Spring Cleanup Week May 13-17. For all items not included in the regular trash pick up. There is a fee for this pick up. Call Sullivan's Waste at 948-2658 for details.
Public Hearing Notice.
The Town of Unity Appeals Board will hold a Public Hearing at the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry building located at 180 Depot Street on Monday, March 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. for the following:
Gary Pratt requesting a variance to place a lighted barber pole at his business located at 136 Main Street.
Tuesday May 14
Unity Area Rotary Club meeting 4:30 pm at Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot Street in Unity.
Wednesday May 15
Yoga In Unity. Wed 5:30 to 6:45 pm at Unity Centre, 42 Depot Street. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Land Use Ordinance Review Committee 6:30 pm at the Masonic Hall. Observors are welcome at all meetings.
Al-anon, a 12 step program for family and friends of alcoholics,
will meet every Wednesday 7-8 pm
at Unity college, 90 Quaker Hill Road Unity, ME 04988
Founders Hall South, Room 213.
Use Parking Lot B, enter at farthest end of the building on left, Up stairs.
Thursday May 16
Unity Comprehensive Plan Committee 6:30 pm at the SRLT Office, 93 Main Street.
The committee will interview and evaluate consultants and contractors who offer services related to doing a comp plan. Observors are welcome at all meetings.
Documents related to the comp plan are available at
Saturday May 18
Fiber Sorting & Grading Seminar presented by the Alpaca Center of New England. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm,
141 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, Maine. Price: $30 per person.
This course is an introductory session focused on fiber preparation for show or production. We will cover identification, skirting, sorting, grading, and how to determine what would be the best end-product for your specific fleece. We will also discuss color dying, spinning, roving and yarn. Feel free to bring your own fleeces or you can use ones provided by Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
For more information e-mail: email@example.com or call: 207-356-2464.
Customer Appreciation Weekend at the Depot Country Store on Depot Street in Unity.
Saturday Night we will be having a band, Last Exit featuring Alan Orcutt 6-10 pm.
Bring a chair and pray for nice weather.
Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm, cruise in and check out some nice vintage cars and a BBQ.
Raffles will take place on both days.
Nia In Unity. Movement for health, wellness, and fitness Sundays 5-6p and Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, 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! - and feel free to bring a friend. For more information: www.annania.wordpress.com, or contact Anna Fiedler: firstname.lastname@example.org or 948-3925.
Monday May 20
Notice of Board of Selectmen's Meeting to Authorize a Borrowing not to exceed $250,000.
The Town of Unity will hold a Selectmen's Meeting on May 20, 2013 at the Town Office, on 84 School Street
at 6:30 p.m. to consider the authorization for the issuance of bonds in a principal amount
not to exceed $250,000 to finance the construction of a Town Hall.
The public is invited to attend. Written comments received before the meeting will be considered.
Wednesday May 22
RSU#3 District Public Budget Meeting 7 pm at Mount View Elementary School Gym.
Voters from the eleven towns of the district will take action and approve the budget. Here is the Proposed School Budget.
The results of the budget approved by the voters at this meeting will be presented for a Budget Validation Referendum on June 11.
Unity Raceway and the Last Chance Motorsports officials would like to welcome all you motorsport & racing enthusiasts, to help us kick off the 2013 race season @ Maine's Toughest Oval! Opening Day is May 26th with 5 regular divisions and a 67 Lap Late Model Sportsman feature. Racing starts at 1 PM.
The Maine Highway Alliance program "Watch for the Motorcyclist" will co-host the event and offer a reduced gate price to all spectators that ride their bike to the event.
Unity Trail Opens for National Trails Day.
The Waldo County Trails Coalition (WCTC) invites the public to the official opening of its downtown Unity-to-MOFGA trail on June 1 – National Trails Day. The opening and hike will begin at the wooden bridge on Main Street in Unity, across from the New Horizons Health Center, at 10 a.m.
The WCTC consists of nine organizations that are creating a new through-trail – the WCTC Hills-to-Sea Trail – to link existing trail systems in Waldo County, initially from Unity to Frye Mountain and eventually all the way to Belfast.
The organizations are the Unity Barn Raisers, Unity College, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Maine Farmland Trust, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Future MSAD3 and Mt. View, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, Georges River Land Trust and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
At the June 1 event, WCTC chair Doug Van Horn will briefly introduce the coalition’s work and the trail at 10 a.m., after which members of the public are invited to join a hike with a coalition volunteer or walk any part of the trail themselves.
Those who want to hike the entire 6 miles will be shuttled in a van to the trailhead at MOFGA shortly after 10 a.m., and they can hike back to downtown Unity. This hike is expected to take about 2 1/2 hours.
Those preferring shorter hikes are welcome to hike from downtown Unity and leave the trail at their own convenience to hike back downtown.
For information about the National Trails Day opening of the WCTC Hills-to-Sea Trail, or to become active in the WCTC, please contact
Doug Van Horn
Saturday June 15
Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA, a revival of Small Farm Field Day, is a free, volunteer-driven event offering a wide variety of hands-on and interactive sessions on useful skills for new and old homesteaders and farmers. It will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center on Crosby Brook Road in Unity. Bring your family and friends!