Month: July 2018

Rain or Shine, Housing Rehabilitation Volunteers Get it Done

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Lee Watrous and his construction wizards from Connecticut were instrumental in bringing the Mission’s new Weald Bethel Community Center to completion. Their volunteering and their skills are truly invaluable. This photo, taken today in Downeast Maine, is of Lee Watrous’s crew not letting something like a steady rainfall keep them from making…

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EdGE Summer Campers Head Out Aboard the “Sunbeam”

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Sunbeam bow is loaded with backpacks from a dozen EdGE summer camp kids for a few days trip experiencing Maine islands. Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman said U.S. Park Rangers on Isle au Haut are “really excited” about the EdGE kids’ visit, and the Rangers put together “a whole program”…

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Farmers Market Artist Volunteers at Mission Downeast Campus — July 22, 2018 Nicole DeBarber’s illustrations personalize map of Maine farmers’ markets The Steuben artist’s showcase of 20 Maine farmers markets will be displayed in Machias starting in late August. By Mary Pols — Staff Writer Nicole DeBarber continues to volunteer at the Beehive and works with a local group, the Maine…

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Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs By A.J. Higgins • Jul 21, 2018 “In boat years, the Sunbeam is 23 and that makes her middle-aged,” says Maine Seacoast Mission president, Scott Planting. “So we were making a decision at this place in her life. Do we refit the boat or do we replace…

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Great Feedback from Hospice Regatta Race-Viewing Party on Sunbeam All are winners at the Hospice Regatta July 18, 2018 by Stephen Rappaport on News, Waterfront MOUNT DESERT — The 22nd annual Hospice Regatta saw three days of intense racing last weekend and while only one boat could finish first in each event, everyone came away winners. Despite, or perhaps as a result of…

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Leaving Matinicus, ‘Til Next Time

MATINICUS, ME — Thank you, Island Health Director Sharon Daley for this photo taken aboard the Sunbeam while leaving Matinicus island 7/11/18. Matinicus is one island included in the Sunbeam’s travels working visits by Director Daley and Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman. Learn more about the Mission’s Island Services

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Maine Island Elder Care Homes: Ahead of Their Time

BAR HARBOR, ME — Southern Harbor House on North Haven is a new assisted living facility among a network of eleven Maine island communities. Elder care workers from these communities meet each year to discuss challenges, resources, and to make action plans at an Elder Care Conference hosted by the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon…

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EdGE: Experiential, Creative, Thought-Provoking Activities

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This photo of EdGE kids in Cherryfield was taken in the spring of 2018. EdGE offers after-school programs in six elementary schools in Washington County—Milbridge, Cherryfield, Harrington, Addison, Jonesport-Beals, and Machias. EdGE after-school programs include an opportunity for each student to choose from a variety of experiential, creative, and thought-provoking activities. Each…

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