DEAR SUN SPOTS: Whatever happened to Kate Barker and Diana Ichton from Channel 13? I have not seen them for a while.

Also, cleaning out a drawer of papers I came across two gift certificates from LL Bean. One is dated for 1905 and one for 1906. Also, I found two tickets for Flagship movie theaters with no date. I would like to know if they are good. — No Name, Lewiston

ANSWER: Sun Spots e-mailed with Diana Ichton, who offered the following:

“I am anchoring ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Good Day Maine’ until they find a permanent replacement, which might be me, or might be someone else. And Kate Barker works on a fill-in basis.”

To check on your LL Bean gift certificates, Sun Spots was told that you should call customer service (800-441-5713) with the gift certificate numbers. If the certificates have not been used and are actual gift certificates (not promotional gift cards), there is no expiration date.

As for your Flagship tickets, without more information Sun Spots can’t really check and see if they are still good. If there are numbers of some kind on them, you could call your local movie theater (855 Lisbon St., 777-5600) and ask to speak to the manager. But Sun Spots suggests the easiest route would be to take them to the next time you want to see a movie and see if they’ll honor them.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Bonjour! In response to the reader looking to improve his French skills, I would like to recommend the website Learn French at, which offers a twice-weekly newsletter as well as numerous e-courses with free French lessons, study tips, and cultural information: Bon courage! (Good luck!) —Laura K. Lawless, guide to French language, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a big box of adult diapers, also chucks and some extra ones. I was wondering if perhaps someone could use them. Hospice would not take them back. Also, I have a raised toilet seat. They are free for the asking. — Frances, Lewiston, 786-7665

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing in response to the Feb. 9 request by No Name, Chesterville, for someone in the Farmington area who can make aprons. I do crafts and sewing as a second job. My Monday through Friday job is in Farmington, so I would be able to deliver if needed. I would be more than happy to get in touch with them and work something out. I can be reached by phone at 670-5029 or by e-mail at [email protected] — Danielle, Strong

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You had someone looking for aprons in your Feb. 9 column. I make them and have some made up already. I do women, men, children and special needs aprons. Thanks. — Brenda, 897-5067, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For No Name in Chesterville who wrote in on Feb. 8, I make all kinds of aprons to sell. She may contact Becky at 778-1089 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays or weekends 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. or e-mail me anytime. Thank you. — Becky, Temple, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Good morning! In reading your Feb. 10 column, I saw that a person was asking about disposing of two cameras. I have been collecting cameras for 25-plus years. In fact, the Sun Journal’s Kathryn Skelton did a story on my hobby (Oct. 20, 2008). Please feel free to give this reader my e-mail. Thank you. — Steve Carlson, [email protected]

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