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    October 30, 2020

    Senior who lost ‘two girls’ looking for another canine companion

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m hoping someone out there can help a senior citizen who is looking for a free, small female puppy. I lost my two little girls recently; they both were much loved and didn’t know they were dogs. I have plenty of love and attention to give. I also have a lot of […]

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    October 29, 2020

    Volunteers needed for Androscoggin Hospice thrift store

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Store at 245 Center St. in Auburn is looking for volunteers to serve as donation attendants and sales associates. The store is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted Wednesdays from 10 […]

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    October 28, 2020

    Maine law bars handheld electronic devices, mobile phones while driving

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Has the No Handheld Devices Law changed? I see a lot of people driving and talking on their phones. — No name, no town ANSWER: Maine’s law on distracted driving and text messaging has not changed. Some drivers are just ignoring it and in so doing, endanger themselves, other drivers, bicyclists and […]

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    October 27, 2020

    Several opportunities to share stories of life during COVID-19

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m responding to the person who asked where Mainers can share their COVID-19 experiences (Oct. 21 Sun Spots). The Maine Community Archives Collaborative is coordinating various local projects. For example, the University of Southern Maine has a Signs of the Times project.  You can link to these different projects from  Also, […]

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    October 26, 2020

    Council accepting names for next monument in Veterans Memorial Park

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The L&A Veterans Council would like readers to know that Veterans Day and the holidays is a perfect time to gift a family or friend an inscription of their veteran’s name on our Monument No. 33 at Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street in Lewiston. We have one side completed and are […]

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    October 23, 2020

    Excelsior Grange in Poland hosting takeout baked ham supper

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Excelsior Grange at 446 Harris Hill Road in Poland is sponsoring a takeout supper from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Make a reservation by phone at 998-2301 and drive by and pick  up a meal of baked ham, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, cole slaw, rolls and apple crisp. We are […]

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    October 22, 2020

    Several grief support groups available in western Maine

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for a grief support group in western Maine and I’m hoping there is one actually meeting in person, not on ZOOM. My husband passed away recently and I am struggling. I could really use some support. — Zelda, Bethel ANSWER: Androscoggin Home Care + Hospice (, 795-9468 or 1-800-482-7412 […]

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    October 21, 2020

    Young mom receives encouragement, financial gift at supermarket

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17, I did a week’s worth of grocery shopping at Hannaford. I had my infant son with me and he was a bit fussy. A really nice woman came beside me and told me she remembered having to take her children shopping with her and how difficult it […]

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    October 20, 2020

    Bottles and cans are up for grabs to any interested charity

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: We have bottles and cans that we would like to donate to a charity. They can be picked up and brought to a redemption center. Please leave a message on our answering machine at 782-1843. — No name, no town DEAR SUNSPOTS: The offer of several boxes of books that appeared in […]

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    October 19, 2020

    Panning for computer gold and treadmill repair service

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there services to repair treadmills in the Lewiston-Auburn area? — Sharron, no town ANSWER: This question is asked in Sun Spots fairly frequently and I have yet to come up with anyone who makes these repairs. I would start the search by calling the company that produced your treadmill. They should […]

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