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Trying to cook for two and not having a lot of food waste is difficult to do. Fortunately I have a neighbor, Dave, who gladly accepts my leftovers; this week he got some apple brownies and cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache.

I worked with three different groups of students this week, two from the Ecology Learning Center and one younger group from the Bridge Program, cleaning more stones in Pond Cemetery. Getting very close to having all the old side in Pond done! Great job by the students!

Stone Tree Farm & Cidery’s first-ever Monster Mash Celebration! They are going to have a two-night event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, from 4 to 9 p.m. Participate in a haunted outdoor tasting event and Monster Mash Dance Party! Event is for 21-plus and admission is the price of one non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food pantry. Help them give back to the community and enjoy a spooky time! Every bottle of wine will be $1 off during the hours of the event.

A Hocus Pocus-themed Halloween for kids will be held at Maine TradeHers on Albion Road on Friday, Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Games, treats, pumpkins, cider and even a black flame candle!

Unity Barn Raisers is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. This will include a costume pageant, arts and crafts and a story walk.

We may call it bamboo, but Japanese knotweed is a highly successful invader of wetlands, stream corridors, forest edges, and drainage ditches across the country. I had a large patch of it on my lawn when I bought my house and it took a few years to get rid of it. This week, Brian Blake, who is vice chair of the Unity Public Library board of directors, has been diligently chopping down the knotweed that had invaded the area between the library and Village Cemetery. That effort has totally opened up the view along School Street.

You can pick up your trail map of the Thorndike Trail Blazers ATV trail system locally at Chase Toys in Unity for $5. If you want a trail map sent to you, contact President Melanie Cole. Locally, Oct. 15 is the last day of open riding. After that it is Sunday riding only on approved trails. Each club across the state has different dates; this applies to the Thorndike club trails.

The Unity Area Rotary Club has started its annual fruit sale. Order now and the orders will be in by the middle of December. Send a Rotarian a message if you are interested in ordering. Last year they offered the option for people to order online and have their fruit shipped directly as a gift to people or for oneself.

Get that holiday shopping started now and help support the local Rotary Club. Here’s the link to the Unity Area Rotary Club’s website: floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/936276.

 

 

 

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