Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Aug 11, 2014
Photo by: Sonia Antunes Bill and I on Moosehead Lake



Bill took me on a motorcycle ride up to Greenville. We had lunch at the Black Frog, a fun and quirky restaurant right on Moosehead Lake.  Funny thing, we left the house on the Harley at 11:11, arrived at there at 1:11. It was such a beautiful ride. My flower garden is in full bloom. I’ve grown a bit fond of mowing the lawn. It’s addicting, luckily, and the yard looks great!




Unity Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting

Thursday, August 14 & 21 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


Morning Yoga

Friday, August 15 from 9 to 10:15

At Field of Dreams meet at the Gazebo - 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


Hills to Sea Summer Trail Walk

Saturday, August 16 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 16 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!


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.


RACING: Teen Thunder & Open Practice

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17

Due to the many requests for the Teens, and the fact that school will be starting up very shortly, we decided to give them a 20 lap feature for top 3 trophies on August 17. They will be adding to the already exciting day of racing planned starting at 2pm, headlined by the Twin 100 Super Stock Enduro races, a 50 Lap Outlaw Super Series event, & 50 laps for the Modified Enduros. At Intermission we will have kids bike races for ages 12 & under, and debut the highly anticipated Golf Cart races. The Golf Cart racing idea came about due to the fact that there were teams in the pits with carts as transportation riding around. We thought that since these carts were already at the track, why don't we give them a new and exciting event that the crowd hasn't witnessed before? Unity raceway is starting a new beginning with some fresh ideas like this, so support us in our efforts and we'll do our best to supply you with the best entertainment for your buck. Many giveaways will be on hand that Sunday Evening as well, such as a Girl and a Boy bicycle to a kid, and many pairs of tickets to the September 21 NASCAR Sylvania 300. Vendors and booths on hand include Tater's Nascar Merchandise, Todd's Salsa, Local Youth Football Program and more along with the full concession stands. Don't forget the first 100 adults in the grandstands get in for just $5. Also added, Saturday August 16 will be open from 12 to 6pm tentatively for anyone who would like to practice. Cost will be $5 for anyone entering the pits


RACING: Super Stock Twin 100's

Sunday, August 17 at 2pm

3 time Oxford 250 champ, Ralph Nason, is anxious to get back behind the wheel racing a "STOCK" Car. That's what racecars were when he built his first in 1963, a 37 Ford Coupe. Racing used to be cheap and fun and he thinks we need to get back to that. "That's exactly what Unity is doing with this new Super Stock class and featuring them with twin 100's and big money is a cracker jack idea" Ralph stated. "Anybody can purchase a car like this out of a junkyard and with a days work, go racing and have a blast. Then if the car gets wrecked beyond repair its still worth almost the same amount they bought it for as scrap metal." Track Manager Nick Huff has high hopes for a 40 plus car field for this unique race that will invert the finishing order of the first 100, to determine the lineup for the second 100 lap race. This will produce a little more excitement to see the faster cars start in the back and have to work their way thru the field. But Nick also knows many fans want the light weight, high horse powered racecars as well that Ralph Nason made a name for himself in. That's why he's also bringing the Outlaw Series Tour for a $500 to win 50 lap event, while throwing in some fresh ideas that the crowd hasn't seen before, like the anticipated Golf Cart races. There will be a great mix of racing action for all race fans alike, including a 50 lap Mod Enduro and Kids Bike Races ages 12 and under. Adult admission is just $5 to the first 100, so you gotta get there early, racing begins at 2pm sharp.


Trivia Night!

Tuesday, August 19 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! Sponsored by Samuel Adams, there are food and drink specials, and prizes! $5 Martinis, $3 Sam Adams, $2.50 Twisted Teas, enjoy any large pizza and get free cheesy breadsticks! Teams can be made up of up to 6 people. Come on down and get those gears turning!


Unity Board of Selectmen Meeting

Tuesday August 19 at 6:30pm

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

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


Union Fair

August 16 - 23

A large family fair famous for the annual State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing. www.unionfair.org


Maine Farm Days

August 20 - 21 from 9am - 5pm daily

The event will be at Misty Meadows Farm on the Hill Road in Clinton. The event will run from . Admission is free and open to the public. The event includes activities for both farmers and non-farmers alike. Including a range of agribusiness exhibits', equipment dealers, wagon tours, children's learning center, craft tent, farmers market and educational speakers and presentations. It is an extravaganza of animals, farm information, interesting people, equipment, food and entertaining displays. http://kcswcd.org/Projects/Maine%20Farm%20Days%20stuff/MFD%20Page.htm

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