DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston Housing is looking for volunteers to help pick up groceries and premade meals at local pantries and deliver to several of our housing sites throughout Lewiston. A car and valid driver’s license are required. Please contact me at [email protected] or 520-4608 for more details. — Kelly, Lewiston

ANSWER: If you have time to spare and want to be involved, please see what you can do to help out. The web site address is

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wish to respond to the lady who needs prescription eyeglasses. I have used Zenni Optical for many years now and have never had a problem. Each pair of glasses comes with a cleaning cloth and a repair kit. They don’t take insurance, but their prices are very reasonable. I have a very strong prescription; however, I’ve only bought basic glasses and sunglasses from there. I have never bought bifocals or progressives, so I don’t know how good those are. — Carol, Lewiston

ANSWER: Thank you for the recommendation! Our reader Sharon (Dec. 27 Sun Spots) wants to hear from people who have used these online companies so this is helpful. I hope readers who have ordered bifocals and progressives will respond to let us know about their experiences.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I asked if anyone had a statue of Mother Mary and I heard from several people in Sun Spots Land offering me one. Many people provided photos and some even offered to bring the statue to me. I was so happy with the response and chose two figurines — one for my bedroom and one for my garden! — Lee, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m a senior citizen living by myself. My driveway and steps were very icy earlier in the week and I realized I was out of sand/salt. I’m usually better prepared! I decided to sprinkle some kitty litter on the ice until I could have someone get sand for me.


As I was getting dressed to go outside, I heard a scrapping noise outside the house and there were two teenage boys cleaning off my steps and putting down sand. I couldn’t believe it. I have lived in this house for years and no one has done that for me before. They were gone before I could get out to thank them, but I heard that they helped some other people on the street, too. — Alice, Lewiston

ANSWER: I hope they come back and that they watch over you this winter!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a VHS player for the person who wrote looking for one. Perhaps she could write again with her contact information. — Stan, Poland

ANSWER: We will track her down. Readers, it’s very important for you to include your phone number and/or an email address. Your contact information is crucial and I will not include it in the column if you tell me not to. Especially if you need something or have something to give away, other readers need to have a way to get in touch with you.

I also want to remind readers to send me an e-mail or letter to Sun Spots. The addresses are at the end of the column. No phone calls please.

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name. We won’t use it if you ask us not to. Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected].

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