Month: September 2019

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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Special Times and People on Isle au Haut

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Mission boat, Sunbeam V, is never better loved, perhaps, than when island communities gather for companionship and a meal inside the Sunbeam salon. Sunbeam Steward Jillian always has delicious food to offer. Jillian’s meals, in turn, are often enhanced by homemade dishes brought aboard the Sunbeam by islanders. With the…

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