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  • Published
    June 12, 2022

    The power of adult friendships

    Good friends make us healthier and happier. They ‘renew my spirit and fill my soul,’ as one Lewiston woman says. Four area residents share their experiences with adult friendships, and advice on how to make new friends.

  • Published
    May 30, 2022

    Indoor yard sale for Ukraine set for June 4 in Buckfield

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: An indoor yard sale to support Ukraine is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Masonic Building, 3 High St. in Buckfield. This year’s rain-or-shine fundraiser will benefit the people of Ukraine and support the Lodge’s social service efforts. The yard sale will feature thousands of treasures […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2022

    Lewiston school counselor focuses on hope

    Silver Linings: Substance abuse counselor Vicky Wiegman set to retire after 35 years at city schools.

  • Published
    May 27, 2022

    Sabattus Legion seeking obits for local men killed in action in World War II

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for obituaries of the soldiers from Sabattus who were killed in action in World War II. I have five names: Alphee V. Caron, Lewis V. Flanders, Emilien Fontaine, Adrien Roux and Clarence Elmon Tyler. The Sabattus American Legion is doing a project for Memorial Day, and it would be […]

  • Published
    May 26, 2022

    Work on Auburn Little League field expected to be done in fall 2023

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the second year there seems to be absolutely no work being done to complete the Auburn Suburban Little League fields on Stevens Mills Road. What is the problem? Has the project been abandoned? What a shame. It seems to have started off so well, and lots of land has already been […]

  • Published
    May 25, 2022

    Jasmine Cafe food truck has new name, new location in Turner

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Your response to my recent inquiry regarding the new location of The Jasmine Cafe, which was in the TJ Maxx Plaza on Center Street in Auburn until recently, appeared in the column on Monday, May 16. I ventured out Wednesday, May 18,to the location indicated, only to find that this was their […]

  • Published
    May 24, 2022

    Bingo games help buy sports equipment, books for students

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston Youth Activity Fund is a nonprofit organization that holds bingo games four nights a week at 475 Pleasant St., Lewiston. We are looking to assist children this summer who want to participate in summer sports but can’t afford the fees or equipment. Also available is assistance for college-bound students. Help with […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2022

    Auburn veteran seeks missing Fort Dix training yearbook

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is a shot in the dark, but you’ve been so good at recovering or finding lost items. I misplaced or lent out my 1962 Fort Dix Basic Training yearbook and have been unable to locate it for several years. I am hoping someone out there has it or found it. The […]

  • Published
    May 20, 2022

    Pupil in Virginia thanks Mainers for enthusiastic response

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: This letter is in response to a request published April 1 from a third grade student at the Langley School in Virginia. The student was assigned to teach her classmates about the state of Maine. She wrote, “I’m hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me […]

  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    L-A Kiwanis Club celebrating its 100th anniversary Saturday

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! We are holding a celebration dinner Saturday, May 21. All are invited to attend, although there is a fee to get in. We are also looking for former members, former Key Club members and anyone touched by Kiwanis generosity over the […]