Year: 2021

High Praise for EdGE Staff Members

CHERRYFIELD, ME – EdGE Director Isaac Marnik, and Downeast Director Mel Adams, had high praise this week for the several full-time EdGE staff members who shouldered the added work of running EdGE after-school programs. Without them, said Isaac, the after-school programs could not have stayed open. “We are open at all seven school locations. We…

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Island Covid Booster Shots Follow Flu Shots

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN no sooner completed a multi-island run aboard the Sunbeam administering flu shots, when the Mission received a CDC green light to administer Covid vaccination boosters among certain island communities. Sharon and fellow Sunbeam crew member, Director of Island Outreach & Chaplain Douglas Cornman, are…

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Mission’s Davis Maine Scholarship’s New Partnership with Bowdoin’s Upward Bound Program

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — First-generation, college-bound students from Washington County will have an opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies with full scholarships through a new partnership. Starting with the Class of 2023, students in Bowdoin College’s Upward Bound Program are eligible to apply for Maine Seacoast Mission’s Davis Maine Scholarship. This is a full four-year scholarship…

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D.W. Merritt’s EdGE Student of the Month

ADDISON, ME — Mission Family and Community Resource Coordinator Stephanie Moores brings us intriguing news from D.W. Merritt Elementary in Addison, ME. “We have started a student of the month award at the D.W. Merritt EdGE program. William Roberts, pictured here, is our October recipient. William is always the first to offer help to the…

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Mission Celebrates First-Generation College Students

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — November 8th marks the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor students who will be the first members of their families to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. The day falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. It is sponsored by two organizations: The Center for…

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Mission Launching Christmas Program 2021

The Mission is launching our Christmas Program 2021. We invite you to help us put presents under trees for individuals and families unable to do it alone. Each year at Christmas time, through the kindness of our donors, the Mission provides holiday gifts to children, families, the elderly, and nursing home residents. Spreading Christmas cheer…

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Healthy Recipes for New Food Pantry Veggies

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This is a photo of “welcome veggies” from the Mission food pantry. The sender, who asks to remain unidentified, said, “You can be assured these are tasty and healthy. It’s fun to try new veggies.” What vegetables are we looking at in this photo? How were they prepared for eating? The chef…

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EdGE Students Engineer Halloween Bone Bridge

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you, Stephanie Moores, for these Halloween prep photos of EdGE students at D.W. Merritt Elementary in Addison, ME painting pumpkins and engineering bone bridges. Perhaps the EdGE student who made the card shown here for EdGE staff captured the essence of how EdGE impacts everyone who takes part in the program.

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Thank you Thursday for Pleasant River Garden Club

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the Pleasant River Garden Club for their support in Cherryfield of the Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP), and the Mission food pantry. When the Garden Club started in 2009, its by-laws included a commitment to support the Mission’s programs. Its more than 50…

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Applications for Journey Youth Mentoring Program Open Until 10/29

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Applications are now being accepted for the Journey program! Journey is a youth mentoring program beginning in 7th grade for students at Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School. Journey provides outdoor recreation, college and career readiness, leadership development, exposure to environmental and cultural awareness, and community engagement. The application deadline is October 29, 2021.…

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