penny@unityme.org

To be honest with you it's been a hellish week since Unity College made a major announcement; I'm sure you've seen it on the news and have read about it in the newspaper. As an alumna, I am worried about the future of my alma mater. As a town leader, I am worried about to what extent these changes will affect our community.

I headed off to Wiscasset Speedway for the day last Saturday. It was our first outing of the year and we have a new driver for the No. 73 late model. Matt Bourgoine of Stetson, former Legend series driver and a winner at NHIS road course, is a rookie in the late model series. He did top the speed charts a few times during practice. He and the car ran great until the battery died. Frankie Moulton of Burnham led early and finished third. Last summer I was in and out of the hospital so I didn't see a single race; it was nice to see my racing family.

With all the heat and humidity it's hard to think about snow at this time. But, Shawn Turner is looking to add to his plowing business for the upcoming season. See Shawn if you are tired of shoveling!

I picked up some fresh green beans and corn at Heald Farm, just over the Unity line in Troy this morning. They also have cukes, both slicing and pickling, potatoes, eggplant, and red and Spanish onions. I tried a new method of cooking corn on the cob and I have to tell you I like it! Cut off excess silk and bake directly on the rack in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Peel back the husk and eat. No soaking required.

There will be another chicken barbecue at the American Legion Hall on Windemere Lane Saturday, Aug. 15, at noon. Cost of $10 Includes one-half barbecued chicken, baked beans, chips, rolls and dessert.

Deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Unity College professor Barry Woods. Barry was synonymous with the college, having taught there since 1976. I had him for statistics class, which I did not excel at, but I remember the important things: mean, median and mode.