DEAR SUN SPOTS: SeniorsPlus is recruiting volunteers to help in the Nutrition Department delivering Meals on Wheels and helping in our kitchen. Even a few hours, one or more mornings a week, makes a huge difference! No experience necessary. For more information, contact Heather at [email protected] or call 207-513-3710. Thank you!

—Heather, Coordinator of Volunteers, Lewiston

ANSWER: If your organization is looking for volunteers, writing to this column is the perfect way to get the word out! I’m proud to say that Sun Spots has had a hand in matching hundreds of volunteers and organizations over the years.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking to buy chokecherries that I can use to make jelly. I’m hoping someone in the Franklin County area can direct me to a source, or keep me in mind as the season approaches. Please call me at 207-778-4246. I really enjoy your column. Thanks for all you do.

—Pam, Farmington

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I want to tell you another great story of some very honest people we have here in our community.

On Thursday, July 26, I stopped at Hannaford on Sabattus Street. After retrieving a few items I needed, I returned to my car, and must have dropped my little AAA folder with cash in it. When I got home, I couldn’t find it so I returned to Hannaford to see if someone had found it and possibly turned it in. It had a substantial amount of cash in it, but no name or telephone number. When I went to customer service, the young gentleman told me he thought they had just what I had lost.

Sure enough, when he showed me what had been turned in, it was mine, all intact. I was so happy and thankful.

I want to thank the person who found it for being so honest and generous for helping me get my money back. If this person reads Sun Spots, be assured you have proven to me that there are more good, honest people in this country than not. Thank you again so very much and God Bless! I’m so thankful!

—No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: I do love sharing these good Samaritan stories. In times such as these, it’s good to have these heart-warming snippets. This story, in particular, brought a smile to my face.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We recently had three streets in Lewiston (Dion, Genest and Hevey) resurfaced and when the berm was taken out where my driveway starts, the berm wasn’t set as high as it was before. Last week during the rainstorm, water from Genest Street came down my driveway and into my garage. With a longer period of rain the water would have gone into my cellar. I need to have this problem fixed.

We also have problems with the lawn since it was reseeded. There are a lot of weeds and the grass isn’t growing in many spots.

—Rick, Lewiston

ANSWER: I recommend that you call the city’s Public Works Department at 207-513-3003 or email the public works director at [email protected] There is also an online form you can use to report your concern at https://www.lewistonmaine.gov/forms.aspx?FID=93. I’m sure the city will address your issue once they are aware of the situation.

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]

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