Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Sep 30, 2012



In My World

I contacted Sue at the Unity Town Office about obtaining absentee ballots for the upcoming election in November. You can call her at 948-3763 or come to the office to vote in person. She also suggested going to the Secretary of State’s website at www.maine.gov/sos and clicking on the link in the upper right corner titled "Absentee Ballot Request Service" under Online Services. We completed the online application form that is then electronically transmitted to Sue. The ballots should be in the first week of October.


In Your World


Yoga in Unity

Wednesday 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Multi-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. Sliding fee of $5 to $10 per class. Mats and blankets available, bring your own mat if you can. At Unity Centre, 42 Depot St. For more info contact Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or yogainunity@uninets.net.



Wednesday 7-8 pm

A 12-step program for family and friends of alcoholics at Unity college, 90 Quaker Hill Rd, Founders Hall South, Room 213. Use Parking Lot B, enter at farthest end of the building on left, upstairs.


Unity College/Dorothy Webb Quimby Library

Now on academic year schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-10 pm, Friday 7:45 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 10 am-10 pm


Unity Market Day

Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm

Unity Community Center. Seedlings, baked goods, early veggies and more.


Unity Rotary Meetings

Tuesdays at 4:30 pm at Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St.

To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member go to www.rotary.org.


Seasonal Cooking with Apples

Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 pm

Sponsored by the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry. Free to attend; suitable for all levels. All classes are taught by UMaine Extension professionals. Classes will be held at the Unity Community Center Kitchen at 32 School St. Pre-registration required; call 948-9295. Stay tuned for Cooking Matters six-week course for families, which will start in October.


Pancake Breakfast to benefit Thorndike Fire Company

Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 - 10am

Pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, and a good time! To benefit the Thorndike Fire Company. $5.00 each at the Unity House of Pizza.


Household Hazardous Waste disposal event

Saturday, Oct. 6

At the Pittsfield Transfer Station. Pesticides (including farm pesticides), chemicals, pharmaceuticals may be brought in. E-waste (TVs, computers, etc) will also be accepted. There is no cost for this event, but you are asked to register by Sept. 28 at your town office.


UBR Day of Service

Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1-4 pm (rain or shine)

Third annual fundraiser that rallies sponsors and volunteers to help make positive changes in our community. Volunteers will meet at the Unity Community Center at 12:30 pm to register and work on projects like Community Trails, Triplet Park, Veggies for All and more! Call 948-9005 by Oct. 5 to pre-register. Then stick around for dinner. A Community Meal will be held at 4:30 pm Free to volunteers. All welcome!


Benefit concert for local hunger relief efforts

Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 pm

At Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. This concert is held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Arts for Hunger, a local effort to raise funding and awareness for those who are less fortunate in our communities through the sale of artwork, handcrafts and a benefit concert. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the local hunger-relief efforts of Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, which serves 11 towns in Waldo County, People for People, which ensures that needy families in Waldo County have a wonderful Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner each year, Open Door, which serves a free meal the last week of each month at the Unity Community Center. Join us with family and friends to enjoy great music, light refreshments and fellowship. The concert is free. All donations collected will be donated to Arts for Hunger to benefit families throughout Waldo County. Please also feel free to bring non-perishable food items to the concert. Everyone is welcome! This benefit concert is coordinated as a ministry outreach of the Quaker Hill Christian Church in Unity. For more information,contact the Rev. Mike Senecal at 491-5080 or email timesten@roadrunner.com


Town of Unity fall cleanup

Week of Oct. 15-19

For all items not included in the regular weekly trash pickup. Call Sullivan’s Waste at 948-2658 for details.


Unity Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 pm

At the Community Center. Continuing review of the application for Dunkin Donuts. Read the minutes from previous meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html.



Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)


Fryeburg Fair

Sept. 30-Oct. 7



Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

In Damariscotta Oct. 1-7

A fun-packed festival week honoring the pumpkin. Join us for Maine's best Pumpkin Fest! For more information on this event, visit www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/calendar.detail/event_id/91/index.htm.


Free Rabies Clinic - Brooks

Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9-11 am

Sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society at the Brooks Fire Station with Dr. Tomalty from Little River Veterinary Hospital in attendance. Clinics are free to all Waldo County residents. Out of county fee is $7.50 per shot. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Additional clinics will be scheduled this fall as vets are available.


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