Month: July 2019

Another Great Week of Amazing Housing Rehab Volunteers

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager Scott Shaw tells of “another great week of weather and amazing volunteers.” The Housing Rehab volunteers were from Congregational Church of Laconia, NH and United Church of Christ Congregational of Boxborough, MA. These photos show the terrific volunteers protecting Maine coastal area homes, inside and outside, from…

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Maine Telemedicine Report Includes Mission Island Health Programs Health care Updated July 28 Maine still waiting for internet health care revolution Poor broadband and out-of-step Medicare policies relegate the state’s use of telehealth to small niches when it should be in the mainstream. By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer Information technology should be revolutionizing the way patients in Maine interact with their…

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Mission Downeast Campus Hosts Harvest Table Cooking Classes Dig, Milbridge! July 25, 2019 by Johanna S. Billings on Arts & living, Lifestyle Incredible Edible “brings people together,” said Chris Kuhni, executive director of the Women’s Health Resource Library, which is behind the effort. In fact, the idea for the cookbook, “The Humble Veggie,” came from the fact that garden visitors enjoyed swapping…

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Sunbeam Refit Update – Captain Loses a Shower, Steward Gains a Freezer

BELFAST, ME — Thank you, Captain Michael Johnson for keeping us up-to-speed, through words and photos, of progress on the Sunbeam refit. The shower on the Sunbeam upper level, used only by me, is being removed. Two showers on a smallish boat are not necessary. This area will be repurposed into a closet with an…

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Big Weekend at DETOP for Great Maine Scavenger Hunters

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Last weekend was a “big weekend” at our Downeast Community Campus for Down East magazine’s Great Maine Scavenger Hunt volunteers, said Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington. The Hunt’s purpose is to send “Down East readers out to explore all 35,385 square miles of Maine — from mountains to sea, from potato…

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Downeast Maine Tiny House Walls Are Complete

Marlborough, MA — Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s students have been working hard on the tiny home’s walls and cathedral ceiling. The students spent about 25 hours working on this phase of carpentry. The walls were platform framed on the home’s floor. Then, exterior sheathing was applied and glued to the frame. Finally, the…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit – Forward Hull Steel Looks Like New

Fri 7/19/2019 6:35 PM BAR HARBOR, ME — These are the first shots of the forward hull area that have been sandblasted and re-coated. All that rust that we saw in previous pictures is gone and the steel looks like new.  Ready for another 25 years! ‘Sunbeam V’ Captain Michael Johnson

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A Great Turnout at Mission Lobstermen’s Health Issues Event

BAR HARBOR, ME — On July 16 Maine Seacoast Mission’s Island Health hosted a lobstermen’s health issues event at the Matinicus school. Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN said in a brief email, “Had a wonderful trip…and…a great turnout.” Dr. Kerry Lavigne, a Dermatologist from Camden, ME, traveled to Matinicus with her family and Island…

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Mission’s Initial College Exploration-Engagement Retreat a Success

BAR HARBOR, ME — These photos are from our initial CEECoast College Exploration and Engagement retreat the Maine Seacoast Mission (MSM) hosted, June 30 to July 2 at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor. A dozen wonderful sophomores from Sumner and Narraguagus High Schools were selected to participate in this college readiness program…

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