Clear lollipops: For Lisa of Northampton and her sister, it appears that your desire for those clear toy lollipops will have to wait until Christmastime. That's when they appear again on store shelves.
Heather says Josh Early Candy on Route 191 in Bethlehem carried them. Jane of Allentown says she's seen them at the candy stand in the Allentown Farmers Market and Premise Maid Candies in Breinigsville.
Santa bulb: Kate of Bethlehem offers some help for people, such as herself, who purchased a 2-foot-tall indoor fiber optic snowman from Hallmark. When the light bulb burned out, Hallmark.com suggested she check Radio Shack but the store didn't carry them. After searching online, she found the correct bulb. Kate says go to Bulbman.com and order a 12-volt-5-watt-MRll G4 base light bulb. There is even a picture of it on the site.
Santa repairs: For Barbara of Allentown, Drew from Schnecksville says he may be able to help your husband's Santa. He's been making Santas and other Christmas items and would be happy to look at it free of charge.
Language tapes: Tracy from Allentown is in luck. Jean of Kempton has a German Linguaphone set with four tapes and three books, never used, and Denise has the French Mozzy language tapes, both VHS and cassette tapes, excellent condition she is willing to sell. We'll pass their numbers on to Tracy.
Pedal organ: If Marian of Treichlers is referring to the ''Spirit Organ'' with 8- foot pedals, Rita of the Lehigh Valley is interested in selling her Allen organ. Also, Brian of Center Valley has a Hammond Rhythm VI Organ, model number R124 for sale. It's a full console organ with full keyboard and full pedalboard.
Leather repair: To Carol of New Tripoli, Marianne of Allentown says Rigali's (610-954-7556) is the answer.
Water-softening salt: Heather wants to let Lea of Allentown know that she found the bags of salt she was looking for at Redner's Warehouse market at Stone's Crossing in Easton.
Ok scouts, our next two requests could pose a real challenge:
Cuisinart (Robot Coupe): Thalia of Coopersburg is looking for a Cuisinart, circa 1976, (model CFP, 5A, 115 volts, 60HZ, 6 amp). Thalia hates to give hers up so she is looking to purchase another one for parts, especially the rubber gasket. She has already tried Culinary Parts Unlimited and Cuisinart Co. to no avail.
Lids and handles: JoAnne of Bethlehem is looking for someone who can help her find lid and handle replacements for her Thermo-Core, 3 ply 18/8, stainless steel, made in USA, pots and pans. They were purchased from a door-to-door salesman when JoAnne was a senior in high school.
Cough drops: Jack of Bethlehem wants to know if anyone can tell him where Pine Brothers Cough Drops (the soft chewy variety) can be found.
Brown sugar: Elaine of Bath needs help finding Sugar Twin Brown Sugar Substitute. She uses it in one of our ''Recipe Exchange'' recipes for diabetic chocolate chip cookies.
Laneco in Lower Nazareth was her store of choice, but since it closed she hasn't been able to find it anywhere else. She also contacted The Vermont Country Store, which does carry it, but they said she would have to buy a case of 12 boxes. Can anyone help?
Fruit cake: Annabelle of Bethlehem says she used to buy dark fruit and nut cakes years ago from the Bethlehem High School band fund-raiser. She would appreciate if one of our readers could help her find the dark, not the white, based cakes she enjoyed so much.
Cocoa powder: Patricia of Allentown has had trouble finding unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder. Any suggestions? She has also been unsuccessful in her search for Frank's Kraut Juice (sauerkraut juice). The kraut juice is a holiday tradition in her house.
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