A little dose of false spring this week was certainly nice after all that brutal cold. It doesn't matter what that little rodent in Pennsylvania says; spring will arrive when it gets here.

The selectmen met with a Census Bureau representative this past Monday. They are preparing for the 2020 census. We learned about why the census is important and what the information is used for. They are also hiring many local positions. FMI:

The curbside pickup went out for bid and Sullivan's was awarded the contract and will continue to pick up our trash. There is a significant increase in the cost to the town and this will be addressed at town meeting on how to pay for it.

Public hearing Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Center to discuss two proposed ordinances. The first one is a nuisance alarm /false fire alarm ordinance and the second one is looking to ban mass balloon releases. Copies are available at the Town Office and on the Facebook page Unity, Maine Citizens United.

There will be a benefit spaghetti supper for Tracy and Debbie Knight at the Masonic Hall on Bangor Road on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $7. There will also be a raffle. Tracy grew up in Unity/Thorndike and is the son of Ed and Bev Knight.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., The Friends of Lake Winnecook is sponsoring a paint night at the American Legion Hall on Windemere Lane. They will be painting a beautiful lake-themed painting. All proceeds benefit FOLW. They will have wine and light appetizers. Cost is $25 per person; students $15. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 948-3480 and leaving a message.

I went to Diane Hripak Benda's grand opening of her bakery, Mad Batter Bakery. I got some delicious eclairs. There certainly is a big difference between grocery store eclairs and fresh eclairs with a creamy and rich Bavarian cream filling topped with a decadent chocolate frosting.

I'm legal and don't have to hide my expired inspection sticker any longer. Did you know TA's Automotive on Albion Road will pick up your car and service it for you and return it to you when it's done? I did give him a tip for the service, enough to buy a coffee. Tony loves his iced coffees.