Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Dec 30, 2012

soniadaniel3@yahoo.com

In My World

We had a nice time over Christmas visiting family, and flew in during our first big snowstorm of the year. We were sure our flight was going to be cancelled, but it wasn't. We landed with very limited visibility. I thought our pilots ought to have received a trophy or, a prize or -- something -- landing that huge plane on snow-blanketed tarmac with blustery blowing winds! Hooray!

In Your World

Winter parking ban

No person shall park a vehicle on any Town Way, in the Town of Unity, from Midnight to 6am on any day from November 15 to March 15. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense.

Dog licenses

Dog licenses for 2013 are available at the Town Office. A current rabies certificate is required.

New Hours at Unity Area Regional Recycle Center (UARRC)

Beginning Jan. 1: Open Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Yoga In Unity

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

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

Al-anon

Wednesday  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 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.

Celebratory Gathering in Memory of Russell Libby

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2-4 p.m.

MOFGA will host a celebratory gathering in memory of its long-serving Executive Director Russell Libby. Russell passed away at his home in Mount Vernon after a long struggle with cancer. The gathering will take place in the Exhibition Hall of MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Potluck refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. Call the MOFGA office at 568-4142.

The January Men: A memorial celebration for Judy Rock

Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m.

At Unity Centre. The January Men will perform a concert in honor of Judy Rock, beloved friend, neighbor and pillar of the community. A potluck dinner will follow the concert at around 5 p.m. For more information about what to bring, contact Beth Alma at Bethalma3@yahoo.com.

Public hearing notice

Monday, Jan. 7, at 6:15 p.m.

The municipal officers of the town of Unity will hold a public hearing at the Unity Town Office for the following: Liquor license application by Theodore Barnes dba Homestead Restaurant to serve malt and vinous beverages.

Board of Selectmen meeting

Monday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

At the Town Office. Read the minutes from past meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html.

Webinar: Developing an Organic System Plan for Row Crop Production

Monday, Jan. 7

Presentation by Beth Rota. Includes basic steps to organic certification. Register at www.extension.org/pages/66582.

Webinar: "Ancient" Grains Emmer, Einkorn and Spelt: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Presented by Frank Kutka and Steve Zwinger of North Dakota State University, Julie Dawson of Cornell, and June Russell of Greenmarket GrowNYC. Register for and find recordings of past webinars at www.extension.org/pages/25242.

Rabies clinic

Saturday, Jan. 12, from noon-1 p.m.

Unity Firehouse, 5 Firehouse Ln (off School St.) $10 per animal, cats in carriers, dogs on leashes!! Microchips will be available for $25 per animal.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Beginning Women Farmers class begins

Begins Sunday Jan. 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairfield. Participants meet for 10 sessions on topics that include goal setting, financial, business and marketing planning, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility and planned grazing. $150-$500, based on a sliding scale. Scholarships available. Contact Gail Chase, gchase@kvcog.org, 453-4258 ext 218.

2013 Maine Agricultural Trades Show - Augusta

Jan. 8 - 10

The 72nd annual Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center - Admission is free. This show provides an atmosphere to walk through, observe, and educate the public about different areas of agriculture. See the full schedule at www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.showpage/pageID/109.

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