Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Feb 17, 2014




So I’ve been bottle feeding Pippi; she’s the first goat I’ve ever bottle fed. I thought it’d be a pain, to be honest, but I’ve welcomed the trips out, even in the early morning, and late evenings, even in a snowstorm, even in the cold, biting winter wind. She always seems so appreciative and I feel more of a connection to her than with my non-bottle fed goats. It’s neat!


And, another super late birthday day with my best friends Laurel and Weylon Wolph who took Bill and me to see bluesman Samuel James in Gardiner at the Johnson Hall Performing Center. He was amazing! He signed my CD "My Portuguese Princess, Sonia". It was pretty cool for me :)





Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday February 20 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.


Shirley Bessey's Birthday Party and Spaghetti Supper

Friday, February 21 at 5pm

To benefit ThorNox Agricultural Education Center at Mt. View School Cafeteria. Festivities include:

Chili Cookoff Bring your crock pots with your best chili recipe. Silent Auction Win items from Freedom General Store, a load of gravel, gardening supplies and seed and much more. Also a 50:50 raffle. Contra Dance called by John McIntire and accompanied by Maisie & Eric's old time string band.


Project: YARN

Friday, February 21 from 5:30 - 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. For more information contact Fibers of Unity at 948-3828 or northernsolstice@uninets.net


Hike in Unity

Saturday, February 22 from 10am - 12pm

Join the Waldo County Trails Coalition for a hike. The hike will start at the kiosk at MOFGA's field on Crosby Brook Road, next to (and on the same side of the road as) the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, and will go to Quaker Hill Road. A shuttle will be available at Quaker Hill Road to transport people back to MOFGA at the end of the hike. Depending on snow or ice cover, hikers may want to bring snowshoes, or cleats for hiking boots. FMI: buckoherin@fairpoint.net.


WEBINAR: Maintaining a Healthy and Growing Flock

Thursday, February 27 at 2pm

The U.S. Dept of Ag is hosting a free webinar and simultaneous Twitter chat. The webinar and chat is an hour-long, online presentation by three poultry experts, who will share information and answer questions about introducing new birds to your flock, buying and raising healthy poultry and how to keep them free from disease and predators. Featuring Dr. Jo Anna Quinn, USDA poultry health specialist, Andy Schneider, “The Chicken Whisperer,” Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh, CDC public health specialist.To guarantee a place at the webinar, register at https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1126042437/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1244897020



JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


Race Day: New England Runner Sled Championship

Saturday, February 22

Come watch and support the runner sled qualifiers race thier way, single elimination, through the ranks to earn the right to face one of the top 16 seeds in the Championship Bracket (arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville ME) Stay Tuned for more info about the 2014 New England Runner Sled Championship


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