DEAR SUN SPOTS: We seek your help in finding an organization or group that will give senior citizens free rides for life if they donate their car to the group. Is this true? Are they local or statewide? Thanks always for your help. — Gigi H., No Town

ANSWER: Sun Spots guesses that you are referring to the Independent Transportation Network. Seniors can donate their vehicles to earn rides. There are other ways to pay as well, including earning credits as a volunteer driver.

Unfortunately, this useful program, which provides “rides with door-to-door, arm-through-arm service,” is not available everywhere. The nationwide program has an affiliate in Portland, but not in L-A.

It would be great to have one locally. If someone would be interested in starting one here, they can visit itnamerica.org. The affiliate in Portland is at 90 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092, http://ITNPortland.org.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Maybe your readers can help me. I’m a visually impaired person looking for someone to drive me to doctor’s appointments several times a month. I also need a little help beyond what taxi drivers or community van rides can provide.

I’m looking for a driver who’d be willing to walk me into the doctor’s office and help me if I need to fill out papers. I’d be glad to pay someone who can be dependable. Please call me at 795-0655. Thank you. — Pam, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The other week you had a letter about a reunion for the Edward Little High Class of 1955. It was written by Mary Spofford, but I can’t remember her married name. It gave an e-mail address, but my husband took the paper to work and didn’t bring it back. I need the e-mail address. Thanks. — No Name via e-mail

ANSWER: You can reach Mary Spofford King at 782-4149 or by e-mail at [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for some roll-up blinds for my porch. I want white, and I need seven, 30 inches wide. I hate to pay $15 to $20 for each one. I have looked in many places and can only find brown in 30 inches. Thanks for your help. — No Name, No Town

ANSWER: Are you talking about the old-fashioned simple white shades that roll up when you give them a tug? If so, Sun Spots saw some at Wal-Mart several years ago, although she can’t be sure they still sell them. Some of these shades are sold in just a few sizes and then cut to fit. At www.jcpenney.com, Sun Spots found a shade by Saratoga on sale, available to be cut to width from 15 to 66 inches. She put in your parameters and got a price of $11.99. They did say they had a limited supply, and the shades might be on back order. They had many other styles as well, and surely other local stores must sell them. Readers?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the person who needs a Bolens snow blower repaired, he can contact Nick’s Mowers and Blowers at 577-1816. Nick does maintenance and repairs at the home of the owner. — Janet via e-mail

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need your help in locating the four fun-loving Filipino ladies who bought a set of dishes at my yard sale on Saturday, May 22, on Dana Avenue in Auburn. They forgot one of the boxes full of dishes. My phone number is 782-8873. Thanks in advance. What a service to the community! — No Name, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Congregational Church of East Sumner is holding summer Sunday School every Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. The youth will be planting a vegetable garden and tending to it each week, as well as reading Bible verses, singing songs and doing puppet skits and other activities indoors and out. The produce of the garden will be given out to the community. A coffee hour follows each service from 10 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call me at 388-2667. — Cynthia Norton, Sumner

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