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Mission’s EdGE Staff Hosts Downeast Table of Plenty

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our EdGE program crew pitched in Sunday, October 21, hosting the Downeast Table of Plenty inside the Weald Bethel Community Center. Wendy Harrington, Director of Service Programs, said, “The staff cooked and served a delicious feast.” At the Downeast Table of Plenty, all are welcome to come together and share a satisfying,…

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Call Out for Island Readers 2019 ‘All Islands Edition’ Submissions

www.mdislander.com Cranberry Isles: Prepping for winter October 16, 2018 by Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards on Community Announcements There is a call out for submissions for the Island Readers: 2019 “All Islands Edition.” Accepted are poetry, prose, stories, photography, drawings and images of other artwork from each of Maine’s unbridged outer islands supporting year-round communities.…

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Dead River Company Hosts Downeast Table of Plenty Community Supper

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our belated thank you to Dead River Company’s Ellsworth and Cherryfield office employees for hosting a Downeast Table of Plenty community supper on Sept. 24. The Table of Plenty takes place in the Weald Bethel Community Center on the Downeast Campus every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. About 75 to…

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Maine Seacoast Mission’s 2018 Christmas Program ‘Wish List’ Now Online

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners. The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers. Now, generous donors bring new items…

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EdGE Marion Kane Leadership – Responsibility, Self Reliance, Interdependence

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Narraguagus 8th Grade took part in the EdGE Marion Kane Leadership Program in October 2018 at the EdGE Building. Over the four days, students focused on responsibility, self reliance, and interdependence. Activities consisted of Team Scrabble, the 10-Foot Wall, Elephant Legs, climbing the Vertical Playpen and cooking challenges. Learn more

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Wet Coastal Maine Weather Challenges Sunbeam V Dry Dock Repairs

STONINGTON HARBOR, ME — Update on the Sunbeam V in dry dock at Stonington Harbor, ME. Captain Michael Johnson says he’s crossing his fingers for better weather. Captain Johnson sent this recent shot showing the weather challenges. “Things had been going ahead of schedule since we have a fairly light workload this year, but we…

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Joan’s Coffee House Moves to Weald Bethel Community Center

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Our Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw sent this photo of the first Joan’s Coffee House at the new Weald Bethel Community Center. “They all love it,” said Scott Shaw. Joan’s Coffee House is a tradition at the Cherryfield Campus. Each Friday morning, 9:30-11:30, it’s a place for anyone who wants to…

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Historical Society in Talks to Buy Mission Building

www.mdislander.com Historical society in talks to buy Mission building September 28, 2018 — by Dick Broom on News BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Historical Society announced late Friday that is has signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Maine Seacoast Mission to buy its headquarters on West Street, which was built in 1867…

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Mission 2018 Christmas Wish List Now Available

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission is gearing up again for the 2018 Christmas season. We could not brighten Christmas for the people in our communities without your generosity. To ensure donations will arrive in time for Christmas 2018 they must be here no later than December 10, 2018. Donations arriving after Dec. 10…

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New Portable Telemed Gear Expands Island Health Director’s Patient Reach

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Island Health Director Sharon Daley will soon have portable telemedicine equipment to augment her floating telemedicine room aboard the Sunbeam V. The Sunbeam’s telemedicine room equipment uses videoconferencing and medical devices (i.e. stethoscope, blood pressure cuff) to connect island resident patients in real time with their medical providers.…

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