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March Newsletter 2023

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March into spring with us!

Here we stand in between winter and spring…in other words, March. According to the calendar, the first spring day officially falls in March so things are starting to look up! Even though a mish-mash of snow and mud fills the land and the weather is unpredictable, our outlook on life keeps improving as the flowers begin to bloom. At OEI, we say, "let us all begin marching forward!"

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Rising Stars Therapeutic Farm

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We still have free bunnies for adoption to good homes!

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The Cupcakery Cafe & Bake Shop

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St. Patrick's Day is always a fun time at the bakery as we look ahead to springtime and roll out our fun spring flavors! With Easter just around the corner, we will also begin taking pre-orders now!

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Starfish Greenhouse

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It's time to start thinking ahead to spring planting!

Enter your zip code or postal code and we'll tell you the earliest dates to plant vegetables in the spring, based on average frost dates for your location.

2023 Planting Calendar: When to Plant Vegetables
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March and April in The Edible Maine Garden

Out & About In The Community

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Decorating the camp for Valentine's Day

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OEI collected and donated 1,501 pairs of socks to the homeless and disadvantaged youth within our communities!

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Getting some fresh winter air on a walk by the sea

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A new riding helmet means it's time to ride!

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Let's do lunch!

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Proudly displaying the walking sticks he makes and sells!



Night to Shine 2023 | Tim Tebow Foundation




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Night to Shine is a complimentary event for people with special needs hosted by local churches around the world. The event is open to anyone living with disabilities, ages 14 and older. This year, Night to Shine took place in person on Friday, February 10, 2023, at Faith Church.

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Welcome New Team Members

Dorinda Bennett – Direct Support Professional

Mary Hager – Direct Support Professional  

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Employee Highlight




This month we would like to highlight Krista Ladd. Krista has worked for the company for over a decade in various positions. In Krista’s current role, she works as the agency’s Shared Living Oversight Coordinator. Krista is a valuable member of the OEI family for a variety of reasons but in particular for her ability to perform almost any job at OEI with ease. She is hard working and organized but above all has a caring heart and a kindness about her that is admired by many. She has a compassionate way about her and it is reflected in the way she connects with our shared living providers and the individuals we jointly support. To say we appreciate you, Krista would be an understatement. Thank you for your years of service to the agency! 

Kindness Activity

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February recap:

Last month, we volunteered and lovingly created handmade Valentine's to deliver to our local hospice facilities and nursing homes.

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