Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jan 06, 2013

soniadaniel3@yahoo.com

In My World

Happy birthday to our little Gypsy; she’ll be 7 years old this week! We have three cats and a really nice cat door. The cats all go potty outside year-round, except once the ground freezes and it snows, then they start peeing on the dog beds, the bathroom mat and in my plant pots until we get them a litter box. Then in the spring they start going outside again. We could have one ready for them before the ground freezes, but this is the time of year where we go through a period of denial and refuse to believe they need a litter box, hoping each year they'd realize, "Hey! I can just dig in the snow!" but then I get sick of washing dog beds and mats and we break down and get them a litter box. So this week I had washed both the dog beds and had just finished washing the bathroom mat, dried it and set it down and just 20 minutes later I walked by the bathroom and a cat had peed on it! Fine -- litter box it is. Cats 1, Humans 0.

In Your World

Nomination papers are now available for the position of selectman, a three-year term. Papers need to be returned to the Town Office by 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

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

New hours at Unity Area Regional Recycle Center (UARRC)

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 to $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 -tep 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.

Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St. To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member go to www.rotary.org.

Live Broadcast: How Can Organic, Non-GMO, and GMO Crops Coexist?

Thursday, Jan. 10

Lynn Clarkson, Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference. Clarkson will review the battle between GMO and non-GMO farmers over adventitious presence and explore potential compromises. Register at www.extension.org/pages/66781.

Rabies clinic

Saturday, Jan. 12, 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.

Planning Board meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center

Deadline to apply for MOFGA Journeyperson program

Tuesday, Jan. 15

FMI: www.mofga.org, under Programs tab, click on "Journeypersons."

Cabin Fever Reliever

Friday, Jan. 18, 3-6 p.m.

Looking for an afternoon of board games, good food and fellowship! Stop on by the church. Food, fun, fellowship -- potluck dinner served at 5 p.m.. bring your own game or games provided. Unity Union Church, United Methodist.

Film: The Atomic States of America

Thursday Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Unity Centre

A documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island -- a nuclear-reactor community. From imdb.com, “In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new life. Our documentary takes the viewer on a journey to reactor communities around the country. This film exposes the truths and myths of nuclear power, and poses the question of whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.”

Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 2

First-ever encore festival screening at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. The Maine Outdoor Film Festival features outdoor films and shorts, all with Maine roots. Films in the festival represent a diverse selection of outdoor disciplines, representative of the vast Maine outdoor experience. Complete details at www.uccpa.unity.edu/events/maine-outdoor-film-festival.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

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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