Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Oct 07, 2012

In My World

Happy birthday to my mother, Cidalia, who is here visiting me with my sister-in-law, Sharon, and my niece, Elise
. We went to the Fryeburg Fair. It’s a good fair and we had fun, but the traffic leaving was atrocious. It took us about an hour to drive 9 miles. Now, we’re in Hanover, N.H., visiting Sharon’s brother, Todd, his wife, Valerie, their kiddos, Gavin and Quinn, and their great dog, Victor. They were gracious enough to let us all stay with them for a few days. Thanks, guys!  Hanover is a beautiful and charming town.

In Your World

Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Office
. If you wish, you can vote in person at the Town Office during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or you can request an absentee ballot be sent to you. Call the Town Office at 948-3763. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Voting will be held at the Community Center at 32 School St.

2013 dog licenses will be available at the Town Office on Oct. 15
. A current rabies certificate is required.

Yoga In Unity
Wednesday, 5:30-6:45
Multi-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. Sliding fee $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: Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or

Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.
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 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

Unity Rotary Meetings
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

At Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St. To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member go to www.rotary.org.

UBR Day of Service
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. (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 p.m. 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 p.m. Free to volunteers. All welcome!

Benefit concert for local hunger relief efforts
Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.
At Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. This concert is held in conjunction with the sixth 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 - serves 11 towns in Waldo County, People for People - ensures the needy families in Waldo County have a wonderful Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner each year, Open Door - serves 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, please contact Pastor Mike Senecal at 491-5080 or e-mail at 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, at 7 p.m.
At the Community Center. Continuing review of the application for Dunkin Donuts. Read the minutes from previous meetings at

Great Maine Apple Day
Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon- 4 p.m., rain or shine
At MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples
. Educational workshops & talks like apple art, Maine's rich apple history, cider-making, organic tree care. See & taste rare & heirloom apples, bring your own varieties to show and taste. Identifying your mystery variety, our dream team of Maine apple identifiers will help you identify your apples. Admission $4, or $2 for members of MOFGA & Maine Pomological Society.

StoryWalk with author Lynn Plourde
Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.
A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. The kickoff event will feature "Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud," by Maine author Lynn Plourde, who will be at the event. Seventeen elegant wooden sign posts were locally crafted by Jim MacDonald. Each page from the book is laminated, mounted and installed along the Community Bikeway Trail. This event is a collaboration among Unity Barn Raisers, Unity College and RSU 3. Unity Barn Raisers oversees the CommUnity Trails system. Unity College provides community service support for the local StoryWalk and its expansion. Funding for the signs was made possible through the RSU 3 Early Literacy Program. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. and to bring a water bottle. At the Unity Community Center on 32 School St.

ust Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Free rabies clinic - Brooks
Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9-11 a.m.
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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