CCC Wednesday Communique — March 22, 2023

Nothing says “Spring is here” like an eleven-year-old and her young goat friends having a trampoline party!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Together: Community Health Champions
Healthy Acadia and Downeast Salmon Federation invite you to join us for a special viewing of Together: Community Health Champions on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm, at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center, located at 13 Willow Street, East Machias. Meet some of these inspiring individuals who are so dedicated to making a strong and lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities.  Learn more here.

Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons and More

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on growing tomatoes, peppers, melons and more from 6–7:15 pm on April 4. Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons and More will offer simple tips and tricks to save time and improve yields. Peyton Ginakes, Extension research associate, and Mark Hutton, Extension vegetable specialist, will share updates on new variety trials at Highmoor Farm, a UMaine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station facility in Monmouth where Extension faculty conduct fruit and vegetable research. Registration is required; a sliding scale fee is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive the recording link. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Katherine Garland, 207-942-7396;

Spring Fling

Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership invites you to the 2023 UMM Spring Fling, March 25th, 10 am — 3 pm at the Reynolds Center.  Free admission.  Download a flyer to share.

Buddhist Teaching and Pot Luck

Maine Seacoast Mission is hosting a potluck on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11 am — 2 pm with a teaching presented by Geshe Tzewang Dorje of the Ngari Institute, Saboo, Ladakh, India. Please bring simple, easy to eat foods to share during the brief lunch hour.  Masks are mandatory.  All are welcome.  Direct your questions to Susan Plachy at 853-4315.

Maine Maple Sunday

Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy the great State of Maine and everything that it has to offer, including Maine maple syrup.  Now in its 40th year, Maine Maple Sunday® is a long-standing tradition where Maine’s maple producers open their doors to their sweet operations for a day of educational demonstrations, Sugarbush tours, fun family activities and samplings of syrup and other great maple products. Held every year on the fourth Sunday of March, this year’s event is set for March 26 although some sugarhouses are offering events for both Saturday and Sunday. You can view a listing of more than 100 licensed sugarhouses that represent some of the many celebrations and demonstrations happening statewide in honor of Maine’s official sweetener. The listing includes a description of each sugarhouse, what times they will be open and the activities they offer.

Cabinet on Aging Recommends This Survey

At the listening session for the new Governor’s Cabinet on Aging, people were encouraged to to review and complete the Maine Connectivity Broadband Service Survey.  The Maine Connectivity Authority is producing a Broadband Action Plan (BAP) to access unprecedented federal funding. This plan will identify priorities for investment in broadband and digital equity, and will serve as the state’s five-year roadmap to bring the economic, health, educational, and social benefits of high-speed internet to all Mainers. To develop that plan, feedback from Maine people, communities, businesses, and organizations is being collected through the new Maine Broadband Survey.  Please take the Survey by April 14. Learn more here.

Clinical Training in Family Engagement Survey

The National Federation of Families has partnered with Boston University to create resources for clinicians to better engage families. They are surveying clinicians to determine the level of training on family engagement received during their formal education. They are striving to get a representative sample that includes each state, but Maine currently has submitted no responses. Please help by sharing this survey with clinical colleagues by March 30th.  More info in this flyer.

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