Month: September 2019

Mission Teams with Downeast Roots Group to Share Resources, Work Together

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington recently announced the Mission’s collaboration with a new group called Downeast Roots; “a group of local organizations who promote each other’s work, share resources, and work together on projects for the benefit of our community,” according to the group web site. Other member groups are the…

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Tennis Tournament Raises $18K for EdGE Program

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you to everyone who helped, the in-kind and corporate sponsors; the volunteers and all the tennis players. The 15th Annual Open Tennis Tournament raised close to $18,000 for the EdGE program. Congratulations to Tournament champion R.H. Foster team. After being rained out on the appointed day, the Tournament kicked off…

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Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 For More Information Contact: Scott K Fish Communications and Marketing
sfish@seacoastmission.org (207)-458-7185 Maine Seacoast Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Three Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission, the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and three inaugural Partner Colleges — Clark…

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Profile – Matthew Correia – David and Ann Ingram Scholarship Recipient 2019

BAR HARBOR, ME — Among the Mission’s new scholarship recipients this year, the David and Ann Ingram Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Correia from Sumner High School in Sullivan. Mr. Correia is a volunteer firefighter for Winter Harbor and has trained for certifications in CPR and first aid. The three-sport athlete looks forward to entering…

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Steuben ‘Flower Bomber’ Christina Ganz is Former Mission Gardener

ellsworthamerican.com Blooming beautiful September 18, 2019 by Jennifer Osborn on Arts & living, Lifestyle STEUBEN — A flower gardener who delivers surprise bouquets free of charge to shops and events around town almost sounds like the beginning of a romance novel. But, “flower bombing” as she calls it, is a regular activity for estate gardener…

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The Important Work of Telemedicine on Maine Islands

The important work of telemedicine on Maine islands By Maine Seacoast Mission • September 12, 2019 For Maine’s island residents, accessing even basic health care is a significant challenge. Trips to the mainland, when possible, are expensive and time consuming. Since 1905, the Maine Seacoast Mission has played a vital role connecting residents of Maine’s…

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Eye Doctor Boards ‘Moonbeam,’ Provides 18 Eye Exams on Swan’s Island

BAR HARBOR, ME — On August 30 Dr Kurt H. Kelley, MD of Mid Coast Eye Associates, Bath, ME and Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN traveled to Swan’s Island aboard the Mission’s interim boat, Moonbeam, to provide free eye exams. Dr Kelley is able to provide screenings for glaucoma and cataracts and prescribe…

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UM Cooperative Extension’s ‘Dining with Diabetes Down East’ at Weald Bethel

University of Maine Cooperative Extension to offer ‘Dining with Diabetes Down East’ Community Author: Tara Wood Post Date: September 6, 2019 2:26 pm Updated: September 8, 2019 3:02 pm Contact: tara.a.wood@maine.edu CHERRYFIELD — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-week Dining with Diabetes Down East series beginning 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3,…

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Buy a Machias Hannaford Bag, $1 Goes to the Mission Food Pantry

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thanks to the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program, when people purchase a $2.50 reusable bag at the Machias Hannaford, the Mission Food Pantry receives one dollar. Thank you for your help. Wendy Harrington Maine Seacoast Mission Service Program Director ===== Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program Hello, It’s GO time! Today kicks off…

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Sunbeam Updater – Captain Says, “Progress is Being Made”

BAR HARBOR, ME — Over the weekend, Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson sent photo updates on the boat’s routine major refit: The final coat of epoxy has been applied and new bilge plumbing is being installed in the accommodation section. The floor will hopefully be fitted next week. Progress is being made! John Armstrong is…

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