L&A Veterans Council solicits names for memorial stone in park

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Anyone in Sun Spots Land who wants to have their veteran’s name on a memorial stone at Veterans Memorial Park at Main and Lincoln streets in Lewiston must submit their information by Sept. 15. The names will be unveiled during a program Veterans Day.

ANSWER: For information, go to the Lewiston or Auburn websites, www.lewistonmaine.gov and www.auburnmaine.gov. Type Veterans Memorial Park into the search bar on the right and the information will pop up, or call Jerry Dewitt at 576-0376 or send an email to [email protected]. He oversees the names on the memorial stones.

You can also contact Brandon Pelletier, L&A Veterans Council treasurer, who handles the applications and checks, at 713-5589.

Your veteran must be presently serving, retired or deceased, and honorably discharged from one of the branches of the United States military, including the Reserves or National Guard, Merchant Marine, or any other branches of the military. A copy of any DD214, 215, 217-MC , WD AGO 53-55, or a photo in uniform is to be attached to the application. The cost for the engraving is $35

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need a carpenter to do small jobs. Do you have any names in your Rolodex? — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: In the Rolodex I have Campbell’s Custom Carpentry (402-7888); Hart & Sons (396-0772); Hope Builders (376-6603); PDL Construction (576-0427), all in Lewiston.

In Auburn, there’s PRH Contractors & Handyman Service (241-7901); and Building Maintenance Plus (689-4799).

Readers, if you have someone to recommend, please write in!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I received texts and voice messages on my iPhone, supposedly from Amazon, saying my account has been frozen and I need to get in touch with them. Is anyone else getting these calls? — Linda, no town

ANSWER: These are phishing messages and yes, I have received a few. Do not respond to them. Block them. If you do, in fact, have an Amazon account, you can go online to your account to see if there’s any evidence of suspicious activity and if so, change your password. Contact customer service through a phone call or online chat. The instructions are right on the website. You may have to leave a message but they will call you back.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: If anyone in Sun Spots Land wants to have their veteran’s name on a memorial stone at Veterans Memorial Park at Main and Lincoln streets in Lewiston, the deadline is Sept. 15. The names will be unveiled at a program Veterans Day.

ANSWER: For information, go to the Lewiston or Auburn websites, www.lewistonmaine.gov and www.auburnmaine.gov. Type Veterans Memorial Park into the search bar on the right and the information will pop up, or call Jerry Dewitt at 576-0376 or send an email to [email protected]. He oversees the names on the memorial stones.

You can also contact Brandon Pelletier, L&A Veterans Council treasurer, who handles the applications and checks, at 713-5589.

Your veteran must be presently serving, retired or deceased, and honorably discharged from one of the branches of the United States military, including the Reserves or National Guard, Merchant Marine, or any other branches of the military. A copy of any DD214, 215, 217-MC , WD AGO 53-55, or a photo in uniform is to be attached to the application. The cost for the engraving is $35

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please send the carrot Bundt cake recipe you published last spring. — Dot, no town

ANSWER: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together 2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together 2 cups sugar and 1 1/4 cups oil until well-blended. Add 4 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add dry ingredients then beat for 2 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon flour. Stir walnuts, 1 1/2 cups grated carrots, and 1 (8.25-ounce) can crushed pineapple into batter. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9-inch Bundt pan.

Bake for 1 hour or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Invert and remove cake from pan. Cool on rack and dribble with icing or dust with confectioners’ sugar. This recipe makes 12 servings.

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