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By Penny Sampson | Jan 10, 2020

I received a nice email from Edna Mitchell, currently in Florida, regarding my weekly news column. She was my eighth grade math teacher. I recalled to her one time when she was scolding the class (Class of 1985) because we were misbehaving. She said something to the effect that all the extra she put in besides actual class time was causing her garden to "go to pot." We thought that was hilarious; we burst out in laughter.

Congratulations to Cassie Pillsbury on the purchase of the former Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor to house the Thomas School of Dance. She also runs Cassie's School of Dance in Unity.

The Unity Fire Department is having a winter raffle. The winner will receive $300 value of oil, kerosene, or propane from Waldo County Oil, located in Troy. Tickets will be sold for $5 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Unity Fire Department. The drawing will be held Friday, Jan. 17. Please see any UFD firefighter to purchase a chance to win. Tickets are also available at the Unity Town Office, Depot Store, Mac's Hardware and Troy General Store.

Reminder that the Amish Community Market is closed until Jan. 20 for restocking and inventory.

Mike Lancaster and Darren Doughty have promoted, designed and built an ice racing oval on Unity Pond, at "Brier's Beach" on Marina Road, with help from his crew of ice racers. Racing dates are Jan. 25 and Feb. 8. Starting time 10:30 a.m. FMI: Unity Pond Ice Oval on Facebook or see Mike or Darren.

The town of Unity is still looking to fill open positions on the Budget Committee, Cemetery Committee, Recreation Committee and the Economic Development Committee. If any of these are of interest to you please let Kari know at the Town Office. We thank Matt Converse for stepping up to fill the vacancy on the Planning Board.

The personal and professional accomplishments of previous Mount View graduates will encourage present-day students to reach for the stars! Nominations for the first Alumni Recognition are due at the Mount View High School office no later than Jan. 31. Anyone may make a nomination. To receive more information, requirements, and the application form, please email or call Vicki at 568-3782 to receive a hard copy.

All MVHS parents and community members are invited for "Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation" at the MVHS Library on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet the Superintendent, Mr. Charles Brown. Please bring your questions, comments and concerns. RSVP not required but would be helpful for planning. FMI: Vicki at or call 568-3782. Other refreshments will be available as well.

Deepest condolences to the families and friends of Bert "Wheels" Clifford, Harlan Parsons and Alton Reynolds.


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