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Sunbeam V Christmas Cruises This Week to Maine Islands

The Sunbeam V is making a few Christmas Cruises to Maine islands this week. Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman sent these cruise details. ===== Who: Mike, Storey, Jillian, Douglas and the communities of Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, and Matinicus What: The Sunbeam’s annual Christmas Cruise. What is included in the service will vary depending on…

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Two Simple Gifts at the Heart of Maine Seacoast Mission’s Work

December 8,2016 by Scott Planting, Maine Seacoast Mission President At Christmas I take down from the book shelf a precious book that I purchased in Farmington, Maine, December 1, 1975, my first Christmas in the parish in Western Maine I served for 35 years.  The book is a collection of meditations called The Mood of…

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Chipman’s Wharf Bringing Smiles Through the Elves Workshop

  CHERRYFIELD, ME — Monica and Amity Chipman organized a toy drive for the Seacoast Mission’s Christmas program. A Milbridge retail and wholesale live lobster business, Chipman’s Wharf invited fishermen, customers, friends and family to donate new toys to the Mission. The Chipman children delivered more than 50 toys to the Elves Workshop. Children in…

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Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty

CHERRYFIELD — Wendy Harrington,  the Mission’s Downeast Campus Director sent this news and photo saying, “I’ve attached a photo of some of the founders of the Table of Plenty at the 6th Anniversary dinner. “On Sunday, December 4th, the Downeast Table of Plenty’s 6th anniversary, we celebrated the Table of Plenty and the wonderful people…

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Scott Planting: After College, Most Island Students Want to Come Back Home

BAR HARBOR — November 15, 2016, Education Talk Radio Host Larry Jacobs interviewed Mission President Scott Planting on Bench-Marking Success in the Opportunity Gap. In the podcast segment here, Scott Planting answers Larry Jacobs’s question about reactions from parents and students on the unbridged islands the Mission serves, when those students must leave the islands to…

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EdGE After School Staff Member Laura Thomas Named MEA ‘Inspiring Educator’

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Laura Thomas is the English as a second language (ESL) teacher for RSU 37, an EdGE after school staff member, and coordinator of the Maine Seacoast Mission sponsored Milbridge Elementary School Food Cupboard. In nominating Laura Thomas for the Maine Education Association’s Inspiring Educator award, fellow teacher Suzen Polk-Hofses wrote, in part,…

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Island Health Director Sharing Front Line Work on Aging on Islands (Video)

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN is a leader in finding best ways to enable aging Maine islanders to live in their homes, communities. Maine Seacoast Mission was a cosponsor of this 2016 Aging on Islands Conference. In this 38-minute presentation, you will hear Director Sharon Daley and colleagues give the conference audience their…

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Congregational Church of Wells, ME Helps Mission Elves at Elves Workshop

Our thanks thrice. Once to members of the Congregational Church of Wells, ME for helping the Mission Elves at the Elves Workshop at our Downeast Campus making Christmas brighter. And thank you to Chuck McDonald of Barnacle Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME for driving the Congregational Church of Wells’s help boxes to Bar Harbor, ME.…

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Fun + Families + Math + Bingo = New Books for EdGE Pre-K-12 Students

Cherryfield — Fifty-five children, parents, and grandparents took part in the Mission’s EdGE Family Engagement Program Reading Event, Bingo for Books, on Monday, November 21, at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge, ME. The event gave Pre K-12 students and their families a way to learn about the EdGE Family Engagement Program. Mission Downeast Campus Director…

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