DEAR SUN SPOTS: Danville Junction Grange, located at 15 Grange St. in Auburn, will be hosting a large outdoor and indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 21, (rain date will be Saturday, May 28) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tables will be available for rent at $20 each. Please call 312-5591 if you are interested.

Included in the sale will be several raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. There will also be many kitchen items and lots of tasty food choices.

This sale is being held to raise funds for upgrades to our Grange Hall. We hope that all our friends and neighbors who have been so generous in the past will be there to support us. Please stop by and browse. You may be surprised at what you find. There may be a treasure that you just can’t live without!

Thanks to you, Sun Spots. You are, indeed, a treasure to us all! — No name, Auburn

ANSWER: That’s so sweet of you to say! I really do enjoy my connection with all my readers. It’s fun to read about all the “doings” in Sun Spots Land and to help get the word out, especially when it comes to nonprofits and fundraising. I appreciate all the hard work and organizing that goes on behind the scenes to make these events successful. I hope it all goes wonderfully for you.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Would you have the phone number of the people who run the flea market in Lisbon on Route 196? — Susan, no town

ANSWER: The number I have from last summer for Riverside Flea Market is 353-2420. There is also a Facebook page where you can send a private message, although there have been no updates there since last year at this time.

If any readers have other close connections with this long-running flea market, please let us know.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lately, I have been getting a SPAM message on my landline Caller ID for some, but not all, calls. I understand the SPAM designation on email, but I’m not so sure about phone calls.

I don’t take the calls but wonder about them. Where is this designation coming from? How is it determined? Will there be interference on my line should I take such a call? And, no, I do not want nuisance calls about my auto insurance or solicitations for money. Thanks for your help! — Rebecca, no town

ANSWER: This designation is set up by your phone carrier, for example, Verizon, Sprint, etc., and is meant to inform you that an incoming call may be fraudulent or a robocall. The phone company will flag these suspicious-looking numbers with phrases such as “potential fraud,” “spam risk,” or something similar but cannot stop the calls from coming through entirely. The best thing you can do is not answer and allow these suspicious calls to go to voicemail. If the call is really from a legitimate caller, or someone you know, they will leave a message.

If you have more specific questions, contact your phone service provider. You may also be able to find more information by looking at your bill or the provider’s website.

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