ANSWER: As of right now, the Rollerdrome in Auburn is up and running on its summer schedule until Labor Day, which means they’ll be open evenings throughout the summer months. The popular roller skating rink has been family owned and operated for more than 60 years. 

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I want to sell a fur coat. Do you know of anyone in this area who would buy one? — Carol, No Town.

ANSWER: Sun Spots was unable to find local furriers dealing in used furs, but there are several websites that offer fur sales for used furs — a quick Google search with the term “furrier” will turn up a dozen or so. Another option would be to try to sell your coat through a consignment shop like Juliet’s Clothing and Accessories at 120 Center St. in Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know of anyone in the L/A area who purchases old, antique books? Thanks so much. — Beth, Greene.

ANSWER: Not far from L/A, Merrill’s Bookshop on Water Street in Hallowell will purchase books if they’re something of value. You can reach them by calling (207) 623-2066. Another book shop that deals in antique books is located at 241 Congress St. in Portland — Carlson & Turner Antiquarian Books. You can reach them by calling (207) 773-4200. Route 26 Antiques in Oxford buys certain items, including books. Call them at (207) 744-0232 for more information.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband is being transferred, hence this requires us to downsize — a lot. Are there any companies in the L/A area that will come in and buy the contents of the house? Should antiques be handled by an antique dealer? If so any recommendations? — No Name, No Town.

ANSWER: Many local auction houses will consider such purchases and are equipped with the necessary knowledge to appraise your antiques. There are several around the greater L/A area, including:

McMorrow Auction Company, located at 48 Mechanic Falls Road in Poland. You can reach them by calling (207) 777-7030.

Daniel Buck Auctions, located at 501 Lisbon St. in Lisbon Falls. Their phone number is (207) 407-1444.

The Broken Gavel, located at 7 Oak Ave. in South Paris. Call them at (207) 595-4873.

Charles M. Talbot Associates, located at 55 Poplar Hill Road in Turner. Their phone number is (207) 225-3797.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have in your Rolodex someone in the Lewiston-Sabattus area that could teach a 7-year-old how to play a guitar or a piano this summer? Please contact Joline at [email protected] or call 783-4608. Thank you. — Joline, Sabattus.

ANSWER: Maine Street Music Lessons on Main Street in Auburn, (207) 376-3376, offers guitar lessons, but you might also check with your local recreation departments to see if they have any summer music classes.

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