DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is a request to see how many Belles of New England Telephone would like to get together for a reunion. It has been several years since most of us have been retired. We have lost many co-workers and our job as operators is now obsolete! An early response would be appreciated as we would like to meet by the end of October, first of November on a Wednesday before the snow flies. If you are interested, please call Bev at 207-966-3065. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Sun Spots. You are the first thing I read! — Bev, Hebron

ANSWER: What an interesting group! Enjoy your reunion and check out the hands-on, interactive Telephone Museum in Ellsworth (, which features working telephones and the switchboards and switching systems that powered the network. Visitors are encouraged to use wall-mounted, hand-crank magneto phones, dial phones, and manual switchboards.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Once again the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club is holding a “document shred event.” It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23, at the John F. Murphy building at 800 Center Street, Auburn. A bankers’ size box of papers will be shredded for $10. The shredding safely disposes your documents to ensure against identity theft. It is also a great way to get rid of the paper clutter that is a part of many households.

Proceeds go to help the nonprofits in the community. Last year we were able to give over $6,000 to various agencies.

Sun Spots has made this event hugely successful because of the many readers of this column. Thank you for your help! — Celeste Yakawonis, Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for the Oct. 21 Taste the Harvest Dinner + Drinks, an outdoor, multi-course collaborative dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients, including products from Lewiston Farmers Market producers.

Volunteers are needed especially for set-up from noon to 4 p.m., with emphasis on the hours of 2-4 p.m.

Taste the Harvest is a community dinner that highlights and promotes our local food economy, from farm to table. Guests will enjoy a multi-course collaborative dining experience al fresco, with reserved table seating on Lisbon street, a beer, wine and cider garden in Dufresne Plaza, and live instrumental music throughout.

Volunteer perks include admittance to the event and the full seven-course local foods dinner (seating cannot be promised for volunteers at this time).

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Katie Palmer with dates and times you are available: [email protected] or 207-783-2249.

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