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Cony Key Club Educates 7th, 8th Grade

Cony Key Club Educates 7th, 8th Grade

Summary Augusta's Cony High School students saw the concerning amount of vaping among their peers, and called in Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) to help do something about it. The students, members of Key Club, gathered 350 seventh and eighth grade...

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Declutter

Declutter

Spring is right around the corner! In just a few short days the sun will be shining, birds chirping, and plants sprouting. Spring is a great time to tackle some of those projects shelved during the winter. It’s also a great time to clean, declutter, and refresh your...

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Overcoming the Winter Woes

Overcoming the Winter Woes

January can feel like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, the busyness, anticipation and excitement of the holiday season has now faded into a possible return to some normalcy that may be somehow tainted with a hint of disappointment or perhaps...

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May You Thrive

May You Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The month of May gives people and organizations an opportunity to shine a light on awareness around mental health and the added impact of stigma that surrounds mental health issues. This article focuses on resources available to...

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Growing Goodness

Growing Goodness

by Rachael Reynolds Spring has sprung and many of us find our thoughts turning to outdoor activities and gardening. Gardening is a great way to get yourself outdoors and interacting with nature. It’s also an amazing way to show children how things grow and where some...

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6 Useful Tips to Break Cabin Fever

6 Useful Tips to Break Cabin Fever

While winter can be a wonderful time of year for outdoor activities like sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and skiing, it can also seem to drag on for many of us that aren’t able to participate in these types of activities. For some the season can mean days on end...

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but it can also leave you wondering why you live in a region where it can be so cold and snowy. If you are or you have found yourself becoming, a person who likes winter less and less, do not despair. There are so many things...

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Six Sensational Soups

Six Sensational Soups

Soup has to be the most versatile of all the mealtime menu ideas. Soup is a fantastic way to use up leftover veggies, they are filling, full of fiber, nutrients and will warm you through and through. There seems to be a million ways to make it and you’ll find a few of...

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Savor the Season with Squash & Root Veggies

Savor the Season with Squash & Root Veggies

What better way to spend a cool fall day than cooking up some seasonal delights? Hearty squash varieties and root vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned) are flavorful all on their own or can serve as a backdrop for sweet, savory or spicy stocks and sauces. Winter squash...

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5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families

5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families

Fall Leaves Finger Painting This activity is great for pre-k and elementary age children. You will need a piece of brown construction paper (or white paper, brown paint/ markers/crayons), scissors, a glue stick and red, green, orange and yellow non-toxic finger...

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Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

We know from partnering with local youth that times of "boredom" are when they're more likely to vape or use other substances. Since our young community members are being kept home during the COVID-19 crisis, we're stepping up our outreach by holding an Instagram...

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The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

What is Farm to School? Farm to School is a movement that aims to build connections between students, school nutrition programs, and agriculture. Farm to school initiatives include getting local produce into school cafeterias, classrooms (K-12) and child care centers...

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Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Have you spotted us out and about lately? HCCA’s tobacco prevention team is dropping in on employers in Kennebec County to talk about smoke-free workplace policies, the impact of legal changes in the past year, and supporting employees who are trying to quit. One key...

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