Maine Music Society Hosts 5th Annual Silent Auction in November

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The 5th Annual Maine Music Society Online Auction will take place November 5-16.

Bidders will be able to preview the items on November 4 to prepare to bid when the site goes live at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. The auction will end at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

Included are fishing flies tied by a local expert fly fisherman, homemade breads, a new bike, vacation rentals, corporate gift certificates, gift baskets, items made by local artisans , and more!

At the close of the auction, winners will be notified and advised of where to pick up their items. Details of bidding procedures and a link to the auction website are available on the MMS website at —Liz, Auburn

ANSWER: This is yet another opportunity to find quality gifts and support a local non-profit organization.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there anyone in or around the Lewiston-Auburn area who knits Christmas stockings with a child’s name on them? I’m looking to get one made for our new grandson. Thanks for what you do. I read your column every morning. — Larry, no town

ANSWER: I’m putting this in Sun Spots Land because I’m sure a kind person will be willing to take on this project for you. There are many talented knitters and artisans among us. Keep us posted on how it goes!

DEAR SUNSHOT: I would like to publicly thank the unidentified man who stopped to help me up after I fell in the Hannaford parking lot after dropping off my returnable bottles. It was pouring rain and I slipped on wet leaves. I didn’t hear your name, but you are indeed a true gentleman for stopping to see if I was okay and then helping me up. No good deed goes unnoticed. Thanks. — Unnamed, Lewiston

ANSWER: I’m so glad you’re okay and that one of the angels making their way through Sun Spots Land has come to your aid.

DEAR SUNS: Last Saturday, my mom and I took my aunt and cousin to lunch at Rolly’s Diner before taking them to Portland for their flight back to Florida. When it was time to pay our check, our waitress told us that everything was ready, that our check had been paid.

The only thing we know is that it was a gentleman sitting behind us, but he left before we could thank him properly. My relatives were impressed that a complete stranger would do something like this. We told them that we quite often read in Sun Spots of generous people in our community doing these good deeds. This is the first time this has happened to us. They were going to tell their family and friends about it when they got home.

We all say “thank you!” to that special person for choosing us this Saturday morning. You made our day and we will definitely pay for it! — Denise, no town

ANSWER: Stories about these restaurant angels are prevalent in Sun Spots Land and are my favorite! Were you the beneficiary of this generosity or did you have to offer a meal to someone? I would love to hear about it!

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