DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Heywood Club of Norway’s Annual 7 Mile Yard Sale will be held Saturday, July 17, not on the 18th as was previously printed. I’m sorry for any confusion. It will still be a great time, just a day earlier. We’ll see you there! — Barbara, Norway

ANSWER: This event was published in the May 25 Sun Spots. Please note the corrected date. If anyone has good, clean items they would like to donate to the cause, please call 743-5150 for more information.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Store is excited to announce it will celebrate its one-year anniversary Thursday, June 3, with a Let’s Kick off the Summer House Plant Sale. 

This is a chance for folks to bring home some indoor greenery while supporting a good cause. Selections will range from German and Swedish ivies, begonias and jade plants to colorful kalanchoes, polka dot plants, and much more. The sale begins at 10 a.m. and continues until the last plant is sold.

For those wanting to support the thrift store hands-on, applications are being accepted for volunteers to assist as both sales associates and donation attendants. For more information, contact Kathy Baillargeon, Manager of Volunteer Resources at 795-9586.

Also, the store is hoping to increase its inventory of small furniture so if anyone has unneeded items such as bookcases, small tables, nightstands, or small hutches, etc., they are encouraged to bring them by during the store’s designated donation hours, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Store is located at 245 Center Street, Suite 2, in Auburn. For questions about donations or other information, contact the store at 312-5092 or go online at or .  – Cindy, Lewiston

ANSWER: Past house plant sales have been a big success! I’m going to my basement right now to see what I have in the way of small furniture items to donate.

If you haven’t been to this thrift store, please make the trip over. It’s just beautiful and I’ve managed to nab some great finds for myself. My teenage grandchildren are crazy it about it, too.

DEAR SUN SPOTS:  This is the last call for contributions for a potential story for publication in the Sun Journal for Father’s Day.

Tell us what your dad has taught you, whether it’s useful or just fun. Send your thoughts; it doesn’t have to be a long essay or take up a lot of your time. Just a few lines along with your phone number (in case we have questions) are all we need. Send this on to writer Karen Schneider at [email protected] by June 4.

Please include you and your dad’s first and last names, your towns and a bit of background about your dad. A good digital photo of your dad — or you and your dad together — would be great to have. If we get enough submissions, the story will run on Father’s Day! — Karen, no town

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