Shortly after they left, our server brought us four beautiful desserts telling us that this couple had ordered it for us. We hope they see this column and realize how much we appreciated their thoughtful and loving gift. We live in a most wonderful area, our Twin Cities. — The Higgins and the Morins.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am hoping that you can help me find a name and phone number. There is a woman in Lewiston who knits or crochets for the animal shelter. I have many balls of leftover yarn that I would like to give to her. I will deliver it to her because she noted that she does not drive. However, I have misplaced her name and number. Thank you for all the great information you give to your readers on a daily basis. — Sincerely, a Minot fan.

ANSWER: Sun Spots found several posts from this woman, published in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014: I work for the animals at the animal shelter in Lewiston. I am knitting blankets for the cats in the shelter. If you know someone who has four-ply yarn (not cone) in light colors that they don’t use, please call me at 207-777-1593. I don’t have a car. If you could bring the yarn to me, I will pay for your gas. I enjoy knitting. It passes the day. —   Germaine Nolan, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I noticed “Nimble Senior” was looking for yoga options for seniors in the area. I wanted to make mention that St. Mary’s HealthSteps offers a variety of yoga classes. Our yoga instructors are well-trained to modify poses for all participants’ needs. We can be contacted at 207-777-8898 or at [email protected] Thank you. — Jennifer Smith, MS, coordinator of Health Promotion Services, Prevention and Wellness, St. Mary’s Health System.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Foss Mansion at 19 Elm St. in Auburn has been preserved as a museum by the Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County since it was bequeathed to the nonprofit in 1941 upon the death of its owner, Ella Foss. Ella was married to Horatio Foss who was a local shoe factory owner and investor.

WLU is seeking volunteers to help with fall yard chores at this historic Auburn landmark from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Yard work will be postponed in case of heavy rain. Just show up with your work gloves, rakes, hand and electric trimmers and weed pullers. If you have yard tools that aren’t broken and you don’t use them anymore, we would love those as donations.

We also need donated tulip and daffodil bulbs to add some color to the yard when spring comes around. If you can help, just show up and join us. The public is welcome to help. For more information, contact Kathy Lawrence, WLU house committee, at [email protected] or 207-795-6134. Thank you. Visit for more information about this nonprofit.

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