DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club is having its second document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon May 1 at 800 Center St. (John Murphy Homes) in Auburn.

We will again offer secure, no-contact shredding for your documents and other items you need to dispose of securely. We are asking for a $10 donation for a legal-size box. This way we are able to continue our past donations to local nonprofits.

With events such as the Balloon Festival canceled, it is more important than ever to have fundraisers to continue helping those in need. If you have been putting off going through those boxes of paperwork or taking care of a parent’s files, this is an easy way to clean out your home, and know you are giving back to the local community. Your help is greatly appreciated in making our second event even bigger and better.

Our event last October was a huge success and in asking people how they heard of the event, at least 90% said it was through Sun Spots! Thank you for your help. – Celeste, Shred Event Co-chair, no town

ANSWER: I’m so happy Sun Spots is helping the community in such a way. I’m often asked about where and when document shredding can be done and this is for a good cause so mark your calendars!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know why the Range Pond State Park gate is closed two days a week? I have tried contacting the park as well as maine.gov, but have had no luck getting information. Does anyone know when the park will be open seven days a week? — No name, Auburn

ANSWER: Guess what? When I called the park today I talked with a lovely and lively park ranger who assured me that the park is open seven days a week as of this very week. Because it was “off-season” and this beautiful, popular park has only one or two people staffing it throughout the winter months, the gate was closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t park and walk in. So next “off-season” simply pull up near the gate (without blocking it) and walk in. Remember, the restrooms are closed during the winter months.

The park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset. The phone number for Range Pond State Park is 998-4104. There is more information at https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/trail_activities/rangepond_trail_conditions.shtml.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for any location in Maine where there is an indoor saltwater pool open to the public or where you can purchase a membership. I have a sensitivity to chlorine and because of other health concerns, I can only swim in the ocean when the water is warmer than the usual temperatures experienced here! I don’t really want to move to Florida and I can’t afford the expense of installing a saltwater pool myself. Can anyone help me? — Dolores, no town

ANSWER: I’m sitting here scratching my head. There used to be a place in Dresden where you could go to a therapeutic aquasize session in an indoor saltwater pool but the couple who owned it has moved — I think to Florida!

Readers, if you know of any place, please write in.

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