ANSWER: Cote Bros. Sewing Machines in Turner does offer in-home service for special circumstances, but there is a cost associated with the door-to-door service. Cote Bros. is located at 293 Auburn Road in Turner, and you can reach them by phone by calling (207) 225-5920.  The gentleman to whom you are referring in Greene is likely Leo Landry. His phone number is (207) 754-7968. He goes to homes and fixes sewing machines like your mother’s on just about a daily basis.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please, I am looking for someone who sharpens kitchen knives. Thank you. — Sally, Turner.

ANSWER: Wicked Sharp offers knife sharpening services for all of the southern Maine area. You can call them at (207) 210-2559. Not only do they accept knives at their home in South Portland, but they travel to farmer’s markets in southern, central and midcoast Maine, doing on-the-spot sharpening for people who bring them their knives. A listing of their farmer’s market schedule can be found by visiting their calendar page on their website. They also have a local agent location at 4 Season Farm Market at 9 Third St. in Auburn. If you drop off your items before Wednesday, then they will be sharpened and ready for pick-up on Thursday.

Mathieu Saw & Tool, Inc. of 7 Enterprise St., Lewiston, also offers kitchen knife sharpening as part of their precision saw and tool grinding operation. You can call them at (207) 783-9087.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2016), the members of Mu Chapter, Alpha Psi State, Delta Kappa Gamma, wish to thank all educators, including administration and support staff,  for your dedication and commitment to the young people with whom you work each and every day. As educators, past and present, we know the many hours of hard work that you devote to your profession, and it is much appreciated. —Sincerely, Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Good morning. I am downsizing and have unearthed a “like new” set of Regal, non-stick cookware, consisting of a 4-quart Dutch oven, a 10-inch skillet, 1-quart and 2-quart saucepans — all with lids. I will give them to anyone who wants them. My number is (207) 782-0554. — Nancy, Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Does anyone else wonder why Mark Trail can be in a cave for two weeks and not grow any beard? Just wondering. — No Name, No Town.

ANSWER: Personally, Sun Spots wonders how he’s been around since 1946, yet never ages.

Use the QR code to go to Sun Spots online for additional information and links. This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can be emailed to [email protected], tweeted @SJ_SunSpots or posted on the Sun Spots Facebook page at facebook.com/SunJournalSunSpots. This column can also be read online at sunjournal.com/sunspots. We’ve joined Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sj_sunspots.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: