I'm not an ornithologist but I do enjoy bird watching and I get super excited when I see one up close that I haven't seen before. This week's delight was a red-shouldered hawk who seems to have taken up residence somewhere near my house. I've seen it in trees across the road and in my yard; I hope it stays around.

Sara Trunzo may not be a Unity native, but I think she's lived here long enough that we can claim her. Currently singing and songwriting in Nashville, she has just released her latest single from her album "Dirigo Attitude." "I believe in Unity" can be heard here:

Reminder that the community clean-up will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Community Center at 9:45 a.m. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be provided. This is a collaborative effort with the Unity Barn Raisers, Friends of Lake Winnecook, and the town of Unity.

We had to close Bailey Road to through traffic this week as a large culvert became unsettled and then undermined, creating a 6-foot-deep sinkhole. This will be repaired as soon as the weather cooperates.

Does your dog like to play in the mud? Does your dog or kitty need to get groomed for "swimsuit season"? You can call Annette Reynolds at Muddy Paws Grooming at 322-6044. Her business is located at 130 Hunter Road.

Acadia National Park has three free admittance days left in 2019, Aug. 25, Sept. 28 and Nov. 11. This does not include amenities such as camping, transportation and boat launches.