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Profile – Matthew Correia – David and Ann Ingram Scholarship Recipient 2019

BAR HARBOR, ME — Among the Mission’s new scholarship recipients this year, the David and Ann Ingram Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Correia from Sumner High School in Sullivan. Mr. Correia is a volunteer firefighter for Winter Harbor and has trained for certifications in CPR and first aid. The three-sport athlete looks forward to entering…

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Steuben ‘Flower Bomber’ Christina Ganz is Former Mission Gardener

ellsworthamerican.com Blooming beautiful September 18, 2019 by Jennifer Osborn on Arts & living, Lifestyle STEUBEN — A flower gardener who delivers surprise bouquets free of charge to shops and events around town almost sounds like the beginning of a romance novel. But, “flower bombing” as she calls it, is a regular activity for estate gardener…

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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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Teens Learn to Grow Their Own Food

www.ellsworthamerican.com Teens learn to grow their own food August 15, 2019 on Education, News HARRINGTON — Last month at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School, seven teens, assisted by teachers and community volunteers, were hard at work building a new garden on a corner of the campus. The effort was part of Teen Ag week. The six-day…

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Congregational Church of Cumberland – A Decade of Housing Rehab Volunteering

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to the Cumberland Crew from the Congregational Church of Cumberland Maine, with special thanks to retiring Senior Minister Diane Bennekamper. She has brought this group to help with the Housing Rehab Program for almost ten years! They have assisted many of our neighbors in Downeast Maine neighbors, helping them live…

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