Month: January 2019

DETOP: Everyone Loved the Squash Soup, Roasted Beets, and Purple Slaw

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Another thank you to ‘Sunbeam V’ Steward Jillian for shooting and sharing this photo of “our community supper dish crew” from last Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP). “Everyone loved the squash soup, roasted beets and beautiful vibrant purple slaw grown by Geri. She hooked us up with bounty from her root…

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Mission Scholarship Alumni Conducts Nerve Regeneration Research at UMaine

BAR HARBOR, ME — Terri Rodick spotted this good news about former Mission scholarship alumni Nicklaus Carter. Mr. Carter was awarded Mission Scholarships 2011 – 2015. Today he is a doctoral student in University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science, “turning forest biproduct into innovative medical research.” “Carter has found that conduit-treated peripheral nerve…

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AmeriCorps VISTA in Maine: Nancy Neu

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington writes, “Videographer Galen Koch made a short video of Nancy Neu and her VISTA work with the Mission. We finally received the okay to post it publicly and Nancy would like to see it posted on the Facebook page. Nancy Neu’s VISTA video profile includes this…

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Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program Manager Terri Rodick sends this link to Emma Ressel’s art photography book, reminding us, “Emma is one of our scholarship alumni. She received a scholarship all four years 2012-13,14,15. She graduated Mount Desert Island high school.”  Emma Ressel (b. Bar Harbor, Maine, 1994) is a fine-art…

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Mission ‘Open Mic’ Gaining Momentum – and Cribbage Players

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw for these photos taken at the Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center on a recent Open Mic night. “The Open Mic has been gaining momentum and has quite the eclectic group of musicians attending,” said Scott Shaw. ”Everything from Spoken word, to Sea Shanty’s to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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