Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jun 24, 2012

In my world

I took the girls to the vet last weekend. Gypsy’s got the worst knees that vet has ever seen. It’s not new news; that’s the third vet who has told me that. He said we should prepare ourselves for the day she loses use of her back legs. For now, she compensates well and I’ve been having her swim more for easy exercise on her legs. As for Scout, even though I’ve always been up to date on her vaccinations, she tested positive for Lyme disease. The vet said it’s very rare, and something about how a very small number of dogs are resistant to the vaccine so this can happen. She’s on doxycycline for the next month. Hopefully that helps. On a better note, Scout finally learned to swim this weekend!

In your world

Connor Mill Trail closure
The Bacon Brook Bridge suffered severe damage in the flooding, eliminating access to the majority of the trail. The bridge is impassable and possibly beyond repair, and the trail is closed. Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will assess options and re-open as soon as possible.

Unity College/Dorothy Webb Quimby Library
Summer hours are as follows, unless otherwise posted:
Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, closed Friday and Sunday.

Unity Market Day
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Unity Community Center. Seedlings, baked goods, early veggies and more.

Special Unity town meeting
Thursday, June 28
To act on the Town Office Committee's findings. An information meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by a town meeting. The warrant and informational materials are available at http://www.unityme.org/specialtownmeeting20120628.html.

Unity Raceway
Saturday, June 30, 6 p.m.
Local Legends Night (Winslow Area), Disco Night, Nelcar Legends, & Regular Racing

UniTel seeks photograph to grace the cover of next directory
Deadline: Sunday July 1
Send your high-resolution photos (up to five per person) of the places and scenes that have inspired you the most for UniTel's 8th annual directory cover contest. Because of the shape of the directory, portrait format (vertical) photos are highly recommended. It will also accept landscape (horizontal) photos, which may be considered for display on its website www.unitelme.com. Digital images can be emailed to photocontest@uninets.net or mail to Customer Service, UniTel, P.O. Box 165, Unity, ME 04988 or drop off at the Customer Service office at 3 Clifford Common in Unity. All submissions must be accompanied by an assignment, consent and release form. The form on the unitelme.com website or contact UniTel at photocontest@uninets.net or 948-3900 to request one. This year’s grand prize will be $200 cash. First- and second-prize winners will receive gift certificates from local establishments.

Just outside your world (items of possible interest)

Houlton Fair, Houlton
July 4 - 8

Future MSAD 3 Golf Tournament

Beat the Crowd! Future MSAD 3 invites you to pre-register for its annual golf tournament Sept. 8. For more call Shirley Caler at 342-5993 or email her at sdcaler@gmail.com to reserve your team space for our annual golf tournament at Brooks Countryside Golf Course.

Food Pantry at New Life Community Church, Montville
Open every Sunday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
This food pantry is unique, with bread, fresh fruits and vegetables available
. Everyone is welcome from all communities! Located in South Montville on Route 173 at the old New England-style white church next to Choate Rd. For more information or questions, call 589-4005 or 589-4910.

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