Unity Town News
By Sonia Antunes
IN MY WORLD
I was on vacation last week; my little brother came to visit us from Florida with my sister in law and our 2 little nieces. We started off by meeting them in Storyland in New Hampshire. None of us had ever been there before. Despite being geared for children, I went on the “Bamboo Chute” - a gentle water ride ending in a deep plummet into a splash of water. I had forgotten what a terrible, horrible feeling that plummet is. I am not made for this type of feeling. The ride took a picture of our faces as it dropped. Besides me, everyone, including my 4 year old niece, looked exhilarated. I looked like I was going to die. Then I tried the spinning turtles. Again, that feeling of weightlessness was too much. Next we rode the train through Story Land followed by the Carousel. That was nice. :)
It was a fun filled, non-stop week with them, playing at the Field of Dreams one day followed by marshmallow roasting and S’Mores. The next day we went to Belfast where we attended an amazing “Music and Movement with Jess”, and hour of amazing music, instruments, singing and dancing for the kids. Jess focuses on encouraging the children to listen for rhythm and beat as well as expressing themselves freely. It’s a great opportunity to learn about group dynamics, sharing and teamwork. Then we went to Eat More Cheese for cheese and salami, Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. for a growler of beer, Chase Daily for a fresh, still warm loaf of bread and headed to the Lobster Pound for some steamers and grilled garlic scallops. We ended the vacation with a night of lobsters. Although it may seem like it, we didn’t eat the entire time. The kids were in constant motion, always wanting to run, play, read, swing, pet the animals, color, etc. We had such a wonderful time with them, and now, we’re - exhausted. Phew!
IN YOUR WORLD
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store has expanded to use the whole building at 17 Depot Street next to the Unity Union Church. They are open Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm. The shed in front of the building is for drop-offs. More volunteers would allow the store to be open on more days. To volunteer call 948-3473.
Unity Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting to discuss Goals and Strategies
Thursday, July 31 and August 1 at 6:30 pm
Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html Follow the Comprehensive Plan Committee on Facebook www.facebook.com/unitymaine
Friday, August 1
At Field of Dreams meet at the Gazebo Fridays 9 to 10:15 July & August (No class Aug 13th) Yoga basics for all levels. Peace for body, mind and soul... Beginners come check it out! By donation $5 to $10. For more info contact Dhyana Blanchard at 568-3183
Friends of Lake Winnecook Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 2 at 8:30am
At the American Legion Hall, Windemere Lane, Unity. Guest Speaker: Maggie Shannon Director and LakeSmart Coordinator, Maine Lakes Society. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lakewinnecook.com
Hills to Sea Summer Trail Walk
Saturday, August 2 from 10am - 12pm
Walk with your kids, walk with your friends, walk for your health, walk to explore, walk to enjoy the outdoors! Meet at the trailhead across from Inland Family Care. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sponsored and led by members of the Waldo County Trail Association. For for info call 877-5880 or visit www.waldotrails.org
5th Annual Bowenfest / 3rd Annual Greg Bowen Memorial Ride
Saturday, August 2
Meet at Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast where Pre registration starts at 8:00am, kickstands up at 10:00am., Burn Out Contest at Unity Raceway (on the way). Trophies, and Free Tire to the Winner. Chicken BBQ...Held at Bowen's Tavern. Registration costs $20 per person this includes the ride, a T shirt while supplies last, chicken BBQ and you get to watch the Jim Brown Band take the stage at 4pm. If you just want to watch the band charge is $5 at the door. If you want to pre register, you can do so at the Tavern Wednesday July 30 after 6pm during our weekly Bike Night. We hope to see you all at this very special event.
Canning Workshop: Putting Food By
Monday August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join us in MOFGA's kitchen with MOFGA's own Cheryl Wixson who will teach us the art of canning as we work to preserve the harvest. All our volunteers will receive lunch and a T-shirt. Please contact Anna Libby at email@example.com or 568-4142 with any questions or to RSVP.
Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)
Bangor State Fair
Through August 3