Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Sep 01, 2014




For those of you who may not know, I’m on the Unity Comprehensive Planning committee, working hard drafting a plan for our town’s future. For over a year we’ve been reaching out to the community, listening to your input, and drafting a plan that hopefully represents your goals.


We need your feedback one more time.

We’re asking if you would please look over the strategies that will make up the Plan.

It’s long, so if you can’t finish it all,  just focus on the areas most important to you.

This last survey is so important,

so please know how much we appreciate you sharing with us what YOU think.



If you’d rather, you can download a printable copy of the survey here www.unityme.org/gov/compplan/CompPlanSurvey.pdf


So many good things are happening in Unity! Thanks so much for being a part of making Unity more awesome!



Great News! Unitel's Broadband Network will be greatly expanded thanks to a ConnectMe grant award. The UniTel fiber optic network infrastructure will be capable of delivering 32 mbps both up and down, customizable to 1 gigabyte per second. Check it out www.unitelme.com/articles/78-227/unitels-broadband-network-to-be-greatly/0


The Unity Foundation, in collaboration with UniTel, is sponsoring a community technology program beginning 9/1/14 through 8/3/15. Classroom instruction will be provided by the Axiom Education & Training Center at the Unity Foundation, 230 Main St. www.unitelme.com/articles/78-227/unitels-broadband-network-to-be-greatly/0. The center is seeking to hire a Digital Literacy Instructor (30 hours a week) and a Digital Literacy Tutor (15 hours a week).


Yoga classes

Wednesday., September 3 from  5:30 to 6:45pm

All levels of experience welcome, mats and blankets provided.  $5 to $10 pay what you can, join us even if you can at Unity Community Center on School St. FMI contact Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or yogainunity@uninets.net.


Unity Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting

Thursday, September 4 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


Fibers of Unity offers - Project: YARN

September 4 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm

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 call 948-3828 or email: northernsolstice@uninets.net


Alpaca 101

September 6 from 10am - 2pm

Learn the basics about alpacas, from history to husbandry presented by Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, LLC and the Alpaca Center of New England.. Snacks will be provided. Feel free to drop by earlier for a tour before the class begins. Fee is $40 per household. For more information call 948-3828 or email: northernsolstice@uninets.net View and/or print the seminar advertisement for Alpaca 101 http://alpacacenterone.com/Alpaca1012014.pdf


Unity Farmers Market

Saturday, September 6 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!



September 7 at 2pm

Monsta Mini Stocks 30 Laps, Enduro Super Stock 30 Laps, Modified Enduro 30 Laps, Street Stock Twin 30 Lap Shootouts. Golf Cart Racing at half time. Pit Gates Open at 10 Sunday - Grandstands Open at 1pm


EXHIBIT: Portrait of the Ecological Self

Tuesday, September 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Maine artist Kimberly Callas will be featured at the Leonard Craig Art Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. A reception will be held at the UCCPA with a Pecha Kucha style Artist Presentation at 6 p.m. Pecha Kucha presentation style is of Japanese origin and features 20 slides that are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Initial meeting of the Unity Business Exchange!

Tuesday, September 9 at 6 pm

How can the Town help you prosper? Are there services you need? What resources would help you grow? Are there collaborations that would increase your sales? The Town has resources from the Unity TIF and we want to use those resources to help your business reach its goals, whether large or small, even if it is just you operating from your home. Download the registration form at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/UBXInvitation.pdf. We hope you will join us at the Unity Community Center. Refreshments served. !


Public Hearing Notice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

The Town of Unity Appeals Board will hold a Public Hearing at the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry building located at 180 Depot St for the following: Ed Coffin owner of Subway, 268 Depot Street, requesting a variance to illuminate a Subway sign during business hours.


Trivia Night!

Tuesday, September 9 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!


Participatory English Country Dancing

Wednesday September 10 from 7-9:30 pm

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


BIKE or PADDLE: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust's annual Farm & Habitat Tour

Saturday September 13 at 9 am

Enjoy a moderate training ride in preparation for future biking events, or enjoy a leisurely pedal through the beautiful farms and forests of the Sebasticook River Valley. Optional stops will provide an opportunity to: Sample and purchase artisan cheeses and other local produce. Talk with family farmers about their products and practices. Learn about local conservation lands and wildlife habitats. Or paddle your way through wildlife habitat on the Sebasticook River. See the river and surrounding lands through the eyes of an experienced wildlife biologist. Learn about efforts to restore fish and habitat on this important river. Either way, take advantage of this chance to experience the richness and diversity the Sebasticook region has to offer. Fully supported 10- and 36-mile moderate bike rides or guided paddle. Both tours begin and end at Hathorn. Park off Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield. Pre registration appreciated. Register online at: www.sebasticookrlt.org For complete details, see www.sebasticookrlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-FHT-brochure-EDIT.pdf

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)


Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair

September 4 - 6

Clinton Family oriented agricultural fair with animal and mechanical pulling, outstanding midway, exhibit halls, stage entertainment and woodsmen contest. www.clintonlionsfair.com


Litchfield Fair

September 5-7

Country fair with large midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock, animal pull events. Historical fair museum.


37th Annual Bangor Gun Show

September 6 - 7

Firearms and related items - buy, sell, trade! All State and Federal laws apply. Proceeds fund conservation law enforcement and wildlife conservation scholarships. Admission: $8, Children under 12 free w/ Adult $7 for NRA Members, Law Enforcement & Military w/ ID. JOIN THE NRA AT THE SHOW - GET IN FREE. At the Cross Insurance Center. For additional info: Charlie Rumsey at 941-8575 or www.crossinsurancecenter.com/events/171/37th-annual-bangor-gun-show/0


Oxford County Fair

September 7-14

Livestock shows, animal pull events, midway, crafts, exhibits, and a new harness race track. www.oxfordcountyfair.com


Bill Cosby

September 12 at 8pm



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