DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know if there is a consignment shop in the Lewiston-Auburn area? We would like to slowly downsize and that would be a great way to do it. — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: A few local options for clothing are Juliet’s Clothing, 120 Center St. in Auburn, and The Once More Store, 1480 Lisbon St. in Lewiston.

For other household items, you could rent space at a local flea market, such as the Riverside Flea Market, a roadside market at 184 Lisbon St. in Lisbon. For more information, call 207-353-2420.

There are also many “indoor yard sales” in the community where you can rent a table and sell your items. Check Sun Spots and the Community Calendar for upcoming sales.

If anyone has had success consigning their items and have a place to recommend, please let Sun Spots know.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the reader looking for Turkey Hill Ice Cream, The Greene IGA on Route 202 always carries Turkey Hill Ice Cream. There are special sale prices about once a month or so. — Jill, no town.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Livermore Falls Women’s Club still has three tables for rent for their Indoor Yard Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livermore Community Center, 25 Church St.. An 8-foot table can be reserved for $15 by calling Celia Holmes at 207-897-2733. — Celia Holmes, Fundraising Chairperson.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Personal Onsite Development is having a yard sale fundraiser to support our summer programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. The sale will be May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our offices at 410 Summer St. in Auburn. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips for sale. There will also be bake sale items available. We have lots of clothes, household items, holiday items, a bike helmet and a baseball helmet, a lawn mower, an air mattress and much, much more. Please come and show your support.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rumford and Mexico Historical Societies are sponsoring their annual joint plant sale Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverside Realty parking lot at 152 River Road on Route 2 in Mexico. The two societies are featuring Nghia Ha’s hand-grown and potted perennial and annual seedlings and shrubs. Her offering of over 200 plants include those perennials such as hostas, heliopsis, Snow-on-the-Mountain, bee balm, bleeding heart, lamb’s ear and rhubarb. Those seeking herbs and summer vegetables, including a variety of tomatoes and peppers, will find a varied selection.

For persons who prefer annual flowering plants to vegetables, they will be able to select items including pansies, petunias, marigolds and geraniums. Persons desiring to share cuttings from their personal plants, or to donate potting pots, contact Nghia Ha at 207-369-9039, or by email at In addition, the Mexico Historical Society will sponsor a food sale table. Homemade breads and pastries will be available for purchase.

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