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    October 4, 2021

    Oxford food drive aims to help food pantries prepare for Thanksgiving

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Your readers have been so amazing to us so we are reaching out again. Our nonprofit, “From Lil with Love” is run by my 6 year-old daughter. She is looking for non-perishable food donations for our food drive. We will be donating the food to two area food pantries in time for […]

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    October 1, 2021

    A former Mr. Peanut speaks up about his job for Lewiston shop

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m one of the many people who played Mr. Peanut — for about a year in 1958. It was my very first job and I was 15 years old. I worked three days a week, walking from the old high school (where the middle school is now) to the corner of Main […]

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    September 30, 2021

    Keys found in Paris and 1965 ELHS ring found for class member

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Keys were found in the parking lot at the VFW Hall in South Paris on Friday, Sept. 24. This key ring also contains a Rite-Aid key tag and a birthday/horoscope key tag. If you’ve lost your keys and were at the VFW, please call 890-8176 to identify them. — Rich, no town […]

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    September 29, 2021

    Lewiston nonprofit needs Keurig coffee maker for drop-in center

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: You’re always such a great resource and we’re hoping someone in Sun Spots Land can help us. The Center for Wisdom’s Women in Lewiston is open for limited hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for women to drop in for free activities. Sadly, our Keurig coffee maker has […]

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    September 28, 2021

    Norway craft fair organizers looking for vendors for December

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The winter holidays are not far away. First Universalist Church in Norway is having a Craft Fair on Dec. 3 in the evening and on Dec. 4 in the morning. We are looking for vendors. Rental for tables is $35. For more information, please call 743-2828 and leave a message for Joanne […]

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    September 27, 2021

    Yes, there was a Michael’s craft store in Auburn in the late 1990s

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband insists that there was once a Michael’s craft store in Auburn. I insist that he’s wrong and is thinking of Craft Mania (RIP). He claims to remember going to Michael’s in Auburn with his grandmother as a child.  (We are both in our early 30s.) This isn’t an easily Googled question […]

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    September 24, 2021

    Old negatives of father’s World War II service could be printed

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have some film negatives of my father while he served in the Army during World War II. Do you know if these negatives can still be developed into photos and if so, where could I take them? — No name, no town ANSWER: Photo Finish at the Auburn Mall (across from […]

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    September 23, 2021

    Found: A Watch and a Cane

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: We found a watch Saturday, Sept. 18, around 5 p.m. across from Holy Family Church in Lewiston. If you think it could be yours, please contact me at 440-4794. — No name, no town DEAR SUN SPOTS: While headed toward Jay from Livermore Falls on Route 4 on Saturday, Sept. 18, at […]

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    September 22, 2021

    Let the Great French Fry Debate begin as readers weigh in

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: My son and I had lunch together yesterday and were debating the subject of where the very best french fries can be found in Sun Spots Land. We thought it would be fun to write in and ask other readers for their opinions, then we’ll go around and taste them. It will […]

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    September 21, 2021

    Planters Peanuts store recalled at downtown Lewiston intersection

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was wondering when the Planters Peanuts store in Lewiston closed. It was at Lisbon and Main streets in the 1950s and 1960s. They had someone dressed up as Mr. Peanut walking around on the sidewalk to get people to go in and visit the store, where they had fresh-roasted peanuts. If […]