Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Dec 08, 2013



I've been in Maine about 20 years now, but it still catches me off guard sometimes. I had the most confusing conversation with Bill about an old show called "Welcome Back Kotter" and because of Bill's accent, I thought he was saying "Welcome Back Carter" - and we just went round and round saying Carter, Kotter, and Kah-tah. When Bill's mom was alive, we got her a cat. She said she named it "Hoss". With her accent, I thought she had named the cat "Horse". When I asked why she named the cat "Horse", I was a little embarrassed to find out she actually meant "Hoss" - like the character from Bonanza. Like mother, like son.





Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday December 12 at 6:30 pm

Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. This week John Piotti will be talking about the economic impacts of developing a food hub in Unity. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html and compiled responses to the initial survey at www.unityme.org/gov/compplan/initial-surey-result20131106.pdf. The survey is still open and you can add your responses.


Unity Pond Pottery

Friday December 13 - 23

Christmas 20% Off Sale December 13 - 23. www.unitypondpottery.com


Waldo County Trails Coalition Hike

Saturday December 14

Join us for a hike starting at the kiosk at MOFGA's field on Crosby Brook Rd, next to (and on the same side of the road as) the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, and will go to Quaker Hill Rd. A shuttle will be available at Quaker Hill Rd to transport people back to MOFGA at the end of the hike at MOFGA. FMI please contact Buck O'Herin, buckoherin@fairpoint.net.


2013 Unity Christmas Bird Count

Saturday December 14

Unity Area Birders are watching several late migrants and potential overwinter birds through the early weeks of November. These potential species for the CBC include merlin, rusty blackbird, and Carolina wren. Will Unity Pond remain ice free this December and attract waterfowl, late loons or grebes, or even herons as sometimes occurs? If you would like to participate in this 114th continent wide CBC, please contact Dave Potter, dpotter@unity.edu, 948 9130, for more info


Holiday Cookie Jubilee

Saturday, December 14 from 10am - 12pm

Come celebrate one of the great joys of the holiday season - cookies! Unity Barn Raisers Community Center. Buy a dozen or a box. Select from dozens of varieties - plain and fancy, with and without nuts, chocolate, fruit filled, gluten free and cane sugar free. This year we will also have treats for your canine friends. Fundraiser for Triplet Park.


Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 15 at 6:30pm

Come join for a tree-lighting and for caroling and then cookies and hot chocolate. Anyone who would like to decorate their home and turn on their lights at the same time would be wonderful. Let's make Thorndike glow with the Holiday Spirit! Thorndike Congregational Church



JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


Bangor Band Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 15 at 7pm

At the Cross Insurance Center. Free Admission (donations welcome). Bring your kids for a special visit from Santa Claus! Sponsored by H.O. Bouchard. Visit www.bangorband.org for more info.

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