DEAR SUN SPOTS: The First Universalist Church is planning an inside yard sale Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Route 117, Turner Center Road, across from the gazebo, in Turner. All proceeds go toward church upkeep. — Elvera, Turner

ANSWER: This is such a beautiful spot in our readership area. I hope many Sun Spotters will attend to support the church and just enjoy the area. You may want to make a day of it and take the time to stop in at Nezinscot Farm at 284 Turner Center Road, one of my favorite places.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A large indoor/outdoor rummage and yard sale is set for Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St. in South Paris. A bag sale will follow from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Clothes, books, furniture, kitchenware, household items, tools and much more will be available at very reasonable prices. No name, South Paris

ANSWER: I will keep my fingers crossed that there will be fabulous weather and that people will be in the mood to shop. I am sure there will be lots of bargains.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Hello to the classmates of Edward Little High School class of 1953. Our 70th Reunion is approaching so mark your calendars for Sept. 20.

We will celebrate with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Village Inn. The price for your meal is $20, and you may choose sirloin, chicken, shrimp or haddock.


We ask that you notify classmates who do not live nearby because we are not sending out a mailing. Instead, we are trying to reach as many as possible by email. Call me at 207-966-1076 to let me know you will be there. See you all Sept. 20. Go, Eddies! — Bob, no town

ANSWER: That is wonderful — 70 years! I will put this announcement in a couple times to be sure we catch everyone.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We own a large, older home in Lewiston. At the end of last winter, we found pieces of shingles all over. We called the largest roofer in the area who inspected the roof and told us the shingles needed to be replaced. However, they were booked for the season and suggested we call Above & Beyond Roofing.

We were very pleased with the price, service and the attitude. The crew was polite, hardworking and did 100% cleanup when done. My contact, Dylon, was honest and of great help to us.

I want to add that if you have a product failure, be sure to check for class action lawsuits against the manufacturer. In our case, the shingle maker agreed to pay qualified purchasers the cost of the shingles and, in some cases, the installation cost is also covered. — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: Thank you for the glowing recommendation and the heads-up on the class action lawsuit. This is all good information to tuck into the Rolodex. I appreciate readers taking time to write when help is needed. And, of course, I love all your words of wisdom and your questions, too.

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