DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rumford Senior Citizens is sponsoring a trip to Virginia Beach on April 21-27. We are looking for 10 more people to fill the bus. The cost is $959 plus tips.

We have had had good luck in the past when Sun Spots gets the word out so people can join our adventures, so we hope to fill our bus again this time. To sign up or for more information, please call Cheryl at 597-2823. Come join our group on a fun trip! — Eleanor, no town

ANSWER: This trip does sound fun! I used to live in that area many moons ago and it is beautiful in April! I encourage you to go along if you can.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: AARP Tax-Aide is providing free income tax preparation services for low-moderate income taxpayers for the 2024 filing season. Beginning the week of Feb. 6, our experienced IRS certified tax volunteers are preparing and electronically filing federal and Maine income tax returns.

We are working out of Sacred Heart Church at the corner of Minot and Western avenues in Auburn. The street address is 8 Sacred Heart Place.

This service is by appointment only and all ages are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to use this service.


Appointments may be made by calling 513-3170 and leaving a message on our voicemail. Please be sure to clearly say your name — spell it if it is a difficult one — and then say and repeat your phone number. Our scheduler will call you back to set up your time.

Be sure to have all your tax information ready for the date you choose and choose a later date if you are not certain.

We also have a person who will prepare Maine Property and Sales Tax Credit returns over the telephone if that is all you require. The scheduler will give you that contact number if it is appropriate for you. Thank you, Ms. Sunspots, for spreading the word! — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: So many readers have asked about this service so here is the information again in case you’ve missed it. This is a great service to our community!

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