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Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program Manager Terri Rodick sends this link to Emma Ressel’s art photography book, reminding us, “Emma is one of our scholarship alumni. She received a scholarship all four years 2012-13,14,15. She graduated Mount Desert Island high school.”  Emma Ressel (b. Bar Harbor, Maine, 1994) is a fine-art…

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Mission ‘Open Mic’ Gaining Momentum – and Cribbage Players

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw for these photos taken at the Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center on a recent Open Mic night. “The Open Mic has been gaining momentum and has quite the eclectic group of musicians attending,” said Scott Shaw. ”Everything from Spoken word, to Sea Shanty’s to…

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Family Nurse Practitioner Assists Mission Island Health Director on Matinicus Island

ABOARD THE ‘SUNBEAM V’ — Clinical Director and Family Nurse Practitioner Jennifer “Jen” Desmond flew out to Matinicus from Vinalhaven’s Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. to meet up with the Sunbeam V and the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN and see some people in person. Family Nurse Practitioner Assists Mission Island Health Director…

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DETOP Volunteers Make Short Work of Supper Dishes

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s Table of Plenty (DETOP) takes place in the Weald Bethel Community Center, Downeast Campus, Sundays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. People from every segment of the community attend this community meal. There is music, conversation, laughter, no hunger, and no loneliness. When not taking care of business as…

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Mission EdGE Announces 2019 Family Winter Fun Hours

CHERRYFIELD, ME — As Downeast Campus Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington tells the story, there was a moment last year when the Downeast Campus crew saw the Campus indoor and outdoor faciliites as an opportunity to offer community families winter fun activities on Saturdays, when the Campus was usually quiet. So, the EdGE Family…

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Educator Joins Seacoast Mission Staff to Develop New Scholarship Programs

BAR HARBOR, ME — Christina Griffith has joined the Maine Seacoast Mission, based in Bar Harbor, as Program Director for New Education Initiatives, where she will develop new college preparation and scholarship programs for students in Washington and Hancock counties. “Christina has real expertise in programs that help students prepare for and succeed in college,”…

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Keeping the ‘Sunbeam’ Upright at Matinicus Island

BAR HARBOR, ME — Matinicus Island high-to-low tides vary about 10-feet. Here’s the Sunbeam resting on mud at low tide. When the Sunbeam arrives in Matinicus harbor one of the crew’s first moves is tying the boat to the dock. At low tide, this prevents the Sunbeam from tipping on its side. (Photo by Island…

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