CCC Wednesday Communique — April 24, 2024

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Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Moving People out of Poverty

The Community Caring Collaborative is excited to offer a newly developed hybrid training presented by CCC Director, Charley Martin-Berry, on May 24th from 9 — 11:30 am. This training will explore high-level definitions and impacts of poverty, including a review of statewide poverty data. Moving beyond the impacts of poverty, participants will gain understanding of community-level infrastructure and supports that help people move out of poverty, with close examination of strategies that promote social capital. Participants may attend in person at Cobscook Institute in Trescott or via Zoom.  Learn more and register.

Free Community Dinner

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Baileyville Community Connections Center are pleased to be offering a Free Community Dinner at the Baileyville Center each month. This month’s dinner is sponsored by: Woodland Baptist Church.  Join us on April 26th, between 4-5:30pm for a Free All-American Potluck Community Dinner – it’s a time to come together, share a meal, have a conversation, make connections with old friends, make new friends, and celebrate spring with family, friends, and neighbors. Location: 163 main Street, Baileyville.  If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Corpley at 207-214-136, or email at, or send us a facebook message.

The Art of Habit Stacking

Community members are invited to join Healthy Acadia on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 5 to 6 pm, via Zoom for, “The Art of Habit Stacking,” with special guest Lizzie Nelson. This free online event is the latest installment in Healthy Acadia’s Monthly Mindfulness series. When it comes to health, many of us tend to set ambitious goals and resolutions, only to find them increasingly challenging to maintain over time. This often leads to feelings of frustration and overwhelm. In “The Art of Habit Stacking,” Lizzie will delve into her philosophy for ensuring that healthy habits stick. In this session, attendees will be guided through the science behind habit stacking, exploring how Lizzie’s clients integrate this method into their everyday routines. The class will include a hands-on exercise aimed at helping participants kick-start their journey of stacking their own healthy habits. Pre-registration is required for this free event. Register and receive the Zoom link.

ECE Conference

Maine Roads to Quality invites you to save the date of September 21st for their 5th annual Washington County ECE Conference: 9 am — 3 pm at Washington County Community College.

Resource Fair

The Machias Downeast Recovery Support Center is hosting a resource fair on Monday, May 6th, from 10 am — 12 pm during their produce day (11 Free Street) with support from MainStreet Business Building, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, StartUp Downeast, Family Futures Downeast, Career Center, and Maine DOL Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Learn about:

  • Workforce support for job seekers
  • Education & training opportunities
  • Computer literacy training
  • Recovery support
  • Support for families
  • Small business & entrepreneurship resources

Download a flyer to share.

4th Annual Drive-Thru Luncheon

Healthy Acadia, in collaboration with Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology Culinary Arts (CWCIT) students located at Machias Memorial High School, will host a drive-thru luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, with proceeds to benefit Down East Teen Leadership Camp. Minimum suggested donation $12 per meal. Order online now through May 3, by noon. Details and order form.

New Community Garden Seeks Volunteers

Join the Healthy Acadia team and active community members in nurturing the development of the new Community Garden in Machias. The Downeast Restorative Harvest (DERH) is an innovative Community Garden program engaging members of the recovery community, agriculture educators, and other community members in growing food for the Washington County Jail’s kitchen and for donation to food assistance programs within our community. Learn more about the program at  The 2024 garden season will be the Community Garden’s first season of food production. Healthy Acadia and partner organizations extend a warm invitation to all interested community members to participate in Community Garden Days, which will take place weekly on Tuesdays and every third Saturday of the month from 9-11 am, starting on Saturday, April 20, 2024, and running through October.  Register as a volunteer. For information contact Lucy Zwigard, Healthy Acadia Food Programs Coordinator at 207-479-6940 or


Did you know that in a typical year, home fires kill more people than all natural disasters combined, but working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in half.  That’s why the American Red Cross is working to #EndHomeFires by providing FREE smoke alarms and home fire safety education to those in need, anywhere in Washington County and all across Maine.  If you need a FREE smoke alarm installed in your home, please visit us here and click “request a free smoke alarm.”

Join the Healthy Acadia Team!

Healthy Acadia seeks a Project Coordinator to join a dynamic team passionate about making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives. This Maine CDC-funded position is based in the Passamaquoddy community of Motahkomikuk (Indian Township). Reporting to Healthy Acadia’s Washington County Food Programs Manager, the Project Coordinator will support the implementation of a community-driven project focused on reducing risk and improving health related to cardiovascular disease. The goal is to be guided by the community to identify areas of interest and need on which to base the project. Learn more and apply here.

Register Now for 2024 EdGE Summer Camps
Learn how you can register your child for EdGE summer camp at one of three locations in the Updates Section below.

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