DEAR SUN SPOTS: When I attended Lewiston High School, I became friends with a young Navy man by the name of John Drigotas who was stationed in Florida in 1958. He would be about 80 years old now. I’ve wondered of his whereabouts for years and am asking your readers if anyone can help me locate him or if he has passed away and when. I now live in San Diego. My phone number is 858-513-4253.

— No Name, California

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thanks to you, Calvary United Methodist Church’s City Mission meal program has a replacement microwave! We had a number of calls first thing Tuesday morning from kind folks who offered to donate one to us (after they read the Nov. 20 Sun Spots). What a great service you provide and what generous, caring people your loyal readers are! We are so grateful to everyone who called.

— Pat, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I saw in Nov. 8 Sun Spots that a reader was looking for someone to repair or rebuild a table lamp. I repair, rebuild and re-wire lamps and light fixtures of all types including chandeliers. I have also converted gas fixtures to electricity. I charge $25 per hour labor; parts and other components are extra. You can contact me at 207-577-4535.

— Dave, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I want to thank the folks who left a big box of  Thanksgiving food supplies at my door.

— Heidi, Dryden

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In regard to the Nov. 20 Sun Spots about zipper replacement, my business is Chez Dorea located at 1 Brule St. in Lewiston. You have listed me before with my previous phone number of 333-0755. My number is now 207-783-2908. Thank you.

— Dorea, no town

ANSWER: Thank you for updating your information. It’s really important to keep this current so Sun Spots readers know how to find people to help them.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Great Falls Model Railroad Club has an XPRESSNAP napkin dispenser to give away to any local nonprofit that wants it. Call 207-576-3788 and ask for Terry King. The Great Falls Model Railroad Club is at 144 Mill St. in Auburn.

— No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you to everyone who came out for the Veterans Day observance at the Leeds Veterans Memorial. Despite the chilly day, it was wonderfully attended by veterans and other adults and children, including Daisy Scouts who laid a wreath at the monument and members of the Leeds Central School Student Council who raised the flag and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Dacyczyn spoke about why he had enlisted in the Navy, Rick Ness led the group in a prayer, and Barbara Grant led the group in singing “America the Beautiful” and “My Country ’Tis of Thee.”

The Historical Society is looking forward to hosting a program next spring by Lew Alessio about Lane’s Store which was located in Leeds Center. Although various people have items from the old store, there doesn’t seem to be any photographs of the interior. If anyone who has photos and would be willing to allow the LHS to scan them is asked to contact me at 207-933-4121. This should be a fascinating, entertaining program, so watch for further announcements.

— Pam, no town

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]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: