DEAR SUN SPOTS: My heart is so broken. Last Thursday, I lost the silver bracelet my sister gave me. That day, I went to Lisbon Street News and The Italian Bakery in Lewiston; BJ’s Wholesale Club in Auburn; Hannaford, Food City and Bear Pond Variety in Turner; and the Big Apple in Canton. If anyone has found my bracelet, please call 207-562-8400.—No name, no town

ANSWER: Be sure to thoroughly search your vehicle and any bags you were carrying. Also, check back more than once with every establishment you visited that day. I once lost a special watch and found it weeks later — in a box of Cheez-Its!

Another time, I found a pair of much-loved gold earrings in the inside pocket of an old purse after I had misplaced them years earlier.

I also recovered a silver cross necklace when I was cleaning my car. It had fallen off my neck and landed out of view under the passenger seat.

Miracles happen. Do not give up hope.

Sun Spots is a great place to let other readers know you have lost something or found something. Keep us posted.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have names and numbers of someone who would pick up articles after a garage sale?—Brenda, no town

ANSWER: Depending on what items you have left and where you live, you might want to donate your leftovers. Salvation Army ( in Lewiston will pick up in some areas. Another choice: Loaves & Fishes Hidden Treasures in Lewiston (207-333-5100).

If you just need things taken to the dump, I highly recommend Dump Guy Junk Removal (; 207-450-5858). You can call or go online to schedule its services. Or you can send a text message to 207-405-1241.

Other options include: 1-800-Got Junk? (; 1-866-919-1213); Rubbish Doctor Junk Removal & Demolition (207-999-5865); Finally Freedom Junk Removal (207-705-8562); and Pine State Hauling and Junk Removal (207-900-1468).

Some of the companies will be sure to recycle and donate responsibly.

Readers, I know there are more local companies that can take care of garage sale leftovers, whether it be to donate them or bring them to a recycling center. Please provide your recommendations.

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