Unity News

By Penny Picard Sampson | Feb 21, 2020


A couple of years ago I won 12 books from Pat Newell's North Country Press at the Bangor Savings Bank Christmas stocking raffle. I chose three complete sets of Beverly Murdock's "Tippy Tom" series. I sent one set to my sister Patti in Michigan and I held onto the other two sets until yesterday. I took them down to The Open Door and found four siblings who immediately fell in love with them, so I gave them one set to share and gave Bunny Moore the other set to use in a future raffle to support their lunch program.

The Open Door is a free lunch provided every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center. This is an outreach of the Quaker Hill Christian Church. Donations are accepted. The food is excellent and it provides a nice social gathering place.

The Unity Area Recycling Center is now accepting more plastics. In addition to #2 they are now accepting #1 and #3-7. Please keep #1 separate from #3-7.

Reminder: The seventh annual T-pot Memorial Ice-Fishing Derby is Saturday, Feb. 29, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kanokolus beach. This is a benefit for the Unity Fire Department Association.

Are you still feeling drafts in your home? The Maine Partnership of Environmental Stewardship is offering homeowners green home consultations and light weatherization services. This is a free service provided by AmeriCorps. If you are interested in finding out how your home could save more on heating and energy costs, you can reach Margaret Dean at mdean@unity.edu or by phone at 509-7286 for further information.

Congratulations to Tim Ferreira and Ron Nason and their driver Justin Hartford of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, for winning the 20th annual "One Lunger 100" in Turner. Tim and Ron own the 1973 Sno-Jet that beat out 51 other sleds.

Crystal Nichols (who also serves as our ACO) has accepted the position of sexton for Unity. Remember that burials (both casket and cremains) need to be reported at the Town Office. Burial lots are $200 and that includes $100 for perpetual care. Veterans get one lot free, except for the perpetual care part.

Finally there's been enough snow to ride on locally; the Snowdusters have been out grooming. Caution though, as some places are "bony."


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