DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Volunteer Administrators will hold their fall Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fair will take place at SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston. Many local agencies will be on hand to let you know how you can make a difference in our community. Find out about: Beacon Hospice, Dempsey Center, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Red Cross, Catholic Charities S.E.A.R.C.H., SeniorsPlus, Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, Sexual Assault Prevention Services, United Way of Androscoggin County and many more. For more information, contact Heather, 207-513-3710. — Larry Marcoux, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Androscoggin County.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are asking that people please do not put any advertising or political signs at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. We are honoring all veterans in this park and it is not a place for ads and signs. Please honor all veterans, and don’t add any signs in this respectable place. — Bert Dutil, Advisor to the L & A Veterans Council.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a bunch of metal hangers from dry cleaners for free. Do you know of anyone who could use them? — Pauline, no town.

ANSWER: If anyone could use these hangers, please contact Sun Spots.

If no one responds, but you need to get rid of your wire hangers, you have a couple of options for recycling them. Check with your dry cleaner; many will accept metal hangers for reuse. Metal hangers may be recycled in your regular roadside recycling or at a metal scrapyard like Schnitzer Steel. They are located at 522 Washington St. N. in Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Harry J. Conway Post 135, American Legion, Breakfast Buffet will be Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Sabattus Post from 7:30 to 10 a.m. with special guest Legion Auxiliary National President Mary Davis. It’s all you can eat with eggs to order. Adults are $7, children are $3. Mark your calendar and support our Legion programs for Veterans Rehabilitation, Children and Youth, Americanism and National Security. For more information, visit our website,

Volunteers are always welcome. Email [email protected] if you would like to help out cooking or in the dining room. — No name, Sabattus.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Friends of the West Paris Public Library are busy planning a celebration to honor the library’s 90th anniversary. The Arthur L. Mann Memorial Library, the original “little castle,” was dedicated the fall of 1926. Its constant service to the community will be honored at the Light Up the Castle Party on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. A very special part of this celebratory event will be the sharing of library memories. The Friends are currently seeking contributions to a memory book. These memories can be historical or very current, funny or touching. The Friends hope children will send their thoughts, too. You are invited to write up a library memory and send it to “Memories,” West Paris Library, P.O. Box 307, West Paris, ME 04289. For more information on this project, please call the library, 207-674-2004. — No name, West Paris.

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