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The public works squirrels and chipmunks have been hard at work cleaning the sidewalks of acorns. I watched them the other morning while I was meeting with a surveyor at the Town Office. They don’t heed the traffic, nor do they wear orange safety vests!

Neighbor for Neighbor applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets are available in the Town Office lobby on the left hand side when you walk in the door.

The Town Office parking lot has been paved, eight years after the office was built. This will make it safer and easier to plow. The parking lot at the Fire Department has been fixed and the entrance to Firehouse Lane has been paved to the front of the firehouse. Each spring it would become a muddy mess and we needed to ensure that firefighters could get in and that the fire trucks could get out.

I attended the Waldo County Budget Committee meeting a couple of weeks ago. It’s always nice to get together with fellow municipal officers from across the county. District 3 is represented by myself, Elaine Higgins of Freedom and Bob Kurek of Palermo.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, there will be a book discussion and eco-workshop with Maine author of “Wild Mind, Wild Heart” Peter Wohl. The book discussion will be held at 1 p.m. at the Unity Public Library and will be followed with a workshop and walk on Connor Mill trail.

The Amish Community Market opened earlier than anticipated on Sept. 21. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

Open Creamery Day at Honey Wilde Farm on Cross Road in Unity is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Unity Church of Christ, 59 School St., will be open Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 3-6 p.m. This is informal time for talk, snacks, coloring pages, word searches, puzzles, homework for students after school, prayer requests, games and the like.

A feline spay and neuter clinic will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at the Unity Snowduster snowmobile clubhouse on Fisher Road with slots for 20 females and 20 males per day. $70 for males, $100 for females includes a rabies vaccination. Please call 852-5033 apply to the Waldo County Humane Society (if you’re a Waldo County resident ) or Bangor Humane Society for a voucher to help with costs (you will be responsible for the balance).This clinic is open to everyone, no matter where you live. Text/message Crystal Flewelling Nichols, 716-6338, or Cindy McGray Ludden, 322-9469, to set up your appointment.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen “Owen” the opossum; I hope he is well wherever he might be.

 

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