DEAR SUN SPOTS: In Saturday’s column, a reader named John told of getting all local channels on “antenna cable” for $20 a month. Where does he get that and how can the rest of us wannabe cord cutters join that group. Thanks for any info. — Billy, No Town.
ANSWER: John didn’t provide any specifics about which device he was referring to in his reply to Gordon of last Friday’s column, however, this next reader offers some insight on a similar cost-saving gadget mentioned on Monday. Sun Spots hopes it helps you in your cord-cutting quest.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: In answer to the party inquiring about the “Clear TV Key,” I have one and I can truthfully say I am very happy with it. I get channels 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 8-1, 8-2, 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 23-1, 23-2, and 23-3. This is on a flat screen HDTV. If you have an older set, you will need a digital box and the Clear TV Key will still work on the older TV. On my older TV, I have a digital box and I get all the channels I mentioned above, plus 35-1, 35-2, 35-3, 51-1, and 51-2 ME TV.
I bought my Clear TV Key from Carol Wright Gifts for $9.99. The telephone number is 1-800-345-5866. You can purchase a digital box for an older TV at Walmart for about $40 or so. I hope I helped you. Good luck! — Vi, Auburn.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Volunteers are Hearts at Work is our 2016 SeniorsPlus theme recognizing and celebrating our volunteers and thousands of others who serve our community. Thank you to our 590 volunteers who served in 2015. Volunteers served and delivered thousands of Meals on Wheels and at our LunchPlus cafes. Thank you to our dedicated Medicare Advocates and MoneyMinders volunteers. Thank you to our office volunteers and thank you to our Board and Advisory Council Members.
Each volunteer contributes their hearts as they serve. We celebrate and recognize all of our volunteers. There are opportunities for you to join our volunteer team in 2016 and become a “Heart at Work” serving seniors and adults with disabilities. For more information, please email [email protected] or call (207) 513-3710. Thank you, Sun Spots, for this opportunity to let our community know how much we appreciate our volunteers. — Heather Chandel, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, SeniorsPlus.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Saturday, April 16, there will be a day-long, fun-filled event at 4 Season Farm Market in beautiful, downtown New Auburn. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., a yard sale will take place with steals and deals to satisfy any and all. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the historic Marshall’s popcorn truck and its ongoing renovations. Then, from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a street festival featuring local artisans, crafters, food vendors and music. We still have a few open spots for vendors, so give Kathy a call at (207) 320-1969. The more the merrier. — Kathy, New Auburn.

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