DEAR SUN SPOTS: The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary of New Gloucester will be hosting a flea market on July 29 at the AMVETS Post on Route 100. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors will be there with their wares, along with a White Elephant Table. Also, the Auxiliary will have a bake table for their scholarship program.

There will be a lunch table with hot dogs, chips and soda available.

Come and join in the fun.

Tables will be available to vendors for $15 per table. If interested, please call one the following:  Pat at 207-782-4221,  Jan at 207-376-6541, or Kathy at 207-346-0868. 

If no answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you.


This project is to enable us to be of service to our veterans and their families. 

Thanking you all in advance.

—  Jan Cloutier

ANSWER: Happy to get the word out, Jan. These are wonderful events that offer many treasures and are a true help to veterans.

For those of you who don’t know, AMVETS is an organization that’s been around since 1944 and is made up of active duty and honorably discharged veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, and the National Guard and Reserves. You do not need to be a combat veteran to join.

The group was established by World War II veterans and chartered by Congress to assist veterans in all aspects of their lives, from filing disability claims to finding jobs. Funding these efforts is why the flea market and other events are so important.


AMVETS stands for AMerican VETerans.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Before anyone gives away a World War II paratrooper parachute, they should know what they are worth.

The main chutes are $500 and the smaller reserve chutes are $300 to $400.

Thank you.

— George Mattor, Roxbury

ANSWER: That’s a good point, George. Although, we get the sense that the people who have written to give away parachutes are really interested in sharing a prized possession that someone else could make use of.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Friends of Tommy’s Feral Felines are always so generous to our kitty friends and another chance to help them is coming up.

Tommy’s will be holding a combination yard sale and bottle drive and needs recyclable bottles and cans, as well as yard sale items.

The sale will be held Friday and  Saturday, July 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 700 Main Street in Greene (across from Hurricane’s Café and Deli). The rain dates will be Aug. 4 and 5.

Tommy’s does not have available storage area for donated items prior to the sale, so please bring all donations directly to the sale any time after nine a.m. on July 28.

Please, no clothing, bedding, books or large appliances.

Tommy’s Feral Felines is an all volunteer, no kill organization, which receives no official funding and relies solely on the donations and the income generated by its fund raising events.

Monetary donations are also deeply appreciated.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact Norm Blais at 207-240-8767, [email protected], or P O Box 274, Greene, ME 04236.

Tommy’s and all of their feral kitties thank you for your help.

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