DEAR SUN SPOTS: My grandfather and grandmother love to go to the annual FEZtival of Trees in Lewiston but are very concerned about getting COVID-19 despite having their vaccines and boosters. Do you know if they are requiring everyone to wear masks and stay socially distant? — Betty, Lewiston

ANSWER: According to the Facebook page ( about the event, all volunteers are required to wear masks and attendees are strongly encouraged to wear them.

I would hope by this time everyone will be considerate of others and respect each other’s space.

To get tickets ($6) for this much-anticipated event, go here:

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for a person to repair a thin leather strap on a camera case. I’m also looking for someone to tile a backsplash in the Auburn area.

Do  you have any businesses that do this type of work in your Rolodex. Thank you for all the help you provide to everyone. — No name, no town

ANSWER: Just recently I published the name and contact information of a gentleman who does leatherwork for people Maurice Pelletier in Lewiston at 312-9624. When I spoke with him, he assured me he could help with some tasks like this but also does bigger jobs too. Give him a call.

For your backsplash, try Maine Modern Tile ( Yes, that link is correct. Their contact information is 595-0495 or email [email protected].

Other options are Foothills Flooring & Tile (, 744-2219) and Marbled Oak Hardwood & Tile (, 1-858-242-2416).

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have an old Christmas stocking full of undeveloped film from my college days. I never got around to developing them in my 20s because, well, I was a broke 20-something. I’d love to develop them now and remind myself what sort of shenanigans I was up to back then. Are there any photo shops still around where I can take my old film to be developed? I hesitate to take them to a place like CVS because some of them are 20 years old and may need a little more expert care. I’m willing to travel a little for the right locally owned shop. — No name, Auburn

ANSWER: Photo Finish, located at the Auburn Mall (across from Claire’s at Suite #9007) can help you. Go to where there is an email form and someone will get back to you or call 783-3354.

DEAR SUN SPOTS:  I’m looking to get a little taste of home for Thanksgiving. Where is the best bakery for Italian pastries in L-A? — Joaquin, no town

ANSWER: I love answering questions about food! The Italian Bakery at 225 Bartlett St. is where you want to go. You will fall in love with all the bakery goodness. Cannolis, tiramisu, focaccia, Sicilian bread, and so much more! Check out their website at where there is a form to order your Thanksgiving treats (by Nov. 20) or just stop in and meet all the yumminess in person before you decide what to have. You can reach them at 782-8312. The bakery and deli are open at 6 a.m. every day but Monday. They close at 5:30 Tuesdays through Fridays and are open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and until noon on Sundays.

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