DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am spearheading a group of local TD Bank employees who are collecting donations to send care packages to the troops stationed overseas. I would like the help of your readers to make this collection drive a success.

Anyone can drop off donations at any TD Bank location within the Lewiston-Auburn region between now and March 13. The support of this community could mean a great deal to those serving.

A few of the most-needed items are hand sanitizer, moist towelettes, hard candy, eye drops, deodorant (nonaerosol), sun screen, bug spray, DVDs and CDs. If anyone has questions, they should call me at 784-3990. — Meagan Barrett, assistant store manager, TD Bank

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A year or so ago you had a request for buyers of old 33? RPM records. I cut it out, but lost it when I moved. Could you please print any known buyers. Thank you. — L. Cass, Auburn

ANSWER: There used to be a buyer in the Lewiston-Auburn area, but his phone no longer works. Here are three other buyers:

Enterprise Records, 613A Congress St., Portland, 773-7672. Please leave a message on their answering machine.

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The Record Connection, 254 Main St., Waterville, 873-1798.

Bill O’Neill’s House of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 840 U.S. Route 1, Saco, 283-1966. He is selective about what he buys.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do I see a shiny gold band on Channel 13 weatherman Craig Millers’ left ring finger? He’s a handsome man, and I’m happy if he is married. I hope his marriage lasts as long as ours – 54 years and counting. He’s also a great weatherman. — No Name, No Town

ANSWER: Sun Spots got the following response from Craig: “I’m actually not married, but I do have someone special in my life. We’ve been together for 13 years. I have my two “kids” as well, pugs named Maxine and Linda! Thanks for thinking of me.”

The following is on the WGME Web site: “Craig has lived in New England his entire life, so he understands the complexities of forecasting New England weather. … Since elementary school (inNew Hampshire) he knew he wanted to get involved with broadcast meteorology and has followed, tracked and forecasted the various types of weather we see here in Maine. … When not working, Craig enjoys traveling, hiking, boating, gardening, working out at the gym, and spending time with his two pugs.  You can see Craig at noon on Thursdays and Fridays and on the weekend.”

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I recently opened a thrift shop at 685 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. We accept used clothing, dishes, appliances, furniture, etc., and in turn sell these items at a reasonable cost to our customers. Often, I end up with an excess of miscellaneous items such as blankets, jackets, clothing, dishes, etc., that I cannot contain in my shop and have some of this stored at a warehouse on Lisbon Street.

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I would like to offer these odds and ends to those in need (families, individuals, shelters, etc.). I am not sure how best to distribute these items. Any suggestions Sun Spots’ readers might have would be greatly appreciated. For more information or questions as to what might be available for donations or donations we accept, call 754-4503 or e-mail [email protected] — Carole Ann, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a 1962 Admiral black-and-white cherry wood 21-inch console TV. The dial is loose, but it still works. It is set to go to the dump. I’m not sure if there is someone who could benefit from the TV or who collects old TV’s. If so, they can contact me at 782-5322. If you pick it up, it’s yours. — Winona Landry, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Some time ago you had a request for information about Pine in Oxford County. As a genealogy buff I have also found the same location. Based on my research, I have come to the conclusion that Pine might have been an early name for either East or West Peru. I would welcome input from anyone who might know more at [email protected] — Ex-Mainer

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