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Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Back on Track

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Downeast Maine Tiny House Project, after a several month hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, is back on track. The house, which will be owned by a disabled military Veteran, was in its first phase of construction at Assabet Valley Regional High School in Massachusetts. After students under the direction of Lead…

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Mission Board – Changing of the Guard

BAR HARBOR, ME – At its June meeting, the Mission Board honored directors whose terms were expiring and approved new members, an experience that always happens with mixed emotions. Two incoming members, Diehl Snyder, MD and Joanne Harris will join the Board. Dr. Snyder recently retired as director of MDI Hospital Behavioral Health Center which…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Renee Pray

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Renee Pray. Renee Pray works as a cook at Milbridge Elementary School during the school year, and with the Mission and other partners during the summer, providing meals to children in the community. She is committed to feeding all…

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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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‘Sunbeam’ Hull Prepped for Paint

BELFAST, ME — An uplifting photo Tweet from Front Street Shipyard, where the Sunbeam is having a refit, with a short, but also uplifting, caption: Getting SUNBEAM’s hull prepped for paint. Getting SUNBEAM's hull prepped for paint. pic.twitter.com/e1Mu0k22NC — Front Street Shipyard (@FrontShipyard) June 21, 2020

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Project ReachOut Staff, Volunteers

BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the 50 Project ReachOut staff and volunteers. Launched in early April 2020, Project ReachOut is based on a simple idea; we are all better off when we connect. A kind word and a simple “how can we help?”…

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‘Sunbeam’ Updater – Upholsterers Aboard Measure for New Cushions

BELFAST, ME — Received a short note and photo late yesterday from Sunbeam Capt. Mike Johnson, who said, “Brian and Art from Art’s Canvas & Upholstery in Belmont, ME were aboard the Sunbeam Monday night, June 22, to measure for our new cushions. These two know their stuff. I believe even sewed their own masks!”…

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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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Mission Virtual Island Church Service, June 7, 2020

BAR HARBOR, ME — Recently, Mission Island Health Services Director Douglas Cornman announced his planned schedule for hosting Sunday services for Maine islands where Covid-19 is keeping churches closed. Douglas’s services will be available to those island residents through Zoom. This video is a recording of the first virtual Sunday Service, June 7, 2020. For…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the Vazquez family, owners/operators of Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant in Milbridge. The Vazquez family was instrumental in connecting and coordinating our Food Pantry’s recent delivery of food for the Latinx community. In partnership with Mano en Mano, together we…

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