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Knitters to share ideas, patterns

Peggy Fortner of Maine Knitters, the group that likes to "knit mittens for little mitts in Mass.,'' received many responses from REX land when she was recruiting people to knit mittens for children in Abington, Mass., back in August. Now the group is planning a get-together. If you enjoy knitting, have yarn to donate or would simply like to swap patterns, join them at the Clearwater Smokey Bones, 2693 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., at noon Nov. 1.

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Anyone in need of a new computer monitor will be glad to know that there is an 18-inch HP Pavilion V-90 available. The owner says it's in excellent condition; it was just replaced by a newer one. Please call (727) 531-1075.

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Ann Santoiemma of Spring Hill is in a bit of a dilemma. She joined LA Weight Loss Center and is on their maintenance program, but the company went out of business and she is left without a maintenance booklet. If anyone has one to spare, it would be greatly appreciated. Please call her at (352) 683-3943.

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Need something to read? Any fans of Westerns out there? If so, Deborah Nastelli's mother has an almost complete set of Longarm books by Tabor Evans that she would like to donate. Anyone interested may contact Deborah at dnastell@

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Years ago, REX helped Mary Dutcher of Spring Hill find some books she was after. Now she's looking to complete a set of Corelle "English Meadow" dishes. If anyone has some that they no longer want, please call (352) 688-2702.

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Joyce wanted to help the children who were looking for a rabbit cage, but by the time she got to her storage unit to retrieve hers, someone else had given the children a cage. But all is not lost, as Joyce explains: ''Now, the medium cage sits, in the back of my car, empty, waiting for a smaller bunny to take up residence. If anyone is in need of a medium size bunny cage, it's yours for the asking or nose wiggling, whatever the case may be.'' If you're looking for a cage for some bunny, call her at (727) 346-9067.

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Rita Geoghegan would like to thank Maureen Dunphy for her quick reply to the request for Knitting in America and other books in that genre. The books were for Mrs. Geoghegan's daughter, who was retiring from the Chicago Police Department and was in desperate need of relaxation. She says her daughter was ecstatic and she thanks the generous readers.

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Fran Wright of Zephyrhills wants to thank Katherine Ryder of Largo ''for generously forwarding to me about two dozen new bookmarks that I will present to fourth grade students I am assisting in their reading three afternoons a week.'' Fran adds that she hopes Katherine has found the typewriter she was seeking.

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Knitters to share ideas, patterns 10/25/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:21pm]
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