Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Apr 20, 2014




Our second time at Trivia Night at the Unity House of Pizza resulted in second place, again!  Come join us Tuesday nights from 6-8pm!  Our dog Sammy climbed on the kitchen table and ate all the colored Easter eggs while we were out. She's going to be pooping rainbows … In other news, my garden has thawed and my scallions seem to have faired well having re-sprouted. Surely a sign that winter’s officially gone this Spring. Right? Lastly, I received my acceptance letter to the University of Maine's Pre-Veterinary Technology program. Wee!



Cemetery Clean-Up Notice

All winter decorations on grave sites in Unity’s cemeteries must be removed by May 1st.** All decorations will be removed and discarded after May 1st. If you wish to save your winter decorations, please remove them promptly. Thank You, Unity Cemetery Committee. **Town of Unity Cemetery Ordinance Enacted March 30, 2002


Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 pm

Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings. www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html Follow us on Facebook



Blood Drive

Thursday April 24 from 1-6pm

Thorndike Community, Unity Community Market, 368 Thorndike Rd


Pre-Harvest Event

Friday, April 25 from 10 am - 4 pm

Everyone is welcome to join us and visit the alpacas, and see their gorgeous full fiber, before they are shorn! Lots of fun activities! Informational sessions and activities all day. Free Admission, 141 Crosby Brook Rd. For complete details, visit www.northernsolsticealpaca.com/NSAF2014Pre-HarvestFlyer.pdf


Fibers of Unity offers - Project: YARN

Friday, April 25

Anyone is welcome to join us for knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting or just taking it all in. Since this is the same day as our pre-harvest event, we invite you to bring your fiber projects or create a new project while you take in the day's events. For more info call 948-3828 or northernsolstice@uninets.net


Springtime Evening Exploration

Saturday April 26 at 5 pm

Gather the kids (of all ages) and join Sebasticook Regional Land Trust for a guided visit to where the wild things get down to business each spring: vernal pools. These concentrated pools of life are where frogs, salamanders and more gather for courtship, attracting even more critters looking for a good meal. If mother nature cooperates, we will see and hear the residents of a local vernal pool in Unity, as well as woodcock and other spring birds. Our guides will be ornithologist Tom Aversa and Colby College biologist Cathy Bevier. Gather at the SRLT office, 93 Main St., for a short carpool to the sight. FMI and to pre-register,948-3766 or jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org. Rubber boots recommended. No dogs please.


Unity Poetry Slam

Saturday April 26 at 7:30 pm

At the Unity College Student Activities Center, with $1,000 in prizes for winning poets. Because Unity is a small community, and because students will be competing in this slam along with more seasoned poets, one of our biggest challenges in putting on this event is gathering enough impartial judges. www.facebook.com/ImagineUnity. Please consider volunteering as a judge! Contact mleavitt@unity.edu


Notice of Public Meeting

Tuesday April 29 at 5:30 pm

At the Unity Community Center regarding the proposed remediation of the Former Unity Grammar School at 75 School Street in Unity. Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) plans to rehabilitate a vacant building in the town of Unity for the purpose of creating a food hub that will serve local farmers and consumers. As part of the building renovation, MFT is seeking grant and loan funds to help remediate any environmental hazards at the site. As a requirement of receiving those funds, MFT is making public this notification. Public comments on the draft plan for the proposed remediations will be accepted at this meeting. The cleanup activities recommended in the plan include the following: Removal of lead-impacted soil from the perimeter of the building and installation of a clean soil cover system; removal and proper disposal of asbestos, lead based paint and universal/hazardous waste from the building while preserving certain elements of historic significance; removal of small quantities of petroleum impacted soil from the building's basement. www.unityme.org/UnityGrammarSchoolPublicNotice.pdf


Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

Wednesday, April 30 at 6 pm

Bats, their health issues and how Maine is being impacted. Speaker Annie Kassler of Bat Conservation will show slides and video. Potluck: Please bring a plate, silverware and a dish to share. MOFGA library, Unity. 568-4142


Unity Live! Presents: Brogue Brothers

Wednesday, April 30 from 7:30 - 9:30pm

Jud Caswell on Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Cittern, Mandolin, Whistles, and Alfred Lund on Ashiko, Cajon, and anything he can shake, rattle or thump. Enjoy Irish pub-style music! Check out the band: www.belfastbrogue.blogspot.com Free coffee, tea, cocoa and dessert starting at 8pm (while it lasts).

Unity College Student Center. More Info contact Rebecca Neville, 509-7285 or rneville@unity.edu


Allagash Tails and Tales

Wednesday, April 30 from 6 - 7pm

Maine author, Tim Caverly presents at the Mount View High School Library, a multi-media presentation about one of our nation’s premiere Wild and Scenic Rivers. Cost: $4. Please call the RSU#3 Adult & Community Education Program to register 568-3426

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


61st Annual Shrine Circus

Friday, April 25,  Shows at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, Shows and 9:30 am, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Kora Shriners proudly present the 61st anniversary of our Shrine Circus. The Kora Shrine Circus has entertained both children and adults since 1953. This year's circus will be a 2-ring circus with many of the top acts you've come to expect. This Family Extravaganza will surely excite children of all ages. The Kora Klowns will be there to greet you as you walk in and be available for autographs and pictures. Adults $10, Children under 12 $5, Reserved Seating is $12. All proceeds benefit Kora Shriners. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets can be purchased at the door for each location.


Empty Bowl Supper

Saturday April 26

To benefit MOFGA’s El Salvador Sistering Committee. 6 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Belfast. $15 at the door ($35 maximum for families)


Medication Turn-In

April 26 from 10 am 2 pm

Disposal of prescription drugs is tricky; they cannot be flushed (they will taint the water supply) or thrown away safely. This spring, Medication Turn-In Day is at the Belfast Police Department / Waldo County Sheriff’s Dept, 112 Church St, Belfast . It would be appreciated if residents would place their pills in a baggie prior to turn-in, as this assists greatly in the process. Thank you!

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