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I felt well enough to go to Wiscasset Speedway on June 11. It was nice to see some old friends and listen to the sound of big motors. Unfortunately our LMS got caught up in a wreck, along with Frankie Moulton, and ended their day prematurely. The guys are out in the shop doing some damage repair. My car broke down on Election Day, but the race car takes precedence. It was great to see Dave “Boss Hog” St. Clair still wheeling a car at age 74; he not only wheels it, he’s a contender!

New! There is an official complaint form located under “Permits and Forms Applications” on the unityme.org website. You can also pick up copies at the Town Office. Selectmen often answer concerns via private Facebook messages, calls and running into one of us at the store, but this is the OFFICIAL way to lodge a complaint or address a concern.

Do you need a notary? Bangor Savings Bank and the Unity Town Office have notaries. Make sure to bring ID and do not sign anything unless and until you are in the presence of the notary.

We have not put in the swimming dock yet. We have a new one coming soon that will have wheels to make it much easier to put out and bring in.

Community Yard Sale! Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (coincides with The Market of Unity) at the Unity Town Office. No cost! BYO table and chair; 10×10 space. Carry in. Carry out. Please call the Unity Town Office to reserve your space at 948-3763.

The Heald Farm, on the Unity/Troy town line, should be opening the farm stand with new potatoes, peas, beet greens, Swiss chard, broccoli, and peas around the end of June.

The Amish Charcuterie is having a free customer appreciation barbecue on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go on over to Charcuterie and spend some time with the Secich family and enjoy barbecue brisket, smoked sausages, pulled pork and more. This is a free event to thank you for your patronage. You should bring your own chairs.

Although the Amish Community Market is not open yet, you can stop by the Community Harvest Produce stand for organic fresh peas, homemade jellies, fresh eggs, onions and other spring vegetables. The peas are from the greenhouse; the outdoor peas will be ready in a couple more weeks.

Students from the Ecology Learning Center, along with Aleta McKeage from Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District, planted a shoreline buffer at the Burnham public beach. Shoreline buffers consist of native trees, shrubs and ground covers that catch stormwater pollution and sediments before they reach the lake. The students planted two Virginia roses, two red dogwoods, two honeysuckles and two bayberries, all being native species plants for northern New England.

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ed Picard who passed away June 11. He was a super uncle and I shall miss him. “An uncle is a double blessing. They love like a parent and act like a friend.”

 

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