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MDIslander – Mission Works to Keep Islanders Connected, Safely

MDIslander Mission works to keep islanders connected, safely March 27, 2020 by Liz Graves on News, Waterfront BAR HARBOR — In some ways, residents of unbridged island communities are ahead of the curve with the changes brought by the virus epidemic, since they already rely on remote and online connections for important services. But in…

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‘Sunbeam’ Gets Its First New Coat of Primer

BAR HARBOR, ME — We’re all very happy to see this Sunbeam update yesterday from Front Street Shipyard, where the Mission’s boat is having a routine major refit. Front Street posted this photo with this explanation: A big day for SUNBEAM: we’ve got the first coat of primer on after completing months of sandblasting.

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Thank You, Maine Coronavirus Community Assistance Facebook Page

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission is grateful for the online “Maine Coronavirus Community Assistance” Facebook page for the service it provides people and families in Washington and Hancock Counties. It’s a worthy resource network where people with questions and answers converge. Maine Seacoast Mission’s David Snyder monitors the MCCA Facebook page, adding pertinent…

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Mission Food Pantry Produce, Bread Abundance from Walmart, Shaw’s

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Mission Community Resources Coordinator Megan Smith sent these photos from our Downeast Campus Food Pantry in Cherryfield, ME with a thank you note to Shaw’s and Walmart. Megan says, “I wanted to send these pictures along. We received so much produce and bread from Walmart and Shaw’s yesterday that we have an…

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Message from Douglas Cornman, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain

A message from Douglas Cornman Director of Island Outreach and Chaplain MV Sunbeam V Greetings, my friends. I pray that my letter finds you well. These are indeed uncertain and frightening times, aren’t they? How we live and relate to one another is changing at an extraordinary pace, as is the information that we need…

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Mission President Talks About Food Security Creativity and COVID-19

CHERRYFIELD, ME — One of the Mission’s first acts to guard against the spread of COVID-19 was to get creative with our Food Pantry and Seniors Commodities program. Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission. COVID-19 meant adding new measures of food security. In this video, Mission President John Zavodny, speaking last…

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Mission Suspends EdGE In-School Programs; Developing At-Home Alternatives

BAR HARBOR, ME — All Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE in school programs are currently suspended. Our instructors are developing at-home alternatives for our wonderfully creative students. We are also working with school partners who have asked us to help ensure healthy food for our students during this time of social distancing. Mission President John Zavodny…

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MaineBiz – Maine’s ‘Unbridged’ Islands Hunker Down

March 19, 2020 www.mainebiz.biz Maine’s ‘unbridged’ islands hunker down By Laurie Schreiber Islands in Maine without bridges to the mainland are taking special steps to protect residents from the threat of coronavirus. ===== “We’re taking our cues from our island communities,” [Mission President John] Zavodny said. “North Haven has taken the step of prohibiting non-island…

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