The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, previously housed at 199 Main St., on the Stephens Memorial Hospital  campus, has relocated to 59 Winter St., former site of the hospital’s Human Resources Department. 

The new building provides the opportunity for larger meeting space for support groups, private consultation areas, staff offices, a dedicated room for patients to use for creative arts, and a meditation room for patients to hopefully find a moment of peace during their cancer journey.

“The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine provides an important service to our patients and community. We are so grateful for the work that they do and delighted to have the center conveniently located on our Norway campus,” Andrea Patstone, president of Stephens Memorial Hospital, said.

The center staff continue to meet with patients by appointment, however they hope to resume weekly drop-in hours and on-site activities this month. 

 The center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization embracing anyone affected by cancer in a community that offers hope and caring through support, education and concepts in healthy living. They offer free wellness programs, complementary therapies, weekly virtual classes, travel assistance, support groups and comfort items — because no one should face cancer alone. For more information, visit www.crcofwm.org; find them on Facebook; or call 890-0329. — Diane, Norway

ANSWER: I hope everyone in the area who is need of these services will take part, knowing they will be understood and cared for. I wish to thank all the good staff members and volunteers who keep the center running.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the June 30 Sun Spots, following is a recipe for elderberry pie given to us over 40 years ago by Mrs. Lenny Whiting of Portland and Gilead, Maine.

Elderberry Sour Cream Pie: Stir together 2 cups elderberries, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 cup confectioners sugar, and 1 cup sour cream. Spoon into a graham cracker crust and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Also, I’d like some help. Hemond’s Dairy farm in Minot used to make butter that had the same flavor of the butter we made at home when I was a kid. I have been searching for years to find some that tastes the same but have had no luck. Is there a farm that churns their own butter and has it for sale at their farm? I have tried every kind of butter found in grocery stores and at farm and vegetable stands but can’t find the taste I am looking for. — Fern, Norway

ANSWER: Thank you for the recipe!

As far as local butter goes, the quality and taste depends on the breed of cow and on what they are consuming. You’ll have to keep being a “butter sampler” until you discover what suits you. There are worse things you could be doing than having the fun of being a butter taster!

Have you thought about contacting the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association? They may be able to help. Another idea is to buy some cream from a farm and try making butter yourself using your electric mixer. It’s worth a try.

Readers, if you have other suggestions, please write!

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