Found: weeding patch and owner’s manual in Lewiston


DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Tuesday, July 12, a red truck with an attached trailer containing electrical equipment drove past our home on Sunset Street, heading towards South Avenue in Lewiston. After hitting a bump, a parts and operator’s manual and a small part for a Craftsman wheeled trimmer fell out. This was placed at the curb hanging from a reflector in a plastic bag. If it’s yours, please pick it up. —Pat, Lewiston

ANSWER: Writing to Sun Spots is a great way to ensure that all bases are covered for lost and found items. Let us know if the owner of these items is found.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have any items to donate to the Women’s Literary Union garage sale? Your past generosity helped restore the Foss Mansion at 19 Elm St. in Auburn. It will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To donate, please call me at 795-6134 or email me at [email protected]. – Kathy, no town.

ANSWER: The Androscoggin County Women’s Literary Union is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit

DEAR SUNS: There will be a public supper on Tuesday July 26 from 5-6.30pm at the North Waterford Congregational Church on Route 35 opposite Melby Market in North Waterford.

Baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, drinks and strawberry shortcakes will be served buffet style and take-out will be available. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. The money will benefit the general fund of the church. Please contact Milly Millett at 583-2822 for more information. — Milly, no town

ANSWER: I hope people will take the opportunity to get out there and contribute to a good cause.

DEAR SUNS: My dining room chairs need to be covered, but I can’t find anyone. Can you help ? Your Rolodex seems to have an infinity of information. — Charlene, no town

ANSWER: I have comfy pillows from Donna at 212-6195 or [email protected] and Doreen Gendron at Unique Designs (754-0048 and

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was at the Hannaford supermarket on July 7 to do some shopping and as I approached the cashier, the gentleman in front of me (who was a Vietnam veteran) told the cashier to include my shopping with the his and the lady behind me.

In shock, I told him he didn’t have to, but he insisted. I thanked him very much for his kindness. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I got in my car and cried thinking, “What a wonderful man. Thank you again, sir, from the bottom of my heart. God will bless you for your kindness and thank you for your service. There are still wonderful people in this world and I wish him the best. — Doris, no town

ANSWER: Thanks for sharing your story, Doris. By doing so, not only are you honoring the person who made your day, but your story can also encourage and inspire others to share a random act of kindness with another human being. Yes, let’s stay positive and do more!

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