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I was becoming a little concerned that I hadn’t seen “Owen” the opossum lately. Upon my returning from a Select Board meeting a few nights ago at approximately 9 p.m., he was hanging out on my porch enjoying some leftovers. He ran under the cover of the porch; I wish he wasn’t so shy.

When there’s a kid home for summer break at your disposal, Aubri and Riley’s Little Free Library at the Town Office gets painted a nice “electric” blue. Thank you Schuyler!

There was a well-deserved promotion at the Town Office this past week. “Amaya” (Kari’s young black Lab), has met all the qualifications and has been promoted to “deputy dog.”

During the summer of 2014 while I was a patient for three months at Maine Medical Center, I met a wound care nurse, Susan, who had a family camp on Unity Pond. This week while cleaning out accumulated stuff at the camp, she came across an old poster advertising boat races with 100-200 boats expected from six states and Canada, sponsored by the Kanokolus Fish and Game Association. It was most likely from the 1960s. Does anyone know how Kanokolus got its name?

Swimming Lessons! Kanokolus Beach, July 18-22 and July 25-29. FMI and to sign up your kids, call/text Kati Ann Curtis 207-322-2763. Forms are available now at the Unity Town Office. Unity residents are free. Out-of-town, $10 fee per child. And just because it’s been asked before … if you’re a Unity resident and your grandchild is visiting you “from away,” the fee is waived.

Hunter Safety Course. First session: July 21, 6-8:30 p.m., and July 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Second session: Aug. 10, 6-8:30 p.m. and Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Snowdusters clubhouse, Fisher Road, Unity. $10 fee. Please see Anne at the Unity Town Office for more information.

The remaining horse shows for this summer at Unity’s horse ring: July 23, Open Game Show; Aug. 13, Equitation Show; Judge: Anne Kozloff. Aug. 20, Open Game Show; Aug. 27, Open In Hand Show, Judge: Theresa Kozloff.

Save the date! Sen. Glenn Curry is working on the Alton “Mac” McCormick Memorial Bridge naming ceremony for Sunday, Sept. 11, 68 years to the day after Hurricane Edna struck Unity. More details as they become available.

The Heald Farm (on the Unity/Troy town line) vegetable stand is now open with new red and white potatoes, broccoli, beet greens, spring onions, Swiss chard, peas, zucchini and yellow summer squash.

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 vegetables. The Community Market is still waiting for its final approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Are you ready for another mouth watering barbecue food truck?!?! Go visit Stone Tree Farm and Cidery on Albion Road in Unity on July 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. for Fat Daddy’s BBQ Pit! Fat Daddy’s has perfected southern barbecue with a northern flair!

Coming soon: The town owns some tax-acquired property on Windemere Lane. This will be going out for bid. We are also looking at selling our old swimming dock by sealed bid. Look for the information soon at unityme.org.

 

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