Month: October 2018

Above-and-Beyond Volunteers Return to Weald Bethel

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Earlier this year, Lee Watrous and his volunteers almost single-highhandedly completed the final phase wing of the new Weald Bethel Community Center. Mission Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation Manager Scott Shaw worked closely with Mr. Watrous. So, Scott Shaw was surprised a few days ago when Mr. Watrous and his wife…

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Wind, Rain, High Seas – Wednesday Spinners Greet Isle au Haut

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — I met Gail Grandgent last year on Islesford and Great Cranberry. She is a Wednesday Spinner. Gail remembered a trip the Spinners took to IaH aboard Sunbeam IV in the 1980’s. She asked if we could work together to re-create the Sunbeam V trip. That’s what we did. As I understand…

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Mission’s EdGE Staff Hosts Downeast Table of Plenty

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our EdGE program crew pitched in Sunday, October 21, hosting the Downeast Table of Plenty inside the Weald Bethel Community Center. Wendy Harrington, Director of Service Programs, said, “The staff cooked and served a delicious feast.” At the Downeast Table of Plenty, all are welcome to come together and share a satisfying,…

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Call Out for Island Readers 2019 ‘All Islands Edition’ Submissions Cranberry Isles: Prepping for winter October 16, 2018 by Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards on Community Announcements There is a call out for submissions for the Island Readers: 2019 “All Islands Edition.” Accepted are poetry, prose, stories, photography, drawings and images of other artwork from each of Maine’s unbridged outer islands supporting year-round communities.…

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Dead River Company Hosts Downeast Table of Plenty Community Supper

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our belated thank you to Dead River Company’s Ellsworth and Cherryfield office employees for hosting a Downeast Table of Plenty community supper on Sept. 24. The Table of Plenty takes place in the Weald Bethel Community Center on the Downeast Campus every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. About 75 to…

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Maine Seacoast Mission’s 2018 Christmas Program ‘Wish List’ Now Online

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners. The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers. Now, generous donors bring new items…

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EdGE Marion Kane Leadership – Responsibility, Self Reliance, Interdependence

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Narraguagus 8th Grade took part in the EdGE Marion Kane Leadership Program in October 2018 at the EdGE Building. Over the four days, students focused on responsibility, self reliance, and interdependence. Activities consisted of Team Scrabble, the 10-Foot Wall, Elephant Legs, climbing the Vertical Playpen and cooking challenges. Learn more

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Wet Coastal Maine Weather Challenges Sunbeam V Dry Dock Repairs

STONINGTON HARBOR, ME — Update on the Sunbeam V in dry dock at Stonington Harbor, ME. Captain Michael Johnson says he’s crossing his fingers for better weather. Captain Johnson sent this recent shot showing the weather challenges. “Things had been going ahead of schedule since we have a fairly light workload this year, but we…

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Joan’s Coffee House Moves to Weald Bethel Community Center

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw sent this photo of the first Joan’s Coffee House at the new Weald Bethel Community Center. “They all love it,” said Scott Shaw. Joan’s Coffee House is a tradition at the Cherryfield Campus. Each Friday morning, 9:30-11:30, it’s a place for anyone who wants to…

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