Unity News

By Penny Sampson | Feb 01, 2020

penny@unityme.org

I was speaking with my sister Patti the other day. Her youngest daughter, Nadia, loves all things horses and bison. Patti had just bought her some Breyer horses along with a stable. Nadia wanted to know what "barrel racing" was. I told Patti to Google it and show her some videos. Then I got sucked into watching barrel racing videos for half an hour!

Back in the day I used to run the barrels with my black and white Paint Horse "Frosty." It was pretty much a guaranteed blue ribbon.

Unity College was recently awarded almost $47,000 in grants to further research the decline in species. The wood turtle has seen widespread decline through much of its range, and is listed as a species of special concern, vulnerable, threatened or endangered in 14 of the 17 states and provinces in which it inhabits. In Maine, the species is currently listed as a species of special concern.

Reminder: The annual Unity Snowdusters chicken barbecue will he held Sunday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Snowdusters Clubhouse on Fisher Road.

The Unity Farm Drop has extended its Friday pick-up hours to 2-6 p.m. at the Community Center on School Street. You can visit their website and place orders at unityfarmdrop.us.

The first of two ice oval races was held Jan. 25. It was exciting to see all the people who showed up to see the races and visit our local businesses. I went to Mammie's for breakfast with my sister-in-law Sharon and saw Matt Lee of Albion, former pro-stock racer extraordinaire at Unity Raceway, also having some breakfast before going to watch the excitement. The next race will be held Saturday, Feb. 8.

Reminder that if you have metal to recycle, you can take it to TA's on Albion Road. If you have any questions, please speak with Tony.

Support the Mount View Chamber Singers on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 5-8 p.m., for a dinner fundraiser at Mammie's Country Kitchen in Unity. All tips and a 50/50 raffle go toward their tour of Costa Rica in June!

Enjoy pizza, a whoopie pie dessert, beverage, and a train ride on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. FMI or to purchase tickets, visit belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org.

The Budget Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center in preparation for the annual town meeting March 28. This meeting is open to the public.

Condolences to the family and friends of Patricia Toto.

 

 

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