CCC Wednesday Communique — October 26, 2022

An apple a day….(Photo Courtesy of Angela Donaghy)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

WaYS Mini Camp
Wabanaki Youth in Science has a Fall mini earth camp at Nibezun for native youth October 28-30, 2022. Cultural Knowledge Sharers Suzanne Greenlaw, Mollie Webber, John Neptune and Bonnie Newsom will be instructing on hide tanning and ceramics at this mini-camp.  As usual, there is no cost to participants, including food and staying overnight. All food will be traditional and organic.See flyer for details.  Please ask youth to submit a brief application (also found at the WaYS website). Contact WaYS Educator Jennifer Isherwood with questions.

Sunrise County Economic Summit
Registration is open for the Sunrise County Economic Council in-person Economic Summit at Cobscook Institute, Building the Future We Want, on November 15th from 9 am – 1 pm.  Keynote speaker: Tora Johnson, PhD, University of Maine at Machias, Co-Chair, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Director of the GIS Laboratory and Service Center. Cost to register is $35. Event details here.

DE Hospice Volunteer Training Postponed
Downeast Hospice volunteer training has been postponed until early April of 2023. This is a 6-day training from 10 am to 3 pm at the Calais Community Hospital.  Email to get an application anytime for the upcoming Spring training.

Recipe to Market

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon on Nov. 18. Recipe to Market is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics; an overview of the specialty food industry and product development; licensing and regulations; and food safety. Instructors include UMaine Extension professor emeritus Louis Bassano; School of Economics professor emeritus and Extension business specialist Jim McConnon; and Extension food science specialist, professor of food science and director of UMaine Food Testing Services Beth Calder. The fee is $35; registration is required. Financial assistance is available. Register and find more details on the event registration page. For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Libby Babcock,; 207-581-2788 or 800-287-0274 (Maine only).

Independent 4-H Clubs

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will be piloting a new club specifically for independent 4-H members. The new Independent 4-H Clubs are an opportunity for individuals to come together, virtually or in-person, and build relationships with their peers. They will share interests, projects, goals, plans for the year and reflections at the end of the year. This will be a space for youth to foster friendships and collaborate on projects of similar interests. Independent 4-H’ers are registered with their county organizations, but they don’t belong to a specific club. Instead, they work on their own to develop a project around a topic of their choosing. The new Independent 4-H Clubs will be a way for these individuals to make connections with other youth in their counties or in the state, learn from other projects and gain additional support and guidance. The Independent 4-H Clubs will hold two to three meetings annually. Meetings will be held in Oxford, Franklin, Hancock, Waldo and Androscoggin/Sagadahoc counties. In addition, UMaine Extension 4-H will also host virtual statewide meetings. These meetings are open to all ages. For information about specific meeting dates and to register, visit the event webpage. For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Marble, 207-778-4650;

Prevention Council’s New Website

The Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council is excited to announce the launch of our new website! The new site is available and live. Our goal with this new website is to provide parents, providers and the community with an easier way to learn about the free programs and services we offer!  We hope you find the new website with a fresh look, easy to navigate and as a source of information. Check it out!

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