Donations needed for a thrift store to benefit a pet shelter

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Excelsior Grange Christmas Fair will be held at Grange Hall at 446 Harris Hill Road, Poland on November 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be artisans, door prizes, raffles, baked goods, wreaths and a lunch to go with your choice of beef stew, chili or corn chowder and dessert.

Thank you for your wonderful column! — Claire, no town

RESPONNSE: Claire ! It’s so good to hear from you again and to know that you and the other members of the Grange are back to organize this wonderful fair. I hope it will be a great success.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You mentioned in your November 17 column that you would like readers to send you an email regarding nonprofit places that need donations to sell.

Pawsibilities & Fabulous Finds Thrift Store supports Responsible Pet Care Animal Shelter of Oxford Hills, which is a non-profit homeless pet shelter located in the south of Paris.

The thrift store is located at 124 Waterford Road in Norway and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call ahead regarding donations, 743-8675.

The store offers items such as books, homewares, antiques and vintage items, craft supplies, toys and games, jewelry, art, furniture, pet supplies companionship and more!

We are also on Facebook at Pawsibilities & Fabulous Finds Responsible Pet Care Thrift Store. — Rebecca, no town

RESPONNSE: I love the name of the store! I hope you will receive great donations and buyers who will support your mission.

Remember, if you have or know of a nonprofit organization in need, send the information to Sun Spots.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Where can I find someone who repairs and sells manual typewriters? — No name, no city

RESPONNSE: Cosco Technologies (377-2897) at 50 Bearce Road in Winthrop is where you want to bring your typewriter for repair and learn about old but restored goodies. They have a Facebook page with information and you can email the company at [email protected]. I have seen their work and it is impressive.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A friend graduated from Fryeburg Academy and she told me it was a private school which was also the local public school. I do not understand. Can you explain why? — Vanessa, no town

RESPONNSE: The short answer is that Fryeburg Academy is a private, independent school that welcomes students in grades 9-12 (and a postgraduate year) from all over the world. However, if you reside in School Administrative District 72 or in a township of Albany or Chatham, New Hampshire, you may be a tuition-free Academy student. It’s an amazing institution, and if you want to know more, check out their website, which explains their history and more about

DEAR SUNSPOT: Another way to get rid of rust stains (Nov 16 sunspots) is to use a very fine emery paper, 400 grit or higher, with your cleaning agent. The fine grain of this paper will not harm porcelain and will make the scrubbing process easier. I used it and it works fine. —Cal, Litchfield

RESPONNSE: Excellent advice Cal. You are always on top of things and I appreciate you being such a dedicated reader. Thank you!

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