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    November 16, 2020

    Readers respond with greens for Christmas by the Lake wreaths

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: About a month ago I reached out to you and the local community in search of balsam fir greens to create the Christmas wreaths for the annual “Christmas by the Lake” Christmas Fair hosted by St. Philips Parish on outer Turner Street in Auburn. The fair has been an annual tradition for […]

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    November 13, 2020

    Complaints about no masks during COVID-19 can be filed online

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can you provide information on where to send inquiries about a business not enforcing social distancing and wearing masks? Where does one ask questions and file complaints? I’m not only concerned about my own well-being, but everyone else’s. Thank you for the great job you do. — No name, no town ANSWER: […]

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    November 12, 2020

    Special earring lost while shopping, special bowl taken at Halloween

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Friday, Oct. 30, I lost my large gold, oval diamond-cut earring somewhere in the Lewiston-Auburn area. I had been in the Chick-a-dee Restaurant, Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Shop, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. On my way home I stopped at Hannaford’s in Jay. If someone finds this earring, please call 491-9131. — […]

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    November 11, 2020

    The subject is pie

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m sending this to you because Sun Spots is one of the most widely-read parts of the Sun Journal. The Mechanic Falls Public Library has decided to cancel our Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale due to the COVID-19 virus. We have been holding the sale on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for over 25 […]

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    November 10, 2020

    Knit for “Christmas for Kids”

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have picked up free yarn at the Paris Public Library or used your own to make hats and mittens for Christmas for Kids. Our drop-off box is “colorfully” filling up. We still have a lot of generously donated yarn left for the taking and ample […]

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    November 9, 2020

    Sumner Ladies Auxiliary holding Lights of Love tree fundraiser

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: This year has been difficult and different to say the least. Throughout these trying times we have all had to sacrifice and make adjustments to our way of life. This still holds true for everyone, including nonprofit organizations. Thus, the reason for this letter! The Sumner Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary usually […]

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    November 6, 2020

    Ceramic Christmas trees, yardwork recommendations offered

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: In regard to the Oct. 27 Sun Spots, I have two ceramic Christmas trees. One is a smaller tree with lights attached. The other is a larger one with three tiers and you would need to install the lights. I would be willing to sell them at a fair price. Please leave […]

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    November 5, 2020

    Readers looking for auto detailing and opportunities to volunteer

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have names in your Rolodex of people who wax cars in Oxford or Franklin counties that don’t need the vehicle for the whole day? Thank you for helping so many people in Sun Spots Land. — No name, no town ANSWER: It is pretty nice to have a shiny vehicle […]

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    November 4, 2020

    Mark Trail has a new look because there’s a new cartoonist

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: What did they do to Mark Trail? I’ve had to stop following him the same as I’ve stopped Nancy in the Sunday paper. I don’t like the looks of it. You can do anything, so could you at least bring back Mark Trail? I love you and never miss your column. — […]

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    November 3, 2020

    St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store announces its permanent closing

    DEAR SUN SPOTS: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 276 Main St. in Lewiston sadly announces that the store is permanently closed due to COVID-19. We thank each and every one of our customers, donors and volunteers for their continued support over so many years. We will miss all of you. — Pauline, Lewiston […]

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