DEAR SUN SPOTS: St. Mary’s Nutrition Center is holding a learning session about its new Community Food Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 208 Bates St. in Lewiston. The new center is to be located on Pine Street next to Kennedy Park.

The learning session will offer a chance for people to learn about, and get engaged with, an exciting vision for a vibrant multi-use community space that includes a cooperatively run low-cost grocery store, shared commercial kitchen, shared food storage, and café. 

The Community Food Center will increase access to healthful food, provide storage and processing opportunities for local small-scale food producers and farmers, provide opportunities for skills development, and unlock job and ownership opportunities for community members.

This project is by, for, and of, members of Lewiston-Auburn and needs your voice and ideas to bring it to life!

— St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston

ANSWER: What a wonderful program. I hope you see a strong turnout.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Wales Presbyterian Church will hold a this-N-that sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at 668 Pond Road (Route 132), Wales. Yard sale items, baked items, holiday items, silent auction and raffle items will be available. Rental tables are available for $20. For more information, contact Cheryl Foss, 207-754-2926, or Susan Bisson, 207-754-4185. Donations are welcome.

— Susan Bisson, Monmouth

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Excelsior Grange No. 5, Harris Hill Road in Poland will hold its third annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20. Dr. Don McLean of Norway will administer the vaccines. The costs of a rabies vaccine for a cat or dog is $10, distemper for either a cat or a dog is $15, feline leukemia is $25 per cat, Lyme is $25 per dog, kennel cough is $15 per dog. Each animal is entitled to two vaccines.

With Sun Spots we have had great turnouts and we are so pleased to be able to offer this service at such a reasonable cost, especially this year. Thank you for all you do!

—Barbara Strout, Poland

ANSWER: I am happy to help, and this is a great service.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to find an upholsterer in the Androscoggin County area.

— No name, no town

ANSWER: According to my Rolodex, these upholsterers serve the Androscoggin County area:

  • Decorating Plus/Universal Designz, based in Harrison but serves L-A area, (207-784-0173.
  • Chair Doctor, 148 Poplar Hill Road, Turner, 207-225-2293.
  • Godbout Upholstery & Carpet, 11 Laurel Ave., Auburn, 207-782-3306.
  • Leo’s Custom Upholstery, 300 Cressey Road, Monmouth, 207-782-3822.

Readers, please write if you know of other upholsterers in the area.

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