Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Nov 26, 2012

In My World

On Thanksgiving morning we headed to the emergency vet with our little Scout. She had been puking for two days. I took her temperature that morning and it was too low, she had no appetite suddenly, and when I took her out, she just had a bunch of blood in her stool.

The turkey had been brining from the night before, so I threw it in the oven on low and Bill and I headed to the Eastern Maine Emergency Vet. X-rays revealed lots of air in her colon and liquid in her small intestine. Bloodwork tested positive for pancreatitis. The vet said it was likely caused by her eating something fatty and/or greasy. She wouldn't have here, so I'm assuming it was while she had run off for a bit a day before to the neighbors who sometimes throw leftovers outside. The vet gave her subcutaneous fluids, and put her on several medications. Scout’s appetite came back the next day. I cooked her white rice and boiled turkey for the next two days and she slowly came back to her old self.

We had spent five hours at the vet, and the turkey was about done when we got home. I had time to make some biscuits and gravy, and that was our Thanksgiving for 2012.

In Your World

The selectmen are looking for volunteers to serve on a committee to review and update the Land Use Ordinance. The committee will be working with planners from KVCOG to update the ordinance and make it more “user-friendly.” Please call the Town Office at 948-3763 if you’re interested in serving on this committee.

Winter parking ban

No person shall park a vehicle on any Town Way, in the Town of Unity, from Midnight to 6 .a.m on any day from November 15 to March 15. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense. Enacted by Selectmen: 11/01/1978.

2013 dog licenses are available at the Town Office. A current rabies certificate is required.

Yoga In Unity

Wednesday 5:30-6:45 p.m.

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 yogainunity@uninets.net.


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

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 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.

Annual Christmas craft fair

Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

At Mount View High School.

Annual community Christmas concert

Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.

At Unity Centre. Forty singers from Unity, Albion, Clinton, Knox, Troy, Thorndike and Dixmont will present the songs of the season under the direction of Theo VanDeventer. Free.

Board of Selectmen meeting

Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

At the Town Office. Read the minutes from past meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html.

Blood drive

Monday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Rd

18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The fundraiser will benefit the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry (VRFP) and Veggies for All. Both programs serve families across Western Waldo County. Generous support will be provided by the Unity Barn Raisers Community Meal Program, the Veggies for All program, Unitel, area growers and potters. At the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. The suggested donation is $10. For more information contact Jennifer Olin at 948-9273 or jolin@unity.edu.

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

Dec. 5

At MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. This class is designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Complete details at www.mofga.org/Events/KitchenLicensingWorkshop/tabid/1588/Default.aspx.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm Holiday Farm Event - Weekend Open House

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm will be offering some holiday fun at its farm open house. There will be tours, demonstrations, hot cider, alpaca cookies, and lots of fun! A great chance to do some holiday shopping and meet the alpacas, or visit some old friends. www.northernsolsticealpaca.com.

Rabies clinic

Saturday, Jan. 12, from noon-1 p.m.

Unity Fire House, 5 Firehouse Lane (off School St.) $10 per animal, cats in carriers, dogs on leashes. Microchips will be available for $25 per animal.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Warm Coat Project in Waldo County

Once again collecting coats, warm sweaters and blankets to be distributed to those in need. Items must be clean and in good condition. The collection boxes are at the Waldo County YMCA, the Belfast Police Department, First Church, and the Prospect Town Office and the Searsport Safety Building. Donations will be accepted through the first week in December. Distribution will take place on the days the Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes are given out. For more information, call Debbie Mitchell, 338-1255.

23rd Maine Beef Conference - Bangor

Dec. 1 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, Guest speakers: Jim Ochterski, Cornell University Extension; Dr. Henrietta Beaufait, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Gabe Clark, Cold Spring Ranch. For complete information, visit www.umaine.edu/livestock/beef/beef-conference.

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