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By Penny Picard Sampson | Feb 08, 2020

I was looking at the Unity 175th birthday book the other day and it had a list of advertisers. Some no longer exist, some still exist and others have changed their name and location. The Hi-Way Service station (Sheldon Hubbard and Richard Hatch were proprietors in 1979) was located on Albion Road between my parents' house and the Ferreira house. There used to be a snowmobile trail between our two homes that went through the junkyard.

One day I was riding with Timmy on his dad's Moto-Ski (probably bought at Dick's Moto-Ski, now known as Chase Toys), dragging the trail with a heavy wooden drag. Timmy took a sharp corner and I fell off and I got run over by the drag; he made me promise not to tell my parents.

Many people ask me how my dad, Charlie, is doing. He's living in Michigan with my sister Patti. She takes very good care of him. He recently completed his treatments for prostate cancer and today is going in for a heart catherization. He'll be celebrating his 78th birthday in April.

If you were entitled to a property tax relief refund sent by the state in Unity you should have received it. If you have any questions about your homestead exemption check please contact 624-7477 press 3, then 2. Please note that this hotline is very busy.

Reminder: Selectmen's meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office. Public welcome. Minutes are available online at There is a two-week lag because they need to be approved in a selectmen's meeting before they can be posted.

On Feb. 23, Unity United Methodist Church will observe Scouting Sunday. The service will be led by members of the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. The message will be offered by the newest Eagle Scouts. Worship is at 10 a.m. Bring a friend!

A group of Unity College students volunteered Jan. 26-28 at the Maine Winter Special Olympics held at Sugarloaf. The students helped with the events and helped with dinners and dances. They were also responsible for picking one athlete to win the Frank Hemingway Award. The students presented the athlete with the award at the closing ceremony.

The seventh annual T-Pot Memorial Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kanokolus. FMI: Blaine Parsons. Tickets are currently being sold at Hilltop Store, Depot Store, Unity Town Office and Parsons Gunshop.

Shop local for Valentine's Day! The Unity Flower Shop makes lovely arrangements and also offers gifts, fudge and chocolates. The Unity Shop 'n' Save also has bouquets and boxed chocolates. You can find decorations at the Family Dollar. If you want to take your special Valentine out for lunch or dinner, Unity has several options: Mammie's Country Kitchen, Unity House of Pizza, China Jade and Unity Kitchen.

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leroy Stewart.


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