ANSWER: As a matter of fact, there are several people in our readership area offering ukulele lessons. Depending on the area in which you live, you might try contacting one of the following options:

Rich Keene of Auburn offers lessons at three Auburn locations through the week. On Tuesdays, he offers lessons at his home at 1660 Riverside Drive; on Wednesdays, he is available at Musician’s Hub located at 120 Center St., and he is also available for lessons at other times at Main Street Music Lessons located at 134 Main St. You can reach him by calling 207-576-4540. 

Al Martin’s Music Mart in Norway is located just off Route 26 behind Arsenault’s Satellite TV Inc. Martin offers ukulele lessons by appointment. You can reach him by calling 207-346-4124.

In the Farmington area, Everday Music Co., located at 205 Broadway, offers ukulele lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Ernie or Jan at 778-3483.

DEAR SUN SPOTS, The Woman’s Literary Union is reaching out to your readers for people who have the time to volunteer at our Bunco event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at 19 Elm St., in Auburn. This event is open to the public but you must reserve your seat. Admission is a small donation at the door. We need greeters at the door during the event.

We are also seeking clean unstained tablecloths for our card tables. Please call 207-753-0931 or email [email protected] Thank you in advance. — Denise, WLU historian.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for all of your help and kindness. I’m writing because my water heater broke. I can’t afford much, so I’d like to not buy another one. Instead, I’d like to plumb my hot water directly to my furnace, the way it was when we originally moved in. Along the way, it was disconnected and a water heater was installed.

Instead, I’d like to plumb my hot water directly to my furnace, the way it was when we originally moved in. Along the way, it was disconnected and a water heater was installed.

It should be a simple job for a professional, but not for me. That’s why I’m writing. Could you or your readers recommend someone to do the job or give me a phone number I can call to have my hot water hooked up again?

My furnace runs on natural gas and it used to have hot water connected to it. I believe it can be connected again. Thank you for any help provided. — Peter, Lewiston.

ANSWER: There are many qualified plumbers and/or HVAC technicians in the area who may be able to help. These three have recently advertised in the Sun Journal: 

Since you said your furnace runs on natural gas, you might try Gas Contractors of New England in Sabattus who work on water heaters and boiler systems. You can contact them at 1-800-525-4238. 

Ray Hurilla Plumbing and Heating Company, based in Lewiston, is another option. He is available by calling 207-485-7357.  There is also Fontaine HVAC and Solar Energy Service in Lewiston who can be reached by calling 207-784-2004.

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