penny@unityme.org

Finally a little sunshine today, although it's still chilly and the furnace is still running. I'm thankful though, that we aren't in the path of all the seriously bad weather they've had to the southwest of us or the brutal heat to the south of us. I still have yet to plant anything in the garden; I'm keeping everything cozy in my little greenhouse.

They are not finished yet, but you might notice a change in the "neck downs" on Main Street this year. We still need to put down the weed block fabric and mulch, but the 1/2 barrels are planted with nice bright super petunias. The two main reasons are ease of care and it saves money. We think they'll still look nice when driving through town.

It needs to stop raining long enough before grading can commence; otherwise the roads will turn to mud and make a bad situation worse. We're hopeful that the grader will be in town next week.

Notice:

The railroad is closing Crosby Brook Road down for through traffic for repairs to the crossings. Repairs current dates: June 5 and 6 on the Thorndike side and June 10 and 11 on the Unity side.

Buck O'Herin will be leading a hike on a 2.5-mile stretch of the "Hills to Sea" trail on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. The starting point will be the trailhead on Crosby Brook Road. This is a moderately difficult hike and you will need to wade in calf-deep water crossing Sandy Stream.

The League of Women Voters will be making a presentation at 93 Main Coffee Shop on Thursday, June 13, at 1 p.m.

Many thanks to the participants in the Memorial Day parade. It was lively and lovely with a little somber remembrance mixed in. There are still several spots on Main Street and School Street to remind us of the very large horse contingent. I'm a Paint/Pinto fan but that fat little Pony of the Americas (looks like a very small Appaloosa) was adorable!