DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Mt. Blue High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 28, at LaFleurs at 224 Main St. in Jay. Social time is at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. A head count is needed by Aug. 8 with a $35 per person payment to Katie Hallman. Please mail checks to Katie at P.O. Box 276, West Farmington, ME 04992.

Please spread the word to other classmates! We’re looking forward to seeing you all. – Pam, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Ski Patrol of Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, a nonprofit organization, is soliciting donations for a raffle auction at Lost Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. A copy of our tax-exempt certificate through the National Ski Patrol, an organization chartered by the United States Congress, is available upon request.

The primary focus of the fundraiser is to enable the patrol to educate candidates in emergency care for the injured and ill, specifically younger individuals who may have trouble affording the materials and equipment to successfully complete the educational requirements. The advanced first aid knowledge and skills obtained through our training is beneficial for every individual and for our community.

Please contact Jason Potter at 783-4459, or any Lost Valley patroller to contribute items to this worthy cause. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Please come Aug. 18 to enjoy good food, entertainment and a fun raffle auction. — Jason, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for your help. I asked a question about the Lewiston High School Class of 1963 reunions and other information (July 15 Sun Spots). Within 24 hours I was contacted by a classmate who took it upon himself to get my request answered. Since then I have been able to contact other classmates and my other questions were answered. — Armand, no town

ANSWER: It’s good to know that all the readers in Sun Spots Land are on the job!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know if the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston is still being used as a homeless shelter? — John, no town

ANSWER: According to the May 12, 2021, Sun Journal article linked below, the Ramada will be used as a homeless shelter through September and is managed by Preble Street, based in Portland. The 28-bed wellness shelter was started to support people who were without housing during the pandemic. For more information:

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have had a Corian countertop in my kitchen for about 13 years and with daily use it has become pretty scratched up.  Do you have anyone in your Rolodex that would be willing to “buff” the scratches out? — Cecile, Lewiston

ANSWER: If there is anyone in Sun Spots Land who has advice for Cecile, please let me know. In the meantime, check out YouTube videos on how to do this yourself. You may also want to inquire at your local hardware store. There are products made that will help you restore those countertops.

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