DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have had a ring for several years and have unsuccessfully been able to contact the owner. It is a woman’s Lisbon High School ring with the initials DEG on the inside. Thanks. — Dot McAtee, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Recently, while walking on Pine Street in Lewiston, I came across a personalized necklace on the ground.

Unfortunately, it does not describe who may be the owner in any particular way. It seems like an expensive piece, and I would like to return it to the owner.

I can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 312-7687 during the late evening.

Please call with a description. I know I would want it back if it were mine. Many thanks! — Alicia Proulx, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My mother is looking for a local “Red Hat Ladies” chapter, and I cannot seem to locate them online for the Lewiston-Auburn area. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. — Marcia Winn, [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots has had several letters from Addie Yenco in Lisbon Falls, 353-2760, about upcoming events for Red Hat Ladies, although she referred to them as the Scarlet O’Hatters — Red Hatters with members locally. Maybe her group will welcome your mother or she’ll know of another.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have always purchased my glasses and had them repaired at Viewpoint Opticians on Main Street in Lewiston. Their service was exceptional.

I went there last week, and the building is empty. The phone number is no longer in service. Can you find out if they have relocated or where there records have been sent? Thank you. — No Name via e-mail

ANSWER: Sun Spots also tried the number and found it disconnected. She did not find anything online. Perhaps a reader will be able to help.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Four or five Saturdays ago an elderly lady wrote in requesting yarn. She said she knits hats. I have plenty of yarn to share, but my paper got destroyed, and I do not have her phone number. I do remember it started with 777. If you would kindly rerun her letter I will get in touch with her.

Thanking you in advance for all the good deeds and information you supply! — No Name, Norway

ANSWER: Sun Spots thinks you must be talking about Germaine Nolan of Lewiston, 777-1593, whose letter ran Saturday, Jan. 22. But she knits blankets for cats at the animal shelter, not hats.

Sun Spots often gets requests for yarn. See the following letters.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You provide a great service to our community, and I am asking for some help.

I enjoy crocheting and have crocheted more than 250 pair of mittens for preschool to third-grade children in the public schools of Litchfield, Wales, Sabattus, Monmouth and Lewiston.

The yarn I use is worsted four-ply. Any amount will help with the project, as I can use bits to make attractive mittens and some hats.

As a senior citizen, I need to closely follow a budget and can only purchase some of my yarn, so please look through your craft projects to see if you can spare some for our children. Many have the need for warm hats and mittens, and I need to finish two more schools in Lewiston. Thank you. — Dorothy Reynolds, Meadowview Park, 786-4791

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there anyone who might have some white Love Knit Luxury Knitting Yarn? It does not matter what the die lot number is so long as there are two skeins of the same lot. Started a baby afghan with pink and am looking for white to go with it. You can contact me or Hazel Flagg, Wilton, at 645-2423. Thank you. — Becky Tyler, Temple, [email protected]

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