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There seems to be a lull in activity as people are awaiting the arrival of warm weather. The peepers are out and singing. My friend Holly calls them “neep neeps.” My maples are budding and the daffodils are up; they have not bloomed at this point.

I had a nice visit from Carrie Carmichael the other day and she brought me a vanilla Frosty. She’s still looking for a matching kidney.

Since the town meeting we’ve been busy at the town office lining up road work, signing contracts, arranging for cemetery repair, making appointments and the like. The Berry Road bridge work should commence in mid-May.

Rachel Weaver is the new animal control officer. She has a B.A. in animal care and is familiar with both large and small domestic animals. Wildlife needs to be handled by an animal damage control person. The contact information is available at the town office.

Saturday, April 30, there will be an Earth Day celebration hosted by the Ecology Learning Center at Triplet Park located on Wood Lane in Unity: 11 a.m. lunch for volunteers, 12 – 3 p.m. service projects, 3 -5 p.m. Earth Day fair, 5 p.m. community potluck picnic and at 7 p.m. a community concert. Contact the ELC at 948-3520.

Unity Ambulance has already received and has been training on a new LUCAS device that was approved by the town using ARPA funds. The Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System (LUCAS) device provides mechanical chest compressions to patients in cardiac arrest. It is mostly used in emergency medicine as an alternative to manual CPR because it provides consistent compressions at a fixed rate through difficult transport conditions and eliminates the physical strain on the person performing CPR.

The Unity Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary is hosting an Easter bake sale on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cone’z on Depot St. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, bars, breads and dog biscuits. All monies go toward supporting the fire dept. with drinks, food and snacks during extended emergency calls and training events.

The official ice-out day on Unity Pond for 2022 was April 5.

My watermelon seeds have sprouted! Wish me luck!