DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the public supper at Mexico Congregational Church (“Green Church”) at 163 Main St. that had to be rescheduled.

Due to a snowstorm, the supper has been moved to Saturday, March 18.  The menu of boiled dinner with ham, vegetables and pie remains the same, at the cost of $12 per plate.

Many people look forward to our dinners, so we appreciate your help once again by letting everyone know about the new date.—No name, Mexico

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We have five cool white supreme and twelve T8 32W 48-inch deluxe cool white fluorescent light bulbs that we no longer need. We changed all our florescent bulbs in our cellar and are willing to give these to any nonprofit organization or anyone who could use them.

If interested, please call 207-740-0056 and leave a message. I will return your call. Thank you again for all you do.—Marcel, no town

ANSWER: I hope someone scoops those up and gets them out of your way soon.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Although I am sure many dogs would be happy to eat the homemade dog food recipe that was printed in the Mar. 3 Sun Spots, it may be woefully unbalanced for regular feeding. For an occasional meal or as a topping on a good kibble, it would be fine.

From what I know of dog nutrition, most homemade diets need to be supplemented with calcium and other vitamins and minerals. A good starting point for information is the Dog Aware website. I believe there are supplements available. T folks at Petco could probably help. Here’s to well-fed dogs.—Nancy, no town

ANSWER: I double-checked with the dog owner who sent in the homemade meal recipe and she enthusiastically assured me her pups are thriving and, yes, they do get a liquid supplement recommended by their veterinarian.

I am told one of the dogs is 14 years old, has no teeth and has been enjoying his homemade food for more than two years, as does his “brother,” a young, energetic labradoodle.

It is important to note that if you want to make food for your dog, or think that perhaps your furry buddy needs supplements, have a discussion with your veterinarian.

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