Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jul 15, 2012

In my world

The ducks were 4 weeks old this weekend, so I let them out of the pen, and it was only moments before they were in the pond. Watching them paddle and swim, dive and wiggle their little tail feathers made me regret not getting ducks sooner! What a joy.

When we were in Florida, we ate alligator. It was all right. Reminded me of pork. I can cross that off my bucket list. I also killed a scorpion that had sneaked into the house. It was small.

And a super happy birthday to my bestie Lulu Belle!

In your world

Unity College/Dorothy Webb Quimby Library

Summer hours are as follows, unless otherwise posted: Mondays 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, closed Fridays and Sundays.

Unity Market Day

Saturdays, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

Unity Community Center. Seedlings, baked goods, early veggies and more.

Unity Rotary Meetings

Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. at Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St. To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member, go to www.rotary.org.

Distribution Day - Volunteer Region Food Pantry

Saturday, July 21, 7-9 a.m.

Volunteers needed. Food distribution occurs every third Saturday of the month at the firehouse, 180 Depot St. The pantry utilizes a uniquely designed “drive-through” system. The timing of distribution helps clients stretch their resources until the next month’s assistance. The pantry serves about 275 families, or 600-700 people. It accepts clients from Unity, the surrounding area, and anyone in need. Contact Bob V. for more information at 948-3914 or bobvnert@uninets.net.

Audubon loon count on Unity Pond

Saturday, July 21

Volunteers needed. For more information, e-mail Melissa Bastien or call 948-3270. More info at www.maineaudubon.org/wildlife-habitat/the-maine-loon-project.

Unity Raceway

Saturday July 21, 6 p.m.

Race Your Neighbor Series #6, 50 Lap Wildcat Race, & Regular Racing (NO LMS)

Unity Planning Board meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m.

At the brick building at 195 Depot St.

Unity Historical Society 30th Anniversary Open House

Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.

Light refreshments are served after the speaker. UHS Building is located on the corner of Main and Depot streets.

Town Office Committee information meeting

Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.

To report on work done in last 30 days, at Unity Community Center.

Friends of Lake Winnecook 26th annual meeting

Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.

At Benjamin Berry American Legion Hall, Windemere Lane. Speaker: Aaron Cross, Maine Game Warden for Lake Winnecook Region.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Open Farm Day

Sunday, July 22

Maine farms will be open to the public. Visit a farm and see what farm life is all about. Watch farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting; pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hay ride. There will be farm-raised products for sale, displays to see and samples to taste. FMI, call Amy Allen 287-3494. Download additional info at www.getrealmaine.com.

Fresh From Your Garden Cooking Demonstration - Belfast

Tuesday, July 24, 6-8 p.m.

Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Class taught by chef Pam McKeen. $12 pre-registration, 12-person limit. Register at Belfast Co-op (123 High St) or by phone: 338-2532 with credit/debit card. Event details at http://waldo.villagesoup.com/business/brief/health-wellness/july-24-fresh-from-your-garden-cooking-class/844307 More info: Kate Harris, Belfast Co-op, 338-2532, kate@belfast.coop, www.belfast.coop.

Food Pantry at New Life Community Church - Montville

Open every Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

This food pantry is unique, with bread, fresh fruits and vegetables available. Everyone is welcome from all communities! Located in South Montville on Route 173 at the old New England-style white church next to Choate Road. For more information or questions, call 589-4005 or 589-4910.

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