Another spectacular fall day! It's my favorite time of the year. That being said, I am not a lover of all things pumpkin spice; pumpkin belongs in pies and maybe muffins.

I received a lovely card from Carrie (Carmichael) Klein this week. She's still looking for a kidney donor "match." Email I will be going for a consultation with Dr. Francone at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts on Oct. 8. He's a colon/gastrointestinal surgical specialist. Keep your fingers crossed for both of us.

We're still looking for additional bids for cemetery mowing and Town Office plowing. If you're interested, please contact the Unity Town Office for more information.

Reminder that the Good Steward Thrift Shop has reopened with its fall/winter line. They are not taking any new donations and will be closing for the winter on Oct. 26. Their Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are only three weekends left of the Market of Unity. The last day will be Oct. 12, Hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New vendors are always welcome and, again, no vendor fee! FMI: Larry King 948-6521.

Summer decorations need to be removed from the cemeteries by Oct. 1.

The annual Day of Service is happening Oct. 5. Registration will be at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. with the work projects from 1 to 4 p.m. It's your chance to improve your community, meet with fellow citizens, work alongside some enthusiastic college students, and enjoy a free meal afterward (for volunteers) at the Community Center.

We're still one person shy of a complete Planning Board. If this is something you might be interested in, please leave your name at the Town Office. We're also still seeking members for the recreation and cemetery committees.

Country Heat is a country dance inspired workout program that is offered at the Unity Elementary School on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are $35 for five weeks or $60 for 10 weeks.

The Troy Volunteer Fire Department and Troy Fire Auxiliary will be having a spaghetti supper and open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $3 and children $1.50 with a family of five for $10.

There was a surprise birthday celebration for Dot Quimby's 90th birthday on Sept. 21 at the Community Center. This was a well-attended event with many Unity College alumni and professors emeritus in attendance. Jim Reed made the trip from New York. Former Unity alum and resident Maria Broadbent, who was instrumental in getting the recycling center started, came up from Maryland and another Unity alum and former Unity Selectwoman Tess Woods came over from New Hampshire.

Sympathy extended to the family and friends of Tommy Hillman who passed away on Sept. 24.

Happy 25th anniversary to Dana and Angel Wren.