Month: January 2019

Family Nurse Practitioner Assists Mission Island Health Director on Matinicus Island

ABOARD THE ‘SUNBEAM V’ — Clinical Director and Family Nurse Practitioner Jennifer “Jen” Desmond flew out to Matinicus from Vinalhaven’s Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. to meet up with the Sunbeam V and the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN and see some people in person. Family Nurse Practitioner Assists Mission Island Health Director…

Read More

DETOP Volunteers Make Short Work of Supper Dishes

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s Table of Plenty (DETOP) takes place in the Weald Bethel Community Center, Downeast Campus, Sundays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. People from every segment of the community attend this community meal. There is music, conversation, laughter, no hunger, and no loneliness. When not taking care of business as…

Read More

Mission EdGE Announces 2019 Family Winter Fun Hours

CHERRYFIELD, ME — As Downeast Campus Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington tells the story, there was a moment last year when the Downeast Campus crew saw the Campus indoor and outdoor faciliites as an opportunity to offer community families winter fun activities on Saturdays, when the Campus was usually quiet. So, the EdGE Family…

Read More

Educator Joins Seacoast Mission Staff to Develop New Scholarship Programs

BAR HARBOR, ME — Christina Griffith has joined the Maine Seacoast Mission, based in Bar Harbor, as Program Director for New Education Initiatives, where she will develop new college preparation and scholarship programs for students in Washington and Hancock counties. “Christina has real expertise in programs that help students prepare for and succeed in college,”…

Read More

Keeping the ‘Sunbeam’ Upright at Matinicus Island

BAR HARBOR, ME — Matinicus Island high-to-low tides vary about 10-feet. Here’s the Sunbeam resting on mud at low tide. When the Sunbeam arrives in Matinicus harbor one of the crew’s first moves is tying the boat to the dock. At low tide, this prevents the Sunbeam from tipping on its side. (Photo by Island…

Read More

Mission Hosts Lerner Foundation ‘Aspirations’ Grantee Meeting

CHERRYFIELD, ME — In April 2017, Portland-based Lerner Foundation chose the Mission’s EdGE program to partner with the Foundation in its $7M Aspirations Incubator Program (AIP). In November 2018, the Mission hosted Learner Foundation’s AIP meeting with Incubator grantees. Learn more in Lerner Foundation’s blog post. ===== https://www.lernerfoundation.comConvening 3 in Cherryfield: What We Learned, and…

Read More

Maine Seacoast Mission Catches Kiauni’s Eye

BAR HARBOR, ME — Kiauni Rianne Martinez, a Millennial photographer, self-described “old soul,” lives in Hollywood, CA. “Kiauni means ‘Gods Gracious Gift’ in Hawaiian,” Ms. Rianne writes on her web site. Maine Seacoast Mission sends a big THANK YOU to Kiauni. In the “Philanthropy” section of her web site, Kiauni shares the Mission name and…

Read More