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Mission Adopts Drive-Thru Plan for Food Security Programs

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission . The Mission’s Food Pantry and Senior Commodities program are always buzzing with activity, ensuring the neighbors we serve have fresh, healthy food. As a “distancing” precaution against COVID-19, Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington and her co-workers, came up with…

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Island Services Team Changes Routine to Accommodate COVID-19 Precautions

BAR HARBOR, ME — With COVID-19 precautions in mind, the Sunbeam’s Island Services team (Douglas, Jillian, and Sharon) are suspending our regularly scheduled visits starting March 16th through March 31st. We will decide on how to best proceed as more information on the Coronavirus becomes available and we talk with islanders, island leadership, and island…

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The Mission’s Winter 2020 ‘The Bulletin’ Available Online Now

Maine Seacoast Mission’s Winter 2020 “The Bulletin.” It highlights the power of nourishment and community. The Mission continues to provide resources for both in these challenging times. Available online now to read or download. Click here. Subscribe to “The Bulletin” quarterlies – free! — by clicking here.

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DETOP, Other Community Center Events Suspended – Alternatives Announced Very Soon

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Wendy Harrington, Mission Director of Services Programs, has announced the suspension of the following programs normally held at the Mission’s Weald Bethel Community Center in Cherryfield. The Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP), beginning with the DETOP scheduled for Sunday, March 15, is suspended. So are the Open Mic nights, Yoga classes, and…

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Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Moves Forward in Winter

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Winter in Maine changed the pace of the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project. While the pace slowed, it never stood still. The Tiny House Project blog just posted an update with videos from the carpentry class at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School at work. In this video, Sophomore students are installing…

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New Insulation Adds to ‘Sunbeam’ Comfort on Cold Maine Days

BELFAST, ME — This photo, taken February 2020 by Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings, shows Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson examining new insulation cut-and-fitted as part of the Sunbeam routine major refit at Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME. Capt. Mike said the insulation will make a big difference in crew and visitor comfort aboard the boat…

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Lindsay Bland Applied for and Received a Mission Scholarship – Why Not You?

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s Scholarship Program 2020 Application and Re-Application are available now for downloading online. The deadline postmark for applying for a Mission scholarship is May 1, 2020. Since 1918, the Mission has awarded almost $3 million to 3,692 deserving students in Hancock and Washington Counties. Each year the Mission awards…

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Mission Has Terrific Time at 45th Fishermen’s Forum

ROCKPORT, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission spent last weekend at the 45th Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The Sunbeam crew and Mission President John Zavodny, took turns at the Mission booth, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting plenty of new ones. The accompanying photo shows (L-R) Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN,…

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A Fresh View from the ‘Sunbeam’ Pilot House

BELFAST, ME — Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson demonstrating one of the new anti-fog pilot house windows. This photo was taken late February 2020 by Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME. Before and during the Sunbeam routine major refit, Capt. Mike self-produced walk-through video updaters on the work in progress.…

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