The annual doll tea hosted by WLU each spring is a cultural event with educational aspects. Children follow the example of the adults in attendance and dress for the Tea in pretty dresses, shoes, and hats, and may be accompanied by a doll. The children learn to display appropriate behavior and etiquette, and to care about how they look and behave at public events. The Tea’s entertainment varies each year from storytelling to short skits, complete with costumed actors.

WLU is a §501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established in 1892 that seeks to further the intellectual, cultural and educational advancement of its members and the community. Thank you. — Jeanne, WLU seamstress.

For more information about the Woman’s Literary Union and it’s annual doll tea, visit

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for having the announcement of our ELHS 70th-year reunion on June 13, 2015, in your column. Unfortunately, circumstances require that we change the date to June 14, 2015. — Thank you, Pauline B. Thorpe.

For more information about Edward Little High School, visit

DEAR SUN SPOTS: This year the class of 1965 from Leavitt Institute is planning our 50th reunion. We are trying to locate the following classmates: Robert E. Bousquet, Daniel D. Harkins, and Paul Wills. If anyone knows the mailing addresses or email addresses for these classmates, please contact me at 207-946-5500 or [email protected]

To see a photo of the Leavitt Institute, visit this link:!the-leavitt-institute/zoom/crj5/image11re

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you so much for your recent help finding sources for the furnace service we needed. You are the first thing I read in the newspaper. Now I have another question. With the warmer weather coming we are beginning to see ants in the house. In the past we have used boric acid but cannot find it in the local stores. Have tried Home Depot and Lowe’s with no luck. Also the grocery stores and some drug stores. Any help you or your readers can be would be appreciated. Keep up the good work. — No Name, No Town.

ANSWER: Sun Spots located an ant killer made by PIC that contains boric acid. PIC is sold at Walmart, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Aubuchon Hardware, and Dollar Tree stores. Perhaps when you were looking for it, the stores were out of stock. Also, PIC sells several different types of ant killer so maybe the ones you saw did not contain boric acid. You can call PIC at 1-908-862-7977 or email [email protected]

Here is a link to the PIC site:

HI SUN SPOTS: You provide a great service to us who have odd or unusual questions needing an answer. I am looking for someone who can teach me how to back up a trailer without jack knifing it all the time. I am willing to pay a reasonable amount to someone who will give me a lesson. Thanks again for all you do for us. — Lucy at 207-689-4394.

Read up on how to avoid jacknifing from this Department of Motor Vehicle site:

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wrote to you requesting help in finding my father’s crash site. I would like to thank you and all those who responded to my request. A special “thank you” goes to Officer Bill Fournier. We will be visiting the site in the near future and know we couldn’t have done that without everyone’s help. — Sincerely, Pauline Taylor.

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