Unity News

By Carolyn Zachary | Sep 07, 2018

Unity News

By Penny Sampson

penny@unityme.org

My husband has been hard at work painting and scraping "this old house." We had to replace a lot of the trim and fascia boards; that was made difficult by the presence of square nails used when the house was built, circa 1900.

The Good Steward Thrift Shop only accepts gently used clothing and small items that can be resold. They don’t accept furniture, TVs, computers and clothing that is stained, torn and unable to be resold. Unfortunately they do receive lots of items that can not be used and then they have to absorb the cost of getting rid of those items.

At The Market of Unity last Saturday I was talking to Bruce Anderson of Overland Farm about haying. I reminisced about how, as a child, I lived on a dairy farm and my grandmother Picard also had a very large dairy and chicken farm (now New England Organics - Hawk Ridge facility). Since I was a young girl my jobs during haying season were mostly relegated to making lunches and cleaning house. My cousins Beaupre came up from Connecticut to help. This was back in the day before the large round bales, so square bales had to be stacked in the hay mow (rhymes with 'cow'). Oh what a miserable hot job that was! At the end of those long hot days, we would often go to the family camp on Unity Pond for a swim. The benefits of having a hay loft were that we could make tunnels in the hay, and even though we had advanced to using hay elevators, the old rope that was on a pulley system to haul in the hay still endured and we could swing the length of the barn.

The next bass tournament on Unity Pond will be held Sept. 16. Please contact Outcast Bass Club, Jeremy von Oesen 649-3665. Weigh-in will be at 4 p.m. at Kanokolus. If you have never checked out a weigh-in, it's really quite interesting. These tournaments are serious business to these guys and girls and they bring a lot of visitors to the area.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m., music and lunch at 93 Main will feature musician Travis Cyr.

On Monday, Sept. 24, there will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tozier Gym at Unity College. For more info, contact Angelia Makowski, administrative assistant for health services, 509-7126. I have been a recipient of life-saving blood donations. If you can do so, I encourage you to donate.

The next show at the Unity ring will be an equitation show on Sunday, Sept. 16. FMI: Kathye Monroe, 568-5028.

I finally found the perfect watermelon at the Market of Unity last week. I've been so disappointed all summer long about the lack of fresh, crisp and juicy watermelon. I bought one from the Amish farmer, Hans. He laughed at me when I jokingly asked if he could guarantee it, but said if it wasn't up to my standards he would replace it. Well, my sister-in-law Lucia and brother Matt came over later and I asked if she wanted half of the whole melon. She stuck a knife in it and it exploded! I regret giving them half of my perfect watermelon because we gobbled our portion up very quickly!

With heavy heart I send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Barbara (Lewis) Jewett, who passed on Sept. 1. She grew up in Unity and graduated from Mount View, class of 1985.

We also lost another fine beautiful lady, Helen Gillette, who passed on Sept. 3. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

 

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