DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rumford Historical Society is seeking donations of typical yard sale items, including furniture, for its Saturday, June 2, yard sale. No clothing please. Furniture in the Rumford area can be picked up by calling Herb at 369-9288 or David at 364-7097. Small items should be delivered by the donor to the Rumford Center Town Meeting Hall (Route 2) on Monday, May 28.

— Jane, Rumford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I participate in a non-contact boxing program that helps me fight back against the disabling effects of Parkinson’s disease. I waited three years for a program like this to be offered in Lewiston-Auburn. I am writing to get the word out that we are in need of volunteers to help “boxers” adapt exercise and provide encouragement during the 90-minute workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers will make it possible for more people with Parkinson’s disease to participate. If you are interested in volunteering for Rock Steady Boxing, call Kelly at 576-1529.

— Martha, no town

ANSWER: What a wonderful opportunity for volunteering. There is a very great need for volunteers as more and more people are diagnosed with this debilitating condition and really benefit from this therapy.

Rock Steady Boxing is based on training used by boxing pros and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease. The program, serving all ages and levels of ability, involves regular exercises, such as stretching, running, jumping rope, push-ups, balancing and non-contact boxing, led by experienced trainers/coaches.


DEAR SUNSPOTS: The zipper on my new leather Bible case has stopped zipping and I wondered if anyone in the area repairs such a thing.

— Mary, no town

ANSWER: Pelletier Leather at 850 Main St. at the side of Maine Line Leathercrafts Supplies in Lewiston can help you, Mary. Morris Pelletier, a descendent of shoe workers, has been in the leather and upholstery business for 25 years and knows what he’s doing when it comes with anything to do with leather, vinyl and more. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to p.m. Saturdays. You can contact Morris at 312-9624. You can also find more information on Pelletier Leather’s Facebook page.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston High School Class of 1968 is having its 50th Class Reunion on Sept. 22. In addition, the class is planning a dedication ceremony on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in memory of James J. McMorrow, who died Nov. 10, 1969, in service to his country in the Marine Corps while on active duty in the Vietnam War.

The reunion committee is asking James’ fellow classmates for a suggested donation of $25, or whatever one wishes to give, to purchase a memorial bench in his honor. Please make checks payable to LHS ’68 Veteran Memorial Fund and mail to 490 Maple Hill Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

— Claire, no town

ANSWER: What a wonderful addition this bench will be to Veterans Memorial Park. If you haven’t been to the park yet, please take some time to go experience it.

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