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I ran into Kris West of Holler Soap the other day while I was shopping at Unity Shop ‘n’ Save; I told her how much I love her “Blueberry Thyme” foaming hand soap we have at the Town Office. I love it so much I wash my hands twice. I stopped at the office yesterday; she brought me my very own dispenser full of the aromatic cleanser. Kris’s shop is located at The Village at Depot Crossing on Depot Street.

Living in a small town where you grew up and everyone knows your name has its advantages. I haven’t felt well the last couple of weeks and was becoming concerned about the flowers on Main Street becoming overwhelmed with all the heat. I called up Gary Pratt at his Hair Flair salon and asked if he could hydrate the poor plants. He willingly obliged. Thank you Gary!

Interesting article published in January 1966 in the Maine Sunday Telegram regarding Dr. Aldrich’s move to Unity in 1965 was shared on the CommUnity OpportUnity Facebook page along with a picture of “Doc,” his wife and three children. David, the oldest, was 5. It’s well worth the read, if you get a chance. A life well-lived.

Going forward the Select Board meetings will be held at the Snowdusters clubhouse on Fisher Road, same days and times.

The 38th Annual Loon Count was held Saturday, July 17. The weather was cloudy and still with a starting temperature of 64 degrees. It was a great morning for a paddle on flat water with great visibility as well. Twenty spotters and paddlers covered the waters and shoreline of Lake Winnecook.

As always, this dedicated group did a terrific job spotting loons and marking maps with time and direction of the loons’ movements. A total of 20 adults and three chicks were counted this year. One of the chicks was nearly the size of its parent but still waiting for the adult to provide its breakfast. A second family with a younger chick was spotted at the edge of the cove near Windemere Lane. The third adult and chick pair were seen on the northeast shoreline.

The Good Steward Thrift Shop will offer a Give-Away-Day on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All clothing, home goods, dishes, etc., will be available at no charge. Please bring your own bag. The Good Steward Thrift Store is now closed, as the congregation will be holding services there while the church continues to be repaired from the fire.

It’s Open Farm Day at Honey Wilde Farm Saturday, Sept. 18 9-11 a.m. Go meet the herd! They will have cheese, soaps, lotions, balms and beeswax candles available to purchase at 42 Cross Road in Unity.

The free rabies clinic that was to be held Sept. 11 at the Troy Town Office has been canceled.

For those of you who live on the lake and need some help with your docks and camps, Casey Morgan can be reached at 207-399-9491.

For my “horsey” friends, Toby Densmore of Float Fairy LLC offers professional dental equine services. FMI: 207-837-5063.

Unity Community Yoga is being held Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., at the Community Center. FMI: Nicole Lazure, 617-894-6366.

Before there was “Joy,” the big yellow duck floating in Belfast harbor, there was “Daffy” touring Unity Pond. “Daffy” made it all the way to near Burnham Town Office via the stream.

Highland Farms, located at 907 Bangor Road, Troy, sells honey and maple products along with an assortment of jams, jellies and ice cream toppings.

Inquiring minds want to know. Where did Dennis and Sharon Picard, along with Amelia and Phoebe, move to? The answer: Madawaska.

 

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