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I don’t know how people ever got by without power steering. I briefly lost my power steering in my car last week; I was using muscles I didn’t know I had when trying to get the car to turn!

I’m still working on getting the three little kittens used to human touch so they can be adopted. I have petted all three and was able to pick up two of them, but only when they are eating. I gave them (tentative) names: Franny, Alice and Betsy. Franny the tortoiseshell is the smallest and bravest. Alice, the muted tortoiseshell, is the most playful. Betsy the Torbie is the “problem child” as she is the most careful.

The Unity Town office will remain closed on Election Day, November 8th. Elections are held at the Community Center on School Street.

About the position of State Treasurer: I learned last week from the Secretary of State’s office that under state law registered votes for undeclared candidates for county office are not counted. (The deadline to declare it as registered mail was September 9th.) I appreciate all the support and will look for another way.

Special thanks to the children from the Ecology Learning Center. Last week we trimmed back some overgrown bushes and removed some others that were dead in Pond Cemetery. They also picked up trash and fallen limbs.

The Open Door offers free lunch every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Unity Area Food Pantry on Depot Street. Last week they served baked fish and mashed potatoes. Thank you to the volunteers who serve their community.

All trails in the Thorndike Trailblazers ATC club system are closed for the season. This includes access routes (roads) and the routes are also closed on Sundays.

The Rotary Club of the Unity Area is hosting a Polio Plus fundraiser on Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stone Tree Farm and Cidery on Albion Road in Unity. Music by Kate McCann. The Ugly Dumpling Food Truck will be there too, serving up delicious food!

Holler Soap will be hosting weekly craft sessions starting November 6th on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm. Please visit their Facebook page for details on the weekly crafts.

Regional School Unit 3 BUM League basketball registrations will be held for third through sixth graders at the Mount View Cafeteria on November 14, 6:15-7:00 p.m. They are also looking for more coaches.

Hunters Supper Saturday, November 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the American Legion Benjamin Berry Post 50, Windemere Lane, Unity. Adult $10. Children 6-16 $5. Baked beans and hot dogs and many different types of casseroles and salads and desserts.

When I went to the Unity auction house for this week’s auction, I bid (and won) an old Unity Fire Chief helmet for the UFD. They will display it along with some other memorabilia. It had been Alton McCormick’s. The auction house Unity is now accepting consignments. Please contact them via their Facebook page.

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