DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Franco Center is preparing a Christmas-themed Variety Show and would love the community’s input.

If anyone has Christmas memories or poems that they would like to read and share during our Sights & Sounds of Christmas Show on Dec. 15 and 16, please contact the show manager, Jake Hodgkin, at or call 207-514-7753.

We will also display any photos you want to share of Christmases past. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Sun Spots, The Franco Center is very appreciative of your ability to get the word out about questions people in the community want answered and information they want to share. — Denise, Lewiston

ANSWER: This sounds great! I hope you have a lot of participants.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The time for opening Turner’s Century Box is approaching. The Century Box Jubilee committee is planning a weeklong celebration starting with opening ceremonies on Sunday. The event will be held at Leavitt Area High School from 4 to 6 p.m.


The century box from 1923 and another from 1973 will be opened. They are filled with messages, letters, prophecies, children’s essays, family stories, photographs and other memorabilia.

During the week of Nov. 12 through 19, the contents of both boxes will be displayed at the Turner History Museum on the fourth floor of the Leavitt Institute Building.

This showing is open to the public Tuesday, Nov. 14 from noon to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The closing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school.

The Jubilee Committee is collecting memorabilia for a third century box to be opened in a hundred years. These items should pertain to life in Turner in 2023. Be a part of Turner’s future history by dropping off your ideas for the 2023 box at the Turner Town Office, Turner Public Library, or Turner History Museum, and pick up your free 100th decal. — No name, Turner

ANSWER: Wow! What an awesome thing to be a part of. I hope many of you will join in.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you or your readers happen to know of anyone in the Lewiston area who cleans gutters? — No name, no town


ANSWER: In the Rolodex, I have Dan the Gutter Man ( Contact him at or 207-754-4163.

Another option is Maine Gutter Works ( Contact them at 207-576-9479 or use their online form. If you have other recommendations, you know what to do!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: It may be too late but I’m looking for the information to order sweets from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. — No name, no town

ANSWER: There’s still time to order. The Ladies Society of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is having its Annual Pastry Sale. Proceeds will be shared with charities assisting the families affected by the mass shooting that has saddened our community.

Order online at by Nov. 13 and pick up on Nov. 18 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road in Lewiston. Contact the ladies at or 207-729-8155.

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