Unity Town News

By Penny Sampson | Nov 08, 2018

penny@unityme.org

I think we're all thankful the election is over. I'd like to thank all the election workers who put in a lot of hours of preparation beforehand, 12 hours of elections, and tallying of the votes. Unity is fortunate to have the computerized voting machine; I understand Thorndike was at it until 3:30 a.m. counting ballots by hand.

We lost a few trees in town during last Saturday's wind storm. Thankfully none caused any major damage that I am aware of. There are a couple down in the Pond Cemetery that haven't been cleaned up yet, but we will get to them.

I was visiting my Aunt Rosemary during the storm and had to call my husband to bring his chainsaw over to clear the end of her driveway of a fallen tree so I could get out.

I spent a couple of hours earlier this week pouring over 1981-2007 town records looking for some specific information; I still have 2008-2018 to go. What I did see was a good lesson in history and also that I changed my official signature in 1997 when I was serving as ACO/Constable.

Logan Wadick has been hard at work building a beautiful new gazebo with a cupola on top. This is his Eagle Scout project and it is located is next to the Unity Historical Society building on the corner of Main and Depot streets.

The Mount View cheerleaders are having a fundraiser. They are selling beautiful Christmas centerpieces now through Nov. 16 with a delivery date of Dec 10. The centerpieces are $20 and can be ordered through any cheerleader.

The annual Holly Berry Christmas Fair will be held at the Unity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds are directed to the church and its outreach ministry.

Reminder of the benefit supper and raffle for Mike Mitchell being held at the Thorndike Town Office on Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The latest issue of Down East Magazine will feature an article on college woodsmen teams, specifically focusing on Unity College. Be sure to pick up a copy.

The Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held Dec. 15, 11 a.m., at the Village Cemetery on School Street in Unity. Belfast's Randall Collins VFW Post color guard will provide a 21-gun salute and Taps. After the ceremony there will be light refreshments at the Community Center and a Chinese auction as a fundraiser for next year's event. FMI: Melanie Cole at tmhcole2011@gmail.com.

Do you have any new or gently used coats you are looking to rehome? There is a collection box located at the Community Center. Also, we still have a collection box for donations to the Waterville Area Humane Society at the Town Office. Some lovely lady dropped off a bag of hand-knit kitty blankets which they are going to LOVE! Kari was super busy in the office at the time of the drop-off so she didn't catch who it was, but rest assured we are most thankful for them.

 

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