Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jan 20, 2014



Cool opportunity for folks who live, work or visit Unity to have their opinion heard, submitted and included in a plan that will shape the future of Unity for the next 20 years on Saturday, January 25. Free lunch and childcare. Please take the tome to come down - we really do want to know what YOU think and everyone's opinion counts. Invite your friends and family! See details below.

Happy Birthday to Cindi Smith, formerly of Unity. Have a fantastic day and to my niece Brielle who will be celebrating her 1st birthday!


I contacted a few folks to find out if the cell tower in Knox would be producing signal and spoke with someone who’d just heard from the land owner that there’s nothing on the schedule as of yet.



Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday January 23 at 6:30pm

In Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html and compiled responses to the initial survey at www.unityme.org/gov/compplan/initial-surey-result20131106.pdf. The survey is still open and you can add your responses.


Project: YARN

Friday January 24 from 5:30pm to 8pm.

Anyone is welcome to join us for an evening of knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting or just taking it all in. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring something along to share. Presented by Fibers of Unity and Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm. For more information call 948-3828 or e-mail: northernsolstice@uninets.net


Winter Tree ID and Snowshoe

Saturday, January 25 from 9am - 12pm

Join us for a wintertime exploration of nature taking advantage of our newest trail system. Leader will be Unity College forestry professor Dylan Dillaway. Gather at the SRLT office at 93 Main St. to carpool to the preserve. At Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity presented by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.  Visit SebasticookRLT.org or find us on Facebook for more information.  Join us for a wintertime exploration of Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity with forester Dylan Dillaway. Learn some tips for identifying trees in winter, and explore our newest trail system.  Limited snowshoes available; email info@sebasticookrlt.org to reserve yours.  Due to the limited parking, meet at the SRLT office to carpool to the preserve.


Visioning Session for the Town of Unity

Saturday, January 25 from 12 - 4pm

To All Who Care About the Future of Unity! Everyone’s opinion is wanted! If you live in or around Unity, your opinion matters! Doors open at 11:30, FREE lunch at noon. We’ll talk about economic opportunity, natural resources, community spirit, farming and agriculture, town governance, and ways we can partner with Unity College. At Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Child Care will be provided for free. Snow Date is February 1.


Rabies Clinic

Saturday, January 25 from 1 - 2pm

At the Unity Fire House, Cats in carriers, dogs on leashes. $10


Scrapbaggers Meeting

Tuesday January 28 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

At the UBR Community Center. The Scrapbaggers are a quilting group which meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening at the community center. We work on charity quilts as a group and sometimes do challenges. We learn from each other about anything that has to do with quilting. Everyone is encouraged to bring in quilts to show or to get help on. We often attend area meetings and learn about other quilt groups. Always looking for new members.


Volunteer Work Day

Tuesday January 28 at 9am

At the MOFGA Kitchen. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, RSVP to MOFGA Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby: alibby@mofga.org


Mentor Host Farm Meeting

Tuesday January 28

With guest speaker and farmer Chip Planck, who writes for Growing for Market. This meeting, to be held at MOFGA in Unity, is for farms that currently or wish to host apprentices as part of MOFGA's Apprenticeship Program or who hire and train farm workers or aspire to do so. The full-day event will cover all aspects of recruiting, hiring and training. Details forthcoming. RSVP online at www.formstack.com/forms/MOFGA-mentor_meet

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants

Tuesday January 28 at 7pm

Deb Soule, founder and owner of Avena Botanicals in Rockport, will give a talk on “Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants”. The talk is part of the library’s speaker series, “Green Growing January,” on environmental and sustainability topics. Camden Public Library. Complete details www.librarycamden.org/news/22400/%E2%80%9Cplanting-and-preparing-medicines-from-plants%E2%80%9D-january-28/#more-

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