CCC Wednesday Communique — September 20, 2023

Donna Beegle with the CCC team on October 13th.  See the Updates Section for a review of our 2 exciting events with Dr. Beegle.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

FFCC’s 6th Annual Dinner Rescheduled 

Due to Hurricane Lee, we’ve rescheduled our event for Saturday, September 23rd. The venue and itinerary remain unchanged. We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Donna Beegle, our keynote speaker, will still be joining us. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  If, however, you are unable to attend, please inform us promptly. Alternatively, you may nominate a representative to attend in your place; kindly provide us with their names. Your understanding and cooperation are deeply valued. Please inform us of any changes to your attendance and the subsequent adjustments.  See you on September 23rd!


WQDY Classic Hits and Healthy Acadia are excited about the 19th Annual Turkey-A-Thon event on Friday, October 6th, 7 am — 5 pm. Watch out for turkey, vegetable and tutu clad volunteers standing by the side of the road at any of our seven locations. Last year we raised $40,000 for our local food security organizations.  Maybe we can exceed this with your support! We are grateful to all of the volunteers and donors that make Turkey-A-Thon such a huge Washington County success. Food security organizations in this region are incredibly grateful to receive the proceeds of this event. You make a difference.  Details in this flyer.

Rudman Winchell Employment Conference 2023

Rudman Winchell is thrilled to connect with both our seasoned conference attendees and those joining us for the first time. Today, we have some exciting news that we can’t wait to share with you. This year’s employment conference has been scheduled for October 26th at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon and registration is now open!  What to expect: Exceptional speakers, catered excellence, in-depth workshops and networking opportunities.  Click here for a comprehensive list of speakers and the agenda.  Register here for only $25.

Planning Your Return to Work After a Caregiving Leave

October 20th, 11 am — 1 pm online.  When you take a leave or break from your career because of your caregiving responsibilities, you need support and encouragement to return. Join the Caregiving Years Training Academy on October 20th for a presentation that will offer ideas, plans and resources to help you return to your career.  Register here.

Health & Financial Conference:
Crisis-Resistant Plan for Caregivers

November 8th — 9th, 3 pm — 4:30 pm Online.  This conference is designed for individuals 10-15 years away from retirement who are caring for aging loved ones. It highlights the significant role caregivers play as financial and medical resources for their loved ones. The conference addresses the caregiver’s dilemma, where they face uncertainty about their loved one’s circumstances and fear receiving distressing calls or arriving to find no response. Many loved ones wish to live independently without additional help, creating a slow-motion train wreck scenario.  The conference aims to provide caregivers with essential information to make informed care decisions, avoid financial losses, improve family communication, and ensure proper care for their loved ones. Attendees will find resources and support to manage their caregiving responsibilities and personal well-being effectively.  Register here.

Free Wilderness First Aid Certification for Women

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable; even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can worsen things. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life.  Wilderness First Aid is the perfect course for outdoor enthusiasts who want basic first-aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. This course is part of OWL (Outdoor Women Lead)’s outdoor skill-building workshops for women and their families, ages 14+. Register here.  October 7th & 8th — only 2 spots left!

WindowDressers Community Build

Drafty windows? High heating costs? WindowDressers inserts can help!  Window inserts are low-cost, lightweight frames custom-made to fit on the inside of your home’s windows. They are covered on both sides with a strong plastic film for insulation and air leak sealing. They are reusable for many years and, with your help, are built locally.  The St. Croix Area – Calais Rotary Club is hosting a Community Build in Calais October 27th — November 2nd to supply window inserts for homeowners and renters throughout Eastern and Northern Washington County.  Financial assistance is available! For more information and to sign up for inserts, go to or call 207-596-3073.

Hospice Volunteer Training

Down East Hospice Volunteers invites you to their fall training at the Calais Community Hospital, 10 am — 3 pm on October 16, 18, 20, 24 & 26.  No special background is necessary, but you must have your own vehicle.  COVID vaccines are no longer required.  Download an application or call 454-7521 x 9126 or email  Pre-training interview required.

October Biz Fit: Got S.T.E.A.M.?

October 6th, 8 am — 9 am.  We often hear about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. While those are definitely useful skills for your business, what about Sustainability, Tenacity, Entrepreneurship, Authenticity, or Mentorship? What skills and abilities fuel your business?  Bring your cup of tea or coffee. Let’s use this confidential and supportive space to share ideas, get ideas.  Register here.

Storywalk at Porter Memorial Library

Healthy Acadia, Maine SNAP-Ed and Porter Memorial Library have teamed up to launch a StoryWalk® on the library grounds in downtown Machias. StoryWalk® is a literacy-boosting project that places an illustrated children’s book, taken apart and displayed page by page, along an easily accessible community walking route.  As visitors stroll along the path, they can read the story.  The StoryWalk® at Porter Memorial Library will feature a different book each month, carefully selected to be woven with themes tied to the season. At the end of their walk, visitors will find a healthy recipe inspired by the book that they can make at home.  The series kicks off on October 6th, 3 — 4:30 pm, featuring the story of Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell.  More information here.

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