DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston High School Class of 1952 will hold a 70th year reunion at Marco’s Italian Restaurant, 32 Mollison Way in Lewiston, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call Jerry LaPlante at 782-1209 or Terry Samson at 241-0950 before Sept. 15 to reserve a place if you are planning to attend. Everyone pays for their meal and there is no other charge. We hope to have a good turnout. — Theresa, no town

ANSWER: I wanted to remind those of you who are members of this class to call in your reservation if you haven’t already. Congratulations to you!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Oxford American Legion Auxiliary will host Christy Gardner, founder of Service Working Dogs, on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112 on King Street in Oxford.

Gardner is a bilateral amputee and Army veteran. Admission is free and donations are welcome. A light lunch will be served, with a slide presentation and discussion to follow. Hope to see you there! — Patty, Oxford

ANSWER: This sounds like a very interesting event and it’s coming right up.

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: You are always so helpful. In the sports column of the newspaper, television highlights for all sporting events are listed. The horse racing one says FS1 and FS2. What does that mean?

Also what happened to News 8 anchor Steve Bottari? — Christine, no town

ANSWER: I believe that “FS1 and FS2” designate Fox Sports channels. FS1 replaced the motorsports network Speed in 2013, at the same time that its companion channel Fox Sports 2 replaced Fuel TV. Both FS1 and FS2 carried over most of the sports programming from their predecessors.

Steve Bottari left WMTW in Portland to go to WMUR New Hampshire last May to serve as a weeknight anchor and reporter.

The News 8 website states that Bottari is thrilled to be back in New Hampshire, covering the stories of the place where he grew up. Originally from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, he graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua.

At WMTW, he served as an anchor, moderating national headline-making political debates in Maine’s U.S. Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. He also frequently anchored from the field on the scene of breaking news, from manhunts to presidential visits.

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His reporting with chief photojournalist Arthur Villator on the threat of climate change to Maine’s lobster industry was honored with a 2021 regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Prior to living and working in Maine, Bottari was an anchor and reporter at KOCO, Hearst Television’s Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, station. He began his career as a morning anchor at WCAX in Burlington, Vermont.

He earned an Master of Science degree in journalism from Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and communications from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he was the valedictorian.

I’m so glad for Bottari that he has thoroughly explored New England and has settled back into his natural habitat.

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