Reminder: Unity Fire Department will be hosting an open house on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Unity Fire Department will be conducting demos and Sparky, the fire dog, will be in attendance.

Condolences to the family and friends of Betty Terkelsen. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her, especially missed by the Thorndike Ladies Auxiliary.

Donnie Bagley is home from rehab and completing his recovery at home.  He said the food was awesome there.  That is a comment you do not often hear.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Dirigo Grange, Freedom, will be hosting a yard sale, auto show and chicken barbecue beginning at 9 a.m. with the yard sale, auto show beginning at 10 a.m. and the barbecue at noon.

I am sitting here deciding who to "flock" in Unity. There are so many choices. I think this is an awesome idea for a fundraiser.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Thorndike will celebrate its 200th birthday, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m., chicken barbecue at noon and various activities for the kiddos, live music and performances, craft vendors and historical displays. To donate, volunteer or participate in the fun, you are asked to visit their Facebook page and send them a message @Thorndikemaine.

Please contact me with your news items and all your summertime activities.

Hannah Gadsby is quoted as saying, "Waldo should have to find himself like the rest of us do."