DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to your Aug. 11 column about hairdressers who will come to your home in the Lewiston area, here are a couple of stylists who provide this service: Linda Therrien (576-3081) and Lynn Eberhard (782-1271 and 754-9805-cell). — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The historic Winthrop Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) is in the midst of its largest renovation project in more than 40 years, including restoring and protecting the church’s bell tower and steeple, a visible fixture in downtown Winthrop.

At present, the congregation has raised 70 percent of the funds needed to complete the building updates. The congregation is asking community members to consider donating as well, to make the project a reality and preserve the bell tower and historic building.

Community members are encouraged to support the project, which will repair the weather-beaten steeple and address leaks that could damage the Bowdoin Street building. The congregation also will replace the church roof, repair the sanctuary, and renovate and update the main entrance way.

Tax-deductible donations can be made through the church website www.wccucc.org (click on the “Help Us Serve” button) or can be mailed to: Winthrop Congregational Church, 10 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME 04364. For more information, please contact the Rev. Christina Cataldo at the church 377-2063 or via email at [email protected] — No name, no town

ANSWER: According to the church’s press release, it was founded in 1776. This church has deep roots in downtown Winthrop, starting as a small parish that met in a local tavern, the Squire Bishop’s Inn. The church moved to its current location at Bowdoin and Main streets in 1905. It has grown impressively over the years. Winthrop Congregational Church is an “open and affirming” church that welcomes visitors and parishioners from all walks of life.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Foster-Carroll American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 of South Paris is renting tables for its annual craft fair Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for an 8-foot table is $15. There will be crafts, jewelry and baked goods for sale. The kitchen counter will be open throughout the day. Interested crafters are asked to call Tricia (583-7187) or Sylvia (743-7231) for an application form or more information. Thank you. — Pat, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lisbon will hold its Christmas Fair on Nov. 18. There will be tables for people to sell their Christmas crafts. Additionally, there will be food for purchase, raffles and lots of fun for all. To rent a table, donate items, food, or time, or for information, contact Sylvia at 783-6913. Thank you for your service to the community. I love your column. — Sylvia, no town

ANSWER: ‘Tis the season when yard sale events are giving way to holiday craft fairs! Mark your calendars and prepare to get involved in your community by donating your items, time and talent.

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