Unity News

By Carolyn Zachary | Sep 15, 2017

Unity News

By Penny Sampson

penny@unityme.org

I spent the day with one of my best pals from high school, Holly Aitken Emerson, last Saturday. We went to Big G's for breakfast and also hit up our local farmer's market. Holly is a selectman in Monroe, so inevitably our conversations always lead to roads. We ran into one of our old teachers at the market, Brian Jones. We were in his first class fresh out of college.

We've been cleaning up our storage at the town office. I flipped through an old 1970's ledger and on the first page saw my parents names; they paid $23.01 for something.

Congratulations to Gary Pratt on the two new additions to his household. Welcome "Daisy" and "Duke"! He also recently celebrated his 43rd year in business at Hair Flair.

Unity College student and Unity resident Alexander Koch was awarded the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for his submission 'The Breath and Breadth of the Maine Woods.' He will be recognized at the Library of Congress in October.

There will be a dedication ceremony at the Historical Society Sept. 26 at 7pm. One of the Connor Mill stones has found its way home from Florida and now resides at the society. The other two are located at the corner of Kanokolus Rd and Main St. and the corner of Wood Ln. and School St.

The next race at Unity Raceway is going to be on Sept. 24

The last of the bass fishing tournaments this year on Unity Pond is being held Sunday Sept. 17. Unity hosted 5 of these tournaments this year and they've had a remarkable turnouts.

Unity Fire Department has two firetrucks going out for bid. All bids must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Bids will be opened at 6:30p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 3017 during the Selectmen’s meeting. For more information get in touch with Chief David Smith at ufdchief@uninets.net or call 948-5762.

Household Hazardous Waste Day will be coming up soon on Oct. 7. Additional information is located on the town website www.unityme.org or at the town office. This is a great opportunity to get rid of your hazardous waste and not throw it out with the regular trash!

Many hands make light work! The annual Day of Service is being held on Saturday Sept. 30 from 1-4 pm followed by a community meal at the Community Center at 4:30. If you have never participated before please join us! The volunteers work on several projects about town. It's a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and also work with lots of college students. I always enjoy hanging out with "the kids". For more information please contact Mary Leaming at UBR, 948-9005.

You have news? Please let me know! penny@unityme.org or catch me at the grocery store.

 

 

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