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It’s that time of the year when the mice want to move inside. My littlest cat, Molly, takes pride in her mousing ability. She’ll sleep all day and spend all night prowling the kitchen. She woke me up at 1:30 a.m. “announcing” her latest capture. She dropped it on the floor at the head of the bed and proceeded to yowl very loudly. The little mouse, not quite defeated, scurried off underneath a nearby chair.

The 10th annual Austin J. Grant Hunters Breakfast will be held Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Snowdusters clubhouse on Fisher Road in Unity. Eat in or drive-thru. This event helps support local charities. There is also a raffle with many great prizes.

The cranberry harvest is underway at Highland Farms of Troy. The berries are now available at Heald Farm, 1227 Bangor Road, Troy.

Halloween happenings: Stone Tree Farm & Cidery’s first-ever Monster Mash Celebration Oct. 29 and 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. 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. 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 Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m., and Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Unity Barn Raisers are 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. On Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kalaa Does Hair and Holler Soap are teaming up to provide a fun day of face painting and pumpkin painting at the Train Station in Unity!

Thanks to the UVFD Auxiliary fundraising efforts, Unity Fire Department is now able to safely and effectively administer oxygen to pets. The auxiliary gifted to the department a kit with multiple-size oxygen masks and other items that can help save a pet that may be suffering from smoke inhalation from a fire.

The Open Door and the American Legion Benjamin Berry Post 50 both received checks in the amount of $557.50 from Thorndike Trailblazers ATV club! It is really great to see the ATV community come together and support two great organizations and give back to the local community.

The Burnham Beach stormwater erosion project has been completed. Friends of Lake Winnecook (Unity Pond) is proud to have led this effort to address this High Priority NPS (non-point source pollution) site that helps feed algal blooms. This is one of 11 sites identified as a high priority in this spring’s watershed survey around the lake.

The water level finally dropped enough to bring the swimming dock in. Thank you, Larry, Dan, Tim, Tyler and Tony.

 

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