When given the choice between chicken chow mein and spaghetti with meat sauce, Owen the opossum  prefers the spaghetti. He will eat bread but he likes it in small pieces. He’s still pretty shy, but I can almost set a watch by him; he likes his dinner at 5:30 p.m.

It’s been nice to see all the pictures of Unity homes decorated up for the “Get Lit!” contest on the CommUnity OpportUnity Facebook page. I’ve got most of my decorations up, but I’m still waiting on my husband to do the outside lights. My husband and I are in agreement that we no longer need a tree. We stopped doing a tree in 2019 when I was making a multitude of trips to Boston. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a ton of snowmen and other decorations throughout the house, but I do miss my beautiful glass ornaments that I have carefully stored away.

After the last county budget meeting on Nov. 27, Josh Gerritsen of Lincolnville, Gabe Pendleton of Islesboro, and I sat around and chatted while Gabe was killing time waiting for the next ferry back to the island. We are currently the three longest-serving members of the committee. While we don’t always agree, we have formed a nice friendship and mutual respect.

There are some fantastic handmade cards available at the Town Office. They were made by administrative assistant Kari Hunt with proceeds benefiting The Open Door.

Public service announcement from Unity Fire Department: Please make sure your tanks are marked with the gas company’s name and phone number. The best place to install this is under the cover. Tape the info directly to the inside lid.

Save the dates! Tentative Unity Pond Ice Oval races in 2022: Jan. 29, Feb. 12 (possible night race) and Feb. 26.

The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center will be closed Dec. 24-28 and Dec. 31-Jan. 4, 2022, for the holidays.

The 2021 Christmas Bird Count is just around the corner, on Saturday, Dec. 18. For more information on how to join in on this important volunteer effort please contact Tom Aversa at You can choose to observe from a specific site that might involve some hiking or canoeing or simply observe your feeders.

Reminder! There is no parking in front of UHOP or the old pharmacy building on Main Street, not even “for just a minute” or letting a passenger out while someone sits there and waits. New signs are being ordered. Parking there creates a hazard for people trying to turn off School Street into Main Street and is dangerous to pedestrians, and it is a fire lane.

You never know what nice surprises you might find in Aubri and Riley’s Little Free Library at the town office. Recently spotted was Jane O’Connor’s “Fancy Nancy-Splendiferous Christmas.”

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brenda Letourneau.




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