DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband passed away three months ago. I am looking for a charity that can find a use for his clothes and shoes. He was a big, tall man. Everything is in excellent condition and is mostly for cold weather.

— Laurie, Auburn

ANSWER: I am so sorry for your loss, Laurie. You have several options here and I want to mention that you can transform clothing of a loved one into a keepsake for yourself if you’re interested. There are many wonderful ideas that include pillows, quilts, scarves, teddy bears, bags and more.

When my father passed away, I altered some of his flannel and corduroy shirts to fit my frame. If you sew yourself, you may want to think about taking on a project or two, or you may want to find a local seamstress you can work with. There are also seamstresses at that you can send your item(s) to and get a special keepsake made.

There are many area nonprofits that will gladly take your husband’s clothing and pass it to those who are in need. Places where clothing is accepted and distributed to the community include: Lisbon Area Christian Outreach in Lisbon Falls (207-353-8019); Hope Haven Gospel Mission (207-783-6086); Court Street Baptist Church (207-784-6661) in Auburn; and Hope House (207-577-1165) in Mechanic Falls. You can also contact local churches to inquire if they have a clothes closet.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Where is Matt Lauer and what is he doing now?

— No name, Bethel

ANSWER: According to a recent article published by Celebrity Insider, Matt is keeping a low profile and only going out when it’s necessary and has something to do with the three children he co-parents with his estranged wife, Annette Roque. The couple is still living in the same $33 million home in the Hamptons, but their divorce should be settled in the very near future. There are no plans for Matt to turn to prime time television at this time.

It is reported that he recently sold his Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan for $7.35 million, and has a home in Sag Harbor on Long Island on the market for $12.75 million.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: in the late 1990s to early 2000s, there were two sisters, Janis and Kristine Oliver, who sang country music as the Sweethearts of the Rodeo. Who was married at one time to country singer Vince Gill?

— No name, Peru

ANSWER: It was Janis who was married to Vince from 1980-1997. He married country singing star Amy Grant in 2000.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On AirTV there was a commercial for WGN to view “Murder She Wrote.” What channel is WGN on AirTV?

I also used to get Home Shopping Club and QVC, too. Are they no longer on Air TV? If they are, what channel are they on? Thank you.

— No name, no town

ANSWER: My understanding is that you only get local channels with AirTV. Also, WGN, based in Chicago, is going through a transition because of a merger with Sinclair Broadcasting that has fallen through, so they may not be able to sustain some of their programming.

I would love assistance with this question from readers in the know.

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