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Reader's Exchange: Startup mah-jongg group needs supplies

In the wake of the new year, people are starting to fulfill the resolutions they have made. For Sage Chaney, the resolution was to start a mah-jongg group in the Largo/Clearwater area. Sage is looking for mah-jongg sets, boxes and racks that are no longer being used, and promises that any older game parts will be properly revered. Sage can be reached at (727) 536-8897.

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Calling all crafters! Nancy Bolton of Spring Hill has a box of craft supplies to give away, including embroidery hoops and X-Stitch fabric. She also has doll and Teddy bear making supplies, including hats, shoes, hair, face templates, joints and synthetic fur. These items are available to anyone who will come retrieve them. Please call (352) 398-1010 to make arrangements.

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Snowbird Anne Nelson is looking for complete latch-hook rug kits that have not been used. She does latch-hooking in her spare time up north. She can be reached at (813) 783-8660.

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The holidays are officially over, but the decorations live on. N. Spirek of St. Petersburg has about a dozen strings of miniature Christmas lights, a strand of slightly larger lights and several packages of unopened extra lights to give away. Some of the lights weren't put away neatly, and have become tangled, but that might provide rainy-day entertainment for someone who enjoys straightening out strings. If you are interested, please call (727) 526-3533.

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Having a food allergy can be so limiting to one's diet. Katherine of Clearwater is allergic to wheat, and has found that the wheat-free breads are a bit on the expensive side. She is looking to make her own wheat-free bread, but she needs a bread machine. She is hoping someone out there will donate one they no longer have a use for. Katherine plans to make the bread in a variety of flavors. She will gladly pick up the machine and can be reached at (727) 446-2322.

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Rita Sewell of St. Petersburg is looking to borrow a Sony Video 8, model TRV 53, so that she may transfer her Hi Cam 8mm tapes to DVD. She says her camera is on the fritz, and that she has the cables and chargers. She may be reached at (727) 521-3854.

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Each year, St. Petersburg hosts a Green Thumb Festival (April 24-25 this year). Joanne Drake is a volunteer photographer at the festival. Alas, she has lost the wide-brim hat she used for years to shade herself while shooting photos. She has looked for a replacement that provides as much protection from the sun, to no avail. She hopes a REXer can help her find one. She plans to decorate it as she had her old hat, with a variety of nature-related pins, which she is also in need of. If you can help with either request, please call (727) 395-0677.

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V. M. Flores of Tampa is looking for a hearing aid, any size. He can be reached at (813) 886-9879.

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Reader's Exchange: Startup mah-jongg group needs supplies 01/29/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 3:30am]
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