DEAR SUN SPOTS: The University of Southern Maine Occupational Therapy Department is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair for the aging population on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the USM Lewiston-Auburn Campus at 51 Westminster St. in Lewiston.

The eighteen topics presented include: medication management, transportation, safety awareness, mental health education, nutrition, advocacy and a dementia live simulation.

For more information and to sign up, email Dr. Julie Larouche at  — Robina, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m wondering when the new Market Basket in Topsham will open. I’ve been to the ones in Westbrook and Biddeford and was so impressed with their produce. — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: I’m waiting for this too, as are thousands of others! It will be a happy day when they open. According to a recent story in the Portland Press Herald, there still is no exact date being announced for the opening but it will be within the next few months and I do believe it will be worth the wait. I’ll keep you posted!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is anything happening or planned for the Prospect Hill Golf Course grounds at 694 S. Main St. in Auburn? Two years after a Chinese investor acquired the course, it suddenly closed in 2019 and since then, nothing is going on. It was a great place to play. — No name, no town


ANSWER: I checked in with the Maine Golf Association and they weren’t aware of anything happening as far as this course reopening or other development. Brian Bickford, the organization’s executive director, said he counts it as 10 golf courses that have closed in the state in the past five years.

I also have a call in to the Auburn Economic Development Department so hopefully we’ll have more info for you and other golfers who loved that course soon.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: After much success with my last request, I am writing again for your help.

I’m trying to locate any descendants of the Stelmok or Tamasiunas families. I have photos they might like to have from the early 1900s. Please contact me if you can help at No name, no town

ANSWER: Since this request ran on a Monday, I want to be sure all our readers see it. I’d love to hear what happens on this one.

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