DEAR SUN SPOTS: In November, I had a bad accident on Route 4 near Hannaford, and would like to thank Wilbur Benner of Buckfield and Barbara Damour of Greene. They both stayed with me and made sure I was OK until help arrived. I hope they read Sun Spots like I do! Thanks again.

— Jeannette, Minot

ANSWER: So glad you had those two good Samaritans at your side, Jeanette. May they be blessed many times over for assisting you, and I do hope you have fully recovered from this mishap!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Calling all veterans with home repair experience! The Maine Veterans Project Home Repair Program assists veterans with home repairs. Most, if not all, of the supplies are donated and all the labor is volunteered.

To date, there are at least two veterans in Androscoggin County who have been identified for these services. Our hope is that after getting both these projects completed, we can move forward with other projects in the area.

Maine Veterans Project in Bangor provides supplies and materials but not volunteers. We are gathering a group of veterans with carpentry experience to volunteer to help these older veterans. One of our first two projects is in Poland. The veteran is in his 60s, served in the Marines, and is disabled.

The second project is for a veteran, age 83, who served in the military during the Korean War era. He cares for his wife, who has cancer. The home needs a new roof on a small first-floor addition.

To get started, we need someone with knowledge in home repair to come with me to the properties to assess the work involved and what supplies would be needed.

All veterans who would be interested in helping out other veterans, contact me at 346-1131 or e-mail [email protected] Thank you.

— Linda, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Our Canadian rocking chair is in need of two cushions plus the skirt that goes around the bottom. Are there any upholsterers in Lewiston- Auburn who could make those cushions?

— No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: One upholstery business that comes to mind is Unique Designs in Greene. Doreen Gendron says she loves taking things apart and putting them back together again. She especially enjoys giving a customer’s furniture a whole different look. She can make repairs and sews slipcovers too! Her work includes vintage automobiles, boats and campers as well. Some of her “unique designs” can be seen at the Willows in Mechanic Falls, Booth 54. She can be reached at 754-0048 or find her on Facebook at Unique Designs. She is a very talented woman!

Sun Spots readers, do you have an upholstery service you want to recommend? Now is your chance! Let’s get a good new list going!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Progress Center’s Special Olympics Team needs your help. This year we have a record number of athletes looking forward to participating in Winter Olympic events, specifically cross-country skiing. We’re looking for donations of used skis and ski poles in good condition. Not a skier? Please consider making a financial gift to The Progress Center by making a donation: http://progresscentermaine.org/donate/ or call (207) 743-8049.Thank you for your support.

— Miranda, no town

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