Maine Hospice Council’s Visit with Sunbeam Island Health

August 30, 2016

Kandyce Powell and Sharon Daley
L-R: Kandyce Powell and Sharon Daley

BAR HARBOR — Earlier this month, Maine Hospice Council (MHC) and Center for End-of-Life Care Executive Director Kandyce Powell, RN, MSN, traveled aboard the Sunbeam with Mission Director of Island Health, Sharon Daley, RN. Kandyce’s primary MHC responsibilities include improving the quality of life for the dying and bereaved, and she is a tireless advocate for the underserved, including rural Maine communities.

Kandyce Powell sent us this photo taken during her August trip with this note:

“My gratitude to Sharon Daley and the crew of the Sunbeam for the opportunity to make a trip to Eagle Island, Matinicus and Isle au Haut. Learning about the work of the Seacoast Mission has been richly rewarding, giving additional meaning to the phrase ‘rural outreach.’ Meeting the wonderful people who live on the islands, learning of their challenges and hearing about their appreciation for the kindness, skill and service of the Seacoast Mission crew is very touching. There’s no doubt this treasured organization with its rich history serves an incredible need for residents of the outer islands.”

Sharon Daley said, “Having done hospice work, and knowing of Kandyce’s work, it was a real pleasure and honor having her along. I have always seen similarities between the work of the Mission and hospice. It is all about caring for the whole person: physical, spiritual and mental. And this is what I see myself and the Sunbeam crew trying to do to the best of our abilities.”


Mission’s 12th Annual Open Tennis Tournament to Benefit the EdGE Program

Maine Seacoast Mission’s 12th Annual Open Tennis Tournament to benefit the EdGE Program

Saturday, September 10, 2016
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Northeast Harbor Tennis Club

Rain date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

See you there!

An innovative program of the Maine Seacoast Mission, EdGE is designed to help youth in Downeast Maine by providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed in school and in life.

EdGE offers fun and engaging afterschool, in-school, and summer programs that provide opportunities to learn skills, improve academic performance, work effectively in groups and build character.

For information about playing or sponsorship opportunities, contact Anna at the Maine Seacoast Mission: [email protected] or 207-288-5097

Download the Tennis Rack Card Below in PDF Format

Missions 12th Annual Open Tennis Tournament to Benefit EdGE

Sunbeam Award Gala 2016: Thank You for Celebrating With Us…

Maine Seacoast Mission Thank You as it appears in the August 25, 2016 MDIslander.

Thank You for a Successful Gala 2016

A very Special Thank You to our Sunbeam Award Gala 2016 In-Kind Donors for

Ruth M. Colket
Kvetina Gardens and Wildscaping
Queen Anne’s Flower Shop
George Soules Photography
Nancy K. Ho
Jeff Dobbs Productions
The Dan Granholm Trio
The Sunbeam Society
Bar Harbor Club
Bar Harbor Congregational Church
Mary Ellen Martel
Jennifer Judd-McGee, Swallowfield
Edith Wells
Blueberry Basket
Kelly Cotiaux – Sephone Interactive Media
Mark Nason – New England School of Communications Husson University

Island Outreach Director: Jonesport Open House Trip Was Great

Photos and text by Douglas Cornman
Director of Island Outreach

Sunbeam in Jonesport, ME Harbor
Sunbeam in Jonesport, ME Harbor

The entire Downeast trip was great, including both open houses. It was helpful to see and hear the community’s enthusiasm for reestablishing a relationship with the Maine Seacoast Mission, given the history that the Mission has with Jonesport and the Downeast community. I think that the Jonesport community members and leaders appreciated learning about the Mission and its programs and seeing the Sunbeam. The harbormaster seemed particularly happy to welcome the Sunbeam Open HouseSunbeam into his harbor. It was really heartwarming to see his joy and pride at offering her a place to tie up while we visited.

I am always reminded of the Sunbeam‘s impact when islanders, or in this case, residents of coastal communities offer memories and stories of the various Sunbeams. I heard stories about Sunbeams III & IV on our trip to Jonesport. Most related to receiving gifts at Christmas or interactions had with past crew members. All of the stories were told with warmth, appreciation, and gratitude. It really is humbling to receive these stories and to be included in the developing history of Sunbeam V. These stories seem to be a way of saying thank you for caring about our past, present, and future. What an amazing gift.

Good morning, Jonesport
Good morning, Jonesport

Carl Little Lecture Continues Mission’s Robert S. Neuman Ship to Paradise Exhibition

August 8, 2016
For More Information:
Contact Anna Silver, 207-288-5097 or [email protected]

Carl Little Lecture Continues Mission’s Robert S. Neuman Ship to Paradise Exhibition

Carl Little (Photo by Gabe Souza)
Carl Little (Photo by Gabe Souza)

BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission, as part of its Robert S. Neuman Ship to Paradise exhibition through September 9th, 2016, is hosting a lecture at the Colket Center, by Carl Little on Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Mission’s Neuman exhibition focuses on the artist’s surrealist illustrations for an edition of Sebastian Brandt’s The Shyp of Fooles, a 15th century allegory on the foibles and folly of man. Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise Series is the artist’s personal exploration of this same theme.

Carl Little has written about Neuman’s work for shows at College of the Atlantic, Wheaton College in Norton, Massachuetts, and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York. He is the author of more than 25 art books, most recently, Jeffery Becton: The Farthest House and Wendy Turner—Island Light. His book Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond won the first John N. Cole Award from Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance in 2012. He edited his brother David Little’s first book, Art of Katahdin, and co-authored with him Art of Acadia, 2016.

Ship to Paradise 4 (1980)
Ship to Paradise 4 (1980)

Robert S. Neuman began spending his summers in Maine in the early 1960’s, when he was a professor at Harvard University. Originally “summering” in Ogunquit, Allan Stone, the collector and friend, offered Neuman a home in Northeast Harbor in trade for paintings. Neuman enjoyed hiking the trails of Acadia, sailing and was inspired by the natural beauty of Mount Desert Island.

The Artist’s Ship to Paradise works can be found in both private and corporate collections, including the Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, New York Public Library, New York, NY, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, The Art Complex, Duxbury, MA, and the National Art Gallery, Australia.