Unity Town News
IN MY WORLD
Happy Birthday to my sister in law Poncho Bailey! The other night at about 9:30pm, Bill had come in from letting the dogs out and told me he heard our turkey chicks peeping down towards the road. We donned our boots, grabbed flashlights and we headed out on a moonless night. As we approached the road, we heard their frightened little peeps were coming from the thick woods. Without a second thought, we plunged into the old, dark forest, wet with the recent rain. We made our way through the thickets, deeper and deeper, climbing over huge fallen trees, stopping now and again to listen for the tiny cries of the baby turkeys, letting their sound lead us. After almost 1/2 hour, we got turned around enough that we found ourselves back out near the road. As we emerged we thought we heard the chicks up ahead near the driveway. We came out of the forest and waited, our flashlights off, the thick silence broken only by incessant crickets, and late summer fireflies providing fairy light around us, but - no more peeping. After a long spell, we made our way back to the house, feeling like we may have been able to guide the chicks out of the woods. I scooted down to the coop and there they were - high on their roosts, their big black eyes blinking at me in the light.
IN YOUR WORLD
The Unity Comprehensive Plan Committee needs your help as we gather information about our town and plan for our future. Please fill out our initial survey at http://survey.unitymaine.org/survey/unity-comprehensive-plan-initial-survey
The 2013 tax bills have been mailed. The Commitment Book is available for viewing at www.unityme.org/gov/taxmap/2013CommitmentBook.pdf. A 2% discount can be taken if the bill is paid in full by September 16, 2013. 7% interest begins 12/1/2013.
Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting
Thursday September 5 at 6:30 pm
At the UBR Community Center. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html
Community Supper: Bean Hold Bean Supper
Saturday, September 7 at 5pm
At the Community Center, $10 suggested donation. Menu includes vegetarian and pork beans, BBQ beef, salad, gluten free bread and blueberry rhubarb crisp. This meal was locally sourced. The beans will go into the bean hold at dawn on Saturday and will be dug up at 4pm. Please join us in Triplet Park if you want to participate or observe. For more info, call 948-9005
Sunday, September 8 at 1:00pm
Monster Jam * Tuff Truck * 100 Lap Bomber Race, 2000.00 to win * Crash Moreau Stunt Show* Long Jump Competition
Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By
September 9 from 9am - 4pm
MOFGA's Common Kitchen, Unity. Join MOFGA's Cheryl Wixson in preserving the harvest from MOFGA's gardens. Volunteers will work with Cheryl in the kitchen to preserve food for use at the Common Ground Country Fair and throughout the year. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to MOFGA's Volunteer Coordinator, Anna Libby, at email@example.com.
Tuesday September 10 at 6:30 pm
At the UBR Community Center. The Scrapbaggers are a quilting group which meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening at the community center. We meet from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We work on charity quilts as a group and sometimes do challenges. We learn from each other about anything that has to do with quilting. Everyone is encouraged to bring in quilts to show or to get help on. We often attend area meetings and learn about other quilt groups. Always looking for new members.
JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)
There is a group of people (Freedom, Unity and Albion) that meet at the Lovejoy Health Center in Albion every Monday morning in the kitchen where they hold their meetings. Weigh in starts at 7:30 till 8:30 and then the meeting begins. If you feel you would like to learn more about proper and healthy eating, why not come on out and join the group. The first attendance is free, and from there you can decide if you want to join. We have lots of good information, fun and games. You can contact me at 382-6024 if you are interested or just show up at the meeting. By the way, TOPS stands for “Take Off Pounds Sensibly”.
Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair
Family atmosphere, midway, animal pull events, mechanical pulling event, exhibits, stage entertainment. www.clintonlionsfair.com
Dairy & Diversification
Wednesday, September 11 at 5pm
at Two Loons Farm and The Milkhouse in South China. Dairy farming accounts for over half of organic agriculture in Maine. Join long-time organic farmers Paige Tyson and Spencer Aitel at Two Loons Farm to see how they manage logistics and systems for the many components of their operation. Newly part of the farm operation is The Milkhouse, a creamery and diversified vegetable and livestock operation including ducks and pigs. The Milkhouse is run by former Journeypersons Caitlin Frame and Andy Smith. Together these four farmers work collaboratively to reap the benefits of dairying in Maine. For more information about or directions to any of the workshops, call 568-4142.