Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Mar 30, 2014




We went to Ralph’s in Brooks for dinner last week. It just keeps getting better and better. If you haven't had a chance to stop in there yet, put it on your list.


I wanted to know why Pippi died so I was going to a necropsy on her. I've dressed animals out before, so I thought I might watch a YouTube video on it and start there.  I also asked retired state veterinarian Don Hoenig for some tips, and he offered to show me himself. It was so awesome! We opened her up and examined her organs. Most looked good, but her lungs were questionable. It was hard to determine a cause from the lungs because she'd been dead for almost 2 days. When we cut open her trachea, it had a lot of phlegmy secretions, so it's likely she may have died of pneumonia.



A request for bids for the new town office has gone out. View the engineer's plans at www.unityme.org/gov. Feedback is always welcome at


Notice of public meeting to discuss the rehabilitation of the Unity Bridge

Thursday April 3 at 6 pm

At the Unity Fire House on School St. Please join MaineDOT at a public meeting to discuss the future rehabilitation of the Unity Bridge (#5228) carrying Rt. 202 over Sandy Stream in Unity. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be present to listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from anyone with an interest in the project. The Department is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans, discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.  Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids will be provided upon advance request.  Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of Mark Parlin, Project Manager , Maine Department of Transportation, Bridge Program, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. Telephone: (207) 624-3449.  Work Identification Number 020482.00 Federal Aid Project Numbers STP-2048(200).  TTY Telephone (888) 516-9364.


MOVIE: CLIFF film Eating Alabama

Thursday April 3 at 7pm

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. Thoughtful and often funny, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters. At Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Q&A, led by CIFF founder Ben Fowlie, will follow the film screening. www.eatingalabama.com/about


The Coloradas and Kelly Ravin

Friday, April 4 at 8m

UCCPA ~ FREE with Unity College ID. General Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets vist the UCCPA website: http://uccpa.unity.edu/events/coloradas-and-kelly-ravin


Introduction to Letterboxing

Saturday, April 5 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Are you excited to start letterboxing but don’t know how or where to begin? Come learn about this outdoor scavenger hunt hobby and carve your own personal rubber stamp that you can use out on the trails as you search for Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s new letterbox series created by outreach and communications intern Allison Perna. Workshop will be at the SRLT office, 93 Main St., Unity. Supplies provided. Advanced sign-up is encouraged. FMI, call 948-3766 or email jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org


Unity Board of Selectmen Meeting

Monday April 7 at 6:30pm

Town Office. Read minutes of past meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html


Unity Tax Increment Financing Advisory Committee

Tuesday April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

UTAC will meet at the UBR Community Center Read minutes of the last meeting at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html


Blood Drive

Tuesday, April 8 from 11am - 4pm

Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Rd.  Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Notes: All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a FREE 6 inch sub from Subway!


Common Kitchen Work Day

Tuesday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Join MOFGA's Cheryl Wixson to organize our kitchen and cook up some delicious food to serve at upcoming MOFGA events. Lunch provided. RSVP to alibby@mofga.org or call Anna at 568-4142.


Tracking Workshops with Susan Morse of Keeping Track

Tuesday, April 8

Two sessions, 8 a.m. – Noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Unity College woodlot.   Learn tracking tips from a fun and effective educator. Presented in partnership with Unity College. Five slots in each session reserved for SRLT participants, and they are filling fast.  Reserve your space ASAP:  948-3766 or email jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org.


The Cougar Returns to the East

Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, Depot St in Unity.  Presentation by Susan Morse of Keeping Track. Presented in partnership with Unity College. Free and open to the public.


Participatory English Country Dancing

Wednesday April 9 from 7 - 9:30 pm

Unity Center for the Performing Arts on Depot Street. On second Wednesday of every month. Live music by the North Star sisters. All are invited, no need to bring a partner. All dances taught by Nancy Rosalie & John McIntire. Donation requested, except for UC students, to cover musicians' expenses. For more information, call 568-7597.


Sportsman's Conference and Wild Game Dinner

Friday April 11at 4:30 pm

Unity Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets contact Joe Saltalamachia at (207) 948-9205, or e-mail at jsalty@unity.edu

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


Rescheduled date for the Summer Activities Fair

Friday, April 4 from 5:30-7:30

Camden-Rockport Elementary School Gym.  We will still have

40 participants from Belfast , Hope, Warren , Rockland and Camden/Rockport on hand to discuss their various summer programs.  16 Camps are offering a free week for their Raffle Prize that evening! 24 Organizations offer financial aid or scholarships and will be noted with a table top sign. 4 programs are FREE! 1 Grand Prize Week of Camp Raffle up to $200 value to camp participating in the fair, sponsored by Childrens House Montessori School , will be drawn at 7:15pm!  Free, everyone welcome to attend. If anyone needs help with the cost of a camp or program, just ask what the options are.  The goal is to give as many children as possible an enriching and fun summer experience!


BDN Garden Show and Spring Fling

Apr. 4-6

The 2014 BDN Maine Garden Show and Spring Fling will be the largest show of its kind in Maine. The brand new Cross Center will be alive with the sounds and smells of spring. Patrons will enjoy interesting demonstrations, engaging speakers, a fun children’s area, activities for adults such as golf and a beer tasting garden, a large display of flowers, live music, and of course...the beautiful landscapes. This year, BDN Maine is excited to continue to grow this event by expanding the size and scope of the show.

Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your garden dreams into reality. The entire Cross Insurance Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into beautiful gardenscapes and a family-fun area. From flowers to stone and from demonstration area to vendor booths, we will have it all.

For more info visit  www.BDNMaineGardenShow.com

Maine Poultry Keepers School

Saturday, April 5 from 9am to 3pm

Carter Hall Auditorium, Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield. Designed for those in farming and will focus on nutrition, health and efficient management. Many topics also suitable for small-scale and backyard keepers. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension with the Maine Poultry Growers Association, Maine Farm Bureau and MOFGA. $25. http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/poultry-keepers/


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