Month: May 2021

High Vaccination Rates on Islands

Our CommunityOriginally published in Castine Patriot, May 27, 2021High vaccination rates on islands, peninsulaby Leslie Landrigan At least 70 percent of local town residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for Castine, according to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the state, the CDC estimates 59.45 percent of Maine residents have…

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Thank you Thursday for WK Construction and Sons

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Trey Shaw and WK Construction & Sons of Addison, ME. Trey and his crew have done an amazing job on the renovation of the Mission EdGE Center and now on the exterior of the Community Services Program Center (food pantry),” said Downeast Campus…

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EdGE Center Gets Makeover

CHERRYFIELD, ME — When Covid-19 forced a reduced 2020 Housing Rehabilitation Program, Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw used available time to oversee some desired renovations of Downeast Campus EdGE Center building. Painters spruced up the building inside and out. The old tile flooring is replaced with new polyaspartic flooring. “We took the opportunity to…

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People & Places – Wendy Harrington

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I joined the Mission in 2002. My husband Charlie and I worked with Gary DeLong to create the EdGE. The EdGE model included working with children, their families, and community. My work was, and is, centered on families and community and the belief that children thrive when they have the support of the people…

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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics at Mission Community Center

With the Mission’s Maine island Covid-19 vaccination clinics very much in the news, we wanted to also share the story of two companion vaccination clinics at our Community Center in Cherryfield. Held in partnership with the Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) and Mano en Mano, the first clinic was on April 12. The second clinic…

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Thank you Thursday for Peninsula and Mountain View Schools K-8 Students

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the K-8 students and staff at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor, and to the K-8 students at the Mountain View School in Sullivan. Both groups were successful in helping our friends and neighbors who use the Mission’s Family Food Center in Cherryfield.…

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Mission Food Pantry Looking for Volunteers

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Mission Family Food Center is looking for responsible, outgoing volunteers for our Food Pantry this summer. Duties includes stocking shelves, unloading truck deliveries in a fast paced, fun environment. Learn more:

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Mission May 2021 eNewsletter Available Online

The Mission’s May 2021 eNewsletter is available to read online or download in PDF format. Table of Contents: EdGE Summer Camp is Back! EdGE Center Gets Makeover Dakin Hewlett Joins Mission as Journey Program Mgr Coming in June – The Island Reader 2021 Invaluable Work of Covid-19 Clinic Nurses People & Places – Wendy Harrington…

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