DEAR SUN SPOTS: We moved to Lewiston in the fall and have been unpacking and moving into our new home here. We have all kinds of moving materials we’d like to see recycled: many boxes of all sizes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, plastic bags and newspaper. When I was tossing out lots of old files, I shredded them and used the shred to pack breakables. I have several boxes of that to give away. The plastic bags are also good for this purpose and are clean and lightweight. If someone could use any of the above, call and leave a message at 795-0953, afternoons or evenings. No morning calls, please. — No Name, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: First, thank you to all who managed to finally get Sun Spots up on the Web site!

I am looking for a local store that sells a lavender spray for sheets. I know it exists; a far-away friend uses it. You spray it on your sheets or pillowcases, and they have a divine scent when you go to bed. I tried the lavender spray starch from the grocery store, but it is useless and leaves no scent, both before and after ironing. If you buy and use the real deal, let me know. Thanks. — Anne, Lewiston

ANSWER: Much of the credit for the Web site goes to the Sun Journal’s Pattie Reaves and Eric Kaiser, who have been working long hours trying to fix some tricky problems with the site.

As for the lavender spray, Sun Spots does not know of any local sources, but there are several online, including at and, which is having a 20 percent off sale on lavender items for February. If you can make your way to Freeport, they have a Crabtree & Evelyn store. Their phone number is 865-1374 if you want to make sure they have what you want first.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A big thank-you to the person finding my glasses at Lewiston Shaw’s parking lot in December and then taking them to customer service. I’m very grateful. — R.R.G., Lewiston


DEAR SUN SPOTS: You are very helpful, and I wonder if you could help me find an easy glider to exercise on. I would like it to be in working order and at a reasonable price. I can be reached at 364-3407. Thank you. — Elise Gallant, Rumford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I went to Carol’s Taylor Shop in New Auburn, and she is retired. She had a helper to do leather vests for her, as she didn’t have time. Does anyone know how to locate this person? — Jeanne Q., Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Auburn Lions Club wants to thank Sun Spots’ readers who made our Christmas project a gigantic success! Readers donated items for backpacks for area homeless youth. As a result of the huge response, Volunteers of America set up a basic needs center in the local office for the ongoing use of the surplus.

Presently the Auburn Lions Club is working on raising funds to help purchase a backup generator for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. Along with other Lions clubs, the Auburn club has made a pledge to the project. Should any of your readers want to help, donations can be sent to Great Falls Federal Credit Union at 34 Bates St., Lewiston ME 04240. Checks need to be written to “Good Shepherd Generator Fund.”

Lastly, anyone interested in membership in the Auburn Lions Club can contact club president Adam Smith at the Auburn VIP Store. Thank you, Sun Spots, for helping the Auburn Lions Club get its community efforts to your readers. — Mary Ann Norcross, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Congregational Church of East Sumner will hold its first monthly senior bingo luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon. The lunch will include soup and sandwich, coffee, punch and water. Entry fee for bingo is a candy bar, which will be used for prizes. Come join the fun and spend a quiet winter day with new and old friends. — Cynthia Norton, Sumner

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