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We had a nice quiet Easter. I had my older brother and his wife over for a roast pork loin and all the fixin’s. I know ham is the more popular choice; I hate ham, and since I was doing the cooking I got to decide what we ate.

My little 3/4-acre house lot has had a plethora of wildlife activity as of late. I had a beautiful fox hunting under one of my apple trees in very close proximity to one of the neighbor’s cats who was doing the same thing. They didn’t pay any attention to each other. A grouse wandered around in my front yard for about an hour. I had to contact the local bird expert, Tom Avsa, and describe to him a rarely seen bird that was feeding under my forsythia bush. It was a brown thrasher.

I had a lovely dinner out at Mammie’s this past week with a few girls from my high school class: Lisa Elkins, Torrie Sprague and Holly Emerson. Dinner was great and the company even better!

There will be a PFAS “town hall” on May 7 at 10 am at the fire station in Unity. This is put on by PFAS Maine and will feature Erin Brockovich. They are expecting a large turnout so please carpool when possible.

On Saturday, April 30, there will be an Earth Day celebration hosted by the Ecology Learning Center at Triplet Park on Wood Lane in Unity: 11 am lunch for volunteers, noon-3 pm service projects, 3-5 pm Earth Day Fair, 5 pm community potluck picnic and at 7 pm a community concert. Contact the ELC at 948-3520.

You may or may not have noticed, but we’ve already begun roadwork. Crushed stone was put down in several places earlier this spring and now gravel is being hauled to several roads. They are working “down the line,” with the Unity end of Reynolds Road already done and Bacon Road currently being worked on. Firehouse Lane and Kanokolus Road are on deck, along with some other roads. This needs to be completed before grading can commence.

Friends of Lake Winnecook is searching for a passionate, creative and enthusiastic individual to assist with outreach for the Unity Pond Watershed Protection Plan on a voluntary basis. If you have been searching for a cause where your time and skill set can make a significant impact, look no further: They would love to have you. Please send them a message through Facebook or email to friendsoflakewinnecook1@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 14, 9 am-noon: Benefit for The Open Door. Pie sale, raffle, TOD cookbook sale, garden seeds given out. Raffle for firewood, afghan, and a $50 gift card to Shop ‘n’ Save.

Reminder that your winter cemetery decorations in Unity’s seven cemeteries need to be picked up by May 1. The ground is still soft in places, so please do not drive on the cemetery “roads.”

I’m looking for any Lions Club member who would be willing to take our donation box full of glasses at the Town Office for their eye program.

Save the date! The annual Waldo County Soil & Water District’s tree and shrub sale is partnered with the first annual Homesteader Fair hosted by Maine TradeHers Market. Saturday, May 7, starting at 9 am, 956 Albion Road in Unity.

Swag needed! We’re running low on “welcome packets” for new residents at the town office. If you have a business and would like to let our new citizens know about you, we are accepting business cards, coupons, menus, token gifts (eg, pens, key chains). We also include maps, recycling info, town contacts, a complimentary trash sticker, etc. Whenever we meet a new neighbor they are delighted to receive these! Please drop off at the Town Office.

The town is working on a bulky waste day. Details are still being worked out but it looks like toward the end of May. This will be for items that cannot be picked up on regular trash days (eg, mattresses, sofas, chairs, plastic swimming pools, etc.). It will be “pay-as-you-go.” We will print out a list of fees prior to the bulky waste day. E-waste can be taken to the recycling center, and metal can be taken to TA’s Automotive on Albion Road during business hours. TA’s also already accepts your old tires for a fee.

Many baby goats at Honey Wilde Farm on Cross Road. I could watch their antics for hours! They are currently open on Saturdays from 10 am to noon.

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