COVID-19 Updates

The Working Waterfront – The Sunbeam Holds Its Course

www.islandinstitute.org July 22, 2020 The Sunbeam holds its course OUT OF THE WATER AND ONLINE, MAINE SEACOAST MISSION’S CONTINUES By Frances Mize Built in 1995 and operated now by the Bar Harbor-based Maine Seacoast Mission, the 75-foot long, steel-hulled Sunbeam V clears harbors of ice in the winter months, and in all seasons serves as…

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EdGE Summer Camp Week 1 – Frogs, Photos, Forts, and Fun

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Jennifer Kearns for these photos taken the first week of EdGE Summer Camp 2020. As we’ve said before, this year’s EdGE Summer Camp is a much modified version of previous EdGE Summer Camps. But even with a cap on Summer Campers attending under Covid-19 State of…

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It’s Thank you Thursday to Healthy Acadia

It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Healthy Acadia. Search the Mission’s blog for Healthy Acadia mentions. You will see quickly how Maine Seacoast Mission’s many partnerships with HA touch our services and programs on land and sea in Washington and Hancock Counties, from help distributing food to local…

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EdGE Summer Camp – A Picture Worth 1000 Words

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s modified EdGE Summer Camp is well underway in Cherryfield. Our number one priority is keeping the children, families, and staff healthy and safe. At the same time, our camp goers are learning or polishing skills, such as how to visualize and capture great digital photographs. Learn more about EdGE…

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Covid-19 Fast-Tracks Mission Family Food Center Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact – Scott K Fish, Communications and Marketing [email protected] or 207-458-7185 CHERRYFIELD, ME — When Maine Seacoast Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington read the news about Covid-19 restrictions in March 2020, she knew it meant big changes for the Mission’s food programs Downeast. She also…

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$171K in Mission Scholarships Awarded in 2020

BAR HARBOR, ME — We welcome 20 new Mission Scholars this year! “The scholarship amounts range from $1,500 to $5,000, totaling $67,000 in new scholarships, and $104,000 in renewed scholarships to Hancock and Washington County students,” said Mission Scholarships Director Terri Rodick. This year’s application season saw many changes as we adjusted the program to…

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Students and Healthcare Services on Maine’s Island Communities Stay Connected

Students and Healthcare Services on Maine’s Island Communities Stay Connected Posted by Timothy P. Hobbs, USDA Rural Development State Director for Maine in Rural Technology Jun 19, 2020 Maine’s island communities are scattered up and down the coastline, many of them miles out to sea – they’re rural communities carving out a life both in…

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