Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Nov 12, 2012

soniadaniel3@yahoo.com

In My World

Bill, friend Megan and I went to the Unity Barn Raisers Harvest Supper community meal. We left quite full after trying moist, tender turkey, exquisitely roasted lamb, maple pureed winter squash, a medley of roasted vegetables, baked beans, cranberry and apple sauces, and light, moist biscuits, all sourced locally. For dessert there was an array of delicious pies with whipped topping. All proceeds supported the Unity Barn Raisers’ program and Veggies for All that grows food for those at risk of hunger. The Harvest Supper is supported by Maine Farmland Trust. It was a great event and I saw many familiar faces. Community meals are held monthly. Consider coming down next month!

In Your World

Winter Parking Ban

No person shall park a vehicle on any Town Way, in the Town of Unity, from midnight to 6 a.m. on any day from Nov. 15 to March 15. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense. Enacted by Selectmen: 11/01/1978.

2013 dog licenses will be available at the Town Office. A current rabies certificate is required.

Recycling is Monday, Nov. 19.

Yoga In Unity

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Mult-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. Sliding Fee $5 to $10 per class. Mats and blankets available, bring your own mat if you can. At Unity Centre, 42 Depot St. For more info: Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or yogainunity@uninets.net.

Al-anon

Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.

A 12-step program for family and friends of alcoholics at Unity college, 90 Quaker Hill Rd, Founders Hall South, Room 213. Use Parking Lot B, enter at farthest end of the building on left, upstairs.

Unity College/Dorothy Webb Quimby Library

Now on academic year schedule: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Unity Market Day

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Unity Rotary Meetings

Tuesdays at 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.

Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

Thursday, Nov. 15

Principles and practices. This is the mandatory prerequisite for LIF Level I on Nov. 16 to 18. $75 ($25 for students and apprentices). At MOFGA. Register at mofga.org.

Low-Impact Forestry Level I

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18

Draft animal tract and small machinery and hand tools tract. $125 ($100 for students and apprentices). At MOFGA. Register at mofga.org

Holly Berry Christmas Fair

Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Crafts, treats, cookies, luncheon! Unity Union Church, 13 Depot St.

Stand With Israel Rally

Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

Pastor Victor Styrsky, East Coast director of Christians United for Israel, will be in Unity at the Quaker Hill Christian Church. This event is open to the community and everyone is welcome to attend. Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, with over 1 million members, and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. Pastor Styrsky will also be leading the QHCC Sunday morning service Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. The Quaker Hill Christian Church in Unity will host a Pastors/Ministry Leaders Breakfast and Middle East Briefing on Monday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 .am. Pastor Styrsky will be attending. Quaker Hill Christian Church is located at 437 Quaker Hill Rd. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Senecal at 491-5080 or email at timesten@roadrunner.com.

Blood drive

Monday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Rd.

18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The fundraiser will benefit the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry and Veggies for All. Both programs serve families across western Waldo County. Support will be provided by the Unity Barn Raisers Community Meal Program, the Veggies for All program, Unitel, area growers and potters. At the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. The suggested donation is $10. For more information contact Jennifer Olin at 948-9273 or jolin@unity.edu

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 5

At MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. This class is designed for farmers and others interested in home food-processing for resale. Complete details at www.mofga.org/Events/KitchenLicensingWorkshop/tabid/1588/Default.aspx.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Warm Coat Project in Waldo County

Once again collecting coats, warm sweaters and blankets to be distributed to those in need. Items must be clean and in good condition. The collection boxes are at the Waldo County YMCA, the Belfast Police Department, First Church, and the Prospect Town Office and the Searsport Safety Building. Donations will be accepted through the first week in December. Distribution will take place on the days the Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes are given out. For more information, call Debbie Mitchell, 338-1255.

23rd Maine Beef Conference - Bangor

Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Maine Beef Conference - Becoming a More Successful Marketer

Hilton Garden Inn. Guest speakers: Jim Ochterski, Cornell University Extension; Dr. Henrietta Beaufait, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Gabe Clark, Cold Spring Ranch. For complete information, visit www.umaine.edu/livestock/beef/beef-conference.

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