Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Aug 03, 2014




We currently have over 30 road name signs missing in the Town of Unity.  This is a cost to taxpayers and could also cost someone’s life.  It’s important that emergency personnel know where they’re going when they get a call.  It could be a matter of life or death if they (ambulance, fire, police) can’t find the correct road.  If anyone sees someone taking the signs, or knows where some of the 30 missing signs can be found, please call the town office at 948-3763.



Unity Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting

Thursday, August 7 & 14 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 the Comprehensive Plan Committee on Facebook www.facebook.com/unitymaine


Summer Course - Birding in Maine

Thursday, August 7 to Sunday, August 10

Grab some binoculars and let’s head out!  From Oystercatchers to Ospreys and Puffins to Peregrine Falcons, Maine has more than its share of signature avian wildlife, and whether you’re in Acadia National Park or the Rangeley Lakes Region, the landscape is as gorgeous as the plumage.  Join seasoned wildlife biologist Brent Bibles on a comprehensive tour of some of the many birding hotspots in Maine including a Puffin and seabird tour of Penobscot Bay. Participants will also get an introduction to avian-related wildlife techniques including bird banding and mist-netting.  If you have your own set of binoculars, bring them--if you need to borrow some, we’ll have extras. One intense week, includes room and board for appx. half the tuition cost. Credits: 3 Cost: $490 for credit, $440 non-credit. More Info contact Kate Gilbert 509.7121, kgilbert@unity.edu or visit www.unity.edu/summer_programs/all_summer_courses/birding_in_maine


Morning Yoga

Friday, August 8 from 9 to 10:15

At Field of Dreams meet at the Gazebo (No class Aug 13th) Yoga basics for all levels. Peace for body, mind and soul... Beginners come check it out! By donation $5 to $10. For more info contact Dhyana Blanchard at 568-3183


Thorndike Congregational Church Public Supper

Friday, August 8 from 4:30 - 6pm

Ham, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Homemade Rolls and Pies. Rt. 139, Thorndike,

$7.00, and children under 12 only $2.00


Hills to Sea Summer Trail Walk

Saturday, August 9 from 10am - 12pm

Walk with your kids, walk with your friends, walk for your health, walk to explore, walk to enjoy the outdoors! Meet at the trailhead across from Inland Family Care. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sponsored and led by members of the Waldo County Trail Association. For for info call 877-5880 or visit www.waldotrails.org


Unity Farmers Market

Saturday, August 9 from 9am to 1pm

At the Community Center. Sweet corn, wild blueberries, sweet summer onions, pickling cucumbers, green beans, yellow beans, kale, red and golden beets, dry beans, relishes, jams, and pickles. Plus -- fresh breakfast crepes for sale and free coffee and tea, as well as jewelry. Reminder: SNAP benefits available, too!


Summer Course in Visual Media Storytelling - Community & Environment

Sunday, August 10 to Friday, August 15

This one-week immersive experience is an exploration of industry tools, technology, and the craft of visual storytelling with word and image. Utilizing digital media to highlight and communicate stories of community, environment, or campus research, you will work with local organizations, new classmates, and Unity instructors to develop and build skills with Canon HD camera gear and Adobe media production software in Unity’s new Media Lab.  You will become familiar with theories and practices of visual narrative storytelling, strengthen visual materials, and learn the practice of editing and sequencing. This is an opportunity for you to develop skills and engage with the local community. One intense week, includes room and board for appx. half the tuition cost. Credits: 3 Cost: $1,470 for credit, $770 non-credit. More Info contact Kate Gilbert 509.7121, kgilbert@unity.edu or visit www.unity.edu/summer_programs/all_summer_courses/visual_media_storytelling


Trivia Night!

Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30pm

Come down to the Unity House of Pizza, enjoy delicious food and cold drinks, all while testing your knowledge with DJ Jim in this Trivia Contest! There are food and drink specials, and prizes for the winning team! Teams can be made up of up to 6 people. Come on down and get those gears turning!


Unity Tax Increment Financing Advisory Committee

Tuesday August 12

(UTAC) will meet at the UBR Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Read the minutes of the last meeting www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html


Participatory English Country Dancing

Wednesday August 13 from 7 - 9:30pm

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. Unity Center for the Performing Arts on Depot St. On 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more info, call 568-7597.


Freedom Academy and UniFree Alumni Reunion

August 17 at 11am

Masonic Building in Unity. Recognizing Alumni of 50 and 60 years or more. There will be other presentations as well. Rita's Catering will be serving the Luncheon. Reservations is a must for lunch. I have a form if you notify me, or call and I will mail it to you Or call Pansy Porter. Contact me for her number. We will have John Ford, Retired Game Warden, and Mark Nickerson, Retired State Trooper there as honored guests. They will tell us some tales, all true adventures. They will also have their books there for sale. Now, from what I have heard this is a riot. Come join in.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)


Skowhegan State Fair

August 7 - 16

A large agricultural fair featuring a huge midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show, animal pull events and harness racing. www.skowheganstatefair.com


12th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials

Sunday, August 10 from 10:30am - 12pm

Come cheer on the canine competitors in Rockland! Watch the next Boatyard Dog stand up, sit down, roll over, and do a freestyle act with a rubber duck at this zany and light-hearted event. The fun kicks off with a parade, followed by the acts on the waterfront. Vote for your favorite at the People’s Choice Wagon, with all proceeds to benefit local animal shelters. Contestants are pre-qualified in June. Sorry, NO pets are allowed on show grounds other than pre-determined competitors. For more details visit www.maineboats.com/boatshow/visitors/boatyard-dog For more info, call 800-565-4951 or email byd@maineboats.com


Project Learning Tree PreK - 8 Workshop

Monday, August 18 from 9am - 3pm

Participants will receive the PreK-8 Activity Guide, featuring 96 activities, a fun day of training and a new confidence to share nature with children. Participants should bring water, bag lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray and dress for rain or shine. $40 includes activity guide.  Register by August 10. Contact Anita Smith at 968-2255 or chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com. China School Forest, 763 Lakeview Dr, China. Download the flyer: www.sebasticookrlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/plt-workshop-aug18.pdf


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