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    October 18, 2021

    Requests made for snow removal and help with ironing

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need someone to do snow removal this winter. Does anyone have recommendations? Thanks for the help, Sun Spots! — No name, Lewiston ANSWER: Every year at this time, I like to update the Rolodex with recommended snow removal service information. So far, I have Fresh Start Landscape (577-4130) and Hamann Bros. […]

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    October 15, 2021

    Hartford Heritage Society offering merchandise and lunch options

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Hartford Heritage Society is sponsoring a Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall on Main Street/Route 140.  There will be over 15 vendors selling merchandise. We also will have lunch options available for sale. Please come and check out all […]

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    October 14, 2021

    Historical society offers information on Lewiston funeral homes

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Historical Society has directories from 1860 to 1982. Your speculation that there were two undertakers on Main Street in Lewiston is correct. About 1924, Teague & Harlow moved to 391 Main St. and continued as Teague & Stevens and Teague & Jenkins. However, this location is not on the corner […]

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    October 13, 2021

    Turner group hoping to restore replicas of creamery, bridge

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are a small group of Turner residents attempting to preserve some of our town’s heritage. There are two small replicas of buildings that were once a large part of our town. One is the Turner Center Creamery, which started as a cheese and butter factory. In 1888, the butter productions and […]

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    October 12, 2021

    Keys and eyeglasses found at separate locations in Lewiston

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: A set of keys was found at Grove Street and  Pond Road on Oct. 6. Please call 375-6515 to identify them. — Lars, Sabattus ANSWER: Thanks for writing into Sun Spots with this information. Hopefully, the keys and their owner will be reunited soon! DEAR SUN SPOTS: A pair of prescription glasses […]

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    October 11, 2021

    Center for Wisdom Women needs volunteers

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you to all you wonderful readers! We had a super response to our request for a Keurig coffee maker! Now we have another need. The Center for Wisdom’s Women is looking for “companions”, women who have backgrounds in social work or mental health or chaplaincy, etc. who would like to volunteer […]

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    October 8, 2021

    Hallet Davis & Co. upright piano offered free to anyone interested

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have an upright piano (made by Hallet Davis & Co. of Boston) to give away. It was last tuned in 2017. The music brought great joy! If you are interested, please contact me at 450-0942 and leave a message or at 783-4597, which does not have an answering machine — No […]

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    October 7, 2021

    St. Philip Church looking for Christmas fair treasures

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: St. Philip Church at 2365 Turner Road in Auburn is having its Christmas by The Lake Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20. We are looking for donations of items for the Hidden Treasures Booth.  Drop-off times for donations will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, and Nov. […]

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    October 6, 2021

    Pot pie tips offered for best gravy and a perfect bottom crust

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Why would the gravy in a chicken pot pie turn to glue, or disappear altogether? I can’t make a nice pie, one with a bottom crust, too. Turkey day is coming up soon and it would be nice to have helpful hints and good recipes for the perfect pot pie. — No name, […]

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    October 5, 2021

    Androscoggin historical societies plan yard sale at Auburn schoolhouse

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Historical Society is collaborating with several other county historical societies on a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Auburn Schoolhouse, 740 West Auburn Road in Auburn. Each society will have a table featuring their local books, brochures, attic treasures and items officially […]