Unity News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 09, 2018

Unity News

By Penny Sampson

penny@unityme.org

My cousin Barbara Burgess (Aunt Cathy Constable's daughter) is visiting from Virginia. We finally had a chance to play Scrabble "mano a mano." We take this game very seriously in my family. I hate to admit she whooped me twice. It was a nice visit; she also brought me some raw honey from her farm.

From Aug. 11 to Labor Day weekend, most state parks will be waiving the fee for Maine residents. This is for day use only and does not include camping. The following locations are included: Androscoggin Riverlands, Aroostook, Birch Point, Bradbury Mountain, Camden Hills, Cobscook Bay, Colburn House, Colonial Pemaquid, Crescent Beach, Damariscotta Lake, Eagle Island, Ferry Beach, Fort Edgecomb, Fort Kent, Fort McClary, Fort Point, Fort Popham, Fort Pownall, Fort O’Brien, Grafton Notch, Holbrook Island, Lamoine, Lake St George, Lily Bay, Moose Point, Mt Blue, Owls Head Light, Peaks-Kenny, Popham Beach, Quoddy Head, Range Pond, Rangeley Lake, Reid, Roque Bluffs, Two Lights, Sebago Lake, Shackford Head, Swan Lake, Vaughan Woods, Warren Island and Wolfe’s Neck Woods.

On Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Unity Shop 'n' Save will be holding its first-ever Lobster Mania event at the store where Tim Badger and Jeremy Edwards will be cooking lobster and corn for $10 per plate for any customer who stops by. They will also be taking orders in advance if customers wish to make a large order. There will also be tons of in-store specials that day as well as a great giveaway prize.

The Unity Fire Department is holding a raffle. $10 per ticket and only 500 tickets will be sold. The prizes are: 1 Remington 783 Camo .308 caliber, 1 Primos Ground Blind, 2 Blind Chairs, 1 Primos Trophy Grunter Call, 1 Primos Big Can Call, 1 Box Hornady .308 caliber Ammo American Whitetail. Tickets are available at the Town Office or from most of the firefighters. Will be drawn Oct. 12.

Veggies for All, working in partnership with Unity Barn Raisers, has already helped glean thousands of pounds of food so far this year. The food is being delivered to the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, as well as senior housing and affordable housing sites in Unity. Contact Mary at programs@unitybarnraisers.org if you would like to hear about gleaning volunteer opportunities.

Wondering what to do with all that produce from your garden? MOFGA is holding an education on preserving your bounty Aug. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Email alibby@mofga.org for more information.

I went down to check out the weigh-in at the bass tournament held Aug. 5 at Kanokolus by the Outcast Bass Club, headed up by Jeremy Von Oesen. The large mouth bass "lunker" that was caught by Mike Welch of Belfast weighed nearly 5 1/2 pounds. The next tournament will be held Sept. 16. FMI: Jeremy Von Oesen, 649-3665

Keep in mind, while walking your dog(s) on a hot sunny day, that the asphalt can reach temperatures that can burn their pads. Animals need protection from the sun and heat just like humans.

 

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