Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jan 13, 2013


In My World

My friend Megan and I went to visit Sunnywood Farm on Waning Road in Unity. Meg was in the market for a Nigerian goat, but quickly fell in love and we were excited to leave with two. Sound familiar? Last spring I went to Sunnywood to buy one piglet; I left with two. All the animals look great and just seem … happy. It's hard to say no to that.

I went to the rabies clinic at the Unity Firehouse with our three cats; now they have a nice litter box and they’re all up to date on their rabies shots
. Ah, to be a cat. Speaking of, with all statistics the CDC is releasing on influenza, Bill and I got our flu shots for the first time in years. Take that, flu!

In Your World

Friends of Winnecook Lake (Unity Pond) now have a Facebook page! Take a second to like them on Facebook and learn how they work to preserve, enhance and protect the beauty of the lake, as well as events, special projects and other news about what's happening around our lake. www.facebook.com/FriendsOfLakeWinnecook

Nomination papers are now available for the position of selectman, a three-year term. Papers must be returned to the Town Office by 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. Note: The election is for the position currently held by Chris Rossignol. Ron Rudolph's term expires in 2014; Clem Blakney's term expires in 2015.

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."

New Hours at Unity Area Regional Recycle Center
Open: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m
. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Yoga In Unity

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Slow Flow multi-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. $5 to $10 per class -- pay what you can, come even if you can’t. Mats and blankets available, bring your own mat if possible. For more info: Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or yogainunity@uninets.net.

Saturdays 9-10:15 a.m.
January through March (no class 1/26, 2/16, 3/16) at Unity Centre, 42 Depot St. Slow Flow multi-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. $5 to $10 per class – pay what you can, come even if you can’t. Mats and blankets available, bring your own mat if possible. For more info: Dhyana Blanchard 568-3183 or yogainunity@uninets.net.

Nia In Unity
Movement for health, wellness, and fitness Sundays 4-5 p. m. and Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Unity College Centre for Performing Arts. Classes are free to Unity College students, sliding scale for all others ($5-10/class). Drop in any time. Your first class with Anna is free! - feel free to bring a friend, as well. For more information: www.annania.wordpress.com, or contact Anna Fiedler: fiedlera@yahoo.com or 948-3925.

Wednesdays 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.

Land Use Ordinance review committee
Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.
At the Community Center. Observers are welcome. The members of the committee are: Barry McCormick, Randy Reynolds, Jim and Jo Kenney, Emily Newell, John McIntire, Patrick Haley and Tony Avila. Alternates are Nancy Zane and Mark Nickerson.

Unity Area Rotary meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 4:30 p.m.
Tess Cleary will talk about the Farm Shares through the Maine Farmland Trust. All are welcome, at Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St. To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member go to www.rotary.org.

Cabin Fever Reliever
Friday, Jan. 18, from 3-6 p.m.
Looking for an afternoon of board games, good food and fellowship? Stop on by the church. Food, fun, fellowship -- potluck dinner served at 5 p.m. Bring your own game, or games provided. Unity Union Church, United Methodist.

Film: "The Atomic States of America"
Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m.
At the Unity Centre - A documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island -- a nuclear-reactor community
. From imdb.com, “In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new life. Our documentary takes the viewer on a journey to reactor communities around the country. This film exposes the truths and myths of nuclear power, and poses the question of whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.”

Maine Outdoor Film Festival
Saturday, Feb. 2
First-ever encore festival screening at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts
. The Maine Outdoor Film Festival features outdoor films and shorts, all with Maine roots. Films in the festival represent a diverse selection of outdoor disciplines, representative of the vast Maine outdoor experience. Complete details at www.uccpa.unity.edu/events/maine-outdoor-film-festival.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Top Bar Beekeeping Class
Feb. 9-10, Woolwich
Traveling Top Bar Beekeeping Class - a weekend intensive class that covers the how-to and the why-to of keeping honeybees using this natural method in this simple and easy, eco-friendly beehive. Check the website to find classes currently on the schedule. For more information on this event, www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/calendar.detail/event_id/128/index.htm.

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