penny@unityme.org

I'm excited that by the time you get this I will have had my first COVID vaccination. Thanks to Savage Pharmacies (Unity Pharmacy) and Unity Fire Department, my husband and I can get our shots close to home and at convenient times. I just have to remember to tell them to do it in the right arm as opposed to the left; I sleep on my left side.

Lots of construction is happening in town right now. The old Lyle Adams house on Main Street has been razed and they've been busy doing groundwork prepping for the new Dunkin'. Also some additional activity at Mac's Hardware as it continues to expand their services. I've also noticed a crew has been in cleaning out debris from the fire-damaged church.

Shout out to my neighbors' kids, Lucy and Asher, who cleaned up litter on our section of Albion Road. Not afraid to get dirty, they did a magnificent job. Not an easy task for two young kids!

Have you checked out Central Maine Farm Drop's (formerly known as Unity Farm Drop) new website, farmdrop.us? Hundreds of local products direct from farmers. Pay online and just grab and go from one of their eight convenient pickup locations. There is one right near you! Check out what you have been missing. Market closes at 3 p.m. Thursday with pickup Friday.

Unity Shop 'n' Save's bottle cart is back in business. Drop off your bottles and help support local charities, nonprofits and initiatives! Please, no broken glass or trash and no loose bottles.

The Amish Charcuterie is closed for renovations and will be closed until approximately the first week of June.

Reminders: The Market of Unity opens Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m. on School Street at the Town Office. Saturday morning Amish doughnuts resume on the 24th. The Stephen Fowler benefit chicken barbecue at the Snowdusters clubhouse is on the 24th starting at noon. Keeping my fingers crossed for good weather!

Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jacqueline McCormick, who passed away April 9.