penny@unityme.org
I’d love to put out my fall decorations, but it still feels like summer and my annuals are still in full bloom. I got some pumpkins from Jim Buckle of Buckle Farm. I was able to find a Long Island Cheese squash in Waterville; they are also known as Cinderella pumpkins.

I made my first apple crisp of the season. My “no-fail” crisp topping is 1 stick softened margarine, 1 cup flour, 1 cup quick oats and 1 cup brown sugar. Mix until crumbly. Very easy and has yet to let me down.

Mums are available at Unity Flower Shop, Mac’s Hardware and the Amish farm store across from Chase Toys.
Many thanks to our residents who picked up the veteran flags from the cemeteries this week: Jean, Melissa, Matt, Lucia, Denise, Faith, Lori, Grayson and Griffin. Lori brought her two grandsons over to my house to drop off the flags and the littlest one tripped and “took a digger” over my slate walkway; not a single tear was shed! Reminder: Summer cemetery decorations need to be removed by Oct. 1.
Friends of Lake Winnecook wants to encourage residents in the Unity Watershed to have their systems inspected & maintained. Do you know the Maine DEP estimates between 3% and 30% of all the nutrients that feed algae blooms come from faulty or unmaintained septics? They have partnered with Stanley’s Septic Service to offer a group discount to watershed residents to get their systems cleaned and inspected. FOLW also offers a $500 rebate for new or upgraded septic systems to folks within 250 feet of the shoreline.
Stone Tree Farm and Cidery, on Albion Road, is now open an additional day: Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Try one (or more) of their tasty wines, ciders and slushies.
Saturday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.: Unity Barn Raisers annual meeting. Community Center on School Street.
Mount View Project Graduation is raffling off a new 2022 Polaris 450 ATV from Chase Toys. Tickets are $10 each. They can be purchased at Chase Toys or call 592-1482 for other options.
Parsons Gunshop on Waterville Road in Unity Township (the “Plantation”) has beautifully handwoven pack baskets in stock. Made locally by a woman fighting cancer. Prices range from $200 without a liner to $250 with a liner. Stop by to check these out!

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