DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please help spread the word to the Edward Little High School Class of 1956. We’re having a mini-reunion at 3 p.m. July 22 at Taber’s. I received a call from a classmate on July 5. He went to Taber’s that day for lunch and noticed that a schedule for the mini-reunions had been posted. Members of the classes of 1955 and 1956 were meeting that night.

If anyone from the Class of 1956 was there, we hope you will join us on July 22. Thank you, Ms. Sun Spots, for the great job that you do. — Betty, Lewiston

ANSWER: There are always fun times to be had at Taber’s, 470 Lake Shore Drive in Auburn!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Waterford Grange on Route 35 beside the North Waterford Post Office will host a Craft and White Elephant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in July.

Come see our beautiful 100-year-old building and explore our large assortment of items. We have sewn, knit and crocheted items, as well as other crafts made by our members and friends. Browse through a large assortment of books, including children’s and adolescents’ books, mysteries, romance, cookbooks, sports and many other topics.

Toys include stuffed animals, games and puzzles. We also have a variety of picture frames, baskets, glassware and many other items. We have an assortment of audio and visual tapes, CDs and DVDs, small appliances, two flat screen televisions, bicycles, and even bathroom sinks! We also have many items to round out your camp needs. Drop by and check us out as more items are added daily.

Money raised goes toward making needed repairs to our historic building, as well as supporting several local charities. Our newest repair projects include replacement windows, painting, and setting aside money for a future elevator to enable easier access to our beautiful upstairs meeting hall.

Thank you for your support in keeping our Grange growing and improving. Your generosity and support is much appreciated. — Mary, Waterford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You’ve helped me in the past and I hope you can again. I want to purchase a brand name candle that has a great fragrance when it burns. Sometimes the candle smells good when I buy it, but when I take it home and light it there is hardly any fragrance to it. I hope you or your readers can recommend a brand that has a stronger fragrance when it burns. Any help you can give me will be much appreciated. Thanks for all you do for us. — No name, no town

ANSWER: We all have our favorites so I’ll be interested in how readers respond. I prefer Village Candles (https://www.stonewallkitchen.com/village-candle/villagecandle-fob-landing.html) or Yankee Candles (https://www.stonewallkitchen.com/village-candle/villagecandle-fob-landing.html) and have my personal favorite scents that I use at Christmastime. These are sold online or often found in Bed, Bath, and Beyond and in the bigger grocery stores and department stores. They are more expensive than most candles but have a longer burning time and a consistent fragrance.

If you like burning candles often, you may want to try candles made from soy as they are said to be safer for you. No matter what kind of candles you like though, be sure to use them in a well-ventilated space.

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