on Words,” and chairs the selection committees for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profiles in Courage Award and the RFK Memorial’s Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to bring to the attention of the local population and thank the Stanton Bird Club for the wonderful changes that have occurred at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary in Lewiston. It is quite enjoyable and appreciated by many as the weather becomes nicer. If you haven’t been up there lately, I suggest you take an hour or two to stroll the many trails ranging in difficulty and enjoy nature at its best. I can’t wait to see the final touches they will add to the parking area. Great job Stanton Bird Club! Thanks. – Angela, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for all the good you do in the community. Could you please find for me pumpkin puree? I have no car so I can’t go around looking for this. Also, is there any sugar-free ice cream anywhere? I would love to have some. My store doesn’t have it.

Thank you so much for looking for this for me. I hope you find these. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots cooks with pumpkin puree frequently and buys it at grocery stores in the Lewiston and Auburn area, such as Hannaford, Wal-Mart and Shaw’s supermarkets. Look for it with baking items.

Sugar-free ice cream is also found at almost every grocery store in the area. In fact, Sun Spots just purchased some Breyer’s no sugar added butter pecan ice cream at a local Food City store. Wal-Mart carries the Blue Bunny brand which puts out no sugar added flavors in reduced fat and fat free varieties. Turkey Hill brand is sold at Shaw’s and offers no sugar added ice cream.

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