Month: July 2021

Thank you Thursday for Trailblazer Award Winner Brittney Church

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to this year’s Trailblazer Award winner at our 2021 President’s Scholarships Celebration – Brittney Church. Brittney, a Narraguagus High School (NHS) graduate, is entering her fourth year at the University of Maine Farmington studying Elementary Education. She is incredibly driven, smart, and resilient. In…

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People & Places – Scott Shaw

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I am the Downeast Campus Facilities Manager and the Housing Rehabilitation Manager, and I joined the Mission in 2003. The older housing stock in Washington County has always been challenging for families to maintain. With the help of hundreds of amazing volunteers every normal, non-Covid year, we assist with needed repairs so…

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Sunbeam Award Gala 2021 – Today, Help Us Thank Our Wonderful Copper Sponsors

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – With just three weeks to go before the Sunbeam Award Gala 2021, we want to thank our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of the Maine Seacoast Mission’s fundraising event in support of our community. Today, help us thank our Copper sponsors. Visit them online: Brookings-Smith Machias Savings Bank Front Street…

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Thank you Thursday for BettyAnn and Ben Haskell

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to BettyAnn and Ben Haskell of Brewer, ME for preserving a lovely piece of Mission island history and gifting it back the Mission. Ben Haskell’s father, Reverend Stanley Haskell, was a Sunbeam Boat Minister (1974-1985). “When dad retired,” said Ben Haskell, “the women of…

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Everyone Loves Bernie and Billy

ISLE AU HAUT, ME – Thank you to Jillian for this joyful profile of two longstanding Mission friends. “It is absolutely wonderful to have Bernie and Billy back aboard the Sunbeam. They are Isle au Haut’s matriarch and patriarch of the Barter family, with four generations spending time on the island these days. “Billy grew…

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EdGE Summer Camp’s Positive Risk Takers

CHERRYFIELD, ME — A photo update from EdGE Site Coordinator Jen Kearns. These pics were taken by students showing other students learning basic photography at Cherryfield EdGE Summer Camp. Said Jen, these photos also show, “Cherryfield students learning positive risk taking by overcoming their fears and perceived danger in a safe, supportive environment. “The Flying…

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Mission Selects Inaugural Davis Maine Scholarship Recipients

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Six hardworking Downeast high school juniors learned recently they were selected as Maine’s first Davis Maine Scholars. The students — all first-generation college bound— will each receive a full four-year cost of attendance scholarship at one of three Davis Maine Scholarship partner colleges: Clark University (MA), University of New England (ME),…

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Sunbeam Salon Alive with Guests, Food, Laughter

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Sunbeam Steward Jillian sent her photo of Sunbeam visitors and crew playing “our favorite boat game, Uno Stacko. Uno Stacko is essentially a marriage of the balance game Jenga and the card game Uno. Playing on a boat adds an extra element of breath holding as towers grow precariously. “Thanks to…

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Journey Trip to Acadia National Park

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I wanted to pass along a few photos from last week’s Journey trip to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Last week, Journey students spent the day hiking the trails in Acadia National Park with a park ranger, enjoying lunch at the seawall, and exploring Bar Harbor! Want to learn more about…

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