CCC Wednesday Communique — November 2, 2022

Family Harvest Meal 2022 — see “Updates” for more pics.
(Photo Courtesy of the CCC)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

SCEC wins Champion of Rural Economic Development Award 

The Maine Development Foundation awarded Sunrise County Economic Council their Champion of Rural Economic Development Award earlier this fall, for all the work they do promoting and supporting businesses, entrepreneurs and workforce development in Washington County.  MDF produced a short video to spotlight SCEC’s work, highlighting Family Futures Downeast, which SCEC coordinates administratively. you can watch this moving piece in their newsletter, Local Happenings, by subscribing here on their home page (scroll to bottom).  This weekly e-newsletter is a great place to learn all about events taking place in Washington County.

VA Suspends Annual Caregiver Program Reassessments

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the suspension of annual reassessments for its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), pending a review of the program’s restructured eligibility criteria.  According to the agency’s press release, during the ongoing review, the VA will not discharge or reduce stipends for any veterans or family caregivers participating in the program.  Learn more here.

Open Enrollment Trainings from WCACE
Washington County Adult & Community Education is hosting the following open enrollment trainings:
  • Pharmacy Technician: 14-week, online, self-paced course.  Details in flyer.
  • Behavioral Health Professional: 40-hour training with 12 online modules and 3 live sessions.  Details in flyer.
  • Medical Transcription: State certified online program.  Details in flyer.

Together: Community Health Champions

Healthy Acadia invites you to a film premiere of “Together: Community Health Champions,” Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, located in Winter Harbor. This film premiere celebrates six individuals across Washington and Hancock counties, Maine, who go above and beyond to increase the well-being of our communities, each in their own unique way. Their stories inspire and affirm that we all can and do meaningfully contribute every day to building healthy, resilient communities – and that we do our best work in partnership, together. Reserve your seat here.

FFCC Hiring Case Manager

Families First Community Center in Ellsworth is hiring a part-time Case Manager and accepting applicants through Indeed.  Apply now through

Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information
If you’re not already a subscriber to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s blog, “Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information,” then you’re missing out on some great recipes, plus tips for preserving, storing and preparing food safely.  Learn how to store winter squash, how to use a cutting board safely, and recipes to use apples, brussels spouts, pumpkins and other seasonal vegetables in their November issue.

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