DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for three items. Where can I find smokeless, dripless candles?

I’m also looking for the 10- by 12-inch individual deli-wraps. The wraps that I have now are Rite Wrap.

Also, I want to know where I can purchase Cello Superglide ball-point pens. I purchased the last ones at Wal-Mart in August. Thank you. — No Name, Poland


ANSWER:
There are several sources on the Internet for the candles you desire, including www.candle4less.com, www.buyacandle.com and www.santafecandle.com, which sells beeswax candles that they say are a better value than the designer versions. Sun Spots checked with a couple stores, but had no luck. Perhaps a reader will know of a local source.

As for the Rite Wraps, Sun Spots spoke to someone at Georgia-Pacific, which produces those wraps. She said they are primarily sold to distributors who sell them in large quantities, such as for use in a sandwich shop. She said that she has purchased something similar in a big-box store, such as Sam’s Club, and suggested that you might try there. Also, AC Moore, the craft store (see location in following letter) sells precut sheets of foil and other wrappings for candy making.

Lastly, here’s the answer Sun Spots received on your pen question:

“Thanks for your interest in our pens. We sold our Cello Superglide pen to Big Lots as a back-to-school promotion, so they are most likely sold out of them at this time. We manufacture pens for OfficeMax and Office Depot under their brand names that use our Superglide Ink System. Attached is a list of Superglide products that are available for purchase. Thanks again for your interest in our pens. Katherine Cannella, Cello North America”

That list is way too long to print in Sun Spots, but a good many of them appear to be sold at Office Max, of which there is a store in Auburn. If you want the list, send Sun Spots a self-addressed stamped envelope, and she’ll mail it to you.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have three questions: 1. What is the Taylor Pond Yacht Club? Taylor Pond is only a small pond in Auburn.

2. Does Lisa Gardner still work at Channel 8 News? I haven’t see her for a while.

3. Where are AC Moore and Ocean State Job Lot located? They have flyers in the Sunday paper but no addresses. Thank you for your help. — B.L.T., Peru


ANSWER:
Taylor Pond Yacht Club is big enough to have a very nice Web site. Here is the introduction from that site:

“Taylor Pond Yacht Club was founded in 1942 for family recreation and friendship. Taylor Pond is a beautiful 2-mile long lake located near Lost Valley ski area and just minutes from downtown Auburn and Lewiston. The club’s 40 acres on Yacht Club Drive include 850 feet of shore frontage with a sandy beach and pine tree shaded picnic areas. Our members enjoy the use of the senior and junior club houses, two brand new hard-surfaced lighted tennis courts, swimming floats, protected swimming area and sandy beach, dock boat mooring area, large screened porch, ball field and ample parking.”

Lisa Gardner left WMTW in September, according to a story on MaineToday.com. The story said she left TV reporting to work for Jobs For Maine’s Graduates, a statewide organization that works to help young people succeed in school and in the work force. Gardner is communications manager and also works to raise funds.

As for AC Moore, there is one in Augusta at 4 Crossing Way, 629-5050. That is the new shopping center right off Interstate 95, kind of behind the Senator Inn. You can see some of the stores (Lowe’s, Staples, Best Buy, Target, Pet Quarters, etc.) from the highway. They are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There are four Ocean State Job Lots in Maine. The closest is probably the Oxford store at 1602 Main St., 743-0090. They are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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