CCC Wednesday Communique — February 28, 2024

Time for some adorable baby goats in sweaters!
(Photo courtesy of Sunflower Farm Creamery)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Promise and Principles of Two-Gen

Save the date of April 12th from 9 am — 12 Noon for CCC’s exciting new training on The Promise and Principles of Two-Gen, looking at why Two-Gen strategies are so important. Facilitated by CCC Director Charley Martin-Berry, this learning event is open to all CCC partners, but will be in-person-only at the University of Maine, Machias, Science 102.  Details and registration coming soon.

 Wabanaki Voices Rescheduled

Last Monday’s Wabanaki Voices Series, Little People of the Dawn with Sapiel and Tomah, has been rescheduled for next Monday, March 4th, at 1 pm, in Science 102 on the UMM Campus. We are sorry for the short notice, but there was a matter of extreme importance that needed attending for one of our speakers. We look forward to them both sharing with us next week.  Copies of the book will be available for $13.

2024 Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

Attention child-serving organizations: The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is holding a training to certify individuals as Child Passenger Safety Technicians this summer, July 15-18, 8 am — 5 pm at EMCC Rangeley Hall in Bangor.  Certified Technicians utilize their knowledge through a variety of activities, including car seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on experience on the proper use of their child restraint and safety belt systems. Details and registration info in this flyer.

24th Annual Walk for Life

The annual Beth C. Wright Walk for Life is Saturday, May 18, 2024. Last year, the walk was very successful in raising money for the Center. These funds are used to help run the various programs the center offers to cancer patients and their loved ones. This year we will have our traditional 1-mile, 2-mile, and 5-mile walking route options, which also has a pledge page that you can use to sign up friends, family, and neighbors to help support your team. We are once again holding a “5 miler” road race. This race will take place along the traditional route of the walk and take place after the opening ceremony, with runners starting just before the walkers. We also plan on having our usual activities including a chance auction, craft fair, children’s activities, and BBQ lunch. Learn more hereRegister here. Download a pledge form.

Partners in Entrepreneurial Pathways 2.0

Partners in Entrepreneurial Pathways 2.0 – Beyond the Business Plan launches March 14th.  You can earn 3 college credits + Entrepreneurship 2.0 Badges online for FREE in just 11 weeks! OR take part in any of the individual sessions that interest you (up to 18 individual sessions!).  The 2.0 entrepreneurial pathways experience will take your business plan to the next level. This course/workshop series focuses on the practical application of business know-how and provides insight into what makes our markets and ecosystem tick. The sessions are led by a variety of guest lecturers who are subject matter experts in their fields. We will go beyond the business plan and dive into topics such as branding, graphic design, websites, marketing, e-commerce, networking, financial health, gaining efficiency, transition planning, and much more. Check out our program page, share with your networks, and/or register today!  Questions? Contact Katie Bragg at or 207-259-0053

4-H Public Speaking Tournament

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament is set to captivate audiences at 10 am on March 9th at the University of Maine at Machias, Science Building, Room 102. The public is invited to witness local 4-H youth deliver impactful speeches on topics close to their hearts. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament will be rescheduled for March 10th at the same location and time. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Gabrielle Brodek,, 207-255-3345.

Gardening Webinar Series

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a series of gardening webinars that will offer information, practical knowledge and insights for gardeners of all levels. The webinars will focus on the backyard growing of food in Maine, including cranberries, blueberries, and potatoes, and will feature expert speakers from UMaine Extension.  Three webinars are planned: 1) “Home Grown Cranberries” on March 26th; 2) “Harvesting Hidden Gems: Practical Insights for Growing Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes,” on April 2nd; and 3) “Backyard Blueberry Growing Tips from UMaine Experts,” on April 9th. Each webinar will be held from 6-7:15 pm and consist of a one-hour presentation followed by a 15-minute question, answer and discussion session. To register visit the program website. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation contact Rebecca Gray,, 207-581-8164.

When Your Parents Won’t Listen

We asked daughterhood readers recently about the most stressful part of caregiving. Many responded that their biggest struggle is conflict with their parents. When their mother or father disagrees with or ignores safety or health-related directions. Things like not staying off the ladder to refusing to see a doctor.  It’s so hard to sit by and watch when our parents seem to need help but refuse to get it. We feel the full weight of responsibility for what happens to them but, at the same time, we have no control over their choices.  Read more of this blog post on

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