Unity Town News
IN MY WORLD
2013 moose permits are now available online at www.mefishwildlife.com. Researchers from Unity College and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking information from residents of the Dixmont, Troy, Benton, Thorndike, Unity, and adjoining areas who spot bears. Residents may report their sightings by contacting Jennifer Whelan at Unity College at 948-9269, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific information sought includes the location of the bear, date and time of observation, along with contact information of the person who spotted the bear for follow-up questions.
IN YOUR WORLD
So You Want to Farm in Maine Webinars
Thursday, March 14 from 7 - 8pm
A short course for farmers thinking about starting a new farm enterprise. This FREE webinar. The purpose of this course is to equip participants with the business knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business. It is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable busniess. This multi-session course will be offered on Thursday evenings in March and April in webinar format. The webinars are free to those who register. If you are unable to attend the live session of the webinar, an archived session will be available shortly after the live session. It is recommended that you have a high-speed, reliable Internet connection.
Session 1: Assessing Your Resources
Session 2: Financial: Enterprise Budgets
Session 3: Developing a Business Plan, Recordkeeping & Taxes
Session 4: Researching Your Markets
Session 5: Production Information: Resources, Agencies & Regulations
Session 6: Equipment
Session 7: Financial Planning
Session 8: Financing & Insurance
Session 9: Hold in case there are issues with previous dates.
Sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For complete info and registration, visit www.umaine.edu/piscataquis/so-you-want-to-farm-in-maine-2.
MOVIE: Chasing Ice
Saturday, March 16 at 6pm
2012 film directed by Todd Louiso. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. At the Unity Centre. FREE admission is sponsored by the Unity College Development Office. Watch the trailer at www.hello.oscilloscope.net
Pruning Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 16 from 10am - 3pm
Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Collection of scion wood and storage will also be discussed. Course will focus on pruning 10-12 year old trees and include renovation pruning of an old tree. Please bring a bag lunch. * Fee is $30.
Board of Selectmen meeting
Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm
At the Town Office. Read the minutes of past meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes
JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)
Seeds, Soil, and Spirit
Saturday, March 16 from 10 - 11:30am
Talks about herbs to honor and raise funds in memory of Russell Libby of MOFGA. The speakers are donating their time, and all proceeds go directly to the Russell Libby Memorial Fund. Classes are by donation only, with suggested donations of $5 to $500. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. For information and registration call Avena Botanicals, Rockport at 594-0694.