DEAR SUN SPOTS: in reference to the Dec. 27 Sun Spots, my 7-year-old great-grandson Brody is also collecting soda tabs. He lives in Fayette with his grandmother Tammy. They are making a trip to Boston with the tabs in the spring. You can reach him at 320-3848 to make arrangements for pickup. He has already collected several containers full. Thank you for all that you do for our community and for always getting the word out.

— Doreen, no town

ANSWER: I say, the more the merrier! It’s amazing how quickly these tabs, which can also be found on soup, vegetable and fruit cans, mount up. Save them for Ronald McDonald House and help those in need!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for someone to restitch our boat seats. Do you know of anyone in the Oxford County area? Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to connect!

— No name, no town

ANSWER: I have recommended Doreen Gendron of Unique Designs several times in Sun Spots. Her number is 754-0048. She is a talented upholsterer and designer who specializes in redoing furniture, boat and camper accessories, and more.

Readers, if you have a favorite upholstery artist to add to the Rolodex, now’s your chance!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to say a big thank you to Lowe’s in Auburn for installing “Veteran’s Parking Only” signs beside the handicap spaces in their parking lot. My husband is so pleased and I thought others would like to know this.

— Karen, Hebron

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My New Year’s resolution is to take better care of myself. I know you have printed massage therapists here before. Do you have an updated list?

— Shannon, Lisbon Falls

ANSWER: In my Rolodex, I have Optimal Touch in Lewiston (333-91662) or at [email protected] Carmen Maberry at Forget Me K’not at 78 Pease Hill Rd. in Monmouth is also recommended by a reader. Her phone number is 268-2008.

M.E. Massage Therapy in Lewiston is a small massage studio specializing in pain management. It is at 185 Webster St. and can be reached at 240-6415, or email at [email protected] There is also a website at memassagetherapy.com and they are on Facebook and Instagram.

Ashley Michelle Wood at Essentially Balanced Massage at 16 Main St. in Lisbon Falls has also been recommended by a Sun Spots reader. Her number is 740-0068 and she is also on Facebook.

Ken Richards, a deep-tissue neuromuscular massage therapist specializing in pain management and relief is recommended, too. His office is at 236 Broadway in Farmington (778-4990) but he is also in Auburn on Thursdays at Huber Assocs. on Minot Avenue (783-3393).

In my opinion, the world would be a better place if we all had massages on a regular basis! Feel free to send in more recommendations, dear readers! A healthy Rolodex makes me so happy!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: About a year ago, you wrote about a local place that recycles sports trophies. I’ve misplaced the information.

— Irene, Mechanic Falls

ANSWER: John F. Murphy Homes on Center Street in Auburn repurposes trophies for a variety of their activities and competitions. The organization provides housing and services for those with developmental disabilities. Contact them at [email protected] or 782-2726.

Happy New Year to one and all! Celebrate well, be kind to yourself and others, and stay safe!

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]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: in reference to the December 27th Sun Spots, my 7-year-old great grandson, Brody is also collecting soda tabs. He lives in Fayette with his grandmother Tammy. They are making a trip to Boston with the tabs in the spring. You can reach him at 320-3848 to make arrangements for pickup. He has already collected several containers full. Thank you for all that you do for our community and for always getting the word out.—Doreen, no town

ANSWER: I say, the more the merrier! It’s amazing how quickly these tabs which can also be found on soup, vegetable and fruit cans mount up. Save them for Ronald McDonald House and help those in need!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for someone to re-stitch our boat seats. Do you know of anyone in the Oxford County area? Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to connect! —No name, no town

ANSWER: I have recommended Doreen Gendron of Unique Designs several times in Sun Spots. Her number is 754-0048. She is a talented upholsterer and designer who specializes in re-doing furniture, boat and camper accessories, and more.

Readers, if you have a favorite reupholstery artiste to add to the Rolodex, now’s your chance!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to say a big thank you to Lowe’s in Auburn for installing “Veteran’s Parking Only” signs right beside the handicap spaces in their parking lot. My husband is so pleased and I thought others would like to know this. —Karen, Hebron

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My New Year’s resolution is to take better care of myself. I know you have printed massage therapists recommendations here before. Do you have an updated list? —Shannon, Lisbon Falls

ANSWER: In my Rolodex, I have optimal Touch in Lewiston (333-91662) or at [email protected]—Janine. Carmen Maberry at Forget Me K’not located at 78 Pease Hill Rd. in Monmouth is also recommended by a reader. Her phone number is 268-2008.

M.E. Massage Therapy in Lewiston is a small massage studio specializing in pain management. It is located at 185 Webster Street and can be reached at 240-6415, or email them at [email protected] There is also a website at memassagetherapy.com and they are on Facebook and Instagram.

Ashley Michelle Wood at Essentially Balanced Massage at 16 Main St. in Lisbon Falls has also been recommended by a Sun Spots reader. Her number is 740-0068 and she is also on Facebook.

Ken Richards, a deep-tissue neuromuscular massage therapist specializing in pain management and relief is recommended, too. His office is at 236 Broadway in Farmington (778-4990) but he is also in Auburn on Thursdays at Huber Assocs. on Minot Avenue (783-3393).

In my opinion, the world would be a better place if we all had massages on a regular basis! Feel free to send in more recommendations, dear readers! A healthy Rolodex makes me so happy!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: About a year ago, you wrote about a local place that recycles sports trophies. I’ve misplaced the information.—Irene, Mechanic Falls

ANSWER: John F. Murphy Homes on Center Street in Auburn repurposes trophies for a variety of their activities and competitions. The organization provides housing and services for those with developmental disabilities. Contact them at [email protected] or 782-2726.

Happy New Year to one and all! Celebrate well, be kind to yourself and others, and stay safe!

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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