Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Dec 02, 2012


In My World

Scout’s doing much better since her pancreatitis diagnosis
. Gypsy managed to get skunked. I put her in the sink immediately and used dish soap and then used a product with accelerated hydrogen peroxide. She wasn’t sprayed too bad, and it all came out. The geese were finally harvested. It’s so much more peaceful without them. Next are the ducks, and lastly, the pigs. Bill has experience butchering deer and I’m hoping that after watching a few YouTube videos, we’ll be able to butcher the pigs ourselves. Confidence is half the battle, right?

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.” 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 6am on any day from November 15 to March 15. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense. Enacted by Selectmen: 11/01/1978

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

Yoga In Unity
Wednesdays 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
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Unity Community Center. Seedlings, baked goods, early veggies and more.

Unity Rotary Meetings
Tuesdays 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.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm Holiday Farm Event
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.

Cornell Organic Production and Marketing: Fruit and Vegetables Web Conference
Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Register at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHllc1owZ2tiNGhNRTBaLUdCU1l0WXc6MQ#gid=0.

Rabies clinic
Saturday, Jan. 12, 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 info, call Debbie Mitchell, 338-1255.

2013 Maine Agricultural Trades Show - Augusta
Jan. 8-10
The 72nd annual Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center - Admission is free. This show provides an atmosphere to walk through, observe, and educate the public about different areas of agriculture
. More details forthcoming at www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/calendar.detail/event_id/94/index.htm .

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