Unity Town News
In my world
I was in a six-car accident last week. I didn’t hear anything about it on the news, but on the morning of Feb. 20, the roads were wet and the temperature at my house was 33. I was early for work and I’d traveled about 15 minutes on Route 137 towards Belfast with no problems. After I’d rounded the corner in Knox after Mixer Pond Road, I hit that stretch of road before Sanborn Pond. I immediately saw cars off the road and lights flashing in the distance, and someone traveling in the opposite lane started flashing their lights. I tapped the brakes lightly and immediately started skidding. I dug into the snowbank hard! About 10 minutes later I saw someone else crash off the road too. About 15 minutes later, a salt truck came by deicing the road. It took about an hour to get all six cars out, and from what I understand, no one was hurt. Lucky!
My old neighbors are going to be on TV! Adam and Kedrick Carson, sons of Karen and Joe Carson of Knox, and my old neighbors, will be guests on "The Danny Cashman Show" on WABI Channel 5 on Saturday, Mar. 2! They are two of four young men from Waldo County who make up the band Nukulele. Their band will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rock City Cafe in Rockland on the same evening, followed by the 11:30 p.m. appearance on CBS (locally Channel 5). The other two boys are Travis Veilleux of Unity and Devin Ryan of Monroe. The band is also putting on a performance at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center on Friday, Mar. 1. The band covers a variety of music spanning everything from The Grateful Dead to alt-rock band Sublime, Steve Miller Band to Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as original music. Let’s support this local talent!
In your world
Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2-7 p.m.
Community Market, 368 Thorndike Rd, (RT 220) Thorndike
Friday, Mar. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon
At Unity Union Church on Depot St. Free coffee will be served with the goodies on sale.
Unity Barn Raisers community meal
Saturday, Mar. 2, from 5-7 p.m.
Join friends and neighbors at the Unity Community Center for the first meal of the year featuring: a pasta and gluten-free pasta with a vegetarian or meat sauce, cabbage and carrot salad, fresh garlic bread and a delicious dessert. Local foods will be highlighted in the meat sauce and salad. Suggested donation for the meal is $7-$15, all proceeds go to support Unity Barn Raisers’ programming. For more info contact Unity Barn Raisers at 948-9005.
United Methodist Women of the Unity Union Church
Wednesday, Mar. 6, at 1 p.m.
At the Unity Union Church. The guest speaker will be Ellie Hutchinson of New Hope For Women – working to end domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Serves Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. Everyone welcome!
Webinar on Integrated Pest Management in schools
Mar. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.
The webinar will cover areas such as how to establish a school IPM program and tips for practical application of school IPM strategies. To pre-register for the Green Strides webinar, visit: www.epa.connectsolutions.com/epaschoolipmevent/event/registration.html.
Rural Living Day
Saturday, Mar. 16
Deadline to register is Mar. 7. Takes place at Mount View School www.umaine.edu/waldo/rural-living-day.
Just outside your world - (items of possible interest)
Portland Flower Show
Mar, 6 to 10 at the Portland Company Complex