DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have an upright piano (made by Hallet Davis & Co. of Boston) to give away. It was last tuned in 2017. The music brought great joy!

If you are interested, please contact me at 450-0942 and leave a message or at 783-4597, which does not have an answering machine — No name, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can readers recommend someone who does on-site boat winterization and shrink-wrap in the Canton area? — No name, no town

ANSWER: In the Rolodex I have Nadeau’s Marine (,  588-2422). There is an email form on their website. Also there is Maine Mobile Shrinkwrap (, [email protected], 266-5433); Mid-Maine Marine ( –there is an email form on the website or you can call 465-2146.)

Readers, please send in your recommendations.

Several Sun Spotters wrote in to answer this question and I really appreciate the quick response. I depend on each and every one of you to be on their toes and at the ready to help me out when needed. Thank you all!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for someone to remove and hang wallpaper. I can’t seem to find anyone in the Lewiston-Auburn area. — Ray, no town

ANSWER: Peeling off wallpaper and applying new is a big job but I bet Lewiston Paint & Wallpaper (784-1993) could probably steer you in the right direction. Pat’s Wallpaper in Livermore (897-3834) may also have an idea of someone who can help. PaperWorks Wallcoverings is another option. 776-3623.

Of course, readers, if you have a good recommendation, you know what to do!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can you please find out the status of the FEZtival of Trees at the Kora Temple in Lewiston, more specifically, is there going to be a craft fair? — Nans, Lisbon Falls

ANSWER: According to the temple’s website (, it does look like the craft fair is happening. The FEZtival of Trees is on the Shriners’ event calendar from Nov. 19-28. If you keep an eye on the website, there will most likely be updates. It sounds fun!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the Oct. 5 Sun Spots, it was the Conley Funeral Home (owned by Francis Conley) that was at the corner of Holland and Main streets in Lewiston.  — Heather, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have never written to Sun Spots before, but just had to tonight. My husband and I took our two small children to Applebee’s this evening for an early dinner. While waiting for our meal, a nice grandmotherly-type woman sitting nearby made conversation with us and played a game with our children.  She was so kind and was so good at entertaining the kids!

She finished her meal and left shortly after our food came. We didn’t realize it at the time, but she paid for our meal. It was such a wonderful thing for her to do and I wish we could have given personal words of appreciation. It was so unexpected. I don’t think I’ll ever forget her. — Andrea, no town

ANSWER: Thank you for taking the time to share this story. I like to think that these letters inspire other readers to reach out to others.

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