Another beautiful fall weekend is upon us; nary a cloud in the deep blue sky and the leaves turning lovely colors of red, yellow and orange. I have a gigantic maple in my front yard and it is the bane of my husband's existence. It is estimated to be a couple hundred years old and every year we keep putting off cutting it. I love the sound of the geese flying overhead, heading to the lake for a rest.

The last Market of Unity for the season is Oct. 6. There will be an apple pie contest and I get to be a judge. I will announce the winner next week. Larry King is already in the planning stages of next year's market and I will get you dates and times of meetings as they become available.

The Day of Service, orchestrated by Mary Leaming and the Unity Barn Raisers, was a success. Over 15 local projects worked on by Unity College students and citizens. I took part in the cemetery maintenance project.

I'd like to thank Stu and Sue from Maine Gravesite Maintenance for volunteering their time, materials, and knowledge. We cleaned 22 old stones in the Pond Cemetery. I was excited to see how much enthusiasm and care the students showed.

Other projects included stacking wood at Avian Haven, clearing trails, picking up roadside trash, and work projects at MOFGA and Triplet Park.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 8  to 10 a.m., at the sand/salt shed on Crosby Brook Road, Tony and I will be there for residents to get a bucket of sand. You must be a resident of Unity, and yes, you can pick up a bucket for an elderly/disabled friend or family member as long as they are also a Unity resident. Tony has plenty of buckets if you need one. The salt/sand shed is not otherwise open to the public; nor do we put a pile of sand "out" for people to take at will.

The town of Unity is looking for someone to plow the Town Office parking lot and clear the office walkways and sand when applicable. Must be insured. Drop off your quotes at the Town Office.

Ron and Jan Cropley of the Unity Area Rotary Club are working hard, along with the other members of the Unity Area Rotary Club, taking calls and messages for fruit orders.

Unity Area Rotary Club’s very first fundraiser was the sale of citrus fruit in 1992. The chairman then was Max Gillette who continued as its chairman for the next 25 years.

Ron Cropley of Troy currently serves as the fundraiser’s chairman and Jan as his secretary. Unity’s Rotary Club will be offering 20- lb. cases of oranges or grapefruit for $25 per case, and, new this year, mixed packages of a variety of choices for $20.

The deadline for ordering the fruit will be the week of Nov. 5-9 for expected delivery to start the first week in December. FMI: Ron or Jan Cropley at 948-2524, or message the club through its Facebook page or through any other member of the club.

If your business or organization is holding any special events, please let me know so I can include that information in this column.