It has been a little strange having my husband home during the day; it messes up my schedule. He will be out of work for at least a few more weeks, pending additional surgery. One of our stock car racing friends came over yesterday to shovel off the porch roof. For those of you familiar with Wiscasset Speedway and Unity Raceway, you’d know him as “The Cowboy,” Dan Trask. We made sure that Owen the opossum has a hole to crawl out from under the porch.

One person turned in nomination papers to run for the Select Board seat. Tony Avila is not seeking re-election. Tim Parker Jr. has submitted the required number of signatures and his name will be on the ballot.

Sullivan’s Waste Disposal reminds us that all trash must be bagged and tied, even if it’s in a tote or can. Bags should weigh no more than 40 pounds with one trash sticker affixed to each 30-gallon bag. The Unity trash stickers still currently in use say 50 pounds, but we wanted to use up all the old ones before we ordered new. All cardboard must be broken down or bundled. There is some discussion about having Unity’s trash picked up all on one day. This will be discussed at the Feb. 15 Select Board meeting.

I ran into Richard Moore at Unity Shop ‘n’ Save and he told me that Mac’s Hardware generously donated 150 pairs of men’s and women’s boot socks to give away at The Open Door. Thank you for caring about the residents of Unity!

Because so many of you have asked, Honey Wilde Farm will be open Saturday mornings, 10 a.m.-noon, beginning Feb. 5. They are located on Cross Road. Two new goat milk soaps: Strawberry daiquiri and Raspberry mimosa. They also make lotions and chevre cheese.

Unity Public Library is currently open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. They are also offering free access to the Udemy online learning platform that offers thousands of courses. See for more info. When you visit the library, pick up a hat, scarf or mittens for free. Donated by the talented Ms. Peggy Grey.

Now that we have a bit of snow and more heading our way, Chase Toys would like to remind everyone about trail riding etiquette: Stick to the trail, ride on the right side, use hand signals to indicate change of direction for oncoming traffic and those who might be behind you, ride at a safe speed, avoid frozen surfaces and, of course, do not drink and ride.

The Unity Pond Ice Oval race that was postponed by the storm will be made up Feb. 20. Registration will be 7-9:30 a.m. and the races start at 10 a.m.




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