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By Penny Picard Sampson | Jun 19, 2020

penny@unityme.org

My peonies have all blossomed. The only good thing about the lack of precipitation is that the flowers will not be decimated by a heavy rain. I have been growing my husband's Swiss chard in planters this year; it's almost ready for its first harvest.

It was a lovely parade through town on June 13 to honor the young men and women of the graduating class from MVHS.

While the Thorndike Town Office is working on fully reopening, it's been very busy at our Town Office. I've been down there on a couple of occasions manning the ringing-off-the-hook phone so Kari and Mary Ellen could keep up with window customers. And yes, we will continue using the walk-up window for the time being.

Save the date: July 18 at noon at American Legion Benjamin Berry Post 50 there will be a chicken barbecue. $10. Takeout only.

Absentee ballots for July 14 are available by contacting the Town Office or going to the Maine.gov website.

Appointments made at this week's selectmen's meeting: Tara Berry to the Economic Development Committee and Tim Parker Jr. and Carol Lichtenbaum to the Cemetery Committee.

On Monday, Tony and I went out and staked some stones that had fallen over or are in jeopardy of collapsing in Pond Cemetery. They will be put upright and cleaned by Maine Gravesite Maintenance within the next couple of weeks and they will also be going back to Boulter Cemetery to finish up the work they started last year. The town is also getting some more D2, which is a specialized stone cleaner so we can treat some more headstones to remove lichen, moss, and mold growth.

A bit of good news for the kiddos.I talked with Kati-Ann Curtis last week. Swimming lessons are on at Kanokolus!

She will be getting back in touch with me for dates and times. FREE for children and grandchildren of Unity taxpayers and residents, but it is open to kids from Thorndike, Troy, Freedom, etc., for a minimal fee.

The state had closed bass tournaments due to COVID-19 until just recently. Unity Pond usually has five or so each year, but only one this year, Saturday, Sept. 19. See Maine.gov for a listing of tournaments by body of water or date.

Raven's Berry Farm lost most of the strawberry crop with the June 1 frost. Please call 382-6329 for any details. It is looking like picking should happen somewhere around July 1. Call that number for exact dates and times. Heald Farm also suffered frost loss. You can reach them at 948-2111.

Condolences to the family and friends of Roy Bradeen. I'll always remember him for his special three-prong fork at the Homestead Restaurant.

 

 

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