By Penny Picard Sampson

I was watching an old “Donna Reed Show” when Mrs. Stone went to the market. She went to the meat counter and selected a roast (at 85 cents per pound) which was then wrapped in paper and sealed closed with a little sticker that the tape machine dispensed. It reminded me of my youth when Mom would take us to B&D Market where my great uncle Andrew was the butcher and maker of baked beans on Saturdays. You picked out the cut of meat you wanted, or the amount of hamburger you needed; he would weigh it, wrap it, sticker it and write the price in black marker.

If there is enough interest, Lori Nason is willing to organize another community yard sale. She organized two last year and they were both highly successful. Get in touch with Lori ASAP if you’re interested.

The Depot is keeping an account open for the Mount View Senior Class bottle drive, at least through the first month or so of the school year. Please spread the word that anyone can still drop their returnables there for the class of 2022.

Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly ) is now having meetings at the Star of the West on Bangor Road in Unity. They meet on Mondays. Weigh in at 5 p.m. and the meeting at 5:30. All welcome and your first meeting is free. FMI: Regina at 207-679-7870.

Save the date! Saturday, Aug. 21, for the second annual ATV Poker Run sponsored by UFD and UFD Auxiliary. Cash prizes. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Firehouse. FMI: Maureen Haley, 570-8764, or Melissa Sanborn, 416-7661.

If you have any old car and light truck tires you need to get rid of, Tony can accept them at TA’s on  Albion Road during business hours. $3 per tire.

I spent 13 years in the score tower at Unity Raceway and three years working in the tower at Wiscasset Speedway. When I got sick in 2014, that ended my days working at any racetrack. Having spent that many years in the racing community, I met an awful lot of good people and made lifelong friends.

It wears me out to go to the races now, but I felt well enough to go this past Saturday. I’ve managed to only be able to go to one or two races per year now. I missed my people, so I was glad to see several of them. Our late model sportsman had won its previous race, so by handicap rules, had to start on the rear of the 20-plus car field. Matt Bourgoine of Stetson is our driver and he does a fantastic job. He had to settle for fifth when the car developed handling issues late in the race.


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